Some years ago I wrote a story about Mother’s Day and how to make a big gesture. But truthfully, you don’t need to spend a fortune to send the message that “you are loved” or “I am thinking of you.” Here are some Mothers’ Day gift ideas that are different from the usual. They’re also great gift ideas as a little splurge for yourself. I hope you like them!
Gift Idea for the Practical Mom – Dry Dishes With Wool:
Sonoma Wool Co. Wool Dish Drying Mat:
But if you’re using the drying mat for the purpose for which it was intended, you’ll be happy to know that it is 100% natural. It also can resist mold and mildew and absorb up to 30% of it’s own weight in moisture. The wool mat with linen cover measures 16″ x 20″ x 3/8”.
The Dish Drying Mat is totally eco-friendly but needs some TLC. It should be dried fully between uses (just keep it on your counter). If it gets too saturated with water hang it to increase airflow. You can spot clean the wool, but the linen cover is safe in the washing machine. This is one to gift to yourself, too. For more information visit the Sonoma Wool Company Website.
Gift Ideas for the Clean Ingredient Loving Mom- Earthy, Herbal, and Fresh!
These days consumers want products that have clean ingredients. Bare Candle boasts that each candle is crafted with wax made entirely from soybeans grown in the United States. The candles are Vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and made without paraffin, phthalates, parabens, or prop 65 chemicals.
However, simple and clean doesn’t mean that the product isn’t luxe. The presentation works with every decor. Choose from a variety of fragrances categorized by Classic & Fresh, Summer and Floral, or Earthy and Herbal.
My sample was Lavender & Sandalwood from the Earthy and Herbal selections. When I unscrewed the top of the amber-tinted glass jar/votive the significant scent of lavender and spicy sandalwood wafted right to my nose. Thanks to the black crew top, I can keep the candle clean and the scent, fresh, between uses.
It’s nice that the amber jars are re-useable. Bare Candles suggests using it to plant a succulent. I used mine to root some ivy. The labels are eco-friendly tree-free labels and the wicks are
– 100% braided cotton wick to promote clean and even burn. What more could you ask from a candle? Make Mom happy on her special day for just $24. For more information and to choose your scent visit https://barecandleco.com/
For the Young at Heart Mom -Spaaace Keychain:
When my mom was in the hospital her room was full of flowers. It was beginning to smell funereal in there. So I brought her something totally different. It was a huge stuffed smiling snake in a rainbow of colors. It was the first time I saw her laugh in a long time. She took the snake with her when she went home. It sat in my parents’ bedroom for years afterward.
The Point of the Story:
The point of the story is that you don’t need to spend a lot to make a memorable gesture. Sometimes it’s the little things that matter most. For example, among the adorable things on the Kikkerland Design website is this Rocket Keychain. It “landed” (pun intended) on my desk and I fell in love with it. There is a large lobster clip to hold your keys. But this little rocket also has a light and audibly says: “3-2-1-fire!” when you press the button. Everyone you know will want one of these!
For the Open-Minded Mom – A Rose By Any Other Name:
It looks like a rose. Or maybe a mood light. But it’s a personal pleasure object in the shape of a rosebud. The Happy Meeting Rose Shaped Mini Massager on the Ella Paradis website will make your evening more romantic. The waterproof s silicone rosebud is has a magnetic charger with a USB cord. 10 different vibrations and air pulse add more va-va-voom. The rose is reasonably quiet. For those who need to know, the packaging is eco-friendly
The product is hypoallergenic, non-reactive, and safe for sensitive skin. Use it wherever you feel the need. Then, don’t forget to clean it with soap and water or an approved toy cleanser.
This is one of those gift ideas that have to be for the right person. Is your mom open to more personal pleasure? Consider that gifting this “rose” will last a lot longer than the real thing.