Hello sweet friends! We hope this little entry finds you all having a wonderful week!
So I must confess : holidays and special events always get the best of me. It’s because I don’t think I’m a gift person. It’s the culture we live in, to get it right.
Jamin and I are the couple that everyone hates because while we make things fun for our kids on holidays, we don’t really celebrate each other in that way. It’s just not our love language. I use it as an excuse to get what I need, like a cute shirt. So I tell him what to get or even better, buy it for myself and thank him later. And vice versa. We’re happy that way. He shows me he loves me by bathing the kids or building a bed. I think we have it covered. Then someone who doesn’t understand us makes me feel all guilty about it by saying we’re “sad” and showing me their newfangled whatever. So cut to me, running to Target the day of, scouring the aisles for a grill he doesn’t really care about because I feel bad about not being a better wife in the gift category. (That was father’s day circa 2011) Suddenly, this gift defines us and who we are, and the panic takes over.
I’ve resolved to be more secure in my gifty choices of life. With any holiday, I put all this pressure on myself to find a thoughtful gift. So I over think. I mean, if I’m going to do it, I want to do it right. I always find myself second guessing myself and practically angsting over said recipient liking said gift, especially if their love language is gifts. I mean, how tragic if I fall short. Sometimes I secretly wonder if we’re the people who give gifts that are hidden until we come over and said recipients feel the pressure to drag them back out from whatever dark home the they’ve been residing in, to place it on the walls or put it on their kid. All run on sentences aside, I’m really the premature grandma who doles out reindeer sweaters at christmas. I just know it.
I have issues.
But I do love unique and handmade, and today I thought I’d round up a little inspiration all in the grand celebration that is our mothers. Because I’m pretty sure my mom would love a finger painted flower a-la 1985, as long as it was from me.
Here’s a few of our favorite, off-the-beaten path gift round ups for mother’s day!
1. We’ve probably all seen these mugs by now, but I just can’t get enough. How cute to make them a part of something, or include with her favorite coffee. I’d definitely take one… or seven. One for every day of the week. Useful and cute.
2. This delightful little set has a vintage appeal and timeless look for her to cherish forever.
3. A DIY idea of awesomeness in these adorable cooking utensils. Made to match her kitchen in any color! Yes, please.
4. These gold leaf agate coasters are gorgeous. Quite the convo piece!
5. A basket dipped in paint for a one of a kind look would be oh so pretty. Stuff it with something fun or give it as is.
6. Such a pretty little set of trinkets. Who doesn’t love hobnail in these fun colors? A thoughtful accent for her house!
7. This granny chic clock is super fun and a little different.
8. Fun earrings are always a win. I will take those.
9. To store all that jewelry…(updated: sold out. But something in this realm is always thoughtful!)
10. One can never go wrong with a prettily packaged set of dish towels.
11. I’ve featured this awesome camera strap before but I love it so much… it hurts.
12. I love this for the kitchen, and it would be something fun for any mom. But beyond that (the link is no longer working but I still wanted to share it with you) the idea of a meaningful quote in a charming frame is always a great simple DIY idea!
So what are you doing for your moms this year? Does anyone else totally spaz like me? What do you want for mother’s day? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Have an inspired day, y’all!
PSST… don’t forget about the ultimate ebook sale this week only-Perfect for the tech-savvy mom to build her ebook library! We can’t wait to check some of these books out! A fabulous deal!