Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

From heading up the carpool, to being a shoulder to cry on when you needed it most, a mother’s love and support can’t be measured. They do so much for us and ask for so little in return. So for this Mother’s Day, why not spoil her with some sweets and relaxation? Check out these fabulous Mother’s Day Gift Ideas below for some easy and fun DIY gift ideas that also express all of the TLC mom deserves!

1. Kitchen Tablet Holder by Mamie Jane

Kitchen Tablet Holder by Mamie Jane

2. Easy Mother’s Day Gift: Chocolate Bouquet by Madigan Made

Easy Mother's Day Gift: Chocolate Bouquet by Madigan Made

3. Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase by Home Stories A to Z

Mason Jar Picture Frame Vase by Home Stories A to Z

4. Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub by Here Comes The Sun

Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub by Here Comes The Sun

5. Last, but certainly not least… we couldn’t resist these adorable photo bookmarks by Nearly Crafty… Perfect for both moms and grandmas!

Photo Bookmarks by Nearly Crafty

We hope this helps inspire you to create something extra special to express gratitude this Mother’s Day… Because being a mom really is the #WorldsToughestJob!

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Happy Mother’s Day from Bonnie Marcus

This special Mother’s Day post comes from our dear friend and content partner, Bonnie Marcus!

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As a Mother of three, Mother’s Day means many wonderful things to me.

First, I am so grateful to be a Mom and have a wonderful husband and three little boys to celebrate with on this special day.

Second, I am so very thankful to have the most wonderful Mom in the world (in my opinion) to enjoy the special day with as well.

My Mom instilled in me many special values…. to ALWAYS be nice, NEVER give up, follow my PASSIONS, and someday I could be PRESIDENT – all of which has helped me to have the confidence and ability to be “president” of my own design studio!  I am forever grateful to her for instilling such important values in me since I was a young girl.

My favorite gifts to give my family are ones that are treasured long after the holiday is over (like a beautifully designed greeting card : ).

Last year my children surprised me with a very special Mother’s Day gift that continued to give us wonderful presents months after the holiday was over!

On Mother’s Day last year, I had to go to my design studio in the morning to finish up the last pages of my new Fashion Style book. While I was gone, my husband called me and said, “You wouldn’t believe what the boys did for you this year!” As a designer, of course I thought the kids made me a beautiful card or a beautiful piece of artwork, but when I came home, I couldn’t believe my eyes!

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My husband and the kids had rushed out in the morning to our local gardening store and built me a very special “Mother’s Day Garden” in our yard. From tomatoes, cucumbers, and eggplant to kale, peppers, dill, parsley, and mint, everything was very well-planned and absolutely beautiful!  Not only did they set up the garden, they also promised to take care of it too!

Over the past year, we have truly been enjoying this very special Mother’s Day gift.  From family gatherings to neighborhood barbecues, everyone loves visiting our beautiful Mother’s Day garden and enjoying the fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs that the boys take pride in picking themselves for every event.  A gift like this not only is wonderful for the recipient, but it is a true treasure for the family as a whole.  In addition, the boys have also developed a new passion for cooking as well, which is a wonderful gift in itself!

I can’t wait to see what they are going to surprise me with this year!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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– Bonnie

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What to Write in a Mother’s Day Card

What to Write in a Mother's Day card

We all know that parenthood is the #WorldsToughestJob… but how can you seize the opportunity Mother’s Day provides in order to recognize all that mom does throughout the year? According to a recent Harris Poll survey, 81% of U.S. adults believe that moms are under-appreciated; yet, 61% of U.S. adults say mom tops the list of who deserves the most gratitude in their life.*

Sure, there are literally thousands of greeting cards available for Mother’s Day– it’s usually not hard to find one for your mom, no matter how unique your relationship is. But writing a personal note might not be as easy. That’s where the creative team at American Greetings comes in.  Before we write cards, we research relationships.  And we’ve narrowed down the complicated, tender, strong, funny, forever love between a mother and child to give you some expert advice on what to write in a Mother’s Day card that perfectly expresses your gratitude for all of mom’s hard work…

Mom to Mom

Once you become a mother yourself, you have a better understanding of what your mom did for you—and now you’re also celebrating her as a grandmother!  Here are some ways to express your thoughts:

For helping you become the mother you are: The highest compliment anyone can give me, Mom, is to say that I’m like you.

For the ways you’ve followed in her footsteps: I see you in things I do, I hear you in things I say—and these are some of the things I’m most proud of.

For all the stages of you’ve been through: From “Mommy” to “Grandma” you’ve always found a way to be amazing at who you are.

Mom as a Friend

Do you consider your mom a friend and confidant?–here are some great ways to express your feelings:

For the Mom you respect as a woman and/or professional: Somewhere along the way, I realized the extraordinary mom raising me was also an extraordinary woman.

For the mom you love to spend time with: You always knew just how to lift my spirits, Mom.  Some things never change.

For the ways your relationship has changed…and stayed the same: My doctor, my hairdresser, my counselor, my friend…I can’t thank you enough for everything, Mom, because “everything” just keeps getting better!

Still Need Your Mom?

If your mom is still the person you count on most, be specific about what you appreciate:

For her words of wisdom: Even if you didn’t think I was listening, I live by your words every day.

For being the one you always turn to: In my heart I have every hug you ever gave me—and sometimes they still get me through.

For the example she sets: Beautiful, loving, understanding, forgiving…that’s you, Mom.  And it’s who I strive to be.

