Apologies for the radio silence! It's officially party season and we've been up to our eyeballs in party proposals and crafting! We did another photo shoot this week, so we'll be releasing another pair of pinches next week that we absolutely adore! Our list of "must have" pinches keeps growing longer, but we'd love to hear from you if there's something you need that we don't have yet (it's probably on our "coming soon" list, but we can prioritize based on demand!).
So Mother's Day is this Sunday. As in 2 days from now. Hopefully you already know this, but if you've spaced out and are wholly unprepared, we thought we'd throw out a few gift ideas that are the procrastinator's delight!
1. A gift certificate to a spa. Most spas allow you to order a gift certificate online and either print it or email it to the recipient. Most moms would be thrilled with this gift - who doesn't love a pedicure, massage, or facial?? Want to up the ante? Include a handmade gift certificate that says you'll watch her children during her day of bliss (assuming they are too young to watch themselves) or, if her children are older, include a gift certificate for another perk: a homemade meal to follow and allow her to remain relaxed for the rest of the day!
2. Clean her house. This one will only cost you time, so it's perfect for someone on a budget. It's no one's favorite task so it'll totally make her day to wake up/return home to a spotless abode. We're kind of obsessed with Boulder Clean cleaning products - they smell yummy and are a healthier alternative to many cleaning products (they don't know who we are and aren't incenting us to say this: we just love their stuff!). Are you local to Colorado? If so, they're available in lots of Whole Foods and other stores in the state. Not lucky enough to live here? Look for them on Amazon!
3. Cook her a meal. One of my favorite memories was when my husband tracked down the recipe for the amazing herb rolls from my favorite Italian restaurant (that was 2,000 miles away from our home) and made them for me. He's a great cook but not much of a baker and spent the better part of the day proofing and shaping dough to present me with a delicious gift. While it doesn't have to be an all day effort, cook one of her favorite meals - she'll appreciate both the fact that she doesn't have to cook and that you thought to make something she loves.
4. Write her a letter. Sometimes the best gifts are words and this is especially true with gifts for mothers. Write down your favorite memory of her or the list of reasons why you love her or the reasons why she's a wonderful mother. These are the kinds of gifts that we cherish and that stick with us long after the flowers wilt and the chocolates/wine have been consumed. Mothers are, in general, a fairly sappy bunch, especially when it comes to their children!
Bottom line: do something! It doesn't have to be extravagant, but make sure the moms in your life know you're thinking about them. Today and every day.
What's your favorite Mother's Day tradition? Share in the comments below or drop us a line!
Have a fabulous and fancy weekend! And Happy Mother's Day!
Erin & Sarah