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DIY Gift: How To Make A Mother’s Day Survival Kit

Motherhood is one of the toughest jobs out there, and while we hope you show your appreciation every day, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to pamper the amazing moms in our lives. This year, skip the standard flowers and box of chocolates and give your mommy something she can really use.  We’ve put together a Mother’s Day survival kit filled with goodies that are fun and practical.  Read on for 4 Mother’s Day survival kit gift ideas, from a cute gift idea for the stressed out mom to the mom that loves to jump out of bed at the crack of dawn, you’re bound to find the perfect survival kit gift for Mom this Mother’s Day.  Do you have any brilliant Mother’s Day gift ideas? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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4 Mother’s Day Survival Kit Gift Ideas

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How To Make A Mother’s Day Survival Kit — ideas for all types of moms!

1. The Stressed Out Mom

Whether she’s a busy new mommy or she works long hours at the office, she deserves a little “me” time on Mother’s Day. Help her relax with a pretty basket stocked with a selection of her favorite nail polishes, bath salts, scented candles, lotions and creams, sunless tanner, and a luxurious robe. Slip in a gift card to her favorite spa and take her there after your Mother’s Day brunch.

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2. The Foodie Mom

She will always appreciate a new cookbook for Mother’s Day, but in addition to a new cookbook, a Mother’s Day survival kit for the “foodie mom” should include a few spring-inspired tea towels, wooden spoons, cutting board, and any other kitchen tools that you know could use an upgrade.

Tuck everything into an apron, oven mitt, or mixing bowl. So cute!

3. The Health Nut

A health food inspired survival kit is an ideal Mother’s Day gift for the health-conscious mom. Fill a basket with her favorite fresh and dried fruits, nuts, and snacks so that she’ll have plenty of fuel for the upcoming week. Make it seem special and indulgent by reaching for nourishing treats that she may not be likely to buy during a normal grocery trip. Or, try making some indulgences of your own, like homemade granola. For an active touch, throw in some exercise-friendly ear phones, headbands, or other workout accessories.

4. The Morning Person

Encourage your mom to take a bit of quiet time in the morning with the ultimate morning survival kit. A pretty mug, like this monogrammed mug from Anthropologie, is perfect with a bag of roasted coffee or tea and a copy of her favorite book. If your mom is always on the go, you can include a coffee subscription to Blue Bottle Coffee or some gift cards to her favorite coffee shop.


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Jennifer is the home décor expert at and knows how to get ready for the holiday season in style! Follow her holiday tips on Pinterest and Twitter.

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