Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Sometimes, finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be a challenge, or so my children say.

In order to help ease the angst, I’ve provided some great Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Knowing your mom’s interests will help tremendously in the gift selection process and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to impress her. 

For the Coffee loving Mom: Visit a local coffee house and purchase her a bag of freshly roasted coffee. Having a bag of the freshest coffee available would be s special treat for mom. And when you buy local, you’re supporting a small business. If this idea appeals to you but you would rather order some fresh (and amazing) coffee online, we have our very own Special Blend of Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee in our ETSY Shop, available here. We would be happy to ship our fresh,  delicious coffee to your mom! If she doesn’t brew her own coffee at home (if she’s truly a coffee lover, she will) then you can always get her a gift card to her favorite coffee bar.

For the Tea loving Mom:   Tea Shops seem to be popping up everywhere. If your mom loves tea, visit a local tea shop and buy her a bag or box of her favorite type of tea.  As with coffee, fresh tea (that hasn’t been on a grocery store shelf for who knows how long) is a special treat that I am sure she would appreciate. There’s an awesome tea shop in Reno, NV  – Too Soul Tea- who also sells online and would be happy to ship some tea to your mom.

For the Gardening Mom:   If your mom loves to garden, then she would most likely be happy to receive a new, beautiful plant from her local nursery. Most nurseries only sell plants that they know will grow in their area. By purchasing from a local nursery, you’re ensuring that mom will receive a plant that will thrive in her climate zone. And again, you’re helping to support a small business. If you don’t live near mom, call the nursery and ask if they would be willing to deliver the plant to her. If not, perhaps there’s someone who lives near her that would be willing to pick it up and take it to her. It never hurts to ask!

For the Flower loving Mom:   Does your mom simply love flowers but not the gardening part? Send her a beautiful bouquet of cut flowers from her local florist. I’ve written  a whole article on How to Order Flowers which you can read here. Sending flowers isn’t difficult, but there are some steps you can take to ensure that you’re getting flowers from a reputable florist in mom’s hometown. Be careful not to get duped by an order gatherer.

For the DIY Mom:   Is your mom a DIY Queen? Then she’s probably a regular customer at her local home improvement center. Giving gift cards might not appeal to you but if mom is currently working on a project, then a gift card to her favorite home improvement center might just be the perfect gift! Or maybe there’s a special tool she’s had her eye on or that would make her life easier. Don’t be afraid to give mom tools!  Moms like to get things done too!

For the Home Decor Mom:   Giving home decor as a gift can be tricky. You really have to know what mom likes or what she’s looking for. Talk to her and (subtly) find out if there’s something she’s had her eye on but hasn’t purchased yet. Find out if there are any local artists or artisans in her area that she admires and see if they have anything that she might love. If she likes hand-crafted items but you don’t know any artisans in her area, consider getting her a gift card for ETSY. ETSY is a great online source for hand-crafted goods. With an ETSY gift card, she can browse at her leisure until she finds just the thing she’s been looking for.

For the Foodie Mom:   If your mom’s a foodie, then most likely, she’s the one always making the meals! This Mother’s Day, do the cooking for her! Either invite her to your place or go to her house and make a meal for her! Regardless of where the meal is prepared, though, make sure that YOU clean up the mess! If cooking just isn’t your thing, then take her out to her favorite restaurant. And if you don’t live near her, send her a gift card to her favorite restaurant and treat her and a guest to a delicious meal.

For Just About Any Mom:   I don’t know a mom out there who couldn’t use a little bit of pampering! Treating mom to a spa day, massage, pedicure or manicure is a sure way to earn some extra smiles from her! Either take her yourself and indulge together or give her a gift certificate to one of her local spas/salons and allow her to get pampered at her leisure. Either way, mom will be “ahhing” in appreciation!

And finally, the most important gift that you can give to your mom is your time. Even if you don’t spend a dime on her,  simply show up or take the time to call and tell her that you are thinking of her and that you appreciate her. It is the most precious gift you can give. Momming is hard work but when we know that our children appreciate us, none of the effort matters- it’s all worth it!  

Truly, time spent with her children is the best Mother’s Day gift for the mom who cherishes each moment with them.

Selecting a Mother’s Day gift doesn’t have to be difficult. As long as it’s from your heart, she will love it, just like she loves you. No matter what!

 

 

 

Sagebrush Dreams

We’ve got dreams. We’ve got plans. We’ve got a long way to go. But we will get there.

Our little spot of earth in the northern Nevada desert is mostly sagebrush with dreams of becoming mostly farm. Ten acres of land is a lot for two people but with hard work and determination, we will get there. Each day is another day closer to realizing The Dream.

I follow farms and homesteads on social media who inspire me to go after The Dream, to roll with the punches, to not give up and to press on. Honestly, most days we don’t accomplish much around here but each day with my Sweetheart is a blessing. Instead of dwelling on how far we have to go, I savor each day that we have together.

Dream big! Never let go. Don’t worry about what life throws at you. Each day brings you one step closer to your dream, even if it seems like you’re going backward! This past summer we didn’t even spend much time working on anything. Instead, we did some traveling. Just the two of us. It was strange. But we got over it and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

One day we will build a beautiful chicken coop with a large run, a beautiful herb garden and have plenty of hens to keep us supplied with eggs.

One day we will have a barn, a dairy cow, goats and will raise some livestock for meat.

One day we will have a greenhouse, an abundant vegetable garden, a fruit orchard and a tractor.

One day we will have a wrap around porch.

One day Sagebrush Farm will shine.

But for now, we press on. One day at a time. And each day we are thankful for being one-day closer to where The Dream and Life intersect.

To see our progress, follow us on social media!

And don’t forget to live your best life NOW while making your dreams come true.

 

 

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