When I was a kid, my mom would leave little ‘I love you’ notes in my lunchbox. Oh to be young, careless, and unconditionally loved!
Mom was always thinking up fun things for our family to do – from road trips to finger painting, she made sure my sisters and I were trying new things, seeing new sights, and enjoying our childhood to the fullest. I went to Disney World, got bed time stories every night, and always had a snuggle buddy during scary thunder & lightning storms. I took so much for granted. Rides to swim practice, family dinner at the table every night, help with homework. . . . my mom was spectacular, she was truly born for the job. As a teen my mom was my confidant, and now as an adult, she is one of my best friends.
If your mom is as special as mine, you probably want to show her. Which is why I’ve started thinking about Mother’s Day gifts, as I’ll need to pop my ‘thanks’ into a mailbox in the next few days. Luckily, I have a huge collection of Pinterest favorites to choose from. If you’re short on ideas, here are a few I’ve had my eye on:
If your Mom likes to be pampered, this Owl Soap, Lip Balm, and Nourishing Serum is the ultimate Mother’s Day gift set, – and it’s so adorable! Similarly, Paul & Joe have some beautiful Color Powder Sets which would make a lovely addition to any Mom’s dresser. And to hold all of her favorite jewels, I love this Eva Table Mirror on Joss & Main. Potpourri, a pretty scarf, colorful jewelry, or a lux makeup bag are also thoughtful gifts for the beauty-queen Mom. The ultimate pampering-present is a gift card to the spa – this one is my Mom’s personal favorite!
If you’re Mom is super domestic, this is the most happy cleaning device I have ever seen. I know it’s a dust pan, but seriously, just look how happy it is! Pair this Mint Smiley Dustpan with an iTunes gift card so Mom can rock out while she tidies, and maybe throw in some chocolates too, just for good luck! A pretty piece of pottery is always appreciated, and a nice cutting board is timeless! You can make mom a table-top herb garden, or just buy her a lovely pot so she can do her own gardening. And this is my all time favorite gardening hat. Seriously the cutest mom-hat ever!
If you’re a crafty kid, you could bake Mom a cake. Breakfast in bed never goes out of style, and lunch in the garden is equally dreamy! This DYI tote bag is so cute and is a homemade gift that’s not too homemade looking. Gifts dont have to be expensive or complex, and small gestures, like this homemade mobile, are gorgeous, inexpensive, and so heartwarming for Mom! Every year I get ambitions and want to make Mom personalized soaps, candles, fragrances, or coasters – but never seem to have enough hours in the day!
Good luck in your gift hunting! And just remember, if all else fails, give Mom a card or even just a little ‘I love you’ in her lunchbox. It’s the small things that matter, and your appreciation really is the best gift! x