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Mama's Girl: DIY Gifts 4 Mother's Day!

Whether she’s your best friend or always there when you’re down and out, nothing says Happy Mother’s Day like prezzies that pack a lot more thoughtfulness than just ploppin’ down a chunk of change. Don't break the bank, show her how much ya care with these special treats!

Sephora by OPI Nail Colour, $9, sephora.com
For the mother who enjoys a good spa day (or weekend)…give her the gift of a pretty pedicure. Draw mom a hot soak for her feet, let her pick her polish (you know you have enough colors lying around), and you're good to go. She'll love that her feet are in tip-top shape just in time for summer sandals.

Peony Moon River, $18, parkseed.com
For the mother with the green thumb…a budding bloom is sure to please. Pick one of her favorite plants, like a pink peony or bountiful hydrangea to be a welcome new addition to mom's garden. Put on your garden gloves and wide brim hat and offer to help mom plant the flower in a special spot.

Gloveables Fashion Gloves, $15, amazon.com

For the mother who is the queen of clean…let her take a rest from scrubbing the sink. Take over the cleaning duties for mom for one day or pick one cleaning chore you know she dreads. Be a domestic goddess and vacuum, dust, do the laundry, wash the dishes. The house will be spotless in no time.

Cousin a Touch of Glass Bead Kits, $6, joann.com

For the mother who thinks “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”…work your inner craftiness with a jewelry kit. Get busy beading a blinged-out bracelet or necklace she’s sure to love.
 
Flappin’ Jack Pancake Mix, $10, williams-sonoma.com

For the mother who enjoys a lazy Sunday in bed…bring her a sweet breakfast treat in the early AM. Fix her up a special tray of pancakes piled high or waffles dripping with syrup. Just stir up the batter and you’re ready to get flipping. Brew coffee or make fresh squeezed orange juice for an added touch, too. Just remember to clean up.

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by Michelle Menner | 2/1/2016
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