Friday Favourites: Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Hello Lovely,

Mother's Day is this Sunday and you probably forgot to make/buy something AGAIN. You've got to do something special for mum. So here are 3 gift ideas for that special lady in your life.

As an adult, buying a Mother's Day gift is still a struggle, but it doesn't have to be. Why not go back to the classic "coupon book" that worked so well for us in the past? The only difference being this time you'll make some coupons mom will actually want. Here, we've compiled some for you already. We’ve even left some blank for you to fill out yourself. You can print as many as you’d like to make your coupon book as thick as you want.

These are so simple and easy to make- they make a fantastic keepsake and also a perfect gift for any occasion – Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, Christmas Gifts you name it! The best part is – it will cost you next to nothing to make tons of them!

How awesomely simple is this idea? You can't beat the classic personalised Mother's Day Mug as a gift if you're in a pinch.

Mother's Day Free Printable Coupon Book

As Mother's Day approaches (May 8 — you're welcome for the reminder), it's a good time to go over some do’s and don’ts for gift giving. Let’s face it, as adults uncooked macaroni glued to cardboard doesn't cut it any more when you have a full-time job. Remember your tween years, when you'd forget it was Mother's Day until the actual day and frantically throw together a "coupon book?" Basically gifting your mother — the woman who birthed you, nurtured you and raised you— a collection of IOU's. Things like "One free lawn mowing," or "Will walk the dogs without being asked." They were chores we were going to do anyway, but we were desperate and young, and we could get away with it. Not so much any more.

As an adult, buying a Mother's Day gift is still a struggle, but it doesn't have to be. Why not go back to the classic "coupon book" that worked so well for us in the past? The only difference being this time you'll make some coupons mom will actually want.

Here, we've compiled some for you already. We’ve even left some blank for you to fill out yourself. You can print as many as you’d like to make your coupon book as thick as you want.

All you have to do, to put this gift together, is print and cut out each coupon. Then stack them on top of each other, punch a hole on the side, and tie it together with a ribbon, like so! Feel free to go crazy with the decorations, or keep it simple!

Which ones do you think you’re going to use? Stay tuned this week as we’re going to be giving you great ideas for DIY Mother’s Day gifts that your mom actually wants!

XoX,

 

 

Funfetti Waffles with Whipped Lemon Yoghurt Topping and Fresh Berries

It's so weird, mother's day kind of just came and went for me. Even though people were talking about it, I felt totally unprepared for the big day. The original present I had in mind for her didn't work out so I had to rely on my good ole cooking skills!

I was originally going to follow this recipe to the T and make the French Toast, but when I remembered that I make the worst French Toast on the planet, I decided waffles would be better. And then I remembered the problem I typically have with my waffle iron. Pancakes are just so....ehh, predictable, so I decided to take the easy way out and use a Pillsbury cake mix. Funfetti to be exact! Because it's, well, FUN! It cut preparation time down significantly and was much easier (and cheaper).

I served this on a breakfast tray with Lemon Sweet Tea to my mum in bed while singing Happy Mother's Day to you in the Birthday Song tune. I even added, "Happy Mother's Day to the best mother in the world, but I'm sorry you're not better than bammy [my grandmother] but I love you anyway". She laughed because deep down she knows it's true. My grandmother is my favourite woman on the planet. She lives in Tampa so her present is in the mail. If someone you love lives nearby you, make these waffles for them to show them how much you care.

Funfetti Waffles with Whipped Lemon Yoghurt Topping and Fresh Berries

 Yields: 10 waffles

For the Waffles:

One box Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix

For the Whipped Lemon Yoghurt Topping:

1  1/3 cups cold heavy cream
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 to 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, if desired
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Mixed berries (I used strawberries and blueberries)
 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your waffle iron.

  2. Prepare the cake mix according to instructions on the box.

  3. To make the whipped lemon yogurt topping, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whip attachment (you can also use a hand mixer, because I did) add the heavy cream. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form. Add the yogurt, sugar, and lemon juice. Mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  4. Pour cake mix into waffle iron. (My waffle iron has a light that turns green when it's ready). So cook according to how your waffle iron works. I found that if I let mine get really hot before I start, the waffles cook more evenly and faster.

  5. Top each waffle with a dollop of whipped topping and as many berries as you like, and serve!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the beautiful hard working mothers and mother figures out there! Especially mine, and some great friends of mine like, Natasha, Jessie,  Jewel, Delkisa, Dara and Llakel who are amazing mothers to their kids!

(Still not better than my mother though)

(Still not better than my mother though)

 

XoX,

Olivia