Mother’s Day is just around the corner – and I have to say, I always have a hard time deciding on THE perfect gift for my mom.
When we were kids- treating mom to breakfast in bed was the best. Gathering up all her favorite foods, a cup of coffee and handmade card- the hardest part was getting her to stay in bed until it was ready haha.
And some moms are easy- a gift card to their favorite is a perfect gift. And then others- are hard to shop for. This year- I shopped early- my mom is trying to cut back on carbs and so, as I was telling her about this amazing veggie noodle maker that we love – she got all excited about it. So- sending one her way along with a few other favorite things.
If you are trying to figure out what to get for those special moms and mom figures this year- here are a few ideas for some last minute gifts you can order or put together that she will love. (some affiliate links)
Veggie Noodle Maker
As I mentioned- I got a veggie noodle makers for my mom. This one looks pretty fancy- and has all kinds of attachments for making ‘zoodles’ of all sizes and shapes.
What mom or grandma wouldn’t love a day of pampering? Especially after the crazy year we have all had staying home. Check local salons for specials or give her a gift certificate and surprise her.
One of my favorite gifts – and pretty much every woman I know loves fresh flowers too. Surprise her with a pretty bouquet of her favorites- one that I always love is garden roses and Grace Rose Farm has some of the prettiest around.
Lasting Faux Flowers
A faux arrangement or wreath is perfect for adding that floral touch that will last and last. I am a little partial to one of my favorites – Marseille Meadow wreath-
or the French Market wreath because they are ones that I designed for Balsam Hill.
But there are so many beautiful wreaths and arrangements in all kinds of colors. Stay tuned for a post all about beautiful outdoor safe florals as well.
What kind of an author would I be if I didn’t share my books as a perfect gift for mothers day? 🙂 With everything opening up to be able to gather outdoors this summer- Inspired Gatherings is a great gift for inspiration for her next family gathering or bunko night.
French Press Coffee Set
Always a favorite way to enjoy a cup of coffee- a French press is as pretty as it is useful. Add a couple of charming mugs and box of breakfast biscuits or fresh croissants and fruit for a treat.
For tea lovers- maybe a tea lovers basket full of all kinds of proper tea & biscuit needs.
Think favorite tea, hot water pot, honey and tea stirrers, biscuits and jam.
A New CookBook
Another favorite of mine- a cookbook full of delicious ideas. I love the Half Baked Harvest recipes (with vegetarian modifications) and her cookbooks are beautiful as well.
Bath & Body
Another favorite for me- bath and body products. My daughter got me a body scrub for Christmas one year and I have pretty much requested the same again and again. If you are looking for a ready to go gift set- this one looks like it might be a good one.
Such a cute idea- I love this little instant herb garden in a wood crate. We actually just made up some herb pots for the kids and even the kids loved getting those instant little gardens- moms and grandma’s would love having one too.
A Pasta Lovers Bowl
I love this gift basket ideas- for this one- gather up some favorite pasta making supplies and place them in a big pasta bowl. This can even coordinate with the veggie pasta maker above. For this one I included pasta sauce, olive oil, pesto and peppers for bread and various pastas for trying different dishes.
Pet Parent Gift Basket
On that same note- a pet parent gift basket full of pet supplies tucked into a pet bed. Note- include a coffee mug & candle for refueling after those sleepless new puppy nights.
Dinner & Chores
I have to say, when the kids come over and offer to help with something that needs to be done- I am pretty darn happy. I love having things get done and even more when I don’t have to worry about doing it. Moms are always busy doing this, that, everything and everything else- so why not give her a gift of having that done for her? If you aren’t close by to cook dinner and tidy up the kitchen- maybe a git of a housekeeper for a couple of months or a handyman or gardener is there perfect fit.
A day with family
Of course mom just really loves to spend some time with the family – and after this past year being so cooped up and not being able to see everyone- just spending a day in the backyard catching up or organizing an all family meet up on zoom might be the best gift of all.
Coming your way- the English cottage garden reveal.
Happy Monday all.