Best Out of the Box Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

Why is it that spring always comes and goes so quickly? Before you know it April is gone and her next door neighbor May is knocking on your door. Not that we’ve got anything against May- she’s a great gal and all, but we’re just never prepared! The weather begins to really warm up, the schools release their students for the summer and you’re suddenly incredibly busy with all that spring cleaning you didn’t get around to.

But while we can’t help you figure out fun activities to keep the kids occupied with all summer, we can help you with another annual occurrence- Mother’s Day. Yep, it’s that time of the year again and it’s only two weeks away! Stumped on gift ideas? Don’t want to do the same brunch and flowers routine you did last year? Want to do something different and really leave a lasting impression? Now that is something we can help you with!

We’ve scoured the best of what Pinterest has to offer and we’ve put it all in this nice concise little list, and even if you don’t find something here that sounds good, hopefully it’ll spark some other ideas and send you off in the right direction!

Option 1: The Birds Nest Necklace

If you’ve got a craft store nearby, then this is a slam dunk. Women love jewelry, and anything sentimental just acts as an added bonus! All you need is some jewelry wire, a couple beads, a pair of pliers, and a chain. Just because you may have left the nest, it doesn’t mean that you are gone or ever far away from her heart.

mother's day birds nest gift

Option 2: Custom Address Stamp

She’s always on time with those, birthday cards, Christmas cards, get well soon’s and just because letter’s- you don’t know how she does it all but she does because she’s Mom. All the while you were growing up, she did her best to make your house into an actual home, she took care of you when you were sick, and was always there to listen. Make sure she feels appreciated and loved this Mother’s Day. We’ve just uploaded a wonderful assortment of styles to choose from that she’ll be sure to love!

Mothers day address stamps

Option 3: Photo Collage

A new twist on an old favorite! You can never go wrong with pictures, but why not try something a little different? With some Modge Podge, a couple wooden or cardboard letters, and some pictures, and you could create something truly unique and one of a kind! Or if that’s a little too time consuming, you could always go for the other option and have it framed! Either way she’ll love that you made it especially for her and will brighten her day for sure!

mothers day photo collage gift

Option 4: Fingerprint keychain/necklace/bracelet

Like I said before, Mom’s love something personal, and you can’t get much more personal than a thumbprint! Whether you want her to carry it with her always, or just on those days you’re feeling particularly close to her heart, the choice is yours! This blog has plenty of quick, easy, and inexpensive ideas for how to make a lasting impression!

Option 5: The Gift Basket

Otherwise known as the “I Couldn’t Pick Something So I Went Overboard And Bought You Everything I Could Think Of ” gift. And believe us, there’s is nothing wrong with this oldie but goodie! But are you stumped as to what to include in your basket or even how to go about making one? To start, any craft store is going to carry an assortment of baskets for you to choose from so you can make it as big or as small as you want. Also at the craft store, you’ll find a big bow or some ribbon- now you can’t deliver a gift basket without some ribbon or a bow at least can you? Now for the part that most people get hung up on- “what do I put in it”? Why not stick with a “Relaxing Day” theme? Throw in some chocolate, a chick-flick or maybe a movie the two of you could watch together? Maybe some nail polish and a candle for a spa day at home? If you live near a Bath and Body Works, all of their spring candles are out now and on sale (psst. The Watermelon Lemonade one is a winner!). Don’t know what nail polish colors to get? Aim for the colors similar to the below options, and you’ll be fine!

mothers day gift basket nail polish and candle

Ultimately, what Mother’s Day really comes down to is the chance to say “Thank You” to the amazing women in your life. The one’s who have been there for you through everything, the ones that you know you can call after a bad day and they’ll make you feel better every time. Embrace this opportunity to show your appreciation and admiration for the women in your life!


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