Mother’s Day is a few weeks away. Do you know what you are going to give your mom this year?
My mom always wanted simple Mother’s Day gifts – things that we made as children or that would hold a special meaning to her. Handcrafted was much better than anything store bought in her mind. I also enjoyed when Kelly and Mandy would make me something that they were so proud to give me. Those gifts are the keepers – the ones I could never part with. I have made quite a few things here on my blog that I think a mom will love, especially if you put her style on it. I also love to think up pretty and stylish ways to give any present – presence! I have rounded up a few of my favorites, along with a few ideas that you can buy if you don’t have the time to make anything.
No. 1: Make Over
My sister has a letter holder on her kitchen desk. She loves how nice and organized it keeps her stuff, but she didn’t like the color and pattern on it anymore. As a surprise, I gave it a fresh new look, simply by painting it with DIY chalk paint.
No. 2: Repurpose
Crafts stores are filled with new items that can be repurposed into something other then their indented use. When you remove the cardboard insert and turn a clear plastic box frame upside down, you get a modern looking tray. Line it with stylish giftwrap and your mom will be squealing with delight. If a bar tray is not her style, make it into a vanity or serving tray.
No. 3: Create an Original
Make mom feel like a 5-Star Chef. Give her a personalized chef’s coat. Have it monogrammed with her initials, name, or nickname. My local uniform store carries the coats and embroiders them for a nominal extra charge.
No. 4: Purchase Chic Wine
My sister gave me this wine that comes in a chic handbag for Christmas. Isn’t it…Oh! so cute? Even if you don’t get it for your mom, buy one for your friends and yourself to enjoy. I took a bag of red to the Snap Conference since it would travel well in a suitcase!
No. 5: Buy A Pink Princess Phone
This is what I am asking for. A classic pink princess phone. The one I have is faded. I will always love this phone – so a replacement will make this momma, happy. It is the only wired phone in the house and has come in handy during power outages. I have it on my night stand. You can buy it online at Target.
No. 6: Order Favorite Things Pencils
Charming and colorful wood pencils printed in subtle gold with darling quotes. Swoon worthy. Makes a perfect desk accessory. From Amanda Catherine Designs Etsy Shop.
No. 7: Wrap It In Style
From gift bags to sparkly embellishments, I love to wrap a gift so the receiver says Oooohhhh…la…la before they have even opened the gift. Whether you make it or buy her gift this year, here are a few ways to inspire you to wrap your gift to mom in style.