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What are you doing for Mother’s Day? What are you making or serving for your mother’s special celebration? Did you get your mother something fabulous? Just in case you forgot or had the date wrong Mother’s Day is Sunday!
I personally love homemade gifts, a meal, candy, a beautiful dessert or even a handmade card, flowers or a gift made with love. That said, not all moms are different, maybe your mom has been itching to have a spa day, or to go to a concert or to just have a little time to herself, whatever the case be sure that whatever you are making or doing for your mom that it is something she wants, not what you want her to have. Got that dads? Mom probably doesn’t want a Green Egg grill although I could be wrong.
Here are a few of my favorite homemade Mother’s Day Gifts!
Flowers in a Vintage Container
I do not know any mom that doesn’t like flowers, especially ones pick with care and placed in a vintage container. This is actually two gifts in one and is a great way to repurpose and recycle, simply visit the nearest thrift store or antique site and find a tea canister, vintage tin, vase, blue willow tea cup or whatever your mom might like and fill it up with flowers or a plant. You can forage in your garden, go to Trader Joe’s or the local grocery store and find your mom’s favorite flowers. My mom has always loved dandelions and I can remember picking them all the way home and handing her the little wilted bouquet of flowers and she always gave me a big hug and a smile as if I had just handed her the Crown Jewels. If you would like to see a few more ideas of flowers in vintage containers read this post.
Candy is always a good ides, especially if it is chocolate and it is homemade. I am a huge fan of homemade candy gifts and I give them for all holidays to not only my mom, but friends, aunts, and more. I know that there are a few of you that are thinking and probably saying to themselves, I don’t know how to make candy. No problem, I have got you covered, this recipe for Fleur de Sel Truffles is so easy and it only has 4 ingredients! It cannot get any easier than heating whipped cream and pouring it over chocolate!
Bake a Coffeecake for Brunch
Brunch is an easy meal to make, especially of you are not an avid cook. You can scramble some eggs or make a quiche, add some bacon and sausage and a coffeecake and voila you have a brunch that mom will love! Don’t forget the coffee, tea, hot chocolate or mimosas. Here are a few of my all time favorite coffeecake recipes, Raspberry Almond Coffeecake,or Mixed Berry Coffeecake.
Are you crafty? Are you good at sewing? I am neither, but I do have a few things in my arsenal that make great gifts and these Lavender Bath Salts are one of the things I love to make to give as gifts. If you know how to sew you could take some scrap fabric, sew it into squares or a shape that you like, add lavender and sew it closed. Whatever your “gift” is, sewing, crochet, painting, drawing, etc, use it to make a beautiful, one of a kind gift for mom.
I don’t care how old you are, your mom would love a handmade card, why not get out your markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint and paper and get to work. If you have kids or grandkids at home work along side them as they create a card for their mom. My mother and mother in law both love the cards that we send them from the grandchildren and the grandpa’s, in fact they are some of their most cherished gifts.
These are just a few of the recipes and ideas that I have for Mother’s Day, if you want more ideas just visit my Pinterest boards or simply search the blog for cakes, cookies, coffeecakes and more.
Have a great day!
Before you go tell me:
What are you doing for Mother’s Day?
What are you making your mom for Mother’s Day?
Do you have a coffeecake or brunch idea to share for Mother’s Day?