Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Perfect gift idea!

My Mom's birthday is coming up on July 30th but she and her hubby are going to be going out of town the weekend of her birthday to celebrate both of their birthdays because his is August 3rd. But we are going out to dinner to celebrate this weeekend. So had to get her gift together.

My Mom told us not to give her anything for her birthday and to save our money and that being her children was enough...Awwwwww, so sweet!!

But seriously, not getting you anything? Not happening.

So I took this to Twitter and instantly an idea was given to me by someone who was in the same boat with her Mom one birthday and her siblings came up with a fantastic idea and I thought it was perfect for my Mom.

Each of the siblings will type up a list of one sentence things we love about our mom. They can range from her character, love, memories, to our favorite food she makes! We just want as many as we can come up with. I will cut them in strips, fold them in half and put them in the wine glass. I got a similar wine glass like above from TJ Maxx. Then I will put something in the card along the lines of "like wine, having you as a mother, gets better with time". Whenever you need a good glass of wine, remember why we love you so much.

How perfect, right? And we can add to it each year!

The suggestion given to me was a little different as it was called the rainy day jar, pick me ups for when her mom had a rainy day and needed reminders of how loved she is, and an apothecary jar was used. But I just changed it up a little.

And I think my Mom will love it.

I know you might have similiar situations when trying to buy for people and this might just be something that they'll like.

It's so simple and not expensive, but yet will mean so much more than any material thing!!!!

And don't have to worry about sharing this on the blog as my Mom won't read this :)

Can't wait to give this to her this weekend!!


Angie S said...

Very cute idea and so creative! I love it!

THE Stephanie said...

What a great idea! And so thoughtful!

Sadako said...

Such a sweet gift! I kinda want to do it myself!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Cute idea!!! She will love it!

Kim said...

This is PERFECT!!! She is going to LOVE it!

(can you send me the link/tweet you got this from? I may have to try it) Thanks!

Sweet Simplicity said...

That is such a thoughtful, sweet gift! She will love it!

Jacqueline said...

I'm sure your mom will love it - how perfect for a mother!

Barbie said...

What a great idea! I am sure your mom will love it!

Rosie said...

Hey! My mother in laws b-day was the 13th and I got her one of these, except it said "It's 5 o'clock somewhere" however, I didn't think of the same great idea of filling it up like you did with nice things. You're so clever!

Jill said...

Oh Lauren, this is a fantastic idea!!! I know your mom will love it. Thanks for sharing this idea.