Copyright by Moyan Brenn
Flowers are the typical Mother's Day Gift.
Nothing wrong with flowers (but I do feel sad when they die), but every year when Mother's Day rolls around, my husband asks me what I'd like.
A clean house (probably won't happen) and something handmade.
Heartfelt and handmade gifts are more my style.
And with money getting tighter every
year week, frugal is a good thing.
And even if you have extra disposable income, frugal gifts allow for more generous giving, which is a blessing indeed.
This year, rather than waiting til the last minute, I started looking around the internet to find some gifts to inspire the boys and the man in my household.
I hope you like what I came up with.
Super simple, heartfelt and frugal gifts.
Of course, this means you need to read this post and pass the information along to your children or your husband, if the gifts are for you.
I think any husband would be very happy to have a list like this to work off of in advance of Mother's Day.
With a list like this, you'll surely help assuage those "What should the kids and I do for Mom" wonderings.
If you're anything like me, you'll want to make each and every one of these great gift ideas!
Sweet and Simple Vase My youngest always brings home wild flowers from walks. I would love to have this cute vase to display them!
Flower Photo Bouquet I love this. Personal and crafty - a cute twist on a photo gift!
Finger-Knitted Flower Looks complicated, but this blogger says you can make 3 of these in 20 minutes. Might take me a bit more time, but what fun! My son said he is willing to try to make one for me :-).
I Love You Thiiiiiiiis Much Card Cute and Simple!
Framed Little (or Big) Hands Guaranteed to make any mother smile.
Love in a Jar Insert notes with all of the reasons why you love Mom!
Paper Flower Bouquets A super simple craft for little hands.
And, from my blog...
Nourishing Homemade Hand & Body Scrub Little ones can pour and stir and help to tie a bow.
Easy Baked Oatmeal Cake, two ways Start the night before and wake up to a healthy treat!
And finally, from Martha Stewart, something I made for my husband years ago on Father's Day. These photo bookmarks are simple and you can have a reminder of a wonderful Mother's Day every time you open your favorite book. I made one for each child and they typically "mark the spot" in my husband's Bible.
You can also read The Best Mother's Day Present Ever where I document a pretty incredible Mother's Day from my past.
Which gift is your favorite?
Top Photo Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/526856447/