DIY Kitchen Gifts for Mom

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Remember how much your mom loved it when you came home with a gift you’d made and not just run out to buy at the last minute? Now that you have more manual dexterity (and access to raw ingredients), make her something special from your kitchen. From edibles to spa-style products, this list will help you find here are some creative DIY gifts for Mother’s Day.

Bath Scrub:  Salt or sugar bath scrubs are easy to make, and leave your skin silky-smooth. Try this recipe from Wellness Mama: Mix together two parts of sugar, 1 part oil (almond, olive or coconut), 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil (or the gel from a few capsules) and a few drops of your favorite essential oils.

Truffles: Truffles are shockingly easy to make, but their rich decadence will make mom think you went the extra mile.

"Instant" Pancake Mix; Alton Brown

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Breakfast in bed: It's a known fact that moms like breakfast, especially when they don't have to make it themselves. Give your mom all the fixings for a pre-made or almost-done breakfast. Bake her a batch of these blueberry scones and deliver them with a jar of homemade lemon curd. Or giver her pancake mix for ready-in-an-instant fluffy pancakes, packaged together with some pure maple syrup.

Soda kit: Your mom can also use this pomegranate soda syrup to add color to lemonade, or as a mixer in grown-up drinks.

Custom tea blend: If you have access to bulk teas, you can mix and match flavors to make your mom a special blend. Start with a black, green, red or white tea and customize from here. You can find more advice on being a tea master at the Bulk Herb Store.

Hand-stamped dish towels: It doesn’t get more kitchen crafty than carving a stamp shape into a potato. Use the homemade stamp to print funky dish towels using these instructions on Dear Handmade Life.

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