Happy Friday my friends! I am SO excited for today’s Friday Favorites post because I am sharing something that is near and dear to my heart, as well several sweet and thoughtful Mother’s Day gift ideas. Now I know we are still a few weeks away from Mother’s Day, it’s actually May 14th, but it’s time to start planning your gifts now. Especially if you want to do something really meaningful and special–you gotta get on the ball folks! I’ve come up with some really personal and thoughtful ideas that will work for just about any budget. And can I just say how much I love Mother’s Day? Not just because I’m a mama myself and I enjoy the spoiling, but because I think mothers rule the world. Really, where would we be without our mothers guiding us, comforting us, talking us through the highs and lows of life? I know I’d be lost without my mom and our daily conversations. There’s just nothing quite like a mother’s love and they definitely deserve to be honored on this special day. Ok, let’s get to it!
A Flour Sack Tea Towel with Granny’s Handwriting
First up is something that is incredibly special to me. You guys, I got this amazing flour sack tea towel from Southern Admired on Etsy and I was able to get it personalized with one of my sweet Granny’s recipe cards.
This is a copy of her handwritten recipe for rice crispy treats. Didn’t she have the most beautiful handwriting? It’s just gorgeous on this tea towel. And Granny had quite the sweet tooth, so it seems fitting that we picked one of her dessert recipes. We lost her about 10 years ago to cancer, but I can still remember how soft her hands were. She had lots of antiques and her home was full of treasures. You know the vintage trunk in my front room? That belonged to Granny. She used it as her coffee table for as long as I can remember. She always had a cold glass of sweet tea sitting on it and a wooden duck. I’ll never forget that. She was a special lady and this tea towel is so incredibly special to me. I got one for myself and this one is actually going to my mom this year for Mother’s Day. I absolutely LOVE it.
All we had to do was pick out a recipe and email a photo of it to Kristi at Southern Admired. It was so simple and easy–and very affordable. And I don’t know about you guys, but I think there’s something so special about an old recipe card. Maybe because they’re not used much anymore, with everything going digital and saved on Pinterest these days. But those old recipe cards from years ago seem like little treasures now. Especially when it belonged to someone who is no longer here. Talk about a sweet and meaningful gift that will probably bring some tears of joy on Mother’s Day.
Here are a few other really thoughtful ideas that I’ve rounded up:
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Recipe Card Tea Towel–info above on that one!
Handwritten Personalized Cuff–I adore this idea because you can personalize the cuff with your own handwriting, your kid’s handwriting or even someone who has passed. What a sweet idea!
Personalized Dish with Family Recipe–Ok, I obviously LOVE the idea of personalizing things with our loved one’s handwriting. This idea to put a handwritten recipe card on a dish or plate is absolutely genius.
Hope Unfolding: Grace Filled Truth For the Momma’s Heart: I just ordered this book for myself and I cannot wait to get started on it. Being a mother is no easy task and this book speaks directly to the heart of every mother. Especially the one that wonders if she’s good enough. I’ve heard really great things about this and I think it would make a great Mother’s Day gift.
Vintage Hand Stamped Key Necklace: You guys know I LOVE vintage key necklaces. They’re my jam. Well I found these that can be personalized with lots of different empowering and inspiring words, which I think is what every mama needs. Soooo cool.
Personalized Pillow with Location: This farmhouse style pillow can be personalized with an address and latitude and longitude coordinates. I think this would be such a fun gift and perfect for Mother’s Day. Maybe you could use the address of your mom’s childhood home, or the address of a location that is really special to her. So many possibilities!
Engraved Ring with Handwriting: Again with the handwriting, I just can’t help it. But how cool would it be to have that special someone’s handwriting on a ring you wear every day? So darn sweet.
Personalized Leather Journal: This one is so cool because it allows you to personalize a leather journal. This is ideal if you want to get something engraved with more than just a few words. You can choose to get an entire handwritten letter or maybe even a special Bible verse put on the back on this leather journal, which I think make for an AMAZING Mother’s Day gift.
Personalized Bar Necklace: If you love those dainty bar necklaces that are so popular right now you’ll definitely want to check these out. They come in lots of difference sizes and shapes and they can be personalized with just about any engraving.
I seriously love each and every one of these thoughtful and sweet Mother’s Day gift ideas. And they’re all under $75, which is a huge win for such a special gift. I think each one of these can be personalized in a unique way that truly celebrates the spirit of motherhood. And I don’t know about you guys, but I always prefer to give meaningful gifts for Mother’s Day. It’s just a special day that deserves a special gift. Honor your mama! (Or share this post with someone that needs a little nudge in the right direction–aka your husband!)
That’s it for me today friends. I’d love to hear what you think of my Granny’s tea towel and these Mother’s Day ideas. I’ll actually be back this weekend with a super fun giveaway!! Eek! See you soon. xoxo