With Mother’s Day around the corner, I wanted to share a few easy gift ideas to get your mom, or special caregivers in your life! My mom is super chill about gifts. My brothers and I have been giving her handmade gifts for as long as I can remember, and she prefers we spend money on ourselves and on the necessities instead of on her. But as we get older and have the means to spoil her, we finding more and more opportunities to surprise her with easy gift ideas that she loves.
My family are huge Toronto Blue Jays fans and often head to a Blue Jays game for Mother’s Day. Last year my mom wasn’t able to go because she had two broken legs and was pretty much confined to the house. Now that she’s doing so much better, we’re hoping to make it to a game this year too!
My mom is one of the craftiest and creative people I know, and she definitely passed that down along to me. In our house there was always a DIY attitude when it came to decor and other fun projects. I remember making DIY chalkboard paint when first became cool because we saw it on Trading Spaces. I remember dabbing a sponge of paint to give texture to the walls of our living too. My mom also a master baker. If I head home I can almost guarantee the Food Network is on and she’s cooking up all sorts of ideas in her head.
So clearly I get a lot of my creative side from my mom. And while she was never one to garden often, she had cool ideas for the garden where she could. The garage of the house we had growing up was covered in growing vines to cover the aging paint. It looked super cool.
One of the Mother’s Day easy gift ideas I had this year was a pompom planter. This project is so cheap and easy to make. You can make it even easier by buying the pompoms, which I didn’t (but should have) done. (more…)