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Happy Mother’s Day! Gift Ideas for Around the Home

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By Loretta Maimone   Follow me: Loretta Maimone on Facebook
Fri, May 01, 2015 at 11:10AM

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, go ahead and do something sweet for the mom in your life! We thought we’d share some of our favorite gift ideas for around the home that are sure to please and brighten up your space—they range from handmade crafts to elaborate projects, so take your pick.

Plants: What better way to bring some light and color into your home than with a few leafy additions? Whether it’s a house plant or potted plant for your front doorstep, the mom in your life will appreciate the time it took to pick it out.

Crafts from the heart: Do you have little ones at home? Then you probably already know—the most meaningful gifts often come from the heart and tiny little hands! The possibilities for young gift-givers are endless. You can go for the simple and sweet—a card with a thoughtful message is always special! For a DIY project that will last for years, try putting together a handprint painting. Pick up a large, bright cardstock or poster board and have your little ones place their paint-covered handprints on it. Wait for it to dry completely, add names or the year by the print, and get it framed!

Gardening supplies: If the mom in your life has a green thumb, why not pick her up a handpicked collection of her favorite tools, seeds and other items to help her in her hobby? Summer is slowly but surely creeping up on us, so Mother’s Day is the perfect time to get the garden (and the gardener) ready to go.

Dresser décor: As a young child, you probably remember picking up brooches, knick-knacks and small decorations for your mom on every holiday. We’re following the same general idea with this gift tip—only in this case, we’re thinking about items that can serve as decorative and functional additions to her dresser or bathroom vanity. A glass mosaic tray to hold miscellaneous items or a tabletop jewelry holder are simple ways to add some flair to the spaces Mom uses most.

Organization: Moms know that every nook and cranny of the home can use an added bit of storage—but that doesn’t have to mean Tupperware and see-through containers everywhere you look! Help fulfill the need for extra storage while keeping the home stylish and fresh; think about wicker baskets for linens or washcloths, leather ottomans for sitting that come hollow so you can fill them, and over-door or under-bed shoe storage in the form of racks or slots. You can pick up a hanging jewelry organizer that comes with clear front-facing pockets to help keep all of Mom’s jewelry in a neat, accessible spot.

Cozy throws: Who wouldn’t want another cozy pillow or blanket for their home? Whether it’s hand-stitched or something from their favorite store, the mom in your life will love the personal gift these items make.

Bathroom renovation: We say bathroom because it’s a small but impactful space to renovate; but by all means, take your design ambition to the kitchen, bedroom, living room… wherever you see potential for a great new look. You can be as involved as you’d like to be, and can choose to contract out the work or take it on as a family. You can’t go wrong when the end result is a happy mom and beautiful home.

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