When it comes to making mom smile on Mother’s Day, I find that it is best done with something that you really put thought into. For the boys’ grandmothers (including my mom) that means a homemade gift that I made myself, or my boys created. Plus, the best part is, how excited my kids and she gets when they open it together. Looking around for some new inspiration from other creative bloggers, I collected over twenty homemade gift ideas for mother’s day that I know moms, grandmothers and aunts will delight in. Check them out and let me know what you think!
My Rose Jasmine Sugar Scrub is one of my favorite tutorials, and apparently a lot of you like it too! However, I recently tried a slightly different variant of the sugar scrub, which I ended up liking even better. In fact, I whipped up 3 jars quickly for the Peanut’s preschool teachers, and they asked me to tell them how I did it. This is SO EASY and SO QUICK, and people can’t believe that you actually made it. Given my frantic schedule, that’s a win-win. It’s perfect for Mother’s Day too! Let me show you how to make this lightning fast easy floral sugar scrub for your kiddo’s grandmothers, aunts or teachers. Once you’ve started making it, you’ll make batch after batch!
Last year as a Teacher Appreciation gift, I made a homemade sugar scrub, and then one year I made lavender sachets. This year, I decided to make some relaxing homemade bath salts. I’ve made a few versions of bath salts before, but this year I used dried lavender as a primary ingredient. I’m pleased with how these turned out, and the jars that I found at Target along with the personalized gift tags I made with my Cricut Explore Air, really made me proud of how the jar of homemade bath salts turned out. If you’d like to make some for yourself, here’s how.
Since Christmas, I’ve been having so much fun making body washes and sugar scrubs for my family and friends who are women. About two months ago, the Mellow Man started complaining that his shaving cream was irritating his skin. I got to thinking– All of the basic recipes for body wash, deodorant, and skin care can be used by men; however, men are likely to prefer something less floral and feminine. That just means that you need to select a masculine blend of essential oils to make your homemade shaving cream. There are a few resources for creating masculine blends of essential oils, and you may want to experiment on your own to make the perfect blend for your own homemade shaving cream, but I’m going to share the blend that I created.
I’m a sucker for handprint gifts. I love receiving them, and I really love giving them. To be honest, I have always loved the way little baby and toddler hands look with their sweet little dimples on their knuckles. Let me not forget those chubby little toes, and darling footprints. For my first Mother’s Day, 14 years ago, the Big One’s teachers had all of the children make handprints that were laminated. His handprint was so tiny, and I still remember so distinctly how those little fingers felt when I was holding his hand. Now his hand is ginormous, and much larger than mine. Time flies, and grasping on to those sweet moments is so precious to us mamas. A while ago, I started a Pinterest board called Sweet Hands and Feet that included all of the great handprint craft ideas I’ve discovered on various blogs, and I wanted to highlight just a few of the wonderful Handprint Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day that any mother would love. (I’ve thrown in a few footprint ideas too!)