Can you believe that with everything going on in the world, we’re almost to May? That means that Mother’s Day in only a few short weeks away, and you need to work on your “suggestion list” before you get a mug for the third year in a row.
I was scrolling through Amazon, wishing the world was a little safer right now so I could partake in some good ole fashioned retail therapy when I realized that Mother’s Day is a good reason to ask for a small pick-me-up that’ll do the trick! I mean, we’ve birthed actual humans; we can ask for things made specifically for us once a year without seeming self centered, right?
Here’s a few things I discovered in my mindless scrolling that are just *that much* more sentimental than your dollar tree “Mom” mug(s).
Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I may receive a small commission if you order the products I talk about. But don’t worry: I’m not mindlessly telling you about things. I’m truly hoping to receive at least one of these fabulous items this year!
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For 2020
I’ll be honest, this whole “Mom thing” mixed with absolutely no reason to leave the house has done a number on my skin regimen. I went from using my fancy all natural facial cleanser to being lucky if I remember to rinse my face off with water during my quick 5 minutes before the baby starts crying. Real life is so fun.
Thayers Witch Hazel Toner is something I’ve read about for eons, yet I’ve never given in and just purchased the dang thing. Which I’m honestly not sure why, seeing it not only tones, but moisturizes and balances the PH levels in your skin. Really sounds like a no brainer to me! Not to mention it’s Alcohol, Paraben, phthalate, and gluten-free.
Along with my down hill skincare, my hair is official Mom-hair. You know, the kind where you get it dyed once and never touched up, so your roots are sitting nicely around your earlobes and you can almost call it a botched balayage. It’s honestly so dry from our wood heat, and so broken off because of the endless top knots that I’ve joked with E that I may just shave my hair off.
after doing some serious digging on the Olaplex hair perfector it seems like it could do some serious magic on my hair. it claims to rebuild broken bonds, as well as strengthen weak ones to give your hair a healthier, stronger feel. Its also Sulfate, Paraben, and Phthalate free as well as Vegan! Which is huge for me, because I’m not a fan of those cheap, waxy-feeling hair products.
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve added this to my cart and then not been able to justify the price I’d have enough spare change to buy the dang thing already. The amount of uses for this product is insane, but I’m entirely intrigued by the insane before and after photos floating around the internet of using this as a simple face mask. Maybe I’ll get lucky here in a few weeks and show you all for myself!
4. This Adorable Mama Sweater
I know, I know… how unoriginal. But honestly, what makes you feel better than being able to rep your favorite title all day long while being cute and comfy?
5. This adorable outfit that although not technically for you, would make for adorable instagram worthy photos.
I’m serious, just click the link. How cute would that be for some staged Momma + Baby photos?
I’ll admit, I’ve always thought it was the Mom’s who have been given all the other gifts already who settle for these. Maybe I’m right, and maybe it’s my pregnancy hormones getting the best of me, but a figurine that reminds me of the literal only way Scott has been able to fall asleep for the first 6 months of his life is a total tear-jerker.
I’ll be honest: Not only am I sucker for visually appealing books, but also visually appealing meals. Imagine having guests over once all this crazy virus stuff is gone, and just casually having the most gorgeous dinner readily prepared? Bonus points if you send me photos of the finished products!
8. An Amazon Fire Stick
I talked about it in a previous post, and to reiterate: it’s great. My family canceled out our regular television provider, if that tells you anything about how great the Fire Stick is!
There’s two days a year that my Hubby better let me sleep in and take unlimited naps: Mother’s Day, and My Birthday. It won’t actually happen, but imagine being able to hit snooze for even 5 minutes in total darkness? That is a bliss I can only envy. Not to mention they’re thermal, so they’ll help keep your room nice and cool in the summer, and warm in the winter! No more cold piggy toes for us!
Are they for everyone? Probably not. However if you’re like me and need to convince yourself that your chocolate is “good for you” by covering things in it, this is a staple piece.
If you’re more of a nuts and chocolate kinda gal, these almonds are easily my favorite deadly snack. I’m sure the serving size isn’t the entire bag, but hey: it’s my Mothers Day, I can do what I want!
If anything, while you’re sitting at home drinking out of your cracked “Mom” mug, wearing day three pajama pants (which, no shame: they’re comfy!) don’t forget: This is a whole day to reminisce about how much you went through to bring your precious little one(s) into this world! You deserve it.
Happy early Mothers Day, Mama! Be proud of your accomplishments, and make those littles kiss you extra today!