With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to celebrate our moms in a big way. But before you rush out to the store, keep in mind that making this day a memorable one doesn’t mean there has to be an expensive price tag next to your gifts. Instead, treat your mom to a relaxing day at home with these thoughtful and affordable gifts. After all, they say home is where the heart is, right?
Here’s our round up of five ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in the comfort of your own home.
Breakfast in Bed
This Mother’s Day, skip your brunch plans and let mom wake up to a homemade breakfast. Not sure what to make? Try taking a unique spin on one of her all-time breakfast favorites like this Banana Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast with a Strawberry Topping or this Breakfast Pizza, courtesy of Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond, loaded with cheese, eggs, tomatoes, peppers, hash browns and topped with bacon crumbles. Or, combine the two ideas and make Sweet Cinnamon Breakfast Pizza topped with berries, courtesy of Food Network’s Giada De Laurentiis.
A Day at the Spa
Pamper your mom from head-to-toe with this DIY homemade Rose Petal Spa Sugar Scrub from Happiness is Homemade. Blend 1 cup of dried rose petals with 2 cups sugar, 2/3 cup coconut oil and 6-8 drops of your favorite oil for fragrance (optional) and voilà—you have a homemade luxurious scrub that will have your mom feeling like she just left the spa! Put the scrub into a mason jar and adorn with a jar topper and ribbon in her favorite colors for a beautiful and thoughtful gift.
A Twist on Flowers
This year, think about incorporating flowers into a homemade gift that your mom can cherish for years to come like these Pressed-Pansy Coasters found on Martha Stewart. You can get as creative as you what with this project, using pressed pansies or some of your mom’s favorite flowers. Hint: If you don’t know your mom’s favorite color or type of flower, look around your house to get a better feel for the colors and patterns that she likes. For this time of year, yellows, pinks and light blues are in style.
Melt your mom’s heart by making these personalized candles. Using your favorite family photo, tissue paper and wax paper you can create a one-of-a-kind candle that perfectly captures your favorite moments with mom. Get the step-by-step directions over on the Evite blog here.
A Night at the Movies
Make movie night with mom memorable by turning your home into a movie theater. Start by collecting some of her favorite candies and movies and surprise her with these easy-to-make VIP tickets by Martha Stewart. You can also stack up on other theater essentials like popcorn, drinks and food to really make your mom feel like the star of the night. This homemade s’mores popcorn makes the perfect movie treat to top off your mom’s special day.
What are some of your favorite Mother’s Day homemade gifts or memories? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!