Mother’s Day is quickly approaching (it’s Sunday, May 13th if you’re wondering—and don’t feel bad if you didn’t know: I just had to look it up to tell you that)! Are you wondering how to celebrate grandma on the special day? Here are some ideas!
Personalized Flower Pot ($32.99): Okay, it might be a little bit hokey, but I really love this idea! And with a pretty flowering plant inside, you’ve even managed a two-fer: a present and flowers for grandma. While you can order this version (on sale for $22.99 right now), if you’re crafty, you can make your own. Let the kids paint a simple terra cotta pot and you can paint (or stencil!) the lettering on yourself.
Heart Handprint Canvas (DIY): Has there ever been a grandma who met a DIY gift she didn’t like? Yeah, I didn’t think so either. And how could she resist a charming and attractive work of art like this one?
Alex and Ani Charm Bangle ($32): This simple Grandmother Charm Bangle comes in both a silver and a gold finish. Bonus: the bracelet is adjustable, so even though it’s a bangle, it will fit a variety of wrist sizes.
Photo Pillow (DIY): Admittedly, Martha Stewart is not to be trusted when it comes to DIY projects, because they frequently require professional-level artistic ability. However, even my un-crafty non-sewing self can use a printer and can sew a pillow (with piping even!), so I know this one is doable. The printable fabric is on the pricey side, so this project is not inexpensive, but it is so incredibly unique that I think it’s totally worth it. (If you’re not feeling the DIY vibe, though, you can have personalized photo pillows for Grandma made at sites like Shutterfly, Photo Affections, Snapfish, and more.)
A Gift That Gives (varies): What do you give the grandma who has everything? Or the grandma who gives everything? How about a gift that gives? Consider a charitable gift that gives to mothers and children in honor of grandma. International Rescue Committee is a top-rated charity whose work focuses on breaking down barriers faced by women and girls. There are many giving options, but one I found particularly appropriate for Mother’s Day was the Care for Mom and Baby Rescue Gift.
Birthstone Necklace ($32 +): I’m not usually a huge fan of birthstone necklaces or rings, but consider me converted because these necklaces are beautiful. When I saw this picture, I showed it to my husband and asked him to buy me one. Like, now. And I wish I had more people in my family so I could have a great big one with lots of colors. Get one for your grandma; she’ll like it.
Gathre Leather Mat ($17 +): I’ve talked before about how much I like these mats. They come in so many sizes from baby changing mats to placemats to high chair mats to table cloths to mats bigger than a king size bed that are perfect for family picnics. For a great Mother’s Day gift for Grandma, I suggest a table cloth, or a midi or maxi mat for a picnic—a great excuse to gather the family together for a meal (indoors or out), provided by anybody except a mom, of course!
Williams Sonoma Apron ($19.95 +): For so many of us, cooking with our grandmothers is a favorite memory, so an apron is a perfect gift. And cooking with Grandma is a tradition that’s continuing with my daughter and her grandmas, so throwing in a matching kid’s apron would make this gift even more special. Add personalization for the perfect finishing touch!
Love Knows No Distance Print ($45): This framed print is such a thoughtful gift, and the neutral colors mean it’s likely to be a good fit for any grandmother’s décor. The best part, though, is that it’s customizable. There are as many names for “grandma” as there are grandmas, and it can be so disappointing when you find the perfect gift only to discover it has the wrong name on it! Not to worry, though, because this artist will personalize your print. (And if you prefer to frame your print, you can order the print without the frame here.)
Cookies or Kisses Photo Frame ($35): I love this photo frame, mostly because it’s so true! The artist will customize the color and, like the print above, the name, so if Grandma goes by something else her special frame will reflect that. Custom gifts are so awesome!