Is it wrong to confess that sometimes my favorite part of Mother’s Day is actually the day before? The day my husband rounds up the kids and all five of them head out together — usually to buy something special to make for dinner, some wine (my husband’s present), some flowers. And…for several hours I have the entire place to myself. Honestly, the best present ever.
So. Along with a few hours of quiet, here are some ideas to spoil Mom this Mother’s Day (or if you are Mom…how to treat yo’self!) And be sure to enter the giveaway at the end for a Minted.com gift card!
I was given some products below so I could fairly review them. All opinions are my own.
Ways to Spoil Mom on Mother’s Day:
Worth a little extra:
–Tieks: I’m getting to an age now where I’m buying fewer things, spending a little more, and getting more use out of them. These Tieks are like that. Definitely more than I usually spend on shoes, but made of Italian leather that feels like buttah, with great cushiony soles that most ballet flats don’t have. According to every review I’ve read, and based on my own experience, they also mold really well to almost anyone’s feet. This is great news for those of us mamas whose feet grew (seriously. Like, a whole size, and I was not a delicate rosebud to start). So they’re comfy for wider feet, which is often hard to find. And they come in such yummy colors, I spent almost a week trying to settle on one. I’m a pretty conservative dresser but I do not regret going with my bright fuschia.
-This photo collage from Minted: We just went on an epic Spring Break trip to Hawaii with my parents, siblings, everyone, and this collage is a collection of pictures from that trip. You could also do a collection of pictures of grandkids from the past year, or a collection of baby pictures of each child in the family — so many ideas for themes for this collage!
-Stationery: It’s one of those things that feels like pampering, just because few of us ever use stationery anymore. But a thick, good quality paper and a fancy ink pen…there’s nothing quite like it.
–Embroidered Mother’s Day cards: I can’t help it. I’m addicted to making these, and I’d love getting one, too. A great project for kids just learning to sew.
-Decoupage Flower Mother’s Day cards: So pretty. And perfect for those of us itching to get out and garden already!
-Watercolor Mother’s Day cards: Kids love the idea of revealing the secret message in these cards, and the watercolors make them just lovely (I know this is a Valentine card post…you just need to change the message you write!)
-Marbled Clay Ring Dish: From A Beautiful Mess. Looks so elegant, but it’s a simple process that kids can handle.
-A nap: Not, strictly speaking, handmade…but a gift your family can give you without spending too much. And possibly the best present for every overworked, overtired mom out there (if you wanted to couple it with an actual gift, hand your mom this sleep mask and then leave her alone)
Since this post is getting quite lengthy, I split it up. Click here to see the rest of our Mother’s Day ideas.
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