My number one Mother's Day tip, however... MAKE YOUR OWN CARD! You don't have to be an art wizard.. A little card stock, markers, glitter, stamps, stickers, anything-- and you have a special, heartfelt memento. You don't have to be a kid to make your Mom a card!
Well, on to the gift ideas!
For the Gardener:
Crabtree and Evelyn Gardener's Shed Bag
For the Traveler:
bareMinerals Wanderlust Desert Collection
This kit makes a great Mother's Day gift, whether the recipient wears a little or a lot of makeup. Filled with pretty, useful basics like black eyeliner, sheer peach lip gloss, and black mascara, it makes a nice present for someone who likes to travel light. Even someone with an enormous makeup collection will appreciate this set, and the colors are universally flattering.
For the Frugal Makeup Lover:
Dior Diorshow Mascara
For the Manicured Mama:
Zoya Nail Polishes
For the Spa-Aholic:
J.R Watkins Calming Bath Soak
For the Fragrance Fanatic:
Philosophy Amazing Grace
I love giving and receiving homemade gifts. Mother's day is a perfect opportunity to make something special for your mom. Think about the talents you have.. are you a sewer or knitter? Perhaps you can make a lovely watercolor or have a knack for prose. There are all sorts of meaningful gifts that you can create yourself, including lots of beauty gifts. A few clean mason jars and some pretty ribbon and you can make your mom some special homemade beauty treatments. Here are a couple recipes to get you started:
Happy Hand Exfoliant"Ingredients:
- 1 ounce ground almonds
- 1 teaspoon clear honey
- 2 teaspoons walnut or sunflower oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Mix all ingredients together into a thick paste.
- Rub a heaping teaspoon all over the hands for two to three minutes and rinse off. Use whenever your hands need some extra TLC."