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2. Monogrammed Keepsake Recipe Box. ($)
Does mom love to cook or bake? If so, this will be the perfect tear-worthy gift for her. A Monogrammed wooden recipe box and, what knocks this gift out of the park, is the recipe cards. Take some time and make some handwritten recipe cards including recipes that would be meaningful to mom (ex. Special recipes from her mother or mother in-law or grandparents, family favorites - aunts, uncles, kids, cousins could all contribute a recipe and explain why it is meaningful to them, recipes from special occasions, new recipes she is sure to want to try, etc). This gift, made specially for her, including a handmade personal touch is the perfect meaningful gift that she can cherish as a keepsake and can be passed down through the family. Get it:
Monogrammed Personalized Custom Family Recipe Box Wood Box with Recipe Card Dividers
Mom's rarely take the time they should to slow down and take care of themselves as they are always busy taking care of everyone else. It is so important that she takes the time she needs to rest and restore herself so that she can continue to show up for everyone else. Nourish her with one of the below self-care gift boxes. She will love this as they are full of unique surprises and new products to try, and it gives her the excuse to have some time set aside for her to relax and enjoy as she so deserves.
Description 1 - Spa Box:
TheraBox - Self Care Subscription Box
Description 2 - Tea Box:
Simple Loose Leaf Tea - Curated Exploration of 4 Loose Leaf Tea Premium Blends - Hand packaged Tea Subscription Box: Sampler
Description 3 - Romance Book Box:
Romance Reveal Book Box- The #1 Subscription Box for Romance Readers
4. Aromatherapy. ($-$$)
Moms have a lot going on! Give mom the gift of aromatherapy, a 1,000 year old holistic treatment that uses the essential oils from plants to support overall health and well-being. These oils are used medicinally to better your health both physically emotionally ~ mind body and soul. Aromatherapy is said to have a variety of benefits and treatments for some conditions including some of the following:
Considering all of the conditions and benefits outlined above, this would be the perfect gift for mom. On top of that there are many different ways and products that can be used to claim these benefits. Check out some great different gift ideas here:
Description 1 - Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser:
400ml Bluetooth Music Essential Oil Diffuser, 5 In 1 Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Fragrant Oil Music Diffuser, Timer and Auto-Off Safety Switch, 7 LED Light Colors For Bedroom by GIAHOL
Description 2 - Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Set:
Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Gift Set - 400ml Ultrasonic Diffuser with 20 Essential Plant Oils - 4 Timer & 7 Ambient Light Settings - Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
Description 3 - Aromatherapy Heart Necklace:
Essentials Heart of Chrome Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace Gift Set - Aromatherapy Pendant, 24" Nickel Free Alloy Chain, 5 Refill Pads, 4-100% Pure Oils (Lavender, Peppermint, Inner Calm, Zen)
Description 4 - Mom Aromatherapy Bracelet:
Wild Essentials MOM Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet Gift Set with Aromatherapy Pendant, 14.5" Black Leather Wrap Band, 12 Pads and 100% Pure Oils; Lavender, Peppermint, Inner Calm and Zen
Description 5 - Aromatherapy Balm Set:
Scentered Aromatherapy Balm Mindful Minis Gift Set - Sleep Well, De Stress, Escape, Be Happy and Focus
5. Zen (The Gift of not Giving a S**T) ($)
Okay, this one is definitely, well….. unique, but let's keep it real, life can be tough. Moms need a way to navigate through the daily challenges that we are all faced with. Adding a little attitude, realism and humor to the daily journey can only help. Plus it will definitely add a smile to her face and show her that you understand what she is going through, which let's face it, is all that most of us really want. So gift her a "Journal for Practicing the Mindful art of not Giving a Shit" and a Candle so she can work through her daily stresses.
Description 1 - Journal: Zen as F*ck: A Journal for Practicing the Mindful Art of Not Giving a Sh*t (Zen as F*ck Journals)
Description 2 - Candle: Malicious Women Candle Co - Bitch…You Got This!, Lavender & Coconut Water Infused with Positive Vibes, All-Natural Organic Soy Candle, 9 oz
6. Gourmet Chocolate & Wine.
Not much to be said here, you can't go wrong with Chocolate and wine, this is a no-fail go-to sure to please mom. But let's really invest in the good stuff, this day only comes once a year let's give her the treat she deserves for the queen she is.
The Good Stuff:
Description - Gourmet Chocolates: Godiva Chocolatier Assorted Chocolate Truffles Signature Gift Box, 24-Pieces, 16.5 Ounce
For the Wine ~ Check out this article here for a ton of ideas for great wines for women made by women.
Give your mom the gift of some special time set aside and customized specifically for her. Do this by making her Picnic Basket or Breakfast in Bed stuffed with her favorite food and drinks (maybe add some candles and flowers for an extra touch) and then enjoy some time together either just the two of you or with the full family. Create some memories that mom can cherish!
8. DIY - Photo Book
There is nothing better than looking back at treasured moments and time spent with family. Give your mom a book of memories that she can cherish for years to come. You can create your own scrapbook or create one online using your favorite photo editing software.
To make things even more easy for you I have created a customizable template that you can use for free via Canva. All you need to do is choose your own pictures, add them to the template, print and voila you have the perfect gift for the mom in your life in no time at all.
Check out the template by clicking here.
Here is a little preview:
A Herb Garden Planter is a great idea to impress mom, not only does it add some green freshness and beauty to the house but it's also convenient for mom so that she has her favorite healthy and most-used herbs just within her reach. Check out the how-to tutorial here and get started making this thoughtful gift for mom.
10. Custom Loose Leaf Tea Blends
Make up your own loose leaf tea blends and then make it a beautiful gift for mom by packaging it in beautiful glass sealed jars with decorated labels, in homemade tea bags or in glass vials in a wooden box. This will be an unexpected, delicious and beautiful gift that will mean a lot for mom and while you are making the gift make a some for yourself as well as an added bonus.
Check out my Pinterest Board here Mother's Day Gift Ideas for some packaging inspiration, some tea blend recipes and some DIY tutorials for your own handmade tea bags.
Bonus* I have pinned some other gift ideas to this board for some more inspiration if you need it for Mother's Day.
11. DIY Customized Reed Diffuser
Nothing is better than coming home to a house that smells great. Create a unique gift for your mom by mixing your own blend of essential oils to create your own intoxicating scent that cannot be bought in stores. Check out the tutorial here from Good House Keeping to see how to make one for your mom.
There you have it, 11 unique Mother's Day Gift ideas that are sure to surprise and delight for any budget.
I would love to hear how your mom enjoyed the gifts or any other great gift ideas that you may have in the comments below.
Herb Garden and Diffuser ~ Good House Keeping. "48 DIY Mother's Day Gifts That Are the Most Thoughtful Way to Say "I Love You". By Amanda Garrity. March 17, 2020.