Creative and Unique Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

The life of a mother is never-ending.  It can feel like you carry the weight of the entire world on her shoulders.  Mothering is tough!  As a mother, I know how tiring it can be.  As a teacher, I hear the stories often of the real struggles she faces.   Moms work tirelessly to give their families the best that they can.  So why not take the time this year to give mom something extra special to let her know you love her and appreciate all that she has done for you and your family.  As a mom, here are some of my favorite gift giving ideas.

Southern Baked Pie Company

Why not gift mom a homemade pie from Southern Baked Pie Company. Southern Baked Pie Company masterfully creates a variety of decadent flavors and specialty selections utilizing seasonal fresh fruit from local Georgia farmers and businesses. They offer pies in a variety of sizes including: whole pies, petite pies, and bite-size tassies.

We recently tasted one of their best selling pies, the Caramel Pecan Pie, and it was nothing short of heavenly.  Featuring caramelized and roasted Georgia pecans, this pie even won UGA’s Flavor of Georgia Competition.   Their pies are beautifully done, and they are absolutely decadent.  I love that getting one of these pies reminded me of my grandmother.  What a wonderful  way to celebrate  mom than by giving her something that she will enjoy.

Why not give mom the day off from cooking?  There are so many restaurant options available to you for making her feel special.  In the Atlanta area we have  a variety of places that mom would enjoy.  The Swan Coach House, for example, is one of our favorites.  For Mother’s Day they are offering a brunch that consists of the following:

 First Course:
Pear Gorgonzola, Ceaser Salad or Vegetable Soup

Second Course:
-Shrimp and Grits garnished with Green Beans
-Beef Bourginon with Mashed Potatoes
-Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
-Vegetarian Frittata
-Quiche Lorraine
-Salad Sampler

Third Course:
-Lemon Rosemary Cake with whipped cream and Blueberry Compote
-Pecan Pie
-French Silk Swan

For Children:
Fried Chicken or Miniature Swan’s Favorite

Reservations  are required for The Swan Coach House.  Please call (404)261-0636 for more information.

 

Hello Angel Coloring Book Gift Set by Angelea Van Dam

I love that it is officially okay as an adult to color again.  I recall many days in my teens and even early 20s where I would sit and color in coloring books.  There is just something about coloring that relaxes you. Why not help mom to melt away the stress, anxiety, and negative thoughts by gifting her the experience of coloring.  The Hello Angel Coloring Book Gift Set is a great kit that can be taken with you wherever you go .  It contains two Hello Angel Adult Coloring book favorites, Hello Angel Relaxing Patterns Coloring Collection, Hello Angel Big Beautiful Blossoms Coloring Collection, How to Color ideas, and Colored Pencils with Sharpener Tube packaged together in a bright floral patterned gift box.    It really is a perfect gift for any occasion.

Filled with intricate and intriguing illustrations to color and enjoy, the Hello Angel Relaxing Patterns Coloring Collection will help mom escape to a world of abstract art, motivating messages, and pretty patterns, all waiting to be filled with every color of the rainbow.

 

Chalk-Style Simple Life Coloring Book: Color With All Types of Markers, Gel Pens & Colored Pencils by Deb Strain

Have you been to craft fairs or even local home stores and seen the wide assortment of inspirational sayings framed for purchase.  Why not give mom or the coloring lover in your family the gift of this coloring book.  You can even buy it for yourself and use it to gift others for quite sometime.  Imagine mom’s surprise when she sees a picture that YOU took the time to color and frame.  As a mom, I know I would treasure this type of gift.

This appetizing coloring book offers a cornucopia of hand-drawn designs that celebrate the community spirit of farmers markets with all of the charming imperfections of original chalkboard art. From seasonal veggies and artisanal bread to organic milk and just-picked flowers, these folksy market stands are overflowing with natural delights. Relax and fill them with color to create a rustic-chic masterpiece. Each exquisite white line illustration is presented on a black background, just like a real chalkboard. You’ll be delighted by the way warm colors, bright colors, neons, and lighter pastel shades really pop from these designs. Guided Coloring Pages make coloring easy for beginners, with beautifully colored examples and ready-to-use color palettes. Each design is printed on one side only of archival-grade, acid-free, 200-year paper, and perforated pages detach easily for gifting or display. This book has earned the DO Magazine Artist Fair Trade Seal of Approval.  Seriously, this is a coloring book that can be something you can use for a while.  Color pages and put them into frames to either put around your home or gift to special family and friends.

One of my all time favorite gifts to receive is that of a pedicure.  I simply LOVE having attention given to my feet.  I know there are many that might shutter at that thought, but not me.   So what about giving her the gift of a pedicure?   Surprise her with the perfect must-have items for a DIY pedicure at home that will leave her with silky, smooth feet she’ll want to show off all summer long! The leading premium women’s footcare brand has an amazing bestseller – the Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File with Diamond Crystalsdesigned to buff away thick and stubborn skin effortlessly, leaving feet touchably soft and visibly smooth and beautiful.  The Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File contains finely ground diamond crystals in each of the three different intensity roller heads, which make for perfect exfoliators and extends the life of pedicures in a matter of minutes. It is available at drugstores and retailers nationwide including: Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Amazon.com for $36.87 – $49.99.

We were recently given one of these to try out.  The tool is super easy to use and quite effective.  It effortlessly removes rough, callused skin in a matter of minutes.  Your feet transform right in front of you thanks to the diamond crystals on the Amopé.  It buffs away the dead skin and leaves your feet looking and feeling noticeably different.

 

You can also make for mom a sugar scrub to enjoy.  Dixie Crystals has a variety of sugar scrubs you can create.  Head on over to Michael’s and purchase some plastic or glass bottles such as the one featured above. Orange Dreamsicle sugar scrub, a delicious-smelling homemade spa treatment from Dixie Crystals, will take mom back to her childhood days.  A heavenly combination of orange and vanilla, mom will be left with a light Dreamsicle scent on her skin.  All the nostalgia of a Dreamsicle without any calories!

Supplies:

  • 10 – 15 drops orange essence oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E
  • 1 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil

Directions:

  1. Mix vanilla extract, orange essence oil and vitamin E in a small bowl. Mixing first allows for a more even distribution of color in the sugar scrub.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the sugar and liquid mixture.
  3. Slowly add grapeseed oil until you reach desired consistency. More or less can be added depending upon preference for crumbly scrub or more liquid scrub.
  4. Gently massage on hands, feet, legs, arms or torso and rinse off.
  5. Package in an airtight jar and use within three months.
  6. If presenting as a gift, wrap with ribbon or a bow and print a customizable Orange Dreamsicle Sugar Scrub label to personalize.

Disclaimer:  No compensation was provided for this post.  We were given samples of some of the items featured in this post.  All opinions presented are 100% mine.

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