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Why Give Consumable Mother’s Day Gifts to Minimalist Moms?
I’m sure most moms will agree that any heartfelt gift is special, no matter what it is.
However, some of us try to keep the “stuff” to a minimum in our homes, and we might not have a lot of space to keep it.
So consumable gifts — anything that can be “used up”, so to speak — are great in that regard. We can use it and appreciate the person who gave it, but then it’s gone and we’re left only with the memories associated with it.
Do you have a Minimalist Mom in your life? Give her consumable Mother’s Day gifts!
Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Personalized Gift From Little Ones
I’m starting out with this one because it’s the most heartfelt gift on the list. Who doesn’t love a personalized gift from the little ones?
Pro Mom Tip: When she’s done with these, she can simply take a digital photo and either trash or recycle the hard copies.
1. Flower Handprint Craft
She’ll adore this DIY flower handprint craft!
Designed by Yours Truly, you can grab a copy via my Etsy shop, then simply print it right at home and press the kiddo’s painted hands at the top of the flower stem. The colorful handprints will look like flowers.
This craft comes in three different designs, for one, two, or three children. It also comes in US Letter and A4 sizes, and you can print as many copies as you like.
2. Personalized Letter
Once you place your order, simply print as many copies as you need and fill in the blanks with your child’s answers (or let them fill it out).
Edible Mother’s Day Gifts
Treat Mom to something that she can eat or drink! Food is always a good choice if you’re trying to come up with consumable Mother’s Day gifts.
3. Decadent Chocolates
As I can personally attest, most moms love chocolate. She’s sure to love being treated to a box of decadent chocolates this Mother’s Day!
Looking for something a little more extravagant than one simple box of chocolates? Make sure she never runs out of chocolate by giving her a monthly subscription box!
Wondering about the best monthly chocolate subscriptions? Don’t worry, I have you covered!
- Chocolate and Book is one of my favorite consumable gifts for moms, because she’ll get a monthly book box containing a book from a genre of your choice, hand-selected chocolate, and a hot drink.
- Nettie’s Craft Brownies is another favorite. In this monthly subscription, they combine brownies and chocolates in one delicious bite.
(Nettie’s cuts up extra fudgy brownies into bite-sized pieces and hand-dip each one in chocolate. In fun flavors like Sea Salt, Peanut Butter, S’mores and Espresso, there is a bite for everyone!)
4. Gourmet Fruit Basket
Treat the mom in your life to a healthy fruit basket that’s filled with yummy treats. This gourmet fruit basket includes a variety of fruits, meats and cheeses, crackers, nuts, and even a little chocolate!
5. Coffee Subscriptions
Does your mom or wife love herself some coffee? If you want to go above and beyond, why not give her a monthly coffee delivery, or a coffee inspired gift?
Here are a couple of my favorite coffee boxes:
Tayst Coffee’s subscription box comes with superior beans, roasted fresh and packed into 100% compostable pods. Their beans are “roasted deep, then cooled slow and packed into Keurig Compatible pods”.
Give her a taste of Hawaii all year ’round with Hawaii’s Coffee Box. It’s Hawaii’s ONLY coffee of the month club!
She’ll get one or two Hawaiian roasts, which come from the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai.
Want more coffee inspired gift ideas for the coffee-loving momma in your life? Check out my top 21 Gift Ideas for Moms Who Are Coffee Lovers!
6. Wine of the Month
If she’s a wine enthusiast, let her try out two new bottles of wine every month with a Wine of the Month Club subscription.
Each month, members receive premium wine selections from two different award-winning boutique vineyards. Plus, their monthly newsletter proﬁles the winemakers and provides tasting notes, recommended food accompaniments, and complementary recipes.
Luxurious beauty products are fun, consumable Mother’s Day gifts because they are often something moms don’t buy for themselves.
Why not put together a thoughtful bundle of “home spa” items in a cute woven basket so she can pamper herself anytime she needs to feel pampered?
I promise, she’ll be impressed with a thoughtfully-curated gift like this!
7. Clay Facial Masks
Facial masks are so luxurious!
This Himalayan clay mud facial mask exfoliates, nourishes, and moisturizes skin. The pink clay is rich in silica, which is said to help improve skin elasticity and cell renewal for supple, younger looking skin. (Just don’t tell her she looks old!)
8. Luxurious Body Scrub
Complement the Himalayan facial mask (from #5 above) with a Himalayan body scrub!
This natural Himalayan pink salt body and face scrub souffle is infused with lychee fruit and sweet almond oil to provide her with a nice, exfoliating skin cleanse.
