Mom is one of the most important people in your life. She raised you, and played a major role in who you are today. You may have had your fair share of challenges during those angst-filled teenage years, but she’s your mom. You’ve always loved her and you always will.
This Mother’s Day you want to show her how much she means to you but she insists, “I don’t need anything, and I’ll be upset with you if you spend any money on me.”
Luckily, you can work around her protective stubbornness by making her something that shows how much you care without breaking the rules…or the bank.
Here are some creative ways to pack a lot of punch into a small (and reusable) package with Mother’s Day Mason Jar:
Spring into Summer. Summer is right around the corner. If you live in cooler climates in the northern part of the country, it may even sneak up on you regardless of how much you’ve looked forward to it all winter. Help your mom be prepared with a summer survival kit filled with goodies like travel-sized sunscreen and fruity lip shine that she can easily transpose into a purse or travel bag.
Pretty pampering. Every mom deserves to be pampered from time to time, but let’s face it. Sometimes it’s not that easy to sneak in a visit to the spa or nail salon to treat yourself. That should never stop a mom from taking some much-needed “me” time when necessary. Help make that a reality by putting together a “spa day” in a jar, complete with a favorite nail polish, other manicure and pedicure supplies, face masks and creams and bath salts. This can be done on a budget at your local drug store or you can splurge at a beauty destination like Sephora and Ulta, which have special aisles of sample sized items that would fit perfectly.
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Beautiful Bakery. Take the mess and preparation out of making a batch of delicious cookies by putting (almost) everything mom needs together for her. Include a recipe that reminds her she only needs to add wet ingredients (like eggs, melted butter and vanilla) to end up with a yummy batch of cookies.
Tea time. For the mom who loves tea (or coffee), check out a store like World Market for decorative sample sizes of teas and coffees and other goodies that would be good accompaniments to a nice warm cup of comfort.
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Feeling floral. Avoid the traditional hanging basket by making a pint-sized version of your own. Personalize it with free printable labels to make it even more special. The best part is instead of spending $50 on a fancy basket, the cost to make one of these flowering vessels of love is likely under $10.
For more DIY ideas and other decorating advice, head to Modernize.com.