Mother’s Day is always important, but this year, more than ever show you love her and appreciate her with things she REALLY wants. Here’s our picks for Mother’s Day Ideas.
Mother’s Day is a special day that supposed to recognize the most important lady in most of our lives: mom.
In the past, Mother’s Day has included completing honey-do lists, brunch at my favorite spots, and sweet crafts from the kids. Most of all, it’s just spending time. However, this year it takes on an even bigger meaning as we’ve spent time at home with our families or in my case away from my family (my parents.) But with so much together time, you’re gonna have to do something a little extra special. So we’ve rounded up a few ideas for moms close-by and far away on any budget.
Please note: If you’re going to buy anything, we love to promote local. Now more than ever you should buy from the small businesses owned by friends and other community members. Unfortunately not all those local spots can be mailed or sent in the mail so we have some other options – including a few free ideas – to make Mother’s Day memorable!
Mother’s Day Ideas for Free
Let’s be honest, Moms don’t expect you to BUY something, especially right now. But you are going to have to do something meaningful. Really the thought does count!
Make her breakfast AND Clean the House
Make her favorite breakfast (most the time mamas love breakfasts that you don’t have everyday.) We have some amazing ideas for brunch like this Eggs Benedict Casserole but honestly an omelet goes a long way. Along with making her breakfast make sure not to leave a mess. That’s the biggie. Leave her a mess and might as well not have done anything. If you aren’t for breakfast or another meal, that’s great, but make sure she doesn’t have to clean up after you. Do the laundry, clean the bathrooms, and don’t leave any dishes in the sink. PERIOD.
Add flowers to the meal and you’ll be set.
Just do me a favor, don’t pick the neighbor’s flowers. But you can do a walk and pick wildflowers or put them in a jar. And you can always make some for her with paper. We loved these easy flowers we made with coffee filters and straws.
Do Spa Night
My daughter is young, so she can’t buy anything for me. But we definitely can play spa day. Face masks can be made at home with just a few ingredients, soak in the tub, put in the conditioner and just watch some good girlie movies (Under the Tuscan Sun, Eat. Pray. Love, Love Actually, Gone with the Wind, Steel Magnolias and Downton Abbey.)
Or you can always rub her feet. Not getting to get a pedicure or get a massage is starting to take a toll, so rubbing her feet will go FAR.
Mother’s Day Ideas for Her (Near & Far)
Okay, everyone loves a good gift…especially if it’s something she’s wanted! So if you’re looking for a goodie we have some great ideas here that can be ordered to the house or delivered to those mamas (and grandmas) far away. (Thank gosh for delivery, right?)
Scout & Cellar
Toast to mom the right way with a bottle of wine (or even better a wine box subscription) she’s sure to love from Scout & Cellar. However, this wine company isn’t just selling wine – it’s organic, Clean-Crafted wine (without pesticides or added sugars) from small winemakers from across the world. So when you get wine from Scout & Cellar, it’s not just amazing wines (and bubbles, too), but a woman-owned business that works with only small family-owned wineries and partners with consultants across the U.S. (like myself) to have it delivered, straight to your door. Right now there is a special Mother’s Day box with a personalized note that is perfect for making her happy.
Best Mom Gourmet Gift Basket
If you want to make her happy with all the sweets, eats and treats – then these Mother’s Day picks from GourmetGiftBaskets.com will do the job x 10. Reviewed by Newsweek as a No. 1 food site, has a great new assortment of gifts for Mom that she’s bound to love like cookies, cheese, bubbles and more.
Okay this one is a biggie. And not every mom wants a Peloton, but this mama can tell you it’s my saving grace…especially right now. It’s my work out, my spiritual center, the kids love the family classes, and if you haven’t done a ride with Cody or Ally, you haven’t really had fun lately (and all from your house.) One day when travel is ok, you also need to plan a trip to NYC so she can do it with her favorite instructor (it’s so worth it!)
Use the code ESDH6K and you’ll get $100 in accessories when you buy a Peloton.
Apple AirPods Pro
She might love you, but believe me, she would love to be able to cancel out the noise (i.e. you) sometimes. Do yourselves all a favor and buy Apple AirPods Pro for her. And if you have it in your budget, buy a pair for you, too.
Honestly, I’m a real sucker for subscription boxes. Food ones, beauty ones, clothes ones – you name it! Best of all, there’s a little bit of fun in getting a box of goodies that all are curated for her special likes. While there are plenty of them to sign up for, here are a few of our favorites for Mom:
- Allure Beauty Box – at just $20 it’s a huge deal with the value of more than $70 sent monthly (shipping included.)
- Bloomsy Box – Send her flowers – every month!
- Simple Loose Leaf Tea – For those tea drinkers, give them something to look forward to with four different blends delivered to her door (and at less than $7 for the first box and $12.95 for additional), you can afford to tell her “I’m thinking about you.”
- TheraBox – AHHH! This is her spa in box! #Selfcare is the name of the game and this monthly box with full-size products begins at $35!
Scrapbook it with MixBook
This is a great gift idea for grandma especially! If you have kids that can make a Mixbook scrapbook on their own – even better! But if you need to help them create something special to send to grandma, this one is easy to create and get delivered using photos you find on your phone or have collected throughout the year. Even a look at what you’ve been doing during the Quarantine can be something special to make.
Did we mention we are doing a giveaway for the ultimate craft mom – A CRICUT MAKER. (See below to enter to win.)
If you’d rather do it yourself, then we have several ideas for sensible scrapbooking to make it on the cheap at home!