12 Endearing Mother's Day Gifts for Your Extra-Special Mom
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If you haven’t found the perfect gift to thank Mom for, well, everything, you still have time to make May 13th extra special! From vintage-inspired macrame plant hangers to a clean house, these gifts are sure to touch your mom's heart.
Each month Sephora will curate a selection of new and best-selling products from makeup to hair care to skincare to fragrance to send to your mom using the answers in her PLAY! Profile. The monthly subscription is $10 and can be canceled at any time. You can set up the subscription and place a reminder in your calendar to cancel it based on how long you want your mom to receive the boxes.
2. Hanging Plants $15 - $25
Now that the weather’s getting warmer, it’s a great time to give the landscaping (and your Mom) some love! Pair these charming macrame plant hangers with some potted flowers from your local nursery for a thoughtful gift that will brighten Mom’s day all season long.
A little bit of luxury goes a long way and a mani/pedi gift card is just the thing! Most local spas offer gift cards, but you may not sure where Mom would want to go for some much deserved pampering. You can always opt for a SpaFinder gift card that’s good at thousands of locations nationwide.
4. A Home-Cooked Meal $10 - $25
If you live with or nearby your mom, give her the night off with a special home-cooked meal that you plan, prep, make, and serve. Make sure to include her favorite foods and a special dessert to top off the dinner! You can’t beat sharing a meal made with love.
5. Donate in Your Mom's Name $5 - $50
For the mom who already has it all, consider making a donation to a charity or cause she supports in her name. One charity that has shipped over 2 billion meals to children around the globe since 1987 is Feed My Starving Children (1.2 million volunteers joined in the mission in 2017 alone). Many charities will offer the option of sending a customized card to your mom to thank her for the donation.
6. Painting Party for Two $45 per person
Unleash your inner Monet with Mom by having a creative night out! Painting studios where you can choose a design and be guided through how to create it are popping up everywhere nowadays. It’s basically color by number for adults, but it’s a lot of fun and leaves you with a beautiful keepsake that will always remind you of the quality time you shared. The studio Painting with a Twist has locations in 39 states. Check out Groupon for a good deal in your area.
Bring the spa to Mom with an essential oil diffuser that spreads calming and cozy scents wherever you put it! Some of our favorite fragrances are lavender, frankincense, and sandalwood.
9. Movie night $2 - $25
Treat Mom to a movie date at the theaters or make your own at home, complete with popcorn and your favorite movie snacks (your local dollar store has great deals on box candy)!
The online store Heart on Your Wrist will create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry made from your handwriting or artwork. Just submit a scan or photo of the artwork, handwriting, or signature, and the Heart on Your Wrist artists will take the image and meticulously etch it onto a bracelet or necklace for a personal gift that will bring a smile to Mom’s face everytime she wears it.
Turn Mom’s signature dish into a beautiful and practical keepsake. The Etsy shop owner NewarkandCo turns family recipes into gorgeous plates and dishes.
No matter what you decide to get Mom for Mother’s Day, the important thing is to share how much you appreciate and love her. At the end of the day, it is truly the thought that counts!
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