Mother's Day is approaching! We've put together a list of five easy gifts that will show Mom just how much you appreciate her.
1. For the mom who loves the little things: Potted Plant
Bouquets of flowers are a Mother’s Day staple, but instead of buying her flowers that will last only a few days, pick out a pretty potted plant! Because they still have their roots, potted plants will be able to live long past Mother’s Day and will brighten up Mom’s house for months or even years to come. Head over to your local home and garden store to pick out Mom’s favorite flower! Some flowers that grow great when planted in a pot are Daisies, Marigolds, Petunias and Geraniums. You can even decorate your flower pot for a customized touch that Mom is sure to love.
2. For the mom who loves to be pampered: Homemade Sugar Scrub
Give your Mom her very own in - house spa treatment with DIY sugar scrub. This recipe is super simple and creates a delicious smelling scrub that will leave Mom’s skin feeling smooth and moisturized. Don’t bother getting those expensive scrubs that are sold in department stores or spas… you can make your own and incorporate your mom’s favorite scents or products! All you need is:
-½ cup of organic sugar (white or brown)
-½ cup of oil (olive or coconut)
-Any essential oils that you want to add
You can also create your own scented scrub by adding things like cinnamon, vanilla extract, lemon or lavender oil. Mix the ingredients together and store them in an air tight jar. Busy moms don’t always get the chance to take a spa day, but this gift brings the spa to her!
3. For the mom who keeps it classy: Pink Champagne
Raise a toast to Mom this Mother’s Day! Give your mom the gift of bubbly with a bottle of pink champagne for her special day. Pink champagne usually has a fruity taste and tends to be slightly sweeter than normal champagne, making it ideal for champagne cocktails. One recipe calls for ½ ounce of vodka and chilled cranberry ginger ale added to a glass of pink champagne for a refreshingly delicious cocktail perfect for Mother’s Day brunch.
4. For the mom who loves the sweet stuff: Chocolate Covered Coconut Balls
Show your mom how sweet you can be by making her a simple yet tasty treat great for a Mother’s Day celebration – chocolate covered coconut balls! Here’s what you’ll need:
-1 Cup Toasted Chopped Macadamia Nuts
-1 Cut Sweetened Condensed Milk
-1 ½ Teaspoons Almond Extract
-One 12 - ounce bag semisweet chocolate morsels, melted
-1 Tablespoon Shortening
Just combine the nuts, condensed milk, almond extract and coconut in a bowl and form them into ¾ inch balls. Let them sit on a sheet tray for 3-4 hours or in the fridge for 1 hour. Afterwards, melt the chocolate and dip them to evenly coat them. Top them with shredded coconut and let them dry- your end result will be a homemade sweet treat for mom to indulge in.
5. For the mom who needs her beauty sleep: Breakfast in Bed
Make Mom feel special from the moment she wakes up this Mother’s Day with breakfast in bed. This all - time classic Mother’s Day gift never gets old and will always be a treat. There are a few things you can do to make sure your breakfast in bed goes off without a hitch. First, make sure you know your mom’s favorite breakfast food, whether it’s sweet like pancakes and fruit or savories like eggs and bacon – make sure you’re prepared to make her favorites! Next, make the plate pretty! Add a little vase with a flower to brighten up the tray and don’t forget the Mother’s Day Card. Finally, make sure you clean up any mess you leave behind! Leaving the kitchen spotless for Mom is just an added bonus to this special Mother’s Day present. And don’t forget to let Mom get her beauty sleep! :)
Let us know what you’re doing for Mom this Mother’s Day below!