All I want for Mother’s Day is to not pick-up everyone else’s things from around the house. It would be amazing to experience what it is like when everyone in the house puts their stuff back where it belongs on their own. Just one day. Putting this out in the Universe so that right ears and eyes might see it in time for the big day. ; )
For all the rest of you who might like nicer things to celebrate the big day, I thought I’d put together a list of my favorite ideas. This list is inspired by the simpler things in life you could say. With the aim to make everyday life more enjoyable.
For the Travel Loving Mom
This one is less of an actual present-in-a-box and more of a watch-this-now type. Stanley Tucci’s Searching for Italy on CNN and Basic Versus Baller on Tastemade are two of my current favorite travels shows. Instead of making me feel sad about not being able to go anywhere, they make me happy and inspired. Put it on her radar why don’t you!
For the Memory Keeper
Can a mom have too many pictures? No, no she cannot. I LOVE these Pinhole Press Polaroid inspired magnets. Not only do they look cool, but they also have options to add funny and inspiring blurbs. My fridge and I are both very happy to have them in our life! ; )
For the Environmentally Conscious Mom
One of the small changes I have made in our home to use less plastics, is to replace hand-washing soap bottles with castile soap concentrate. There are so many fragrance options but I love Dr. Bronner’s Rose Castile Soap Concentrate. A couple of tablespoons of this concentrate mixed with water gives you a whole bottle.
For the Mom Who Loves Cooking & Entertaining
The options in this category are endless really. But if I were to pick two things it would be a bottle of saffron and vintage china for everyday use. Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice but a small bottle goes a long way (from savory to sweet recipes). Several good grocery store chains like Whole Foods, Wegmans, and Costco carry them along with online grocers.
Let me tell you how much joy I get from using nice plates and bowls everyday. I love thrifting for beautiful vintage patterns at my local thrift stores and antique stores (The Annex, Cheshire Cat, Raleigh Flea Market, to name a few). But online stores like Replacements are also good to check out.
For the Mom Who Wants Nothing
She doesn’t want more clutter. She already has all the things she wants. She insists you get them nothing. For her, I say please respect her wishes. It is hard to be grateful for things one specifically asked not to be given. But even this mom would love a hand-written note saying what she means to you. So get yourself some fancy stationary and stamps and send her a note in the mail. If you are her favorite, you’d vow to send her a note every month for the rest of the year.
Happy Mother’s Day to all!