Mother's Day Gift Guide for the DIY Mom

Gift Her Something She'll Really Use

If your mom is a DIYer, chances are she's always got a project in the works, whether it's planning a fall garden, decorating her patio for summer entertaining, or remodeling a room in the house. We've curated 6 gift ideas for the mom who isn't content to sit around doing nothing (although we all know she deserves to do just that).

1. Gingham Utility Tool

Moms always seem to be prepared for every emergency, but if yours doesn’t have a utility knife like this one, now’s your opportunity to give her that extra edge. This feminine gingham-printed option has a blade, nail file, screwdriver, tweezers, and toothpick. Once she attaches it to her key ring, she’ll wonder how she ever went without it. Available at Terrain for $24.

2. "Vintage" Canning Jars

If your mom loves to cook or likes anything vintage-looking, she'll enjoy a set of these limited edition Ball Heritage Collection canning jars, which are tinted a gorgeous spring green color. The wide mouth jars are perfect for storing food, putting on display, or stylishly housing a collection of nuts and bolts. Purchase a set of 12 for $33.99 at Walmart.

3. Heritage Garden Hose

With its lightweight construction resistant to kinks, cracks, and leaks, this garden hose will make any outdoor watering task easy for your mom. It comes in four beautiful colors to brighten up her daily garden chores. Purchase at Terrain, starting at $58 for 50 feet.

4. Tabletop TIKI Torch

Help your mom prepare for outdoor entertaining season with a set of these table TIKI torches, perfectly sized for small surfaces. The glass variety pictured here comes in three color options, or choose a tropical palm tree print. Purchase a 3-pack for $17.99 at Tikibrand.

5. Canvas Tool Bag

This beautiful canvas tool bag combines classic style with rugged durability. The metal steel frame, hinge, and rivet reinforcement ensure that it will hold up over the years, while the leather accents and clean lines are timeless style. Why should your DIY mom store her tools in anything less? Purchase in multiple sizes from Home Depot, starting at $59.98.

6. Small Citrus Tree

Skip a bouquet of roses this year and give your mom a plant that will last longer than four days. A potted mini citrus trees will be a welcome gift if your mom enjoys gardening or goes through a lot of lemons, limes, or other citrus in her daily cooking. Choose a dwarf citrus tree from Lowes, starting at about $30.