Mother’s Day should be a time for mom to kick up her heels and let dad and the kids take over. Reality usually looks a bit more like a busy mom finding ways to celebrate grandmothers, aunts and the other special moms in their life.
So for moms who can’t take the day off, it’s nice to have simple, fun ways to make memories while creating thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts. Talk about multitasking! Most importantly, spending time together and creating traditions is a gift that’s one-size-fits-all.
Some talented bloggers came up with easy DIY gifts that moms will love to make, and love to receive.
Tub teas are a great gift that encourages busy moms to take a little time for relaxation. Check out this Lavender Grapefruit Tub Tea opens in a new tab from Stephanie of Garden Therapy opens in a new tab. Just add one bag to a warm bath (and maybe hang a do not disturb sign on the bathroom door).
Lavender Grapefruit Whipped Coconut Oil Lotion opens in a new tab is another simple, soothing treat from Stephanie at Garden Therapy. With only three ingredients and a fresh, luxurious scent, all you need is a pretty jar and ribbon to add a finishing touch.
Use this Homemade Lavender Scrub opens in a new tab from Micaela of Mindful Momma opens in a new tab to revive hardworking hands. It will leave them soft and moisturized, ready for mom to tackle the office, the garden, the kitchen or the carpool come Monday.
Whether you decide to make these DIY gifts with mom or surprise her with one, the personal effort is the main ingredient for a thoughtful present.
What are your favorite homemade Mother’s Day gifts – to give or receive?