The gifts in the last post are pretty awesome…and I’m crossing my fingers I get some of them for Mother’s Day. Ha!! But let’s talk for a minute about sentimental Mother’s Day gift ideas too. The ones you can’t buy at the store. The things that really come from the heart. Because those are for sure my very favorite.
Sentimental Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Ideas from my children…or their teachers!
This one from Max all those years ago still adorns my desk where I sit every day:
My brother Jonah had to laugh when he saw that “Live Simply” sign tucked behind there on my desk, because I’m not exactly doing that. Ha! But that’s a story for another day.
I have to say this gift took the cake as well. The year when Max, my teenage boy, took the time to draw a drawing for my Mother’s Day card.
Honestly, makes me tear up even now all these years later. Love you Max!
This is one of my favorites too: Elle gathered, directed, and put together video clips from all the kids who were spread far and wide for Mother’s Day a few years ago. She had them answer questions like “how are you most like mom” and “what does mom love most,” etc. and they were so earnest and sweet in their answers.
It was one of my favorite gifts of all time.
Gifts I have requested:
Sometimes you have to ASK for the gifts you want. Years ago I realized I wasn’t going to get my family out in the world hiking with me on a regular day. It just wasn’t in the cards. So here’s a tip if you want some thing like that: ASK FOR IT FOR MOTHER’S DAY! One of the best hacks I’ve found.
For years we all went, helping guide Lucy along the uneven terrain, just short hikes that filled me up with happiness.
As the terrain got trickier for Lu we opted more for bike rides. But either way I just adore getting out in nature with my family.
Sentimental Mother’s Day gifts we have given to my mom:
There is a sentimental gift we gave to my own mother for years. We would put together these drawings filled up with our ever-expanding family.
I would draw up a little sketch of what everyone was doing at that moment of time and everyone would help me come up with sayings that people said. It was such a fun way to celebrate motherhood, and my mom has most of these drawings framed up at Bear Lake.
A couple years ago, when the family started getting so dang big it got too complicated, I stopped. But it was such a fun gift for a good run there.
There we go, just a few sentimental Mother’s Day gift ideas for the moms we love out there. And a reminder that good gifts don’t have to come from a store.
Happy Mother’s Day prep, everyone!