8 Ideas for a Marvelous Mother’s Day

Eleanor King

Make the most of Mother’s Day this year with these eight fun and thoughtful crafts, gifts, recipes, and activities. 

Crafts

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Flowers for Mom

Spending the time to craft homemade gifts always makes them just a bit more special. Show the mom in your life that you care with these eco-friendly flowers for Mother’s Day, using household items and throwaway materials like old newspapers and empty milk cartons. Click here to learn how to make them.

Gratitude Notes

Share your love and appreciation for mom with a gratitude note. Whether you write a collection of fond memories, a thank you, or an “I love you because” statement, these notes will be an instant keepsake. Present any mom with this jar of warm fuzzies on Mother’s Day for a heartfelt gift that goes beyond flowers and chocolate. You can learn how to make gratitude notes here.

Recipes

Strawberry Tart with Chocolate Filling 

This sensational seasonal tart is the perfect way to show your love. Made with in-season strawberries, a gluten-free crust, and a rich chocolate filling, it’s the perfect dessert to close out a fabulous Mother’s Day. Get the recipe here

Stuffed Apple, Blueberry, and Walnut French Toast Casserole

A mother’s day breakfast in bed has never been easier. Show the love with a homemade brunch or breakfast (and don’t forget to clean up after so mom doesn’t have to).  This easy-to-assemble casserole brings fruit, whole grains, nuts, and eggs to the breakfast table or bed. Not a bad way to kick-start Mother’s Day! Get the recipe here.

Gifts

Mom Time

While time spent with the family is wonderful, all moms need a few hours alone to recharge. A kid-free afternoon might be just what moms need on Mother’s Day to help them celebrate themselves. Whether it’s a bubble bath, calling an old friend, or going for a walk, letting moms enjoy their time off is a great gift. 

Eco Clothes 

Looking for a piece of clothing for mom this Mother’s Day? Shop for beautiful, organic clothing from brands focused on sustainable practices that aren’t overly expensive. From tops to bottoms and everything in between, these four ethical clothing brands have affordable options for every eco-conscious shopper. Find the brands here

Activities 

Spa Day

Treat-yo-mom! Having a fun spa night in is a great way to spend quality time with mom while also getting some much needed rest and relaxation. Ditch the harmful chemicals found in conventional beauty products and set mom up with a fun spa night, featuring three all-natural DIY recipes. Get the directions here

Help mom with the garden

Mother’s Day falls right around the time of year where most people can start putting in their summer plants without fear of a frost. For mom’s with green thumbs, make the most of the weekend by helping plan and plant a garden. Click here for great garden growing ideas to do with kids.