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Mother’s Day Gifts for the Impossible-to-Shop-for Mom

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Your mama taught you that you can do anything. “Just set your mind to it,” she said. Who knew she was setting you up to someday find her the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Sure, it’s not easy picking out something for the lady who already has everything (or claims she doesn’t want anything), but you CAN do it. Our list of gifts for the impossible-to-shop-for mom can help. 1. A lovable log (that grows edible mushrooms).  Hear us out: You should get your mom a log as a gift. But only if she likes mushrooms, because this wooden wonder actually lets her grow them at home. 2. A puzzle that’s as tricky as it is pretty. Designed to resemble actual agate, these colorful puzzles are as hard as they look. 3. Little love bugs she can wear. Featuring a mama ladybug and up to four babies, this necklace is a lovely way to thank her for letting you follow her lead. 4. A handmade stand to display her treasures.  Artist Tracy Shea creates these delightful jewelry stands by pressing a piece of actual vinta

12 of Our Favorite New Mother’s Day Gifts

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  Mother’s Day’s on the way, and you’re racking your brain for new and exciting gift ideas to express how infinitely special Mom is. Well, we’re here to help. Like, that’s our actual job. We’ve put together a select list of gifts that we didn’t have last Mother’s Day. Whether she’s into entertaining, birdwatching, or getting her feminism on, you can say, “Thanks for raising me!” with something she’ll love—we guarantee it. 1. Aromatherapy scents, diffused with style. Mom loves candles, perfume, incense—anything that surrounds her with beautiful scent. This aptly-named diffuser fills a room with dreamy fragrance for hours (and lasts for about six months!). 2. A flower-shaped tray with petals for delicacies. Michael and Ania Shepler’s lotus-shaped bamboo server’s an enlightened choice for the mom who really knows how to make a soiree bloom. 3. Sweetly sophisticated small-batch sauces for breakfast, drinks, dessert… Fruit is so yum. Fresh or fermented, Mom’s a fan. Drizzled on after-dinner

Thoughtful Gifts to Give Mom All the Feels

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Oh, Mom. If there’s anyone in this world who can make your heart swell, it’s her. This Mother’s Day, lean into the mush and get her something that will make her feel over-the-top appreciated. We’re here to help with these 12 gifts that will warm her heart. Pick out one (or two! or three!) and enjoy spoiling the most deserving lady in your life. 1. A necklace to celebrate her protective side. This handmade piece has a sterling silver mama bear leading her cubs (aka you and your sibs)—because we’ll always need her to show us the way. 2. A pendant that reminds her to keep crushing it. Your mom saw that glass ceiling and said, “Not today, Patriarchy.” Celebrate her every accomplishment with this symbolic crushed glass ceiling necklace. 3. Send her down memory lane with pictures. Mom’s got photos of every birthday, holiday, and first day of school. She’ll love using this nostalgic viewer to reminisce on cherished memories. 4. Art that reminds her of a happy place.  The artist, Rachel Alvar

Learn How to Be a Better Gift Giver with these 15 Easy Tricks

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Does giving presents stress you out? You want to give the people in your life thoughtful gifts they’d love, but it can be so difficult to know what to know the heck that is. If you want to learn how to be a better gift giver, check out these easy tricks! You will feel so much better when you know how to find the perfect gift for someone. And even be inspired to get your shopping done early!   OUR READER FAVORITES This post is part of the Stress Free, Debt Free Holiday series! Don’t forget to check out the other posts: How to Create a Christmas Budget (and actually stick to it!) 21 Ways to Earn Extra Money for Christmas How to Throw a Fabulous Holiday Party on a Budget How to be a better gift giver 1. REALLY CONSIDER THE RECIPIENT It can be so easy to think of you want the recipient to have. But to really be a thoughtful gift giver, consider what your loved one really likes, wants, or needs. Just because you like something doesn’t necessarily mean that the person who’s receiving your gi

12 Insanely Popular Graduation Gift Ideas – That Won’t Break Your Budget

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It’s graduation season and that means gift-giving to celebrate the graduate and all their hard work. If you are looking for the perfect graduation gift, but are short on funds, no worries, I’ve got you covered. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to find the perfect gift. Here are some insanely popular graduation gift ideas that will fit any budget. You’re sure to be their new favorite! Your graduate is sure to love these gifts and your bank account will love you! 1. Tapestry Do a quick search of dorm room decorating ideas and you will see a tapestry in nearly every photo. These are incredibly popular among college dorm rooms and almost considered a necessity. Even if your college student isn’t living in the dorm, tapestries are very popular among the college crowd for decorating bedrooms and apartments. You can find them here on Amazon for under $20.00. You will be able to give your graduate a gift they’re sure to use and love without breaking your budget. 2. Hanging Lights When yo