The Perfect Mother’s Day Present You Can Re-Gift EVERY YEAR
* Note: every product mentioned in this post (with the exception of the chips + wine) is vegan, cruelty-free, and sustainable or supports a nonprofit charity organization.
I know this does not apply to everyone, but my mother wants relatively little — and what she does want, she can provide for herself. This combined with her singular taste and dislike for clutter makes her fairly difficult to buy for.
And I know that that’s a common problem -- how are they so hard to buy for, and yet so good at buying for us??? -- so when I came up with the perfect, re-vamp annually, never-gonna-get-thrown-out gift idea, I knew I had to share it.
My mom is barred from my blog today, BTW. Although she could 110% just come on here anyways and see a full description of her gift. If you’re here, Mom, no offense, but eff off!?? What are you doing! You’re a 9-hour drive from this present right now, so you’re just torturing yourself!
Now, good thing we got that out of the way.
The principle of this idea is simple, and you’ve probably even heard it before: a lil homemade spa box for mom. But this customizable box is the perfect combination of personal, thoughtful, useful + mindful. You can fill it with whatever your mom loves best, and switch it up every year (unless she absolutely loves a few things from it, then you can just replenish her stash next Mom’s Day!).
I’m including a few similar, mindful options alongside what I actually purchased, but remember that this gift is exactly as delightful as you make it, so think about a few of your mama’s favorite things, and get shopping.
I found this gift box at Michael's -- I needed a decent size to hold the gifts I bought, so it was on the pricey side at $20. My mama's taste is very Country French, so I knew she'd want to reuse it -- even if only for adorable storage.
I figured out what I wanted to go in the box — every ingredient I could think of to create the ideal, relaxing afternoon soak in the bath.
There are endless ways to customize this box to your budget + needs, and to your mama's liking (or for whomever may be receiving this delightful gift!). Choose more homemade, package-free + reusable items for the Earth-conscious mama and to save money.
And, of course, this gift can be shared with anyone -- not just your mama. This box would be the perfect way to spoil a loved one on a birthday, or a similar care package could be sent to your favorite exhausted grad student. Share your ideas + what magic you create below, and happy May!