Mother’s Day is just two weeks ago and that means it’s time to celebrate that very special lady in your life. My family visited me in March and it was nice to spend some time with my mother again. People tell us we look alike but really it’s just because we’re both short (5′ 1″ and 5’2″) and blonde. Out in California, we’re as rare as a Chinese American in North Dakota.
Now, unless your mother is one of those rare ones like me who explicitly tells you not to give her anything besides a card, it can be hard to choose the perfect gift. How do you thank the woman who endured nine-months of you kicking her bladder, putting on weight like a bowling ball, and demanding she buy herself an entirely new wardrobe? She put up with sleepless nights, the drama of you knocking out your first baby tooth at the playground (maybe that was just me), your assertions that you could dress yourself (even though someone really should have told you zebra zubaz and polka dots tops did not go together), and ‘being too old for that’.
Ever since I was little I’ve given my mother something handmade for Mother’s Day, whether it was a card or a pipe cleaner bouquet. Now that I’m older, I still want to give her something handmade because I believe it’s more special. Handmade items are made with love and moms can sense that (just like they can sense when you’ve done something you weren’t supposed to – even when you’re half a country away).
I believe you feel the same way about giving your mother something handmade for her special day so I went through my collection to find some mom-approved goodies (and by that I mean my mother has actually emailed to tell me she likes these ones).
The new Seaside Interchangeable Locket is perfect for moms who love sharing pictures of their kids. Plus, it’s jewelry, and you can never go wrong with jewelry.
If your mother loves sending note cards to friends and family, you can give her some mailing magic with my new stationary line. It’s printed with a slight satin finish so they’re extra nice to touch.
Got a sewing mom? Lucky you! An embroidery kit would make a great gift. It comes with everything she needs to make a finished piece she can hang on the wall plus it’s not your usual day-of-the-week tea towel pattern.
Prints can light up a room and make your mother smile every time she walks by the piece. “The Love Whale” is definitely a sure way to say, “I Love You, Mom.”
I hope you have something special planned for the big day because your mother is absolutely a special lady. After all, she made you!