What Mom's Really Want for Mother's Day!
Updated: May 6
Do you ever get stuck on what to give Mom? Or what to ask for? Well, we asked our team and they have some fantastic (and very simple) recommendations.
Sarah Hamilton: My all time favorite mothers day gift is just the fact that my daughters even want to celebrate me! And my favorite things that they have done is surprise me with Kemper flying to Nashville to meet me there while I was there with Callen. It meant so much that went out of their way to have the three of us together. They totally surprised me and they set up a super fun weekend together then made a video that captured some of our fun. I cherish that video and our time together.
For me it’s the gift of time together and nothing more matters.
Crystal Tidmore: Hands down, the gift of time with my kids on some sort of adventure—be it a picnic or day trip. Something that pulls us out of our daily routine so we can have a shared experience together—and with no complaining!
Alli Phillips: The gifts I cherish the most from my kids involve quality time with them - a family bike ride, and/or a Greenbelt hike to our favorite “hidden rope swing," with a dip or swim in Sculpture Falls or Barton Springs, followed by a picnic that they have planned and prepared, is the best gift ever!
Neissa Springmann: I love a low-key Mother's Day that starts with
sleeping in and not waking up with an alarm clock, followed by a cup of coffee, church, and then as much time outdoors and doing simple things with the family, like watching our son play baseball, an ORU baseball game, riding bikes, planting in my yard and then maybe some downtime to read a book and enjoy a cat nap. As for a "thing", I love anything Durant and Malaine make for me and cherish any of their handprint cards or custom artwork. The icing on the cake would be to not having to cook and no kid arguments :-)
Kathleen Parker: I miss my Mom. She was amazing! But for me, time with family is what I enjoy on Mothers Day. Now that all my kids are mothers it is hard to get everyone together on that day. The girls always write me a hand written letter and I have saved them over the years. Brad will take me on a morning ski and then church and lunch.
Amy Younkman: My hands down favorite Mothers Day gift is always a thoughtful, from the heart handmade card with written sentiment.
My son often sketches a pic of something I like on his handmade card and my oldest daughter might paint a design on her card.
Knowing they took the time to do this and think of me means so much more than ordering something off Amazon.
We love this! It ties in so well with all we've been talking about in our journal lately - plugging back in to the real world and the people we care about. But we also know, some moms LIKE STUFF TOO! So here are a few of our favorites to give and get!
The Always Pan $115
This lovely little wonder does just about everything you need, in fact it's advertised to take the place of 8 traditional pieces of cookware AND it comes in really lovely colors!
Find it at From Our Place.
Deep Steep Sugar Scrub $14.95
Magically melts on skin contact without the dreaded greasy feeling to gently buff away dead skin cells, leaving smooth, radiant, polished skin. AND it comes in 12 delicious scents!
One Line a Day - A 5 Year Memory Book
This is the sweetest little book to give to your mom or receive as a mom.
Each page on the journal includes an entry for five successive years, allowing you to revisit previous thoughts on a specific day, over the span of five years, and reflect on change and progress.
The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak by Shannon Bream
If the mom in your life enjoys Biblical stories and learning the impact the women of the Bible had during Biblical times--showcasing their faith, strength, courage and intuition--the mom in your life will love this best selling book!
Lake Escape with Kathleen Parker
This is one of our most favorite specialty classes. June through October Skipper Kathleen Parker takes fun-spirited women out for a day on Lake Austin with wake surfing, skiing, and long-boarding and a whole lotta fun! This is perfect for a beginner or expert.
Summer Adventure Escape in Almost Heaven, West Virginia with Neissa Springmann
Well, okay..this too is one of our favorite season offerings! Every year, founder Neissa Springmann, selects a beautiful and adventurous location and plans an amazing adventure getaway!
Giving Mom the opportunity to do something just for her is always a gift and that's what we're all about! Whether it be Austin, At Home or San Diego, our community will welcome her with loving arm, she'll get an amazing workout and will arrive home feeling strong, relaxed and full of energy!