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Simple Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 2021

Mark your calendars! Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9, 2021. It falls a little earlier than usual this year. Don’t worry of you were caught off guard. We’re here to help with some simple Mother’s Day gift ideas.

Solar wind chimes

We noticed these beautiful lights at our neighbor’s house and had to get a closer look.  These cute butterflies light up at night. It is solar powered and they slowly change colors! So pretty!  We could watch them all night.  

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Solar Wind Chime Butterfly

The best part is they come in multiple shapes. We bought the solar hummingbird wind chime for my mother in law:

Solar Hummingbird Wind Chime

The solar sunflower wind chime is perfect for any garden:

Solar Sunflower Wind Chimes

Add any of the solar wind chimes to your garden, landscaping, or even a large pot on your deck or patio.   Simply use a black garden hook or small post like this one:  

Shepherd Hook

Such a simple gift that is a pleasure to look at everyday!


Let’s face it, we could all use a little chocolate. Here are our top three choices for chocolate gifts:

  1. Ghiradeli squares
  2. Lindt balls
  3. Whitman’s sampler – dark chocolate

Short on time? You can always pick this up at your local grocery store, along with some flowers.


Whether it’s a bouquet from the grocery store or a hanging basket from your local flower grower, most moms love flowers or plants.

Simple Mother's Day gift idea: flowers
Blue vase with fresh cut flowers: sunflower, purple asters, pink zinnias and white snapdragons

Looking for some specific ideas to make it special? Here are some of our favorites:

  1. Deck planter with sunflowers
  2. Barrel with kitchen herbs (basil, rosemary, parsley, and thyme)
  3. Perennial plant for the flower garden or landscaping:
  • White daisies
  • Yellow black-eyed Susan’s
  • Purple coneflowers

Still need more Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Mom and Grandma?  Check out our article on How to Select a Mother’s Day Gift:

15 Mothers Day Gift Ideas for Mom and Grandma

15 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Mom and Grandma

Also be sure to peek in the Mother’s Day Gift Shop.

Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

Are you looking to cut the paper clutter, get organized and save money?

If you are looking for a way to reduce your paper clutter, get organized and save money, you’ll want to read on.  We recently came across a unique product that can help you do it all.

It was a board to write on, but without the paper.  This liquid crystal board was designed so that you can write on it and then erase it.  So you can reduce the clutter around your home and save paper.  What a great idea!

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How to Cut the Paper Clutter, Get Organized and Save Money

A liquid crystal board can help you get the job done.  The one we tried is called a Boogie Board Blackboard and looks like this:

The one we purchased was 8 1/2 x 11 inches, which is the standard size of paper that fits in your printer or copy machine.  Ours came with  various backgrounds:

  • Lines
  • Dots
  • Blank
  • Schedule

Honestly, it was the schedule that caught our eye.  The thought of planning our week without using a piece of paper was very intriguing.  It worked out just as we thought.  We weren’t quite ready to erase our board, so we snapped a picture with our cell phone so we could save the schedule for the rest of the week.

The other backgrounds worked great for our purposes.  We used the blank paper to draft an article for our website and later made a quick to do list using the lined paper.

The 8.5 x 11 inch board really suited our needs.  However, it comes in smaller sizes as well as different colors.  Just know that not all boards come with the handy lined paper or schedule backgrounds.

This Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet comes in cyan blue and can fit nicely in a purse, school backpack or briefcase.

For more details, sizes and colors you can check out this link: Boogie Board Blackboard