photo consumable mother's day gifts for minimalist moms

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  • Reply Brittany May 2, 2019 at 10:32 am

    I love the idea of a consumable gift. I feel like my mom has everything she needs, and she has the means to go buy something if she wants it! A consumable gift is thoughtful and something she might not buy herself.

    • Reply TONYA May 2, 2019 at 12:59 pm

      You are SO right…it’s really hard to think of gifts for people who have the means to buy the things they want, and who have everything they need already.

  • Reply Yolanda May 2, 2019 at 10:57 am

    You had me at craft supplies for Mother’s Day! LOL

    • Reply TONYA May 2, 2019 at 1:01 pm

      Lol!! Craft supplies are great gifts for so many of us. I don’t often buy them for myself because they can be so expensive!

  • Reply Suzan May 2, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    My favorite gifts to give or receive are of one’s time. Whether something homemade (crafts or preserved foods) or coupons for various chores etc., I find they are the most appreciated by all, including me.

    • Reply TONYA May 2, 2019 at 1:03 pm

      I absolutely agree. Some of my favorite gifts have been homemade goodies and handcrafted items. And I definitely wouldn’t say no if someone offered to help out with housework! LOL!

  • Reply Malia May 2, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Love your “experience” gift ideas!! A game night with pizza is right up my alley. Great list of options!

    • Reply TONYA May 2, 2019 at 1:08 pm

      Same here, I’d much rather stay home for pizza and game night, and spend time with family, than go out.

  • Reply Joanne May 2, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Very creative ideas!

  • Reply Chaka May 2, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    This is an awesome post! I was just thinking about what to get my moms and this was greatly inspirational!

    • Reply TONYA May 2, 2019 at 4:07 pm

      Thanks! I always have such a hard time coming up with gift ideas, which is why I started this list. 🙂

  • Reply Tracy May 2, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    What a great idea for gifts. Not just another thing to sit on a shelf.or in drawer.

  • Reply Michelle May 2, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    I love giving experiences – once I took my mom to the Tower of the America’s in San Antonio to enjoy dining in the sky. My dad is more adventurous, so I took him below the earth to go spelunking through a cavern in pitch black with a headlamp. I like your suggested experiences – helps me out with gift giving this year! 😉

    • Reply TONYA May 2, 2019 at 10:39 pm

      I love these ideas, Michelle! I just might have to add them to the list. 🙂

  • Reply Lisa Manderino May 2, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Great Ideas!

  • Reply Leigh Ann May 2, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    I think the consumable idea is a great one. Clutter is something I’m always fighting so I love this.

    • Reply TONYA May 2, 2019 at 10:40 pm

      I hear you on that!

  • Reply Tricia Snow May 2, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    What a great selection of gift ideas! I love when my family cooks for me. Best gift ever!

  • Reply Tricia Snow May 2, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    What a great selection of gift ideas! I love when my family cooks for me. Best gift ever!

    • Reply TONYA May 2, 2019 at 10:41 pm

      So true! A day off from cooking is priceless.

  • Reply Ramae Hamrin May 2, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    These are fantastic ideas! I always love a bottle of wine and would be thrilled with donations to cancer research. Wonderful post!

  • Reply Kyndall Bennett May 2, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    My mom has gotten into crocheting, so I tried to get her supplies for her new hobby. I didn’t realize there were “specific” sticks (hooks?) for the certain types of yarn! I just chose random ones at opposite size ranges. She tried explaining it to me and most of it just went over my head. Next time, I think I’m just gonna send her a gift card to Hobby Lobby! 😅

    • Reply TONYA May 2, 2019 at 10:42 pm

      Haha oops! Yes, gift cards might be better in some cases! 🙂

  • Reply Lora May 2, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Love these minimalist gift ideas!

  • Reply Karla May 3, 2019 at 1:04 am

    I think I will print this out for my kids!

    • Reply TONYA May 3, 2019 at 11:37 am

      Great idea!!

  • Reply Brittany May 3, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Love your ideas! I feel like donations on special days are becoming more and more popular. Love that!

    • Reply TONYA May 3, 2019 at 11:39 am

      I think so too and, in fact, we’ve made donations on several occasions for holidays/special days. 🙂

  • Reply Stacey May 3, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Great ideas! I’m really hoping some people give me some edible gifts. Those are my favorites! Ha!

  • Reply jen May 3, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    These are brilliant… I don’t have the space for more stuff so I am going to use this as a basis for whish lists

  • Reply Anna May 3, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    These are really great gift ideas. I personally love the spa gift certificate. I think every mom can use a great spa treatment 🙂

    • Reply TONYA May 7, 2019 at 4:21 pm

      Agreed, 100%

  • Reply Heather May 3, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I am all about craft supplies! I also would the day to use them 🙂

  • Reply Katie Wolfe May 3, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    What a clever compilation of ideas!

  • Reply Emily May 3, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    YES YES YES YES!!!! Great list!

  • Reply Lina May 4, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Great ideas! I love it. I always have to remind my kids to not give me anything. Just their time. But I have to remind myself to do the same for my mom. Thank you!

  • Reply Michele May 4, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Consumable gifts are such a great idea! Eventually you kind of run out of room (and the need) for “stuff”!

  • Reply Carolina May 5, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    These are all great gift ideas. I would love a painting party.

    • Reply TONYA May 7, 2019 at 4:23 pm

      Doesn’t that sound like a lot of fun?!

  • Reply Sharon May 6, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    These are great ideas! I love the experience ideas…those memories last so much longer than most gifts!

  • Reply Pauline May 7, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    What great ideas!! I love all of these and I think memories are worth so much more than stuff.

  • Reply Cindy May 8, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    This is exactly what I do for my mom. She doesn’t need more stuff to clutter her house or dust around. Most often my sister and I take her out to dinner. But I’ve also given her herb plants and flowers for her garden, herbal tea blends, and experiences such as an afternoon tea or a day trip. It’s a great way to deepen our bond.

    • Reply TONYA May 10, 2019 at 9:34 am

      Yes, I love all those ideas too!

  • Reply Angela Greven | Mean Green Chef May 15, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    These are fabulous ideas and I’ll be sharing with my daughter for her little ones. Love the pic of you and your daughter up top! 🤗

    • Reply TONYA May 16, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      Thank you Angela!

  • Reply T.M. Brown May 16, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    These are some beautiful ideas. I love the homecooked meal and homemade crafts. Hope your Mother’s Day was extra special.

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