#TBT to that time in school pairing macaroni shells with pens and paper to craft the best Mother’s Day gift. Those presents were thoughtful and creative, and hmmm…maybe only cost $5! Expectations were a little higher this year, especially since I had to buy for three moms, which translates to triple the mula.
Now, I know my mom better than anyone, so she was easy; although she once again insisted that she did not “need” a gift. Grandma was a little harder to shop for, and wait for it — my best friend informed me at the last minute that I needed a gift for my boyfriend’s mom as well.
Tip: If you just recently met Mr. Right’s mom, it might be smart to send a little gift her way. Brownie points! 😉
My mom was the easiest — I roll my eyes when she claims she doesn’t know anything about fashion. I picked out this adorable cardigan ($29.99) and dainty scarf ($27.99) from Banana Republic Factory Store.
She could pair either one with SO many different outfits. They’re both neutral and could go with anything!
Grandma is all about comfort, but never fails to add her own twist. After her knee replacement she was limited on shoe options for support, but I knew these summer sandals wouldn’t disappoint. $48 (40% off) from Cole Haan — might be a little high for sandals but how could I pass up almost half off? Gotta keep Grandma in style too. I bet none of her other lil’ lady friends will be sporting Cole Haan!
My boyfriend’s mom is known for hosting summer dinner parties, and what better way to get on her good side than with something she’ll repeatedly use (and remind her of me every time she has a dinner party)! Check out this simple, yet stylish outdoor dinnerware. It inspired me to go to Pottery Barn Outlet, where I found a similar set for only $19! My stress level was at an all-time high searching for this gift, but I really think it will be perfect.
I wouldn’t flaunt this in front of them, but I can’t believe I found these thoughtful gifts at these prices! I saved over $80! Here’s the breakdown.
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Last thing to prep for the day — cards to show how thankful I am for each of them. Since I spent my max budget, I decided to write my own this year. However, we all know Hallmark is the go-to for amazing cards, so I did go on their website to get some ideas for cute quotes.
Hooray for all the moms out there! Mom, what would I do without you?