Mother's Day | Gift Ideas

Hi everyone! Mother's Day in the US is just around the corner! Sunday actually. I know that Mother's Day is different in the UK and I almost got scared like a month or two ago because there were so many Mother's Day posts going up and I was worried that I totally forgot about it. Thankfully, I did not, but it's cool how the days are different and I wonder why that is.

Every year I ask my mom, "Hey, what do you want for Mother's Day?", and she'll just say, "Nothing". My mom does so much for my family and there has to be some way to make Mother's Day really special for her. You don't have to go out and buy her like a brand new car or puppy (even though my mom would love it). A nice gift or thank you would be nice.

I want to point out that everyday is Mother's Day. You should always do great things for your mom even if it isn't Mother's Day. Our moms do so much for all of us and maybe a little card saying "Thank you" or "I love you" would suffice. Sometimes I will just go out and buy my mom flowers just because. My mom doesn't expect anything, and that's why I love getting her a nice card or write her a lovely letter telling her how much I appreciate what she does. I have a few ideas of things that you could easily get your "mum" for her special day!
My mom likes to pamper herself sometimes. However, she forgets to because she's either working, cooking, cleaning, or just tending to me and my sister's needs. A really nice face mask or cleanser like this Glam Glow Mud to Foam Exfoliating Cleanser would be a very nice gift for any mom. It is a very awesome cleanser and is great for days when you really need to treat your skin. I did a more in-depth review of it here

I don't know if many people buy makeup for their mom's, but I know that a lot of moms love it when they do. My mom has this one lip gloss that she uses every single day and I think if you got your mom a nice lipstick or something that she would use daily, it would be a great thing to do for her. This Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lipstick in French Kiss is a great pink shade; it is very moisturizing and very great quality for your very deserving mother!
My mom loves Oprah. She also loves Ellen, too. I don't think Ellen has her own magazine, though. Every day she watches Ellen at 4:30 and makes sure to record it so if there is traffic after work, she won't miss one bit of it. She also loves to sit in our living room chair and read her Oprah magazines while drinking her Starbucks she just made in the Keurig every morning. I think a magazine subscription would be very great thing to get your mom.
I have talked about this candle before and I am going to talk about it again. I finally went out and bought the full-size Capri Blue Volcano Candle at Anthropologie and I am forever in peace. My life is complete. Haha, this candle is life changing and your mother would enjoy burning this all day. My mom has at least three candles burning every single night in my house and we always get complimented on how nice it smells throughout. This candle is a bit expensive, but isn't it just beautiful? It's iridescent and copper! Look at all of the pretty detailing on the lid as well! I might have to keep the jar after I go through it.  I wish there was a way you could all smell how amazing it is. It's very fruity and sweet, but not overly scented.

This candle comes in various designs, scents, and sizes. I went to Anthropologie and there was this massive, head-sized one that costed about $178! It was humongous and so expensive!
I have piles on piles of note cards and I have been dying to actually have a use for them because there aren't many holidays in the spring! How cute are these cards I found for a dollar at Target?

I mean if you can draw and are really artistic, then I think making a card for your mom would be even better! Sometimes I'll buy a card and then draw like a little picture of a memory or something; cheesy stuff that our mothers love so very much.
If this helped any of you that don't have a clue in the world of what to get your mom for Mother's Day, I might do the same for Father's Day, too. I don't actually know what to get my dad ever because all he likes is sports and candy...we'll see if I come up with anything in the next couple of months. Until then, I hope everybody has a wonderful Mother's Day and remember, it's not about the gift, it's about the thought behind the gift that truly counts. Maybe just a hug and an "I love you" to let your mom know how special she is! 

Tomorrow night is the Ellie Goulding concert and I am so so sooooo excited to be seeing her live! I don't think I will be blogging about it, but pictures will be up more or less on my social media. What will you do this weekend? For Mother's Day?

Xoxo, Nat


  1. I am from the UK so Mother's Day was a while ago for us, nevertheless this was such a lovely post to read. I bought my Mom a cooking class, she really loves to bake so my sister and I found this class nearby that teaches their "students" how to pipe and make professional looking cakes. My Mom really enjoyed it and she came back with a beautiful, wedding-worthy cake. So win for everyone!

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    1. Oh thank you so much! That sounds like such a lovely idea. I wish we had more classes and places like that in Chicago. I'm sure there are some, but not as cool as the one your mom went to. That sounds great! X

  2. These are wonderful ideas that will make your mum extremely happy and proud!

    Mother's day has passed in the UK, but what I like to do is make just buy her flowers with homemade card and take her out to dinner! Then maybe go shopping for a bit before we head home and watch films together. I always love to make Mother's day a special but not too extravagant day!

    Anthropologie sounds like a really nice and cute shop!

    Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ

    1. Thanks! That sounds like an awesome idea. My mom isn't the one to want to do such extravagant things so going to places like the movies or the zoo is really nice!

      Anthropologie is so amazing! You should look at their website! XX