Mother's Day is just around the corner and please + thanks can help you find special gifts for all the moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters and so-close-we’re-almost-related female friends in your life.
But first, by way of introduction, let me say I have particular credibility on this topic. After all, who better to compile helpful and completely unbiased Mother’s Day recommendations from the please + thanks inventory, than the mother of Rachel and Rebecca, the sisters behind please + thanks?
From the time they were crafting cards out of construction paper and crayons, these two (and their brother) have always known how to warm my heart. And they still do.
Here are a few ways they can help you warm the heart of the special women in your life.
Small Spiral Notebooks
Spiral notebooks are nothing new - who didn’t use them in school? But personalized notebooks in small but stylishly sturdy formats capable of withstanding the occasional chaos of any purse or bag - well, that’s something special!
Personally, I nearly always have one of these guys close at hand. One for general notes lives in my purse or sits by the computer, another is tucked at the end of my cookbook shelf for logging and making notes on new recipes, and yet another stays in the car for journaling road trips, hikes and restaurant finds. There are endless uses for the small spiral notebook! Your mother will thank you.
Ceramic Mugs & Camp Mugs
Warm your mother’s heart with every sip of her favorite beverage. Traditional ceramic mugs or trendy camp mugs come in a variety of personalizable styles to celebrate your mom, and/or the people and places close to her heart. Find all the mugs here.
Don’t tell my mom or sisters, but I’m ordering these to commemorate an upcoming family trip to Niagara Falls. They will love them.
Canvas Cosmetic Bags
Help your mom stay stylishly organized on the road or at home, with these roomy canvas bags. Perfect for corralling cosmetics and personal hygiene products, it’s equally handy for keeping small office or travel supplies under control.
I keep a small notebook and several pens and pencils in mine. And some lip gloss.
Personalized Note Cards & Address Stickers
Chances are, you don’t remember life before text messaging and email, but trust me, your mother does. She will appreciate the power of a hand-written note, especially one that comes on a beautifully monogrammed notecard.
Celebrate your mother, and help her celebrate those close to her, with beautifully personalized notecards featuring her name or initial.
It’s like a really classy hug in an envelope.
And for a thoughtful extra, tuck in a set of coordinating address labels. After handwriting those lovely personal notes, she’ll appreciate the wrist-saving convenience of these stickers.
We’ve all got stories to tell. Help your mom tell hers (and increase your chances of being featured in a positive light!) with a personalized hardcover journal.
Whatever gifts she uses to tell her tale - writing, sketching, photography, scrapbooking - a personalized hardcover journal can be a lasting keepsake to remind her of the details - both ordinary and dramatic - that sometimes elude memory.
I treasure the Notes From The Road hardcover journal we used to make notes on our first post-retirement road trip. Though it wasn’t that long ago, I’m grateful for the notes to remind me of the hikes and bike rides we (and our marriage) survived, and where we found the world’s best enchiladas. Priceless!