Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Ideas! Gift Guide!


Hey Guys =) If you live in the U.S Mother's Day is on Sunday! If your short on ideas & you didn't buy/make anything yet read this post & hopefully you'll get a few ideas! Mother's Day isn't about getting your mom something expensive and luxurious, at the end of the day it's the though, & spending time with her is what counts! Keep reading to see my handmade, store bought, & food ideas, as well as to see what I got my Mom this year!

Handmade: 
-A beautiful Card! I always make my mom a card instead of buying one at the drugstore, I feel as if it's more personal and heartwarming since your taking the time to make it! One of the pros of making your own card is that you can get as creative as you want! This is the card I made my mom this year...


 I bought a pack of cardboard flowers cutouts and I wrote "Happy Mother's Day! Your the Best Mom in the World!" (Translated from Polish) I then decorated it with paper flowers and craft pearls! Everything can be easily found at a craft store.

-A coupon book! It's a oldie but a goodie =) Fill it up with redeemable chores, etc... that your willing to do (outside of your normal chores) trade in. Whenever I make one I always like to include things like: I'll give you a mani/pedi, a massage, I'll treat you to a movie, I'll do your makeup, cook dinner, etc.. you can include whatever you wish but be creative! I would take colorful construction paper, cut it to size, write out the coupons, decorate each page with stickers, glitter, gems, etc, then finish off by hole punching the sides and tying a ribbon to hold the pages together! 

-A card/book stating all the reasons why you love your mom! I did this last year for my Dad's birthday and he loved it! I took a huge poster board, folded it in half, decorated the cover, than inside for each year of his life I wrote a reason why I loved him =) It was fun to make, cost next to nothing, but it was from the heart! 

-A Jewelry Box! Which mom/women/girl doesn't like jewelry? So why not give her a beautiful customized jewelry box =) You can find a plain wooden box in almost any craft store for under $5! Buy some paint, glitter, rhinestones & decorate away!! I guarantee your mom will love it, I have made my mom countless jewelry boxes throughout the years and not only are they super fun to make but really cute as well! Little tip if your doing this, get a piece of felt ($1) and line the inside of the box to make it feel extra luxurious! 


This is the jewelry box I made last year! It's a small heart box which I painted & covered in polka dots! The flower on top is made out of clay! 

-Seashell & Pearl Jewelry Bowls! Check out my DIY tutorial on how to make this amazing present =) They are the perfect everyday jewelry holders & are so simple to make! 


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Store Bought!
-A beautiful mug & a can of high quality tea or coffee! My mom loves drinking tea (as do I) so a few years ago I bought her a pretty mug and a tin of tea in a fun flavor =) I got it in Barnes and Noble but you can find a mug & tea anywhere. Wrap it beautifully & you have a cute gift!
-Luxurious Bath Items! Mom's can be so busy worrying about everyone else that they forget about themselves. Give your mom a reason to relax and have a little "me time" with a dreamy bath experience! This is when Lush, Sabon, & other similar stores are your BFF! Make her a cute gift basket filled with goodies =) From Lush I would recommend getting a Bath Bomb, Bubble Bar, & Massage Bar! From Sabon (which is one of my mom's favorite store) I would suggest getting the Sea Salt Scrub (both mine and my mom's fave) and the massage oil (my mom's pick!) 

-A makeup product from her favorite brand! My mom adores Chanel makeup, so whenever a special occasion comes around I usually stop by the Chanel counter or store to see if anything catches my eye! Buying high end makeup can be expensive but I'm not saying to buy a ton of products, maybe just a lip gloss ($29) or lipstick ($32) Getting one item that you know your mom will love won't break the bank but it will still be a luxurious present! 

-Perfume Sampler Set! Scents are such a personal thing so unless you know that your mom will love the scent don't buy it! Instead get a perfume sampler set =) Your giving the her a few samples to test out & a coupon redeemable for the full size bottle of the scent she falls in love with!You can get a perfume set for under $50 from stores such as Sephora!
-A Spa Gift Certificate! Treat your mom to a fun day at the spa =) Let her relax and unwind while she gets a heavenly massage, or invigorating facial, etc! 


Food!
-Breakfast in Bed! Your mom will love staying in bed and being served a wonderful homemade meal! Make her favorite breakfast food, include some fresh squeezed juice, some chocolate covered strawberries, & a flower! She will love the effort & the special treatment =)


-Unique apple pie! Make this classic dessert with a twist! (Found this idea on pintrest & I love it!) Your mom will love the unique idea + it'll taste amazing! 



-Restaurant! Take your mom out to her favorite restaurant! She will love the fact that she doesn't have to cook =) The food will be perfect & You can spend the day together! Take her out shopping before or after as well or just stroll the city/beach/park together enjoying each others company =)


-Chocolate Chip stuffed Raspberries?! Also found this idea on pintrest (love pintrest) It's so simple, yet I think it would taste fantastic! If not raspberries, classic chocolate covered strawberries dipped into coconut shavings or sprinkles/ etc... would be the perfect alternative =) Or you can do both! Yum! 



What I got my Mom for Mother's Day 2012!
This year I made my mom a card (picture above) & I purchased a Chanel lip gloss from their new summer collection! My mom has been obsessed with orange, she loves lip products, & Chanel, so when I spotted this limited edition Chanel orange lip gloss (in the shade Calypso) I immediately knew it was the perfect present! 

What are you getting your Mom for Mother's Day this year? What was your favorite present you gave her in the past? Did you get any ideas from this blog post?

*These gifts aren't only for Mother's Day but are ideal for birthdays, special occasions, etc... as well!

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1 comment:

  1. So many beautiful gifts you have shared..I think a gift card put in Gift Card envelopes also be used for this occasion.

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