Mother's Day Gift Guide
Mother's Day is coming up soon so I wanted to do this post + give you guys plenty of time to start shopping! Here are FIVE gift ideas that every mom will love.
ONE - Photos
Printiki is a photo printing service where you can upload pictures directly from your computer/laptop or from social media like Instagram! It's very easy to use. You can sign in with a guest account or with Facebook, Google, etc. From there, you sign into an account to access photos or upload directly from your computer. Once they are loaded, you can add text or crop before you add them to your cart.
There's a variety of options in terms of the photos themselves. You can do square photos or rectangular photos and they also come in a retro form. You can also opt for photo books or posters if you don't want the traditional single photos. These make wonderful gifts since you can personalize them to whomever you are gifting them to.
I created a set of my own prints for my mom, with pictures of our family and places we've traveled to. I think pictures are such an intimate gift...you can't go wrong with this!
You can click here to get started: Printiki
If you need inspiration on how to decorate your space with photos, check out their Instagram!
** This part of the post was sponsored by Printiki. I was sent these items in return for a review but all opinions are my own. **
TWO - Tieks (or other comfortable flats)
If you're a mom or you are close with your mom, you'll know how tough it is to run back and forth getting things done. Whether it's driving to a soccer game, picking up groceries, or even working 8 hours a day, your mom deserves the best for her feet.
In come the Tieks.
These are buttery, soft, cushiony flats that are not only comfortable but also versatile, travel-friendly, and fashionable.
I personally love the bronze color, esp for summer because it looks so good with a tan. But they have like a million colors to choose from so chances are, you'll find one that she likes.
Click here to check it out: Tieks
Don't want to splurge $195 for flats? Here are a couple of other alternatives to check out: 1 / 2 / 3
THREE - Personalized gift box
Nothing screams 'well thought out' more than a personalized gift. By creating your own gift box, you can put virtually anything you want inside that she has been wanting to try or uses on the daily.
You can also do it based on a theme like spa day or movie night, depending on what she likes. Other ideas include a gardening theme, painting theme, and photography theme.
Pop in some paint brushes, acrylic paint, mini canvases, her favorite tea/coffee, and maybe a gift card to a painting event in the local area-- you've got a personalized present that she will actually use.
Click here for original photo: Pinterest
FOUR - Best mom mug
It's a little cheesy, I know. But what mom doesn't want to hear they're the best?
After slaving away all day, she can kick back with a nice hot drink in her new mug. Sounds like a winner to me!
FIVE - Homecooked meal
Your mom may be the world's best cook. Now's your chance to show her you've inherited her skills (or at least paid attention once or twice while she was whipping up those meals).
There are some simple ways to plate your food so that they look fancier and more time-consuming than they actually are.
For instance, set the table with candles, clean silverware, and white plates. It'll give it a fresher look! Or go with a theme and set everything in a similar color palette.
Adding a sprig of an herb or freshly ground pepper right at the end can also make a dish look more put together.
Here are a couple of SUPER EASY recipes that you can do, whether you are a pro or not:
Quinoa & Avocado Salad / Cod Arrabbiata Pasta / Chicken Lettuce Wraps / Breakfast Pizza / Bang Bang Shrimp
** Not sponsored, I just really like her videos! **
Buzzfeed Tasty also has a ton of great recipes on their Facebook and YouTube page so be sure to check it out if you need more meal inspirations.
Tweet me your favorite gift idea from this list OR share with me a gift idea that I haven't mentioned!