Gift Ideas for Birth Mothers on Birth Mother’s Day

These simple ideas will bring joy to your child's birth mother on her special day.

Denalee Chapman May 03, 2015
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JAR OF PHRASES (age 1-5)

From the day kids begin to speak, no doubt they come up with the cutest phrases! Many parents keep a journal for their children which includes news words and phrases they say. What sweeter gift could there be for a birth mother than to be given a jar filled with those cute phrases, creatively written on strips of paper. Birth mothers will enjoy displaying the decorative jar and pulling out a phrase at her whim.


Colorful toddler handprints on a terra cotta flower pot make for a treasured Birth Mothers’ Day gift. Adding a baggie of potting soil and a package of floral seeds will be a sweet way to fill the pot in preparation for mailing. Consider attaching a card that reads: “With love from your little flower.”


This easy-to-create gift will find a place of honor on the birth mother’s wall. Simply have your child sit next to a wall in a chair. Place a large piece of white paper on the wall next to the child’s face and shine a flashlight toward the child. (This may take some repositioning.) Use a pencil to trace the shadow of your child’s profile – include the neck and shoulders. Remove the paper from the wall and cut out the silhouette. Glue the cutout onto a piece of black cardstock, then frame the silouhette.

JOINT FUN RUN (age 8-adult)

Surprise the birth mother with her entrance fee for a local fun run. This will be extra enjoyable when she finds out her birth child will join her on the run. To make it even more meaningful, choose a run that benefits a cause she is passionate about. Follow up with a framed photo of the two crossing the finish line together!


Live at a distance from the birth mom? Find a favorite cookie recipe. Fill a box with the dry ingredients, a designer spatula, and the recipe written on a card. Invite birth mom to join you over Skype on a Birth Mother’s Day as you bake the same recipe “together.”

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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