Thank you Janet Kinkade the creator of JK by Thirty-One jewelry for today’s tips. Her ultimate passion is to inspire women and help them recognize their own beauty and potential. Read more on Janet’s blog, and follow her on Instagram!
I love how we set aside a whole day to honor and celebrate the women who raised us. My mom is an amazing mother. She is selfless yet strong – and the most beautiful woman I know!
Mother’s Day holds a special place in my heart because of my own daughter – Belinda. I remember several Mother’s Days in the past, waking up to handmade gifts she had poured her hearts into making. These moments remind me motherhood is a gift and my favorite job of all despite the fact my “baby” is all grown up.
Thirty-One makes it so easy and fun to find the perfect gift for all of the special women in your life! Here are a few ideas for you:
New moms get so many gifts for baby, why not take this opportunity to put together a cute and creative gift just for her? Help ease her transition – and give her a little chuckle at the same time – with a sweet “survival kit” tucked into a reusable Zipper Pouch or Swap-It Pocket, along with a note explaining each item:
- A healthy snack to keep her energy up!
- Hand sanitizer so she stays healthy. (Moms can’t get sick!)
- Dry shampoo, because regular showers are a thing of the past.
- Yummy-smelling candle to help create calm when she needs some alone time.
- Snickers® bar and Laffy Taffy® to keep her sense of humor.
- Bag of marbles to replace the ones she’ll lose!
- Rubber bands to remind her that flexibility is key!
You can pack an entire meal inside one of our gorgeous totes that Mom will love to use long after the meal is over! Put all the ingredients for a delicious dinner in a personalized Zip-Top Organizing Tote or Catch-All Bin – or in one of our new Summer Essentials like the Summer Fun Caddy or In the Clear Tote. You can even add some hand-painted soup bowls, a matching kitchen towel and potholder – and don’t forget a bottle of her favorite wine!
Why not try one of my family’s favorite meals: Taco Soup! Most of the ingredients are in cans, so it’s perfect for packing.
3 cans of beans (I mix red beans and black beans)
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 can of whole kernel corn
1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 package of taco seasoning
1 package of ranch dressing mix
32 oz. of chicken broth
2 cups of cooked ground beef
Directions: Combine all of the ingredients in a slow cooker, and cook on high for 4 hours. (You can cook on low for 8 hours, instead, if you’re going to be gone all day.)
If you’re looking for a personalized gift that will last long enough to become a family keepsake, look no further than our custom Statement Canvas Pillows, Statement Canvas Wall Art and wooden Close to Home Tray! These gifts can be a creative way to show off her Personality, talk about her Passions and inspire others with her Purpose as a mother. Check out our 3 Ps of Personalization for tips to make a beautiful gift for her home that she’ll always treasure!
Our new Charm Catcher Necklace is the perfect way to design Mom her very own meaningful – and wearable – keepsake! Create a beautiful piece of jewelry (moms LOVE jewelry!) that she can put on every day to remind her of all the joys of motherhood.
Start with our Charm Catcher Necklace in gold or silver tone, then add:
- Family Roots Keepsake Charm, because her family means everything
- Two-tone Wax Seal Charm that represents her number of children
- Round Initial Charm with the initial of the family’s last name
- A Celebration Birthstone Charm in her birth month, or those of her kids or grandkids
What special gift are you getting your mom? Share it with us, we won’t tell…
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!