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Treat Mom on Mother’s Day
Tractor Supply may not come immediately to mind when thinking of where to shop for Mom, but the new Trisha Yearwood Home Collection has all kinds of things she’ll like! This galvanized metal tin with rope handles features a cute vintage farm logo. Fill it with Mom’s favorite things for Mother’s Day! $29.99 in stores or at tractorsupply.com.
These bright garden clogs will keep Mom’s feet dry while she works outside this summer. There are several styles available, but we like this bright yellow print with chickens and suns. They are $32.99 at your local True Value Hardware Store or at truevalue.com.
Flowers that Last
Mom would love a bouquet of freshly cut flowers, but why not give her blooms that will last all summer? Paint a terra cotta pot and plant her favorite flowers inside for a personalized gift she will cherish. If Mom has a hard time maintaining her flower gardens, be her gardener for Mother's Day! Take her to the garden center, let her choose some flowers, and plant them for her.
Fight Sunburns and Stings
The No Fly Zone hat from Duluth Trading Company features an odorless fabric treatment that keeps ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, flies, and other bugs away for up to 70 washes. It is also rated UPF 50 to keep UV rays from burning Mom’s face and neck. A mesh ring, wicking sweatband, and convertible neck cape (with ponytail hole!) will help keep her cool. $34.50 in stores or at duluthtrading.com.
Gather at the Fire Pit
Spend some quality time with Mom around the Big Horn Ranch Lattice Fire Pit from Theisen’s. It features an adjustable, swiveling 27-inch metal cooking grate, outer table ring, and even a foot rest. The 29-inch-deep bowl holds plenty of wood for an evening’s fire. $159.99 in stores or at theisens.com.
Sit a Spell
Whether Mom is cheering on her kids at a baseball game, fishing at the river, or taking a load off on the patio after a long day, the Infinity Zero Gravity Chair from Target lets her sit, put her feet up, or completely recline. It’s made from powder-coated steel, polyester, and PVC, and is rust and weather resistant. Multiple colors are available. $44.99 in stores or at target.com.
So Many Succulents!
You can buy just about anything from Amazon, including succulents! Each plant in this collection comes in a 2-inch square pot and includes instructions. These drought-tolerant plants are easy to grow and are perfect for planting in containers. $29.99 for a 12-pack or $39.99 for a 20-pack at amazon.com.
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Handmade and From the Heart
Mom loves the gifts you make her! When you were young, she cherished those construction-paper creations and hand-drawn cards. Now, you can make her something beautiful and useful. Our sister site, Living the Country Life, has tons of ideas for upcycling ordinary objects into furniture, home décor, and garden features.
Give in Mom's Name
Nothing would warm Mom's heart more than knowing that she raised a child who cares about other people. Make a donation in her name to her favorite charity for Mother's Day, or choose an organization that helps mothers in need. For example, Heifer International provides livestock and knowledge, and gives mothers (and fathers) in the U.S. and around the world a chance to provide for their families. Donations can also be made to help a woman launch a small business or send a girl to school. You can donate online at heifer.org and print a card for Mom announcing your donation.