Mother’s day is less than one month away and there are several women in my family who deserve great and thoughtful mother’s day gifts. Now is the time to start thinking about what I want to do for my mom for Mother’s day. She continues to be a wonderful mother helping and guiding me on my own motherhood journey. She is the best Gigi in the world and my boys love her so much, so we want to make sure she has a lovely Mother’s day. *Gigi, spoiler- alert, if you want to know about your gift, keep reading; if you want it to be a surprise, read after Mother’s day!*
So if you haven’t started thinking about what you want to do or give on Mother’s day, I’ve got you covered. Here’s my list of things that any mother would love.
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Gifts for all Moms
Gifts made by the people who love them
Handmade gifts: All moms, grandmas, and great grandmas love things made by their kids or grand-kids, especially when little hands and feet are featured. The sight of these handmade treasures usually brings a tear to the eye. Here are flowers that I made inspired by the many ideas on Pinterest.
I am Pinterest junkie and I am constantly searching it for fun things to make. Some of my favorite things are the hand and foot print paintings. We only used two colors of paint for the flowers. The next one I will make, I will use three to four colors. My 14 month old did not like his hands being painted, so I did a foot. Then I used a sharpie to write their names and ages on the canvas. Next time I will use a thicker and darker sharpie so you can see the names and ages easier.
Make a meal: The first mother’s day meal, my brother, sister and I made for my mom was dinner. On the menu was slightly green mashed potatoes, bland, tough meatloaf and salad with a sprinkling of dirt for added texture. My sister who was 6 at the time didn’t realize that you had to wash the lettuce and my brother who was 9 didn’t get all the green spots off the potatoes. My taste buds at 12 were not very refined. Did she eat this meal, of course! Did she say she loved it, many times. Thinking about now, makes me laugh because it was probably hands down one of the worst meals, but my mom made sure that we felt appreciated and encouraged us to feel proud of the “wonderful” mother’s day meal.
Gift of Time
Time off: I remember as a new mom, I fell into the all too common pattern of baby first all the time. So much so, it would be days since I had a shower. My husband would have to remind me it’s ok, to put the baby in the bouncer outside of the shower and take one; he will be ok. Offer to take care of baby, so the new mommy can do something she likes, go to lunch with a friend, or just get out of the house.
Time with you: This gift is really nice for a teen or grown child to give. Sometimes mom just wants to spend time with you! Take your mom out to do something she likes, spend the day together. I think about all the time my mom gave me growing up and how much time and care I am giving to my little boys. I hope that as they get older and more independent that they will want to take some time just to hang out with me, at least every once in a while. I know my mom loves to spend time with all of her grown children.
Time with the grand-kids: If your mom is a grandma like mine, you can give her the gift of time with her beautiful grandchildren. I admit this one is a little self-serving, since time with their Gigi, leaves self-care time for mommy. 😁
Think about what she likes to do or something she loves. Does your mom like to garden, bake, cook, read, craft, knit, travel or be pampered? Build her a box or jar gift based on what she loves. Again, Pinterest has a ton of box/jar gift ideas!
Acrylic jar: We use this brand of jars in our bathroom, very durable and looks nice despite not being glass.
Here are some great jars and boxes that you could use for your gift.
Gardener’s Box: My mom loves to garden. Digging in the dirt is one of her favorite pastimes. I’m going to build a gift around that this year.
Box contents will be:
Garden knee pad : this one comes is several colors.
Sun Hat: Target has some amazing sun hats!
Canvas of my boys’ hand prints as flowers
Handmade flower/plant markers, check out my Pinterest Mother’s Day gift board!
It doesn’t have to break the bank. There are bracelets, necklaces, and rings with precious, semi-precious or non-precious birthstones that are always a hit. Etsy has some amazing mother’s day stuff.
Gift card for manicure/pedicure/massage: If the mom in your life needs a little more prodding to leave baby or kids for bit, add a gift card to your gift of time. Or surprise her and do some self-care together. With the gift card, there are no excuses not to go and get pampered.
Self-Care DIY gifts:
I found a blogger via Instagram who posted about some homemade mother’s day gifts to pamper mom. Author Kim Amy of www.funhappinessandlife.com, blogged about using essential oils and coconut oil to make some awesome face and body products. I think I will be making the vapor rub for my self and some other mommies I know. Check out Kim Amy’s other homemade gift ideas at this link, http://www.funhappinessandlife.com/homemade-mothers-day-gift-pamper-mom/
I hope this list helped you to start thinking about what you want to do for the mothers in your life. Check out my Pinterest Mother’s Day gift board for more awesome ideas.
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