When is Mother’s Day and when did it start?
Mother’s Day is the time of year when we think about our mothers and all the love they’ve given us.
In the US, Mother’s Day is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of May, which means Mother’s Day 2022 falls on May 8th.
Taking place three weeks before Easter in the UK, on Sunday 27th March in 2022, Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday started as a religious holiday as far back as the 8th Century.
The holiday as we know it originates from Philadelphia thanks to Anna Jarvis, who established the day in 1908 to honor the sacrifices mothers make for their children. By 1912, Mother’s Day had been adopted by several states, towns and churches, and two years later it was officially established as a national holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914 as part of a presidential decree.
Now, over 100 years later, Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world along with the tradition of showering maternal figures with love, affection, and gifts.
Other countries around the world also celebrate on different dates and with different traditions – and many love to give special gifts to their moms!
Unique DIY Mother’s Day Gifts
Finding an original and classic gift to give to your mum on Mother’s Day can be a challenge – but we’ve included something for every taste so you can be sure it’s a day to remember. They are also the best presents from kids, partners, and family members looking for a DIY Mother’s Day gift.
Building LEGO sets together can also be a fun activity for mums to enjoy with their loved ones and vice versa as making art together has many benefits including promoting teamwork in the family and encouraging positive communication.
Share the love for any mum with flowers! A classic Mother’s Day gift for friends, family, and mothers, flowers spruce up any space with a dash of colour, and these ones both have an original look and won’t need any watering to keep them bright.
Including roses, daisies, and asters, the 15 stems are all adjustable to change the height for any vase or to give like a real bouquet. There are also several other plants that last forever to choose from for mums to enjoy all year round!
Whether your mum’s favourite flowers are roses, tulips, sunflowers, or something else, the flower bouquet is truly customisable to their tastes!
Plant lovers and fans of our botanical collection will also enjoy the Bird of Paradise build kit, a rewarding project that creates a unique display piece, or the Bonsai Tree model kit, which features leaf elements made from plant-based materials and interchangeable pieces so you can swap classic green leaves with bright pink cherry blossoms.
LEGO® BrickHeadz™ - Pets - French Bulldog
If mum is an animal lover, this cute duo of LEGO® BrickHeadz™ French Bulldogs is sure to bring a smile to her face. With an adult and puppy with matching blue scarf and collar sets, the two come with a red fire hydrant that really makes their design pop.
These dogs are a great DIY gift option for dog owners or BrickHeadz collectors and are an excellent addition to any collection – or a fun way to start a new animal display! This is also a perfect DIY Mother’s Day gift for aunts and a Mother’s Day gift for daughters who are dog mums.
Add a chic, unique, boutique-style to Mum’s displays with this LEGO® Boutique Hotel set inspired by turn-of-the-century European architecture. Explore decorative domes, separate the floors of the hotel for different play adventures, and check out the seven different Minifigures living out their lives on holiday.
As part of the modular building collection, this set comes with five sections including guest rooms, a penthouse suite, a lobby, terrace, and a staircase. There are also cool little tributes to other items in the LEGO® Modular Buildings collection that’ll be a fun surprise for any collector!
LEGO Creator 3-in-1 – Majestic Tiger
Nature is out on the prowl! This cool tiger features posable limbs to adjust its stance and to set up as part of a nature display. It comes with a brick-built red bird perched on a plant for added style.
Mums with a creative side will love the splash of colour it adds to a room, while those who love to mix things up will enjoy rebuilding it into either a cute red panda with a colourful bonsai and a bamboo stick or a koi fish complete with water lilies.
LEGO Ideas – Grand Piano
Musical mums rejoice! This unique sophisticated 3,662-piece LEGO build is sure to delight, whether through the detail involved in the build itself or by connecting the free Powered Up app to bring the music to life.
The keys and pedals really move and you can see the inner workings of the instrument as you play – and with the app, you can play a tune yourself or with the autoplay.
It’ll look great on display anywhere and is a wonderful piece to show off around the home!
LEGO® Art – World Map
Mums with a sense of adventure will love picking out their next holiday from this huge hanging LEGO® Art World Map! Customise it with different colour patterns or use the LEGO pieces to mark out destinations already visited – perfect for a globetrotter.
With 11,695 pieces, this set is great for a long building project or as an activity on Mother’s Day to bring the whole family together. It’s also a gorgeous display piece for adding a unique style to a space!
This is also an ideal DIY Mother’s Day gift for mother in-laws who enjoy travelling.
LEGO® Creator 3-in-1 – Fish Tank
Add a cool new style around the house with fish that’ll never need feeding with our LEGO® Creator 3-in-1 Fish Tank set! There’s a clownfish, regal blue tang, yellow tang, cardinalfish, and anthias fish to see, as well as decorations for them to “swim” around in.
Or if fish aren’t mum’s style, the set rebuilds into two other stylish sets: a toy easel with a parrot-design painting, or chest of buried treasure with a sword – as well as crab and bird guardians keeping it safe!
LEGO® Ideas - Typewriter
Turn back time to the days of mechanical keyboards with this unique vintage style LEGO® Ideas Typewriter that really moves just like an original one!
With a stunning 2,079 pieces and able to fit real paper into it as it clicks and clacks and even moves from right to left as you “type”, this set makes a fantastic gift for an experienced builder or for someone who loves typewriters. In fact, this is an ideal DIY Mother’s Day gift for lovers of all things retro!
It even comes with a letter from Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, a member of the fourth generation of the LEGO Group’s owner family!
LEGO Art – Art Project - Create Together
Brighten mum’s day with a shared project that she can hang on her wall! This 4,138-piece art set has loads of colours and a buildable palette for creating the designs – each person can select one from the instructions and put it together before combining nine to create one big display.
This is an ideal DIY Mother’s Day gift for mums to be as well who are looking for a relaxing project to do.
Or the family can all work together to create a single image of the classic LEGO® Minifigure – and take it apart again to start a whole new design!
Are you seeking more inspiration for DIY Mother’s Day gifts?
Our LEGO sets make the perfect DIY gifts for mothers but these awesome suggestions aren’t the only DIY gifts we have available! We have gifts covering several areas of interest from sports to films, TV shows, cars, STEM and more. Discover a unique DIY gift for your mum today!