We love our mothers. Even though they may drive us slightly crazy some days, this is one day of the year that it's appropriate to show some sort of "thank you". You may ask yourself, "what makes a good mother's day prezzie?" Well, in my opinion (being a mom), it's something that will be enjoyed by just mom. Not a blender, not a new jug of laundry soap. It's about selfless giving. Some of my favorites being flowers in a vase or even bedding flowers to plant, concert tickets and a babysitter (for some day other than mother's day), or even a day at the spa.
Mother's Day this year is Sunday, May 9th. If you choose to give a gift, it doesn't need to be much more than a handmade card but can range all the way to a new car for those husbands who are overly eagar. (Honey, may I point you to a new Honda Pilot?)
This makeup bag/clutch from KaraMiaSofia is a great ETSY find for any mom, modern or traditional. Ranging in fabrics from Amy Bulter to Sandi Henderson, there are many colors and designs to choose from and with a price of $14, this is a great gift for a tight budget. It's lined and has an inner layer of interfacing, making it sturdy and best of all, washable. If you have a bit of extra cash left over, I suggest pairing this with a bunch of fresh cut red tulips from your local shop.
I love this necklace from LoveStamped. Two Sterling Silver discs handstamped with children's names or anything you please, I suppose. I just love the family tree on the top disc. It's earthy and chic all at once. At 1" in diameter, it's not overly big, but just the perfect size. It even comes with a chain, which is great for mom to put on her neck out of the box. The price for this handmade treasure: $22.50.
For the sewing mom, this is perfect!! I actually bought this pincushion from TheDailyPincushion for my mom's birthday back in January and she LOVES it! It's handmade and handsewn and is much more gorgeous in person. It was gorgeous out of the package, perfect for the mom that lives in another state. Purchase this beauty for only $28. Cathy was great to work with and has many other great designs, like her pillows...so gorgeous!
Of course, a basket full of body essentials is a time-tested favorite. This gift set from ETSY's savannahsoapkitchen is great, because for $25, you can choose 5 products from her store, in the flavors/scents that you want. The products include handmade soaps, yummy salt scrubs, body lotions, solid perfumes and much more.
Dads, for those of you who don't already know...this is supposed to be essentially from the children, so having them make a handmade card may be the best present of all. Also for those of you who may be expecting your first child when Mother's Day approaches, giving a little something for the mom or even baby-to-be will score you extra points. Even if she's preggo, she's a mom (I guess that should read, "especially if she's preggo..."). Pairing the above body basket with say, this book and a shoulder/foot massage; you'd make up for any stupid comments made over the last 9 months.
Like mentioned before, it's not the gift, it is truly the thought. I promise. Treating her special or baking cookies for instance, are all things that don't cost a ton, but the thought is enriching.
Thank you mom, for all you do for me and molding me into the best mom I could possibly be. Without you, I simply, would not be.