I love picking out gifts for the ones I love. Dare I say it's even more fun than shopping for myself?
Having never been a fan of gift cards & their impersonal nature, I'm the kinda gal who takes her time to pick out something special for my special someone. In my book, it really is the thought that counts.
The thing is, it's not always easy finding the perfect little trinket to give away on Christmas.
Department stores are slammed with thoughtless (not to mention, overpriced) gift options, and the good stuff is like buried treasure. You've got to take the time to look for it.
In case anyone needs help picking out a goodie or two for Mom, here are some of my old-faithful options.
Pandora charms are great because they're sophisticated yet simple. If your mom doesn't have a Pandora bracelet yet, get her one! Stock it up with a few little beads. They've got plenty to choose from.
I mentioned my issue with gift cards, and if there were an exception to that rule, it'd be Day Spa gift cards. BUT, don't just give mom a piece of plastic that she can redeem. Offer to take her there, and maybe even spend time with her! It'll be like giving a little gift to yourself, also.
You DIY gurus should definitely consider making something unique for the
old young lady. Moms love handcrafted gifts, that's why they keep all our artwork from kindergarten. Above is a simple little mason jar, filled with Epsom salt, topped with a tealight and decorated with hemp and a silver key. It's supposed to look like a candle sitting in snow, but frankly, it's just darn cute. Pinterest is flooded with simple tutorials on how to design and create little things like this, so check em out.
Say hello to Le Photo Cube.
My mom like gadgets. Anything technology related she'll probably be interested. Like many of us, she also has an iPhone, and like many of us... she likes to take pictures with it. In fact, she likes to take pictures when nobody else wants to. I suppose she's a sucker for memorable moments. In any case, If your mom likes new smart toys, has an iPhone, and takes lots of pictures, take a look at the Photo Cube. It's as simple as it looks, and it's really a neat idea. Nobody prints portraits anymore because they're always taken on our phones, but if we had a device that printed directly from the phone, well, we may stumble into a printed picture revival, maybe. Being the traditional lady that she is, my mother still has physical photo albums, and they'll be nice to look through in 10-15 years. So, hey, maybe it's worth looking into.
If you've got any awesome gift ideas for Mom, please share. I'm always looking to spoil that woman (wink).