Oh no, Mother’s Day is coming! What should you get mom? Honestly, I struggle with this one EVERY year. My mom has a birthday at the beginning of May and then bam it’s Mother’s Day, and I’ve used up all my cool gifts for her birthday. Or let’s be honest, I’ve made her something entirely awesome that she pretended to love just like she did when I was a little one. That might be a bit of a stretch since I tend to make things that are a bit more useful these days, but we can all laugh at ourselves a little, right? The dilemma with Mother’s Day is real though, and I’m here to share with you a few ideas I found on Pinterest that your mom will probably love.
The best gifts for mom are gifts that speak to her personality. These are the things you remember your mom loving when you were a kid or some awesome new hobby she just picked up. If your mom loves to crochet, like me, then you could pick her up some new hooks, stitch markers, or even a trusty stitch counter. She’s more of a gardener? Make her a garden hose wreath! She loves chocolate? Buy some Colt’s Chocolate or make her some awesome cupcakes. I could end up doing both! My mom can’t have chocolate currently, but I know Beeble’s mom loves it. It’s really just about being aware of the things you see around you. It could even be about making something old new again.
Maybe your mom has a project around the house that she’s been dying to get done, but she hasn’t had the time. You can easily put your DIY skills to work helping with that project. I know that when Beeble and I were in TN for Christmas we set up my mom’s home office. This gave her a new computer, desk, and storage space. It made it easy for her to set up the computer for her nephews to use or to even be able to see her emails full screen! It didn’t take us much more than a couple of hours, and she had a whole new room that she loves!
Your mom doesn’t need anything done? Spend the day with her! One of my favorite items that I pinned was the Mom-osa bar. You buy a little champagne and some orange juice, and you spend the morning chatting and catching up with what’s going on in her life. This gives her time to spend with you and relax away from any of her commitments. She doesn’t drink? You can just serve orange juice or her favorite tea.
Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be complicated, but we should all take the time out to appreciate the people who raised us. I haven’t had to celebrate Father’s Day in a great number of years at this point but just know I’ll speak the same when it rolls around. Our parents gave us so much of themselves so the least we can do is take a day out of our lives to celebrate the fact that we’re still alive and able to function because of the lessons they taught us or helped us learn on our own.