4 Whimsical Gifts for Mother's Day (That You Can Make at Home)
Moms deserve the best — we all know that. And with Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to pull out all the stops with the most thoughtful and unexpected gifts your mom will truly appreciate, and actually utilize, on a daily basis.
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Finding a present worthy enough for the No. 1 Queen in your life is no easy task, but we found 10 adorable, non-basic gifting ideas that will have you rethinking that same ol’ card-and-flowers situation.
Just a reminder: These wondrous gifts are for your mother — though we’re sure if you ask nicely, she’ll share the wealth with her favorite child as well.
DIY Gemstone Soaps
If at first glance you thought these were healing crystals, think again. These marbled beauties are handmade gemstone soaps from Honestly WTF, and they're made with food coloring and opaque and clear soap bases.
Goat Cheese & Mascarpone Vanilla Bean Pancakes With Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup
For those who live near (or plan to visit) their mothers, surprise her with an indulgent breakfast in bed. Doesn't this stack of homemade pancakes dripping with strawberry rhubarb syrup — by Adventures in Cooking — make your mouth water?
Easy DIY Tea Cup Planter
Find adorable teacups from your local thrift shop and use them to house tiny succulent plants for a chic alternative to basic clay pots. This simple, but adorable idea comes from Curbly.
DIY Non-Toxic Bath Fizzies
Whip up a large batch of these floral bath bombs from Sugar and Charm, which are perfect for the mom who loves to pamper herself. Made with baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, Epsom salts, essential oils, food coloring, and edible flowers, these lovely cubes will soften and detoxify every part of the body.