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A Gift Guide for Mom

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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, but this year it’s a little different. Many states are just now beginning to open and lifting Stay-At-Home orders. Since many of us are still trying to only go out if we have to I thought I’d put together a list of simple gifts for Mom.

Many of these gifts for Mom can be purchased online and either delivered to your doorstep or able to be picked up via curbside delivery options. Some of the gifts in this list don’t even require an essential trip to the store!

1) Chocolate!

In our house there’s no such thing as too much chocolate! Discounted Easter candy, M&M Peanuts, or even a bag or two of chocolate chips! If you want to be extra sweet, buy her favorite candy that no one else in the family likes that way she doesn’t feel like she has to share!

2) flowers or plants

It can be as simple or elaborate as you want to make it. You can pick some wildflowers from around your yard and display them in a pretty vase or bowl, buy a bouquet of flowers from the grocery store, or a nice plant that she can put in the ground at a later date.

3) Lanterns/Candles/Wax Melts

My Mom loves to light lanterns, wax warmers, and candles in the evening or on a dreary day. You could even make your own candles or wax melts at home! Simply melt down similar scents from old candles, add wick to a pretty jar and then let the wax harden. Make your own wax melts by pouring the melted wax into an ice tray and letting it harden. Depending on the size of your warmer you may need to cut the wax cubes in half.

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4) Mugs and Tumblers

Perfect for a morning cup of coffee, a relaxing cup of tea, or even just water or juice during the day! You can pick out something that says “Mom” on it, get something floral, or something with her favorite color on it.

5) Comfy clothes

What does your Mom consider comfy clothes? Maybe a nice pair of sweatpants, leggings and long shirt, or a nice set of pajamas. You can even get her a Summer robe (the shorter thinner ones), and a pair of Summer slippers or comfy shoes.

6) Blankets

Something nice and soft she can cover up with on chilly nights. Does she like weighted blankets? How about afghans or quilts? Another option is to buy two cheaper blankets (think 5.00 and less), and then cut fringes in each blanket about 1.5 inches wide every couple of inches all the way around. Lay them on top of each other and then tie the two of them together!

7) A nice meal at home

What’s Mom’s favorite meal? Work together and make it for her. Set the table with some nice dishes and make it pretty. It doesn’t have to be extravagant or expensive to be meaningful.

8) Journals and notebooks

There’s so many options with this one. A planner to help keep her organized, a small notepad she can keep in her purse. A magnetic list pad that hangs on the fridge to make a grocery list. Or a larger notebook with a pretty cover that she can journal in everyday. You can even get a 50¢ composition notebook and using cardstock, stickers, and stencils create your own pretty cover!

9) Lotion or purfume

We have lotion in almost every room of the house. You can get something scented or ultra moisturizing (especially with all of the extra hand washing these days). Her favorite perfume or a bath gift set would work too. A little something that she can pamper herself with.

10) A hand made gift or card

I know that times are hard for many people this year. Don’t underestimate the power of something that’s handmade. Just because you may not have the money to treat Mom to a nice meal out doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate. Make her a card using construction paper, stickers, and markers. And don’t forget about coupon books!

Bonus Gift!

Sometimes Moms just need a laugh. One of my favorite movies–and one that sums motherhood up perfectly is “Mom’s Night Out”. To date, this is the funniest movie I’ve ever seen! My Mom isn’t a movie buff but she loves watching this movie every Mother’s Day (and a few days in between too!) It’s family-friendly and very encouraging.

I hope that whatever you decide to do for Mother’s Day this year that you’ll remember to thank God for all that she’s done for you and the love that she’s shown you over the years.

Until next time,
Bailey Sue