GET SOME BUBBLY
(above) let you showcase your family photos or videos, send a sweet
message, and unleash your inner cinematographer. The video slideshows
are easy to make, super-high quality, and guaranteed to make Mom smile
(and possibly weep!)–and they’re free up to 30 seconds long. Or if you
don’t have a present yet, consider using a video as a way to announce
something great to come. Kind of like an IOU, only better.
Can you ever beat a book that strikes just the right cord as a wonderful
gift? Use your Amazon Prime membership for overnight shipping, or simply hit a local bookshop
to find the perfect title. Check our list of Mother’s Day book recommendations for some starters. Bonus present idea: give Mom some time to actually read it.
We’re diehard fans of small businesses, so naturally we’re 100% behind hitting up local shops–it’s a great way to support small business owners and eliminate shipping times. Fancy that! One idea: track one of these gorgeous Zulugrass necklaces from The Leakey Collection–they’re
created with natural materials from a company dedicated to providing
economic opportunity for the Maasi in Africa. And the jewelry is likely
to be sold in a store near you.
unique–not too mention inexpensive–gift, check out the tutorial for
repainting a recycled vase, and fill it with mom’s favorite blooms. So pretty and easy. No wonder it’s one of Jessica Alba’s eco picks on our own Mother’s Day Gift Guide.
Never underestimate how awesome it is to give the gift of tech. Hit your local Barnes + Noble, Target, or Office Depot to find the hot new NOOK SimpleTouch with GlowLight. Great for a little reading when it’s (finally) time for lights-out.
We love this recent post on six easy food gifts for Mother’s Day that you can make without much effort. Some don’t even require cooking at all, like these easy scone mixes made pretty with printables.