I love Mother's Day. Though we should shower our mothers with gifts, love, and appreciation every single day, having a day to treat your momma extra nice is always so much fun to me!
I always love brainstorming about what gifts to give to people, gift giving is my absolute favourite thing, but this year I've been really trying to focus on purchasing less materialistic things, nick nacks, and such, because everybody already has so much of that! I also don't feel like I can give my mom a framed picture of us both every year, the woman's gonna run out of wall space. And she may also get sick of seeing my face all over her house ;)
Here are a few things that I thought of this year for my Momma, Step Mom, and Mother In Law! And in case you're wondering (if you're a last minute planner like so many of us - welcome to the club) you can throw these little thoughtful gifts together in an hour, slap a bow on top, make a card from scratch, and you're all ready to celebrate the moms of the world!
This year I thought it would be fun to provide my mom with a fun day spent together, just me and her. I wasn't quite sure where to start, we're both not fond of pedicures and manicures, going out to eat could be nice but you know, what's something more fun? More special? Well, my mom loves to garden. She has the most beautiful flower gardens in her yard every year, so I thought it would be so special to provide her with a coupon for a gardening day! We will go shopping for flowers and materials together, and spend the day making her gardens look beautiful again after the long winter. It isn't warm enough here yet to actually start planting, so the coupon thing works better for me! If it's warm where you are, you could spend actual mothers day out in the sun with your beautiful momma! To throw it all together, I purchased a little soap from a brand that I absolutely love, Hogwash Bath and Body, to attach the coupon to, and voila!
A few months ago I found out that Cheerios was giving away wildflower seeds to anyone who wanted them to help save the bees! I absolutely loved this idea, and ordered some with my Step Mom in mind. I thought this would be something fun for us to do together, and also got her some soap and lip balm from Hogwash Bath and Body! You can probably tell that quality time is the trend here, you really can't go wrong!
For my Mother In Law I wanted to get her a few pieces from Hogwash Bath and Body as well (I'm just kind of obsessed with them and all that they stand for, and who can't use an extra lip balm?!), but my Sister In Law also told us that she had her eye on the Cobalt Falsa Blanket from my Shop! We are going on a road trip together next weekend and I thought it would be the perfect road trip blanket for her! I wrapped it all up together and thought it was the perfect cozy gift for a lovely Mom.
There are tons of other fun things you could do with your mom, too! I think there is so much value in spending the quality time with your mom - hang with me, I know you've heard it all before... She really doesn't need another mug with her name on it, or decadent hand bag to add to her collection. What she really needs is some time with you, whether that's doing something new and exciting like a local art class, or just hanging out in the backyard with some lemonade. Those are the things she will always remember, the moments that you took the time to plan for her. And a hand made card never hurts ;)
I hope you all have the most wonderful Mothers Day! To all the moms out there, keep doing what you're doing, you are the most hardworking people in the world and are appreciated every single day of the year!
Take good care, lovelies!