Have you seen our #WorldsToughestJob video? Join the more than 23 million people have viewed our viral sensation. It has been translated into more than a dozen languages and shared with everyone from friends on social media, associates in business presentations, congregations at church services, national and international television audiences and so many more.

*This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of American Greetings from April 14-16, 2015 among 2,055 adults ages 18 and older.

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Happy Mother’s Day from Kathy Davis

Mother's Day cards by Kathy Davis

If you are a mom,  Happy Mother’s day  to you! As Mother’s Day approaches, I find myself thinking about my own mother, who will forever be in my heart. Mom always went out of her way to try to brighten someone’s day. Her example was so constant that I am certain she is the source of my own desire to write messages from my heart to people I care about.

In fact, it seems to me that mothers are often the ones who model thoughtfulness for the family, the ones who never forget a birthday or anniversary, who often surprise friends and loved ones with little gifts or messages, who always have their “radar” on to recognize when someone’s spirits might need a little boost.

So as Mother’s Day approaches, I like to think about all the moms in my life who are so thoughtful and kind, who extend themselves even before they are asked and who never expect anything in return. Some are friends, and others are family. Some are new moms, others empty-nesters. Some are grandmothers, and others are aunts. I like to show my appreciation to these wonderful women who make a difference in my life by sending a special greeting card, and sometimes I include a token gift or book.

This Mother’s Day, I’d love to hear how you plan to honor the special moms in your life!
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P.S. – Speaking of books, this Mother’s Day, I’m really excited about my new book, Love Blooms in a Mother’s Heart: A Celebration of Motherhood. Inside the pages of this book you will find my favorite quotations and sayings about mothers, surrounded by my garden-inspired watercolor art. For me, creating this collection was a heartfelt way to honor the memory of my wonderful mother. At the same time, it speaks to all moms of every generation. (You’ll find it at our website kathydavis.com.)

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What to Say in a Mother’s Day Card

Special Words for Mom from StayInspired365.com

With all the greeting cards available for Mother’s Day  , it’s usually not hard to find one for your mom, no matter how unique your relationship is. But writing a personal note might not be as easy. That’s where the creative team at American Greetings comes in.  Before we write cards, we research relationships.  And we’ve narrowed down the complicated, tender, strong, funny, forever love between a mother and child to give you some expert advice on just what to say to make your mom feel extra special…

Mom to Mom

Once you become a mother yourself, you have a better understanding of what your mom did for you—and now you’re also celebrating her as a grandmother!  Here are some ways to express your thoughts:

For helping you become the mother you are: The highest compliment anyone can give me, Mom, is to say that I’m like you.

For the ways you’ve followed in her footsteps: I see you in things I do, I hear you in things I say—and these are some of the things I’m most proud of.

For all the stages of you’ve been through: From “Mommy” to “Grandma” you’ve always found a way to be amazing at who you are.

Mom as a Friend

Do you consider your mom a friend and confidant?–here are some great ways to express your feelings:

For the Mom you respect as a woman and/or professional: Somewhere along the way, I realized the extraordinary mom raising me was also an extraordinary woman.

For the mom you love to spend time with: You always knew just how to lift my spirits, Mom.  Some things never change.

For the ways your relationship has changed…and stayed the same: My doctor, my hairdresser, my counselor, my friend…I can’t thank you enough for everything, Mom, because “everything” just keeps getting better!

Still Need Your Mom?

If your mom is still the person you count on most, be specific about what you appreciate:

For her words of wisdom: Even if you didn’t think I was listening, I live by your words every day.

For being the one you always turn to: In my heart I have every hug you ever gave me—and sometimes they still get me through.

For the example she sets: Beautiful, loving, understanding, forgiving…that’s you, Mom.  And it’s who I strive to be.

 For All the Moms Reading This: We wish you a well-deserved, wonderful Mother’s Day!

 

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Top Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

 

Mother's Day Gift Ideas from StayInspired 365.cojm

With about two billion mothers on the planet, which makes Mother’s Day the second most popular gifting day, there’s no shortage of great gift ideas for special moms.  And fortunately you still have time to shop!  But where do you begin?  Before you get so overwhelmed with choices that you simply send flowers for the twelfth year in a row, we’ve compiled a list of tried-and-true classics—and gave them an updated twist. Enjoy some of our favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Picture This: Every mom loves photos, but it’s surprising how many places you can put a smiling face.  From charm bracelets to cell phone covers to flower vases. And , don’t forget about personalizing your card with a favorite photo too!

Special Delivery: If she’s expecting flowers, send ice cream!  Do the delivery thing differently this Mother’s Day…or, better yet, all year long.

Gadget Gifts: Whether she needs a car key locator, a tiny speaker for her favorite tunes, or simply wants longer cell phone battery life, the electronic ideas are endless.

Tote-ally Cool: Instead of another purse, lighten mom’s load with a stylish bag that can handle all of her stuff.

Monogram Mania: Keep it classic or go high-tech by giving her earrings with her initials or even engraving her iPad.

Theme Gift Basket: Candles? Cookies? Coffee?  Assemble a collection of what she loves most or order a beautiful basket online.

Sweet Touches: Candy can make a creative gift that’s inexpensive, too. Tell mom you love her “to pieces” with a decorated jar of Reese’s pieces. Or put candy bars on posterboard for a creative message.

Personalize It: Fun to make…thoughtful to give. Write your favorite moments on tiny slips of paper and put them in a keepsake box or jar for a gift she’ll open again and again.

Whatever the gift, don’t forget to tell Mom what she means to you – that is the gift that will mean the most to her!

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