I can hardly believe it, but Mother's Day is just around the corner and that means that it's time to start thinking about what to get our special mama's out there. Lucky for you, I've put together a short little list of my favorite gifts that will have your mom smiling from ear to ear when May 12th comes around.
- Melsy's Illustrations Card -
When we were in New York a few months back, I stumbled across this super cute little shop called Melsy's Illustrations and I fell in love. You can ask Taylor, I've been obsessed ever since. When I began to think of ideas for Mother's Day gifts, I wasn't surprised when the first thing that came to mind was a gift from Melsy's.
Melsy's Illustrations is owned by Jamal Saliba and she designs illustrations that are seriously too cute for words. The picture above is one of her Mother's Day designs. You can buy cards (like the one pictured), 8 x 10 in. prints, 20 x 24 in. prints, mugs, pillows, planners, journals and so much more. And she can customize for you - you can choose the skin tone and hair color of the girls in the all of her designs.
This card is $5.00 - it's sweet, sentimental and totally affordable, plus it's a piece of art that can be framed later on. Perfect? Perfect.
Honestly, if you have girls in your life than you need Melsy's in your life.
- Cookbook -
Cookbooks are one of my favorite gifts to receive and one of my favorite gifts to give. I actually gave both of my sisters cookbooks this year for Christmas and I can't help but think of how it would make a great Mother's Day gift as well. Plus, most cookbooks usually run $20-30 dollars, making it so that you're not breaking the bank. To add a little something sweet, bake a treat from the cookbook, package it in a cute mason jar with a ribbon and give it along with the cookbook. A perfect gift, if you ask me!
Some of my favorite cookbooks include: Oh Gussie! by Kimberly Schlapman (pictured here), Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines and Eat What You Love by Danielle Walker.
- Personalized Photo Book -
Photo books are so sweet and moms LOVE them.
This is from the actual photo book that we gifted Taylor's mom a couple of years ago - all the siblings chipped in $5-10 dollars and we gave her the book from all of us. I think this book was about $35 dollars or so, but it was hardcover and I think we may have added a couple of additional pages.
I typically use Shutterfly or Snapfish depending on who has the better deal at the time.
- Magnolia Journal Subscription -
I don't subscribe to any magazines, except for the Magnolia Journal. I've loved it since the first issue and I continue to look forward to it every season. The magazine comes 4 times per year - just in the time for a new season. As soon as your magazine comes in the mail, all you'll want to do is grab a cup of coffee, snuggle up somewhere cozy and read the stories captured inside the journal.
The subscription costs $20/year or $30 for 2 years. It's a gift that keeps on giving, both physically and emotionally. The stories you read inside will keep you inspired long after the magazine is gone.
- Prayer Journal -
When we were at Spring at the Silos a few weeks back, we discovered Val Marie Paper, a shop that creates prayer journals and prayer resources. They have general prayer journals like this one here, but they also have specific prayer journals for things like adoption and pregnancy.
Each journal is only $15. It's a great gift to give on its own or you can add it to another gift!
What better gift to give, than the gift of prayer?
And that's it!
Make sure to treat your mom to something special this year. It doesn't have to be big or expensive - maybe it's a bouquet of flowers, a new book, a candle or just a coffee date. No matter what it is, she is sure to love it.
Happy Shopping friends!
Oh and before I go - for those of you out there that no longer have your moms here with you, know that we are keeping you in our prayers and thinking about you this Mother's Day.
I'm Emilee. Twenty-something. Homebody. Believer in a simple + intentional life. Daughter of the King. Living in Austin with my hubs.
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