Book-themed Mother’s Day Gift & Free Bookmark Printable

Book-themed Mother’s Day Gift & Free Bookmark Printable

Here’s another quick & easy gift idea just in time for Mother’s Day! If you have 5 minutes – you can assemble this book-themed Mother’s Day gift for all the moms in your life.

Are you wracking your brain to come up with a gift for your mom for Mother’s Day?

I gotcha, girl!

stack of books and "Mom, you're the best" bookmark

All you’ll need to do

All you need to do is 1) pick out your favorite book(s) from the recommendations below and 2) download and print my free Mother’s Day bookmark. It’s THAT easy to have a custom book-themed Mother’s Day gift!

You can’t go wrong with any one of my Mother’s Day Book Gifts. Some of my recommendations are good for a laugh (what mom doesn’t need that?). Others can help navigate the stressful seas of motherhood (again, pretty much perfect for any mom). Still others are perfect for a working mom (because ALL moms are working moms).

Add the finishing touch to whichever book you select, and take 5 minutes to download and print my free Mother’s Day bookmark. Mom will thank you for it!

"Bad Girls Throughout History" book with tassel bookmark and stack of books in the background

My Favorite Books for a Book-Themed Mother’s Day Gift

Some of the books making my list were gifts that were given to me and that I truly enjoyed. Some came highly recommended from mom-friends. And I hate to admit it, but I bought some of these books because their covers were pretty, but I ended up being super impressed by their contents and share them all the time.

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For a Mom in Need of a Laugh:

The Fireside Grown-up Guide to the Mom

I received this little pocket guide as a gift, and it was (and still is) a cute, quick read. It currently takes up residence with a few other tongue-in-cheek books on display in my guest bedroom.

Toddlers are A**holes {It’s Not Your Fault} by Bunmi Laditan

Another gift, this was given to me by my sister. She totally gets my humor. I imagine most of my mom friends would appreciate this book too. Because, well, it’s the truth!

For the Stressed Mom:

Breathe, Mama, Breathe by Shonda Moralis

I have to admit – I originally picked up this book based solely on the fact that I liked the artwork on the cover. I thought it was pretty, and the title immediately spoke to me.

Girl, was I glad I did!

I love this book so much I often give it to new moms, moms of toddlers, moms on the first day of school, and heck – even moms of teenagers. This book is good for any mom for any occasion!

My favorite way to give this gift? As part of my larger Relaxation Gift Basket for Moms.

Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

This book came highly recommended from a friend, and I in turn recommend it all the time. I re-read this book often myself, since the message is always relevant for me. Sometimes I just need to slow my roll for a second and soak in the madness (aka motherhood).

For the Bad-ass Working Mom:

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

This was another recommendation from a friend of mine. This is a great book for any mother climbing the corporate ladder or setting off on her own to follow her dreams.

Breathe Empower Achieve by Shonda Moralis

Full disclosure here – “Breathe Empower Achieve” was given to me by the publisher because they knew how much I loved Shonda’s other book, “Breathe, Mama, Breathe.”

I was was a little skeptical that this book would be more of the same. But I was pleasantly surprised that it approached mindfulness from a different perspective, specifically that of a working mom.

Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen

This book was another gift from my sister, who knows me better than I know myself. Not only is this book beautiful – it’s currently on display at my home – but it has interesting historical tidbits about strong women over the centuries.

This would be a great gift for any bad-ass woman in your life!

stack of books and "Mom, you're the best" bookmark

The 5 Minute Gift: Download My Mother’s Day Bookmark


  1. my free bookmark download
  2. white cardstock
  3. printer
  4. scissors
  5. book of choice (see list above!)

FIRST STEP: Download my free Mother’s Day bookmark

SECOND STEP: Print it to white card stock using a home printer.

THIRD STEP: Cut it out

FOURTH STEP: Slip it behind the cover of your favorite book from the list above!

FIFTH STEP: Wait for the smile to spread across mom’s face on Mother’s Day!

If you’ve got 2 extra minutes, add a cute tassel or ribbon

I added a hole punch to my bookmark and threaded through a tassel made from embroidery floss. This took all of 2 extra minutes if you use a quality tutorial like this one from Lia Griffith. Her step-by-step photographs were key!

stack of books with the text "favorite books for mom"

My Favorite “Book Lover” Gift Add-ons

It’s totally understandable if a book alone is not enough of a gift to show the mom in your life just how much you care. If that’s the case for you, then I recommend going full-throttle on a book-themed gift.

Here are some of my favorite book-related gift add-on’s!

book-themed gift

(1) The Book Lover’s Journal | (2) “Return These Books” Tote Bag | (3) Personal Library Kit | (4) “Old Books” Book Lovers’ Soy Candle | (5) Library Stamp | (6) Book Rest | (7) Concrete Bookend and Vase

If you end up trying any of them, I’d love to hear what you think!

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More later! The craft room is calling, and I must go…


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Natalie Menke, the self-proclaimed Gift Guru, is always thinking about the next gift she is going to give. Her hope is to provide boundless inspiration for completely customized and personalized gifts. Happy gifting!
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