Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and it holds a whole new meaning for me this year. Last year during Mother’s Day we knew we were pregnant but the secret was still too new to share with others. I often think back to where I was this time last year and am in awe over how quickly time moves.
As I mentioned, I was just a few weeks pregnant last Mother’s Day. I remember thinking, “Do I celebrate or not?” And, just thought I will let Nathan take the lead. That day we had plans with our families and as I jumped into the truck I noticed an opened card and envelope laying on the front seat. Thinking it was a card Nathan picked up for his Mom and needed us to sign I opened it, and just like a little kid who walks in on their mother wrapping Christmas gifts, I realized it was a card for me. I quickly placed it how I found it, but as Nathan jumped in the truck he could 100% read through my, “Card? What, card? I didn’t see a card” face. Later he revealed he had an intention on surprising me with a kayak but ran out of time that weekend. Yes, a kayak. The perfect gift for a newly pregnant gal! (In his defense, he got one for Christmas and we had all these visions of spending that summer on the water). I guess the whole pregnancy thing hadn’t quite sunk in for either of us yet.
1 – Secret Garden: Adult Coloring Book
For the Artistic Mom… Is this not the coolest? There is something therapeutic about coloring, and Mom, could use a little R&R no matter what form. If you go this route, don’t forget to pick up crayons or markers that she can call her own! Ain’t no’ body have time for sharing broken red and purple pieces with the kids!
2 – Philosophy: Amazing Grace
For the Fragrance Loving Mom… Such a feminine scent from a favorite beauty brand. Plus, who doesn’t love the name?
3 – TOMS: Women’s Classics
For the Mom Who Likes To Give Back… TOMS Mission, “With every pair of shoe you purchase, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need.” TOMS come in a variety of styles and designs are super comfortable. Pick out a pair for Mom and feel good knowing someone else is benefiting from your purchase.
4 – Lilly Pulitzer: Cover-Up
For the Beach Loving Mom… Contribute to Mom’s beach vacation fashion with this perfect cover-up. Have fun and throw in a pair of sandals and a cute fedora. I am eying this one up.
5 – Amazon: Equil Smartpen 2
For the Techie Mom… Like to doodle? Who doesn’t? Here is how this bad boy works. Basically it is a digital pen, that is connected to your iOS, Mac, Android and Windows devices via Bluetooth. You can share your creations to iCloud, Dropbox, select social media sites and more.
6 – Etsy: Laptop Sleeve
For the Traveling Mom… I just adore this traveling sleeve for a laptop or MacBook. I am also a big fan of soft colors and anything on Etsy. It is functional and a homemade gift, so not every Mom on the block will have one.
7 – Anthropologie: Iridescent Jar Candle
For the Spa Going Mom… I adore this candle mostly because of the color. That blue just speaks to me. Throw this in a basket with some bubble bath and a new robe and tell Mom to shut the bathroom door, turn on some music and kick her feet up in a bubble bath. And, don’t you dare interrupt her!
8 – UncommonGoods: Succulent Living Wall Planter
For the Green Thumb Mom… I can just a envision this on a beautiful brick exterior wall or inside a dining room wall with the sunlight streaming in. Who needs a boring watercolor painting when you can have living wall art?
Maybe one of these Mother’s Day gift ideas can work for your Mom or maybe you will go a different route. Whether it is a card or a getaway, a phone call or breakfast in bed, or heck, even a kayak… one thing is for certain, take time out of your day to say “thank you,” and be sure to let Mom know she is special and you care.
Happy Mother’s Day, early, to all you Momma’s out there.
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