Have you waited until the last minute to either buy a Mother's Day gift or ask for something for yourself? If you read my post from Monday, then you saw that my gift this year didn't pan out. My mom is easy to buy for because she always wants a gift card. I took advantage of a Cartwheel deal and picked up a new robe for myself. I also have had my eye on an Instant Pot, so I picked one up online with the Target gift card promotion. Please send me your favorite Instant Pot recipes in the comments! I can't wait to get my hands on it!
Here are some other gifts that I've enjoyed receiving over the years:
1) Personalized jewelry
There are tons of options out there for personalized jewelry, but my favorite is this bar necklace on Etsy. I had mine personalized with the kids' nicknames: Doodle & Roo.
2) Chore list
I would love to make a list of my weekend chores and have my husband and kids tackle it for me. Getting a day or two off from dishes, laundry, cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming, etc. would be such a treat! Also, we have been discussing the idea of hiring a cleaning lady to just come once a month. If you hire outside help, what's the going rate in your area?
3) Sweet treats
Speaking of treats, I show people my love by cooking and baking. I have students who stop by the coffee shop and pick up a chocolate croissant for me from time to time, and the little surprise just makes my whole day! If you're not a baker or chef, make sure you stop by mom's favorite bakery or breakfast place to pick up some treats for her day!
Are there any ladies out there who dislike getting a manicure or pedicure? Now I don't want to go on Mother's Day weekend when everyone and their mom (see what I did there!?) will be there, but setting up an appointment or purchasing a gift card to mom's favorite nail salon or spa is usually a safe bet.
5) Mom's choice
This one is going to be controversial. I usually like it when Robert keeps the kids so I can run the errands by myself and disappear in the clothing racks at Target. But, I do also love spending time with my crew, so instead of sending them off to do the errands for me, I'd like if everyone came along and pitched in with pushing carts, finding things on the list, etc. Another way to gift mom with her choice would be to let her have her pick of meals, restaurants, shops, and/or activities for the whole day and everyone goes along with happy and helpful attitudes!
Tell me in the comments below what you're asking for, giving, or hoping for this year!
In case you missed any of this week's posts:
Life With the Lees: Weekend Recap
Tuesday Training: Week 19
Show & Tell Tuesday: Memory Lane
Workin' It Wednesday: Summer Vacation Planning
Try It Thursday: Cherry and Peach Cobbler
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We've got a swim meet ALL.DAY.LONG tomorrow, and then I'm declaring Sunday a day of relaxation because I'm the QUEEN! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday for our weekend recap!
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