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For a few examples, you can create a photo book or photo calendar online to send to your mom as a delayed gift (you can print a photo to make a teaser card). Or you can grab a few items from the store and turn it into a fun home kit with treats she might not get herself, from fancy coffee to wine (more below).
Remember that even if you can't spend this Mother's Day with your mom, she will appreciate any gesture from you – even if it's just athat makes you extra silly by adding backgrounds or serenading her favorite song. Read on for some gift ideas you can make for your mom at home. Here are and .
Create a photo book or calendar
Your mom doesn't have this gift in hand on May 10, but don't give this gift a discount yet – it's worth the wait. You have already saved several photo albums, as well as hundreds of photos on your phone and laptop. Collect those photos and use them to makeor calendar to send to your mom for Mother's Day. You can use services like Mixbook, Google Photos and Walmart Photo to keep costs down.
When you have finished making the photo book, you can have it sent to your mother. Some sites offer free shipping if you spend a certain amount, otherwise shipping costs vary depending on the service you use. You can always tease the gift in a pretty card or a photo you've selected from the book with the comment that this photo is just the beginning.
Read more : How to create and print your own photo books online
Plant a small flower garden
If you live nearby, you can surprise your mother on Mother's Day by a small flower garden with her to plant the house. Hardware stores, supermarkets and nurseries open in your area have potted plants, herbs and seeds. It just takes you a little effort to make something she can enjoy all summer.
Here's another idea if you don't have a green thumb. Try making wine cork planters. First you need to hollow out several wine corks and place a small succulent in each. Then fill it in with soil to support the plant. You can glue a magnet to the back of the cork so she can place it on her fridge. Succulents require little water and sunlight, so maintenance is lower than other plants.
Do you want to choose something more practical? Consider a. (Just be ready for significantly more work.)
Make her a care package
Staying indoors is no fun – and even if your mom is a savvy online shopper, she might focus more on supplies. Fortunately, you can spoil her: put a small kit together with things your mom enjoys, like coffee, books or wine. Here are some options to get you started.
Wine Lovers: Give your mom the day of rest she deserves with a wine package. It can include a bottle of wine, bath salt and a good book to read.
Coffee Lovers: If your mom can't do tasks without that first cup of coffee, make her a. It can include a mug with her favorite coffee and a journal or planner where she can write down her tasks.
You can even collect small supplies she needs, such as lotion, chapstick and hand soap. Ormake her a food basket of dry food she's never tried. If your mom likes to cook, here are that we absolutely love.
Make a door hanger
Get creative and make a door hanger or wreath to hang on her front door. It doesn't have to be anything special – you can make it from tissue paper and a paper plate. You can find quick and easy designs on Pinterest.
Or if you want to use your design skills, find a metal wire (like a coat hanger) to make a frame and collect some green around your house. For example, you can use evergreen leaves or pines. Use material such as dental floss, fishing line or thin metal wire to attach the green to the metal frame. When your wreath is ready, tie a ribbon around the top so you can hang it on the door.
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