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mother's day gift ideas

Mother’s Day is almost two weeks away, which means it’s time to start thinking about what to get.  Some presents don’t quite convey the same message, so lets avoid the pots & pans or dishes and let’s go for something more unique and fun this year.

I know many of you are the moms that are being shopped for, so just share this with your husband!

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:

stationery

Monogrammed Stationery. Seeing a stack of beautiful paper just makes me happy. Monogrammed stationery is a pretty and personal way for mom to write thank you notes, drop lines in the mail, and give gifts.

necklace

Colorful Jewelry. You can make any outfit super fun with a pop of color or a little bit of shimmer. Colorful necklaces and earrings are popular right now, so there are a lot of options to choose from.

pillow

Decorative Pillow. I know a lot of people who enjoy rearranging furniture and sprucing up their houses in their down time. It can get expensive to redecorate a whole room, but you can make it fresh by adding some new throw pillows! Add them to the couch or bed for a simple way to help Mom to feel renewed.

fitbit

Fitbit. These wristbands are so cool! They’re sleek bracelets that track steps, burned calories, sleep patterns, and more. All the info it tracks syncs wirelessly to your computer or smartphone. Everyone I know who has one of these loves them.

book

Adult Color Time. We would all love to go back to being 7 again, so this gives mom a chance to just sit down and be creative. No need to know how to draw, just color away to your hearts content and relax a bit at the same time.

bible

Journaling Bible. This was in my list for Valentine’s gifts too, but… it really is a great gift and very “in” right now. My husband gave me one for Christmas and I love it!  I love having small notes off to the side and extra room to write them rather than squishing them around the text.

chalkboard

Chalkboard Wall Clings. Grab a few gorgeous chalkboard wall clings and let her be creative on the walls with favorite verses, quotes or just a fancy shopping list. These are easy to remove later or even to move to other places.

photo

Family Photo. Normally mom is the one organizing family pictures, so take a moment and do the work for her.  Round up the kids, the dog and anyone else that is family and get some great pictures.  Then pick one and surprise her with a photo canvas.

starbucks

A Day Off. Being a mom doesn’t come with sick or vacation leave. So, plan out a day that she can have all to herself. Add in a few extra bonuses too like a $5 Starbucks gift card, $10 to the bookstore and maybe even a gift card for the craft store. Turn her loose and let her enjoy her day with no one in tow.

plant

New Plants. Pick out her favorite plants and have them delivered straight to her. Make it even more special and get out and help her plant them, too! I want some morning glories in case anyone wants to share with my husband…
If you’ve got a Trader Joe’s in your area, they always offer really great bouquets of flowers starting at $3.99. Grab a vase and you’ve got a frugal and thoughtful gift. You can also get flowers shipped from Amazon (they’re around $30 and most include a vase).

And here are a couple of deals I wanted to mention that are running right now:

Club W. This website is a really great way to try new wines (and they’ll help you pick some out according to your tastes). Use code Southern26 at checkout to get $26 off your first box (making it $22 for three bottles of wine or $7.47 per bottle)!

My Publisher. Photo books are pretty much universally loved and right now you can get a FREE hardcover photo book! Sign up for My Publisher’s email list and you’ll receive a personal code to put in at checkout after you’ve created your book.

What other Mother’s Day gift ideas do you have?

It's almost Mother's Day! Here's a list of my top 10 Mother's Day gift ideas.

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    • mommalana

      Grown children of mine: Please come home and do yard work! I don’t need things! I also need the windows cleaned.

    • Britta

      One of my moms favorite gifts was a memory bowl. An ivy bowl full of little pieces of paper with a bow on the end of them. Write simple little memories on them. Decorate the bowl with lace or ribbon. “Won pie contest at fair.” “Sissy’s school play” “Junior in his Buzz Light year costume.” Ir was very cheap to make, but it was full of love.

    • SmoochTheCook

      mommalana…amen to that, but for me, it would be directed at my 13 year old. Goodness….getting him to help with my stockpile is the top on my list! He’s in charge of writing the expiration dates on products and whines around when he has to do it…lol!