5 Meaningful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

5 Meaningful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Before you know it, you’ll be wishing your mum a happy Mother’s Day with the same old flowers and chocolates you get every year. So, why not try something a little different this time? There are plenty of thoughtful Mother’s Day gift ideas that won’t break the bank, and will earn you major brownie points!

A personalised Mother’s Day gift idea is much more thoughtful than a store-bought gift straight off the shelf, as they require a little bit of extra care to create. And doesn’t your mum deserve the best?

It’s now easier than ever to create a personalised gift for mum. And, with our fast shipping times, you’ll be able to create something beautiful in no time!

1. Canvas prints from photos

The classic Mother’s Day gift idea, canvas prints from photos are a beautiful addition to any home. Canvas prints (or any prints, really) are the ideal way to add colour, life, and personality to Mum’s spaces.

For a more personal touch, you could create canvas prints from photos of the family. These are available as single prints in a range of sizes or, to create something a little more special, you could create a split print or a wall display for a larger area on the wall.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Canvas Prints

For a smaller wall area, use a single print or a small photo collage. For your collage, ask the whole family to contribute their photos. That way you’ll have more to choose from and you can create canvas prints from photos that work well together.

If you’re creating a wall display, images from the same day or location work best together. You could use similar colours to tie the photos together, or mix and match different images in black and white to create a more timeless, classic look. Black and white can work well in a monochrome or neutral setting.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Photo Collage

If you don’t have many family photos, you could use a beautiful landscape image from a family holiday, like your family picnic spot, a beach, holiday house or a just a place that is meaningful to your family.

Or if Mum has a soft spot for her furry little friends, you could print images of the family pets.

If you’re low on family photos, or simply want something that looks great with your mum’s decor, choose from our range of millions of wall art images. We’ve got everything from landscapes, to retro art, to abstract prints.

Tip: If you really want to surprise your mum with canvas prints hung nicely on the walls, be sure to use hooks that can be easily removed. So if she’s not in love with the placement of the prints she can always move them!

2. Photo books

If your mum’s walls are already a little crowded, a personalised, hard-cover photo book is also a lovely way to show her you care without words. Photo books are especially perfect to showcase an occasion, such as a wedding or a family trip. They also look fantastic on a coffee table collection or displayed propped open on the bookshelf, ready to flip through.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Photo Book

The best part is, with Canvas Factory you can completely personalise your beautiful book to match the occasion, and you can choose from a number of design styles and themes. There are a number of styles specifically catered to family photo albums. Mum will be bringing them out before you know it to show her friends time and time again.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Family Photobook

You can arrange your photos in the photo book exactly the way you want; you can even change the specific layout of each page to ensure you fit all your photos into your book in the nicest way possible.

3. Photo mugs

For the more pragmatic mums, photo mugs are a fun way to showcase your beautiful images. Plus, it’s a gift that’s guaranteed to make mum smile, and will be used time and time again; she can take it to work or keep it at home to gaze on every time she has a cuppa.

You could create a single image photo mug, or a collage with a number of different images.

If you’re creating a collage, images in the same colour tones work best together because the images are so close to one another. If you have a number of different shots from the same event like a party or beach trip, these will look great on the same mug. Or if you have too many photos for just one mug, why not get two; one for work and one for home?

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Mug

Our themed “Mother” mug and “Best Mother Ever” themed mugs are a beautiful way to recognise and celebrate your mum. Or, for something a little quirkier, try a Magic Mug. They start off with a solid black thermal coating, but when heated by hot water, they reveal a personalised photo underneath!

Again, you could even create a mug with adorable photos of Mum’s favourite pet to cheer her up during those long days at work.

4. Photo blocks

Photo blocks are a more modern take on the traditional, boring photo frame. Unlike photo frames, their frameless design means they are more versatile than ever. You’ll never have to worry about matching them with existing frames, and they will look good in any room of the house.

They are also very affordable and come in a range of shapes and sizes. Choose from a number of finishes, such as matte, gloss, and black and white styles.

Typically speaking, a gloss finish looks nice in a living space that is more contemporary and polished. A matte finish, on the other hand, might suit more classic or art-deco-style interiors better. Yet each kind of photo block looks equally chic in any home.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Photo Blocks

5. Photo cushions

You can never have too many cushions. The latest trend taking the interiors world by storm, photo cushions are the perfect way to create truly unique, personalised interiors for Mum. She’ll love the fact that no one else will have the same design that she does.

 Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Photo Cushions

You can create anything from a single photo style on a cushion to a collage printed cushion, to a themed printed photo cushion, especially for Mum. The options for personalisation are endless.

When choosing photo cushions, try to mix and match with your mum’s existing colour scheme or home décor. For example, if she has a navy, blue and white colour theme, go with family photos at the beach or seascapes .

If she has a more natural colour scheme, you might prefer to use images from the park. The green tones will work with the colours in your mum’s living room.

Ready to shop for Mum?

Whatever option you pick, photo gifts are a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift idea, and will definitely get you brownie points when you come to wish Mum a Happy Mother’s Day.

For more gift ideas and high-quality canvas prints, click here to see what other gifts Canvas Factory has to offer.



Megan is Canvas Factory's resident Social & Content Manager, and has worked with countless other homewares and interior design businesses over the years. It goes without saying that she also has a passion for decorating her own home!

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