Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day Gifts that are Personal

Mother's Day gifts that are personalized for your Mom are the ones she'll remember.  My San Antonio.com has some great ideas for getting Mom a gift that will stand out from the pack.

Rather than buying a card, get out the art supplies and have the kids MAKE a card for mom.  You can purchase scissors that will cut embellished edges at the craft store.  Add a poem that express your feelings for Mom and you're done!  As far as a gift, if you're short on cash, you can offer to do Mom's chores for her.  Go to those art supplies again and do something unusual like a "Helpful Zoo" made of animal shapes on paper with chores on them or trace flower cookie cutters for a chore bouquet.  Then Mom can redeem them anytime she needs some help.

Know what stores Mom likes to shop at, but not exactly what she wants?  Fancy up a plain old gift card by presenting it in a thoughtful way.  Wrap a spa gift certificate in a colorful towel or turban from the dollar store (or for a fancier touch, use a terrycloth bathrobe), put it in a pretty linen napkin or scarf, or put an iTunes gift card in a CD case with your art as the cover.

Want to surprise Mom in a big way?  Get her an IPad, Kindle or Nook and have it engraved.  Then put books she would like to read on it along with homemade coupons giving her free time to enjoy those books. You can also make a personalized IPhone case out of your photos at Casetagram.  

Of course, you can't go wrong with flowers or chocolates, but to really make them special, make sure you buy Mom's favorite flowers rather than the first bouquet you come across at the grocery store.  Want to give a sweet gift?  Make a candy wrapper for Mom's favorite candy bar that is also her Mother's Day Card.  Or attach pre-wrapped chocolates or truffles to straws or skewers using tissue paper or tulle netting, and stick them in a flower bouquet or potted plant.  If Mom likes coffee, you can dip plastic spoons in gourmet chocolate so mom can use them as delicious coffee stirrers.

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