9. Citrus + Floral Perfume
Does she love to try out new types of perfume?
Don’t just buy any old bottle of cheap perfume. Give her one that will make her smile and think of you every time she spritzes it onto her wrist! Happy by Clinique is “a hint of citrus and a wealth of flowers” and it’s very affordable.
I don’t often wear perfume, but if I had to choose a favorite, this would be it.
10. Argan + Lavender Body Lotion
Give her the gift of 24-hour moisturization with this argan oil-infused body lotion.
As they say: “This lotion will create a sensation of inner calm in a cloud of heirloom French Lavender.”
11. Gel Nail Polish Kit
With this 20-piece gel nail polish kit, she can get pretty, professional nails at home.
The kit comes with popular and trendy colors suitable for spring and summer seasons, as well as normal everyday life.
Craft supplies are great consumable Mother’s Day gifts for crafty, minimalist moms. This is something she can actually use for making her creations.
Here are some craft supply ideas.
12. Scrapbooking Storage Tote
Okay, so this scrapbooking storage tote isn’t exactly a consumable gift, but I couldn’t resist adding it to the list anyway.
If the mom you’re shopping for is a scrapbooker, you can always give her more scrapbooking supplies. But if she already has a ton of supplies and no good place to store them, then she definitely needs this type of organization in her life!
Does she love to knit or crochet? She probably already has plenty of needles and hooks, but she can always use more yarn!
There are tons of yarn brands to choose from, but Caron Simply Soft Solids is definitely one of my faves, simply because it’s so soft and luxurious.
14. Embroidery Starter Set
An embroidery starter set is the perfect gift for mommas who are looking for a new hobby, but have never embroidered before.
The kit includes a bamboo embroidery hoop, color threads, flaxen cotton classic reserve aida with a stamped pattern on it, embroidery needles, plus instructions to help her get started.
Moms who sew or quilt are always looking for fabric to add to their stashes!
This 50 piece fabric bundle comes in 8-inch square pieces that would be perfect for making a quilt or small sewing projects.
16. Art Supplies
If she’s an artist, then she’s sure to appreciate a replenishment of any art supplies that are getting low!
Does she love to try a variety of different arts and crafts projects? Yes? Then she’ll really love this Adults and Crafts Crate, a monthly curated craft subscription box for adults and teens to create fun and trendy projects!
Every month is a different craft, which will give her the opportunity to learn a new craft technique like wood burning and engraving. She’ll learn to create beautiful products like wine carriers, epoxy resin coasters, and more!
17. Calligraphy Pens
Does the creative momma you know wants to learn calligraphy? Gift her a set of eight calligraphy pens so she can get started.
Consider donating to a charity in your mom’s name. Be sure to research first to be sure it’s a legitimate company. Better yet, ask her if she has a favorite cause that you can donate to.
Here are some of the various types of charities you could make a donation to.
- cancer research
- child protection
- animals and animal protection
- civil rights
- civil rights
- women’s rights
- mental health
Digital Subscriptions or Subscription Boxes
Digital subscriptions and subscription boxes are popular gifts in today’s world.
Give Mom a gift that keeps on giving with a subscription to something she’d enjoy.
19. Movie Streaming
Does she still rent movies the old fashioned way? If she’s not on the Amazon Prime train yet, give her the gift of movie streaming with a Prime subscription.
(Plus, if you live in the same house, you’ll benefit from this Mother’s Day gift, too!)
Check out Amazon’s movie streaming.
20. Monthly Subscription
Want to give her something she can enjoy all year long? Subscription boxes will delight her every single month! These five subscriptions are my favorites for moms.
Any Type of Experience
Most moms don’t necessarily want presents from you — they would prefer the gift of your presence. Your time is one of the best consumable Mother’s Day gifts you could give.
And if you can’t spend time with her on Mother’s Day, she is sure to love an “experience” gift that gives her some time to pamper herself.
21. The Gift of Experience
- spa gift certificate
- gift certificate for a massage
- dinner out as a family
- Mother’s Day brunch
- barbecue at the park
- plane tickets to a vacation destination
- trip to a museum
- wine tasting
- weekend camping/hiking trip
- rock climbing
- sports game tickets
- time together crafting
- bowling/game night
- pizza and movie together
- help with gardening (or seeds to get her garden started)
- painting party
- snorkeling, scuba diving
- spelunking (for adventurous moms!)
These categories are just meant to be a starting point when deciding on a consumable Mother’s Day gift; the possibilities are endless. And if all else fails, a succulent subscription is a good choice.
Which of these consumable Mother’s Day gifts will you give your mom or wife this year?