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Fun, quick and easy gift ideas for that special mom who helped you grow.
Mother’s Day is just a few short weeks away. Whether you are a mom or you have a mom you know how special this day is to hard working mamas. Today I wanted to give you a little bit more of a background of how Tastefully Frugal started and tell you about a lady who is very near and dear to my heart.
Five years ago if you would have told me I would be a stay at home mom of two I would’ve laughed and said “yeah right, maybe when I’m 40.” But life happens and I could have never imagined how much happiness being a mom has brought to my life. Going from a two income family to one was a tough transition though. I didn’t know how to cook, wasn’t the greatest cleaner and had very little experience with babies so I was more than just a little scared when the time came to stop working outside of the home and be a mom. In stepped Gayle, my mother-in-law.
From the first time I met her she has always made me feel like I was part of the family and welcome. We had decided to rent out our home and move in with her a few months before Rohrl was born so she could help me make the tough transition into stay at home mom-hood. And she has a lot of experience with that. She has 6 kids (Jeremy is the baby) and raised them by herself (for the most part). Her first husband, and love her life, tragically died in a car accident in his early 30’s. She was left to take care of four kids on her own. Then she met Jeremy’s dad and they were married. They added two more children to the family but unfortunately within a few short years he passed away as well from Diabetes.
Not only was she raising 6 kids but she was also taking care of sick husband. And then a few years later she had her mother move in with them so she could take care of her as well. Gayle has always been such a giver, a helper, and will give you her last dime or slice of bread to help you out. She has taught me so much about living frugally and supporting my family in ways other than financial. And she never asks for anything in return. The other day I was talking to her and she told me ‘Thank you for calling and seeing if I needed anything last weekend. It’s good to know someone still cares.’ That just broke my heart. For someone who has done so much for everyone around her to feel like no one care is not OK in my book.
I knew I wanted to do something special for her for Mother’s Day but wasn’t sure quite what. I was at Walmart the other day picking up some last minute things for our Star Wars Party and I saw this One Stop Shop Display right by the front doors. It had been a crazy week and I needed a little break from party planning so I stopped and looked a bit. They had everything for every kind of mom. There was candy, chocolate, flowers, coffee makers, bluetooth speakers, stuffed animals, and of course American Greetings cards and gift wrap. It really was a one stop shop! When I saw the potted flowers I knew they would be perfect for her. She helped me “bloom” into the mother and wife that I am so it was only fitting to give her flowers.
I love the ideas of giving potted flowers and not just a bouquet. Potted flowers last longer and will
always hopefully remind the recipient of the gift every time they look at it. I also picked up a card, bag and some tissue paper. I wanted to do more than just give her flowers so I watched this tutorial on YouTube and made a big flower for the bag.
It was so nice to be able to find such an array of gifts and well thought out gifts at the time when I think she needed it the most. I may have jumped the gun a little bit and gave her her gift a little early, but she deserved it. And she needs to know we love her and care about her.
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What are you doing to celebrate that special mom in your life this year?
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
What a sweet gift idea. My mom would love that.
Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen says
Your mother-in-law has been through a lot but sounds like an amazing and strong woman! This gift is so cute, I love the tissue flower!
Such a great idea for mom. Those flowers are so cool.
Wow what a lovely gift! I would love this. Sadly my mom would too but she’s no longer with us! This is a great idea!
Liz Mays says
The message you put with it is so perfect. What a wonderful Mother’s Day gift idea.
This is such a great idea! I need to get thinking of ideas for gifts!
Carol Cassara says
What a cute and thoughtful gift idea that is!
This is such a cute idea!!
I wish I had this kind of relationship with my mother-in-law. She and my husband aren’t speaking so it’s difficult to have a relationship with her. My stepmom is the special mom in my life and I would love to do something like this for her. What a special sentiment for a great mother’s day gift. #client
Adriana Martin says
Loving those paper flowers they look so good and are easy to make =)
Vidya Sudarsan says
Such a neat gift! so pretty and handmade too.. all mom’s will like this 🙂
Jessica Harlow says
It’s heartwarming to hear about your relationship with your MIL. We are only here for a short time and once someone is gone, there’s no going back. Mother’s Day is hard for me since I lost my Mom in 2009. No doubt your MIL will fee the love this Mother’s Day.
Love the tissue paper blooms! Cheap and from the heart!
What a wonderful tribute to Gayle. She’s has been blessed with an awesome family and the best daughter-in-law a Mother could ever hope for.