The "not so obvious" Mother's Day Gift Guide!

Mother's Day is fast approaching and while you may be tempted to walk into your nearest spa and purchase a gift card, this is my formal warning, DON'T! Unless you have been told, very forcefully, that this is the one thing your wife wants, than yes go ahead and buy one! While we love your completely cliche idea, we would much rather receive something that reminds us why we are celebrating Mother's Day, our kids! 
Here are some amazing and oh so sentimental gift ideas for the special Mother in your life. 

Mother's Day Ideas

1. Cooking class at Sur la Table 
Here's the deal; we love cooking for you and for our kids but the idea of cooking for a few hours with expensive ingredients that don't have to be toddler friendly, is simply amazing! Who knows? Maybe we will invite you too! 

2. Her favorite Workout Item 
As much as you worship our mom bod, we do like to be somewhat active. Find out that one piece of gym equipment she has been wanting, and give it to her! We promise, we won't take it the wrong way when we open up a set of weights, we will know that you have the best intentions! Me personally, would LOVE a BOSU. Think someone could forward this to Ryan? Just kidding, I make him read every blog post!! 

3. Coffee
Like, really good coffee! The kind of coffee that makes waking up at 5:30AM not such so bad. Hell, maybe you should just make it a cappuccino maker. 

4. A personalized pot of flowers
No, don't just go to Lowe's and pick a pretty one. Go to Lowe's with our children, have them pick out a few flowers, you pick out a few and than come home and assemble it with the kids. We will love it, we will cherish it and we will try really hard to not kill it! 

5. A painting or a piece of art made by our littles 
There are these really amazing studios that have kid's events and they are super family friendly. Don't have anything near you, that's OK Michael's and Jo'Ann's do some really amazing sales and you can buy anything there! Whether, it is a picture or a ceramic bowl made by my child, I will cherish it forever! 

6. A membership to the local zoo, children's museum or National Park 
Some days we need to get out of the house and we need to get out of the house FAST. A membership is an amazing thing because it means you can go for however long you want and escape those confining walls of the house. Sometimes, we just want to let them run free. 

Yes, it is somewhat of a made up holiday and yes, there are people who will say they don't want to celebrate Mother's or Father's Day, but I assure you something is better than nothing. We love being moms and we love being your wife, so let's celebrate that and remember that home made is usually an amazing route to go. No one says you have to succumb to the outrageous price of Hallmark cards to make her smile, just get out the construction paper and glue. 


Happy Mother's Day!



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21 comments

  1. Fun list! YES to the Coffee.... My kids know Mama ain't mama unless she' had some Ha! I also love that zoo membership that would be fun too. Love your list

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    1. I LOVE getting memberships for every gift giving occasion! It is such a practical gift!

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  2. Love these ideas! Dads need all the help they can get!

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    1. Surprise don't often work in my family, so lists are our best friend!

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  3. Great list! Can you pass this on to dad ;)?

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    1. Email it ! :) thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Yes, yes, yes to the cooking class at Sur la Table. GREAT suggestion!

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    1. Isn't that a great idea?!? I love it!

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  5. This is great! Mother's Day doesn't have to consist of expensive gifts. I'm happy with breakfast in bed and a day at the park with the kiddos

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    1. I completely agree! I have gotten my husband off of expensive hallmark card (I think), I would much rather get a handmade card!

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  6. awesome ideas! I always get my mom a card and flowers :)

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    1. Which, I am sure she loves! Thanks for reading!

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  7. Great list. A workout item, coffee, flower, and membership are all ideas I would love!

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    1. Fingers crossed for a BOSU! and some potted plants! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. You can never go wrong with coffee! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I wish my mom cared about cooking! I'd love to take a cooking class with her! *-* These are really cute ideas. :]

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    1. Hey take her any way! She would have fun watching you cook! :)

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  10. I'm not even a mom but AMEN to the coffee. Any hard working lady needs it. And man does it make a good gift!!

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  11. Congratulations on your 100th post...all the best going forward. We look forward to the next 100

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