Being a mom is the hardest job of all , and it's tough to find a Mother's Day  gift that will reflect your appreciation. What it comes down to is how much thought you put into the gift. So what are you gonna get your best cheerleader? Read on for some suggestions.
Create a natural air freshener for your mom by making a bowl of potpourri with a carefully picked blend that caters to her preferences. Here's a tutorial  on how to make potpourri.
DIY Phone Case
If your mom loves her iPhone, why not give her a phone case designed just for her? It's a cheap and fun project for you, and there are so many types of cases you can make .
DIY Cleaning Supplies
DIY eco-friendly cleaning supplies , like this all-in-one DIY laundry bomb , as gifts are unique presents that will be very appreciated. They'll be welcomed by moms who are looking for natural ways to clean their houses.
If your mom has a sweet tooth, this is the perfect gift for her. Melt some chocolate, and dip strawberries into the mixture. Place them on a baking tray, and cool it in the fridge. If you need more guidance, POPSUGAR Food details the process  with pictures.
If you have a crossword addict in your life, give her a book filled with Sunday crossword puzzles from the New York Times  ($11). She can work out her brain any day of the week.
This flowering teapot  ($34) has multiple benefits. Not only will it brew tea that will calm you, but just watching the flower bloom before your eyes is also relaxing.
This state apron  ($36) is perfect for the cook who is proud of her home state. The intricate embroidery features famous sights and spots of each state.
Salts of the World
This set of six test tubes filled with salt  ($40) is perfect for the adventurous foodie. The salt comes from all over the world, including a black, flakey salt from the island of Cyprus and pink salts from Pakistan.
Book of Cocktails
The hostess with the mostest will appreciate this cocktail book  ($23) that's equal parts interesting history and flavorful, boozy recipes.
Give this set of Scrabble coasters  ($15) that spell out the word "love" to the Scrabble-lover in your life.
Hand cream should be in every woman's beauty arsenal. This trio  ($28) is a good start.
So many bottles, so little room. These practical iron wine racks  ($12) are meant to hang on the wall and save plenty of space.
This nifty teacup  ($20) comes with its own sieve on the side, so she'll never need a bulky teapot to strain her tea.
DIY Bath Salt
Bath salts  are such an easy yet practical (and beautiful) present to make. Not to mention, it's budget friendly, and you can get all the ingredients at the supermarket!
Does your mom love mushrooms? This mushroom kit  ($20) will put a smile on her face.
Buy Her Groceries
Moms definitely love and appreciate practical gifts. If you know your mom well, buy her groceries before she makes her regular trip to the supermarket. Or, ask her for her grocery list, and tell her you'll be making the trip for her as a Mother's Day  present. If you like, you can slip in a surprise, such as a card.
Buy some intricate lockets from Etsy , and insert a picture in there. You can pick photos of your children or ones with you and your mom in them. She'll be wearing a memory on her neck!
Source: Etsy user TheBloomingThread 
Homemade Garbage Disposal Refreshers
Not the most glamorous gift, but if your mom spends a lot of time in the kitchen, she'll appreciate these fragrant garbage disposal refreshers ! They only cost a few dollars to make, and putting them in a cute jar makes them a pretty addition to the sink.
A Book Lover's Diary
If she's an avid reader, help her keep track of all the books she's read and what she thinks of them with A Book Lover's Diary  ($15). It's conveniently organized into sections that include books to read, books to buy, favorite books, and memorable passages.
Get her a thoughtful and tasty present with this box of retro candy from the 1950s  ($30) to remind her of her favorite sweets growing up.
Jacqueline Kennedy Book
Give her a little piece of history with Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy  ($60), an illustrated book and CD set that features interviews from 1964 with the first lady about her life with the president.
Tell your mom to take the day off, and clean her residence until it looks like it's brand-spanking new! Mop, scrub, and polish until you can see your reflection on the surfaces.
Organize her items if necessary, and if you're ambitious, you can attempt to color-code her closet!
Tile Photo Coasters
Perfect for any special holiday, a set of these tile photo coasters will cost less than $5 to make. Here are the instructions .
Homemade Eye Mask
When traveling or simply at the end of a crazy workday, a soothing eye mask is just the thing to relax Mom's worries away. And making one for her  is also a great way to repurpose an old shirt.
Instagram Canvas Prints
You take tons of beautiful Instagram photos, but does your mom ever see them? Put them to good use by making your own canvas print  for her walls.
Instead of buying flowers, make your own  from materials such as newspaper, book pages, and more.
This DIY gift  is so easy to make but looks like something you can buy in a store.
Have some sweaters lying around that you've outgrown or don't want anymore? These cozy sweater pillows  are cute and supersimple to make, even if you're not a sewer.
