3 Simple Mother's Day Gift Ideas

3 Simple Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

3 Simple Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is fast approaching on May 13th. Are you looking for some gift ideas?

Here are three simple ideas to bless the moms in your life:

Au Chocolat Gift Pack with Coffee soap

1. Pure Lotion Bars

These bars from MadeOn Skin Care are my personal favorites for dry feet and hands (they work on lips, too, in a pinch). I’ve given them several times as gifts and they always receive a warm reception.

You can purchase them in gift packs (in either original Bee Silk, or in Au Chocolat). Another option is to make them yourself, which makes them even more special. My daughter and I had a blast doing this together last year.

Also, Renee from MadeOn is currently running a giveaway of 10 Mother’s Day gift packages! Each one contains two lotion bars, a lip balm and a coffee soap (for removing kitchen smells from hands). Get entered to win here, before the cutoff date of April 30, 2012.

dayspring ever grateful platter

2. Dayspring Home Decor

When I first heard about this Christian line of home decor, I was pretty skeptical. Most of what I see in Christian bookstores in tacky and of cheap quality.

At the Relevant Conference two years ago, I finally saw Dayspring home decor in real life, as they were the sponsor for the Relevant lounge. I was truly impressed. These products are beautiful, tasteful and inspiring, and I wish I owned more of them. I have a lovely bowl from their Ever Grateful line that sits on my dining room table and I just love it.

I think that almost any mom would be blessed by something from Dayspring. For Mother’s Day, they are offering 30% off their 12 bestselling gift items with the code MD30off.

brown sugar scrub

3. Make Your Own

These are posts from Christmas time, but I’ll link back to them anyways because most of the ideas would work for any season:

9 Homemade Gift Ideas: Frugal and Fast

11 Simple, Homemade Gifts

10 DIY Christmas Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Cherish

and specifically for Mother’s Day ideas,

Frugal and Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts

If making beauty or skincare products is up your alley, I would highly recommend these two ebooks for recipes and inspiration:

Simple Scrubs to Make and Give

My Buttered Life Gift Giving Edition (to make the lotion bars I mentioned above, as well as several other recipes)

What will you be giving for Mother’s Day this year?

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  1. Great ideas! I’m ordering both my mother and my mother-in-law something from Dayspring. Thank you for the coupon code!

  2. Great list! The Dayspring stuff is so pretty. I’d be tickled pink with some of that on Mother’s Day. πŸ™‚

  3. I love your blog. I especially enjoy the idea of simplicity since we moved to China and have no choice but to live simply. Other options aren’t available anymore… and honestly, I think it’s great!

    I also have a big special going on for Mother’s Day on my hand-drawn portraits. What better gift for a mother than a keepsake drawing of her children? =)

  4. I ordered MadeOn Lotion for my mom & MIL. Plus some for me too, because DS it too little to do an on-line order himself. πŸ™‚

  5. The Ever Grateful pitcher is only $6 with the coupon code! Of course shipping is just as much, but still a great deal. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the code and ideas!

  6. Oh I have no idea what I’ll be getting my mom! Thanks for the reminder! Making lotion bars sounds like fun!

  7. Stephanie,
    Have you had any experience or done any research on the refined Shea butter v. unrefined Shea butter? I noticed in MadeOn’s kit that they sell refined Shea butter, but other sources say that the refined is bleached and stripped of most of it healing properties. BUT…the unrefined has a definite ash smell. Any thoughts?

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