Mother’s Day Gift
Does Mother’s Day usually sneak up on you? How about this year, you get ahead of the game and try these fun handmade gifts to really impress Mom and show her how much you care about mother’s day gift.
These DIY ideas are great for Mom as well as a grandma, aunt, or any special lady in your life. Try one of these thoughtful ideas that are so simple, even the kids can help!
1. Time for Tea
Moms work hard. Their days are filled with caring for their families, carpooling, cooking, and many other things. Nothing says “I Love You” like a little pampering.
Help her relax and soak her cares away with a DIY Bath Tea. These are so simple to make, even little hands can help!
To make the Bath Tea you will need:
- 1 cup Epsom salts (great for relaxation and muscle tension)
- 1 cup oatmeal (great for softening skin)
- 2 tablespoons dried lavender
- 20 drops lavender essential oil (or oil of choice, more or less, as desired)
- 2 disposable cone coffee filters (muslin and cheesecloth work also)
- cotton twine or cord
Pour the Epson salt into a bowl and add the essential oil. Mix well until there are no visible lumps. Add the oatmeal, lavender and mix completely. Fill the two coffee filters and tie them with twine.
To use, add the tea bag to a cup of boiling water and let it steep for about five minutes before adding to the bath. This gift is sure to help mom soak her cares away.
2. Perfect Parfait
Making breakfast in bed for Mom is a tried-and-true classic, but this is no boring breakfast. This parfait takes breakfast to the next level, and best of all, it’s kid-friendly (no stove necessary.)
To make this delicious and nutritious parfait for Mom, you will need:
- Greek vanilla yogurt
- A choice of fresh berries
Make this breakfast really special by serving it in a footed dessert dish, wine glass, or even half a cantaloupe. Add a croissant and her favorite cup of joe…VOILA. Breakfast for the celebrated woman of the day.
3. Life’s A Picnic
Take Mom to lunch, or rather take lunch with you. Why not pack a picnic to enjoy with Mom? This is such a simple, laid-back option that keeps everything stress-free. Choose a location and get a basket to hold the goodies.
Fill the basket with items that travel well, like sandwiches, cheese, and fruit. Be sure to pack some beverages and don’t forget a blanket to relax on. This is such a terrific way to celebrate Mom and enjoy time together.
4. A Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words Kisses
What mom doesn’t love photos of her children? A custom photo gift is a great way to make Mom smile. The options are endless…photo jewelry, custom drinkware, and even totes like those found at Shutterfly.
Choose a picture (there’s no getting that wrong, moms like all pictures of the kids) and create something special, just for her. What about some photo magnets to display all of that “special artwork” that gets brought home from school?
5. Plant It as mother’s day gift
For the moms who love to be outside growing things, why not give plants or flowers? But not plants or flowers from the florist…from seeds.
This gift will give you time well spent together, planting and cultivating flowers. To put this gift together you will need:
- A planter/pot
- Seeds of your chosen plant/flower
- Planting soil
Place the items in the pot, consider adding gardening gloves, a trowel, and don’t forget a ribbon! This gift is sure to bring smiles and cultivate memories.
No matter which gift you choose, the most important thing is to celebrate your mom, aunt, grandma, or special lady. Embrace the fun and make memories together.