Such a wonderful gift  that will help Mom green up her office. And it only costs $5 to make!
Copper-Dipped Shot Glasses
These copper-dipped shot glasses  will be an instant hit with any mom who loves entertaining.
If your mom loves monograms and coffee or tea, this supercute monogram mug  ($8) is for her.
T-Shirt and Towel Produce Bags
Perfect for the eco-friendly shopper, these t-shirt and towel produce bags  will hold all of her vegetables and fruits and give them breathable space.
Gold Spray-Painted Jars
Breathe new life into pasta and condiment jars with the help of gold spray paint. Anyone would love these chic jars !
Dress up an old notebook or even a regular book with fancy fabric . Perhaps it's a good idea to do them for books moms want to read in secret, such as the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
Make these eco-friendly coffee-filter peonies , which will never wilt and will last forever. If you're more fond of roses, here's how to make coffee-filter roses .
Not only are these candleholders pretty , but they serve a very practical function, too — the essential oils used actually repel bugs! This is the perfect gift for a mom who plans to spend a lot of time outside this Summer.
Print meaningful words onto candles  for a special gift.
The coffee addict will love this DIY coffee-grounds candle , which will have a subtle hint of that heavenly smelling drink.
Photo Votives Candle
Take Mom's favorite photos (perhaps pick them from her Facebook account), and create these sweet personalized photo votives .
DIY Recipe Book
This is such a heartfelt gift that any cook would appreciate. Create a recipe book , and include her favorite recipes. If you can get a hold of them, it's a good idea to add in her secret recipes as well.
DIY Lemon Zest Gardener's Hand Scrub
Is your mom a gardening enthusiast? Her skin will be oh-so smooth and have a pleasant citrus smell with this homemade lemon hand scrub  that removes dirt, grime, and plant oils.
The cutest dessert ever combines with practicality to form these adorable macaron soaps ! Any mom would love these as a bathroom accessory.
Mom can upgrade her bath experience with these bath bombs .
These lotion bars  are so handy — they'll keep her hands moisturized throughout the day.
This sleep salve  will relax the user right into dreamland.
You probably already have all the ingredients for this homemade natural hand-sanitizer spray , which your mom can keep in her purse.
Flavored salts make a great gift for the foodie who loves to cook. It's easy to make roasted garlic, meyer lemon, and shiitake mushroom salts .
This all-purpose spice rub  is great for so many dishes. From roasted vegetables to chicken or fish, this rub will add standout flavor to the meals your mom makes.
DIY Tea Bags
Make these cute tea bags  with a special blend of customized tea to show your love.
Macarons  are such pretty and delicious sweet treats to give to that special someone.
Triple-Fudge Banana Bread
Triple-fudge banana bread ?! You might need to make a few of them in case you decide to keep one to yourself.
Source: How Sweet It Is 
Bug-Away Scented Floating Candles
These DIY scented floating candles are pretty but are hiding a deadly secret. Well, deadly to bugs, at least. They are effective in chasing off those unwanted pests!
This homemade air freshener  will leave a room smelling wonderful in no time.
These DIY reed diffusers  are not only cheaper to make, they are also less toxic. You don't have to worry about spills on the floor.
Coffee-Filter Scented Sachets
Mom will adore these homemade coffee-filter scented sachets.  They can be placed in luggage or drawers to freshen them up.
Candy Cane Scrub
Mom will love this sweet DIY scrub  that will leave her skin feeling oh-so soft.
Upgraded Grocery Store Flowers
Take flowers from the supermarket or grocery store, and practice these easy arranging tips  that will turn them into a first-class bouquet.
Make this meaningful handmade Sharpie mug  that's personalized to Mom's taste.
This homemade rosewater  has a subtle scent that Mom will love.
Mom will adore this luxurious whipped body lotion  that you can create with just two ingredients.
Mom can relax her sore muscles with this DIY muscle salve .
Uplifting Shower Bombs
Let her start the day off right by dropping in one of these bombs  while she's taking a shower.
Upcycle your old denim into cute little heart bookmarks .
Mom can melt all her troubles away with this soothing DIY milk bath .
DIY Scarf Camera Strap
If your mom is an avid photographer, make her this really cool camera strap  with an old scarf.
Photo Frame Jewelry Organizer
Give Mom this cool jewelry organizer  made from an old photo frame.
DIY Personalized Tote
Personalize a tote  with this ombré pattern or with her initials.
Mom will surely love this set of elegant DIY tumblers .
DIY Frosted Vases
Upcycle old bottles into these frosted vases , which would make a cute addition to any abode.
Take an old pair of jeans and make these unique rolled coasters  out of them.