Intentional Gifts to Give this Mother’s Day

Time, especially right now, is one of the most precious things!

And nobody has time to search all day and night to find unique and thoughtful gifts. So I’ve rounded up the gifts that I am loving right now! While every mom has a unique style, below you’ll find a range of gifts for every budget and even some DIY’ers to help you navigate this very special Mother’s Day!

Right now, Mother’s Day has the added challenge of quarantine. Many of us can’t be with our loved ones on Mother’s Day, so I’m sending a virtual hug to all. We will all come out of this stronger together!

Mother’s Day 2020 is Sunday, May 10th!

So, why should you be interested in my list?

My special gift is, well, gift-giving. I believe in the power of gifts. In my opinion, gifts, no matter the size or budget, should be thoughtful and intentional. And while I truly believe in experiences over material things, now is the time to think about things to send to your loved one.

Additionally, most of these companies are local businesses or Etsy shops. Now, more than ever, it’s essential to support our local artists!

Let’s Get Into the List: My Favorites

The Growing Candle: First Candle, Then Plant

$30 | Order by: May 3rd for Mother’s Day delivery


Ok, let’s get started with a phenomenal gift. Fun fact: I spent a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the idea of Hygge [(hoo-gah); the concept of finding the special moments in everyday living- spending quality time with people, enjoying the outdoors and creating an atmosphere of coziness] is something I have adopted!

This is for the mom who loves candles, loves plants, and is environmentally conscious. This 2-in-1 gift is all that and more. This family business is based in Ohio. The Growing Candle is a zero-waste product that starts as a luxurious candle and transforms into a pot of wildflowers, creating a healthy atmosphere for you and the planet. (Y’all this is unreal!)

Photo: Etsy

Custom Recipe Planner

$90 | Shipping: 1-2 Weeks (has expedited shipping options)

For the mom who is sentimental or loves to cook!

The feeling of comfort to me is the smell of a home-cooked meal. So what better way than to memorialize a special family recipe when you can’t be together. On this plate you can get a handwritten recipe etched onto a serving platter. Get a handful of people in the family to contribute and get mom something she will love, personalized by the ones she loves most!

Pro-Tip: Make it even more personalized and think about a special meal you shared. A birthday you will never forget. Your favorite meal every time you came home from college. The recipe you hope to replicate one day. This added element of intentionality is sure to go a long way!

Spa Gift Set

$22 | Shipping 2 weeks

Photo: Etsy

Photo: Etsy

Who wouldnt kill for the ability to go to the spa right now? Treat your loved one with their own at-home spa kit. With a candle, lip blam. bath bomb, and matches— the only thing not included is the wine that should accompany this. While there are plenty of at-home spa kits available, I love the personal touches of this box, and the price is great for the quality of the product. This is for the mom who deserves a night to herself kicking her feet up! Pro-tip: Add a gift card to her favorite local spa for her to enjoy when this is all over!

Additional Gifts from Local Businesses to Consider:

  • Molly & You – quick and easy mixes for gourmet bakery items (We personally love the GF Beer Bread)!

  • Bambooee Pillow – who doesn’t love a new pillow. For each pillow purchased a tree is planted.

  • BoonSupply – This is honestly my go-to company when looking for gifts. For each item purchased you choose where 40% of the proceeds are donated. I love being able to write that the item I am gifting is helping a cause. I personally love to gift their travel items!

  • AvrynCo – Real leather for your wrist and keys! They are re-stocking April 29th (Today) for Mother’s Day! Make sure to snag one. I know I will.

For the Organization Queen:

Now it wouldn’t be a Plan With Laur gift guide if there weren’t some planning items. No shame! Here are my picks for beautiful products to gift the person you know who loves planners and organization!

  • Erin Condren Flower Power Items – You cannot go wrong with any of these. This print is perfect for Mother day!

  • Notepads – I actually sourced this question out to my mom, and she said she could never have too many notepads lying around. My Mom’s favorites: the personalized list pads!

  • The Petite Planner Bundle – To help reset and kickstart goals. This bundle includes a 2020 Monthly Planner, Budget Book PetitePlanner, Wellness Log PetitePlanner, and Checklist Petite Journal Checklist.

DIY Options

A Book Tribute:

The idea behind this is to grab your loved one’s favorite book (or that book they still have on the shelf) and dedicate the first page to them. Write a note, your favorite things about them. Pro tip: Skim the book and every couple chapters, highlight a passage and write a little note beside it. The small details always show that extra level of time and intentionality. You can also do this with a blank notebook lying around.

Coffee Grounds Soap:

This is actually something I will be trying for Mother’s Day. They say all you need is coffee grounds and some spare soap laying around. I will be using this recipe on Saturday (May 2nd, 2020) if you want to follow along. I will document it all on my Instagram.

So there y’all have it – 11 intentional gifts to give this Mother’s Day! For those of you who made it this far, I have a special treat for you. I am partnering with The Growing Candle to GIVE AWAY one of their candles for Mother’s Day. I will also be adding an Erin Condren Gift Card for you! Now, this giveaway will go live later this week on my Instagram, so make sure to keep checking for additional updates!

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