Mother’s Day Gift Ideas in every price range

Happy Tuesday lovelies! This weekend I spent time with my cousin taking her high school graduation photos and getting makeup done at Sephora. I also spent an evening with my aunt eating a delicious gourmet pizza! More than likely, that’s where my 2lb weight gain came from this morning!

Since Mother’s Day is on Sunday I thought it important to do a little gift guide that features items besides candles, flowers, and coffee mugs. Even though those are traditional, good ideas, we can branch out a little I think! Everything you see here is under $100 and in a variety or price ranges so everyone can have something nice for their moms!
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A few of these ideas are rather unique like the pineapple string lights! What a fun, cute gift though especially if your mom has a good sense of humor! If she enjoys cooking (mine does not), Kate Spade cutting boards are a pretty gift for the chef. Some ladies also enjoy natural beauty products like Moroccan Oil.

Personally, I bought my mom a colonial America-inspired floor cloth for Mother’s Day! Normally, these rugs run over $300 for even a small one. I found a seller on eBay who gave me a deal on a 6′ by 3′ hallway runner for $75! The reason these decorative pieces cost so much is because of how labor intensive they are. They start as a heavy canvas and receive several coats of polyurethane before being painted in a design. After the paint dries, they coat it again with polyurethane. This process takes several weeks! Believe me when I say I got a deal on this floor cloth! I can’t wait for my mom to see it (she’s always wanted one.)

I’m linking the above items in this convenient little widget below so you know where everything came from and the price! 

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Gift Guide for Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful mama! She’s the biggest encouragement to me and she’s worked so hard to make me into the girl I am today. I absolutely adore her and consider her one of my best friends. I really lucked out when I was born to her and my dad. Some people didn’t get half as lucky as I did!

For her Mother’s Day gift, I found some cute Sperry’s on sale. I got her hooked on those a few years ago. If I were a millionaire, I would have taken her to Paris but seeing as how I’m not I new shoes would be almost as good.

I’m writing this post predominantly for the gentlemen who may have come across it that’s panicking because he forgot today was Mother’s Day. Guys, click on the image above for details on each of the items I included in my Mother’s Day gift guide. Perfume, flowers, jewelry, candles, and stationary are some of my favorite gifts to give! Good luck gents!

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6 Things I love About My Mom

1545787_10203348857948079_1388859174_nSometimes the only thing a girl needs is her mom. And I am no exception to this. Of course, a girl needs her dad too, but often enough I find that mom is the only thing that will do. During my growing up years I didn’t quite realize what a blessing it is to have a mom (because not everyone does). After I went away to college it became more apparent how much I needed her. She’s my best friend, sometimes worst enemy, but always the most important lady I know. Here are 6 things that I love about her.

1. The way she makes our house smell so good

Have you ever walked into someone’s home and noticed how good it smelled? Coming home from school I got to experience it quite often. She always had a candle of some sort burning. Usually it was something with cinnamon in it. During the fall, she always has something burning that smells like pumpkin.

2. Home cooked meals

Its becoming increasingly rare for people to have home cooked meals on a regular basis. My mom is an amazing cook (though she doesn’t think so). Recently, she’s been trying a few new recipes out from Food Network’s Ina Garten. Several of them have quickly become family favorites. If however, we do not like it, we joke that at least its made with love!

3. Her sense of humor

I’ve been around moms (and dads) who literally have no sense of humor when it comes to what their kids or their kids’ friends are saying. You know this type I’m sure, they take everything literally! In my home we always joke around and act goofy. It really throws some people off how we act around each other. Teasing is an everyday occurrence and no one is off limits.

4. Her hugs

Warm and inviting, need I say more?

5. How she still comes to my room to say good night

Hopefully most children had the experience of bed time stories and good night hugs. While we don’t have ‘story time’ anymore, mom still comes to my room to say good night and give me a hug. This may sound childish to some of you but for me, its the most comforting thing in the world.

6. She always knows when something is wrong

I don’t have to say anything and she knows. The best part is she will stop whatever she’s doing and help me figure out my problems. It may take hours but she doesn’t give up!

Thanks mom for being the best parent a kid could have! I really was blessed to be your daughter!

~Liz