17 Easy Gifts to Make Before Mother’s Day

Now that we’re entering the final phase of the master bedroom makeover we’re ready to turn our attention to so many fun events like the Kentucky Derby, Tally’s 17th birthday, Mother’s Day and the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before my mom is a saint of a lady. She is kind and generous, sensitive, loving and one of the least judgmental people I’ve ever met. We can’t wait to celebrate her for Mother’s Day and I know so many of you feel the same way about the special women in your life too.

Whenever we ask our mom what she wants for Mother’s Day she always says, “I don’t need anything. I already have you girls and you three are the best gifts I could have ever asked for.” Right? I’m telling you total saint ha ha! We’re still trying to decide what to get her this year but I thought it would be fun to gather 17 really easy ideas you can make this Mother’s Day to celebrate your mom, sister, granny, aunt, best friend or any other lady you want make feel extra special this holiday…

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If your mom loves to bake consider making her these Jadeite Inspired Cupcake Stands so she can display her signature sweet treats.

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If your mom loves to entertain consider making her these Milk Glass Inspired Cake Stands. Like the jadeite inspired cupcake stands they literally take an afternoon to make, just be sure to let them rest/dry 24 hours before you put anything on them.

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Almost all of the women in my family love, love, love coffee! These Farmhouse Mugs would be cute to give to your favorite ladies, coworkers and teachers with a coffee or tea themed gift basket. Make sure to include a tag that says hand wash.

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My mom is totally afraid of spray paint, well actually, DIYing in general. She’s always asking me to paint something for her like this bedside table at Loblolly Manor because she doesn’t want to “mess it up.” If you have someone in your life with similar anxieties consider painting something for them or helping them with a project you know they’ve been wanting to tackle.

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If you’re a rock star with tools, consider making this Dutch Inspired Tulip Crate. We made this for my mom last year and she still loves it.

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My sisters and I got together for an afternoon of at home candle making and we had so much fun. The Orange Vanilla Scented Candle smells just like an orange creamsicle. This is a great gift for the girls in your life that treasure all things cozy.

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We spray this Lemongrass and Eucalyptus Room Spray as part of our morning routine. It smells fresh and instantly makes us ready to tackle the day.   This would be a fun gift for an early riser.

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I haven’t met a Southern girl that didn’t love monogrammed linens. In fact, we’re always on the hunt for them at estate sales and tag sales too. Consider monogramming a kitchen towel or pillowcases for the lady that loves a practical gift.

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If your mom is a Fixer Upper fan she’s probably already commented on the various ways Joanna Gaines uses personalized signs in her home décor. This Flower Market Sign can be made in an afternoon and can be completely customized.

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Personalized Stationery is another gift that can be customized to fit a special occasion like Mother’s Day. Add a box of wax, an embossed stamp and a postage book for a fun treat for ladies that live out of town.

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If you want to give your mom or sister a sentimental gift they can use all year, consider making a Mother-Daughter Journal. It’s an easy way to keep track of exciting memories, funny stories and adventures too.

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My sisters are always talking about how they wished they had uninterrupted time to take a long hot bath. They both have very active littles so I definitely understand how a long hot bath could be considered a luxury in this season of their lives. If you have someone close to you in a similar situation spoil them with these DIY bath bombs, a favorite book, a special drink and a fluffy towel, bathrobe or slippers.

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Most moms have some sort of signature dish or sweet treat they bring to every event. Surprise your mom with your own signature treat like this White Cake with Triple Berry Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting and leave your phone in your purse the minute you arrive. I’m sure she would say just spending time with you is a fabulous gift.

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If you still live at home or close by, consider serving your mom breakfast in bed. This Open-Face Breakfast Sandwich is simple to make and is always a big hit at our house.

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If your mom loves all things vintage consider taking her on a girls weekend getaway trip where you can shop and thrift your way through all the small towns in your area. We went a similar trip for my birthday and we had such a great time, I can’t wait to go back.

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Create an Appreciation Tree with other family members so your mom can read a different tag each day of what you guys like, love or appreciate about her. We made one for our mom on her milestone birthday this year and we could barely hold back the tears after we saw her reaction.

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Give your mom flowers in a trophy cup, ironstone picture or vintage container that way she can enjoy the flowers now and use the vintage container throughout the year. These are flowers we picked up from the grocery store that we paired with plants from Lowes and clippings from around our property.

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Taking time to celebrate the women around you whether it’s your mom, sister, daughter, friends, neighbors, coworkers, aunts or grannys will always be one of the greatest gifts you can give not only to yourself but also to the ones you love most. It doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming, it just needs to be thoughtful and genuine and sincere.

Many blessings,

CoCo

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