What We Love: Homemade Gifts for Mother’s Day

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It’s not easy to buy a gift for my mother. Growing up, she acted plenty excited and surprised when she unwrapped my attempts, but I rarely saw her using the necklace/key-chain/pretty box that I’d picked for her. However, she was always thrilled to pieces when my brother and I made breakfast in bed for her. The time we spent is what mattered – that and the fact that the gift wouldn’t turn into unused clutter.

I think that principle is probably true across the board: mothers want to know you care, but they also probably don’t need more precious pretty boxes. Food gifts are the way to go and here are some seriously gorgeous ones from around the web and the Eat Boutique archives, starting with Pistacho Halzenut Nougat {from My Name Is Yeh}.

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Herb Infused Vinegars: So incredibly simple (there’s hardly a recipe!), but something few people (especially busy Moms!) take the time to make. {from A Stack of Dishes}

Cherry Pistachio Granola Clusters: This is snacking granola, addictive granola, exploding with nutty and fruity flavors. This would be a lovely midday treat to wrap up for the workweek. {from The Kitchn}

Peanut Butter Fudge: Decadence at its finest, which is exactly what she deserves. {from Donna Hay}

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Rhubarb-Rose Cake: Imagine pulling out this beauty to top off a Mother’s Day Brunch. {from Eat Boutique}

Homemade Oatmeal Almond Soap: Only four ingredients, and two should be easy to find in the cupboard. {from Chasing Delicious}

Pomegranate Sugar Scrub: We imagine this smells divine and the rosy pink color is too adorable. Order Mom to take a nice long soak and pamper herself a little! {from The Casual Craftlete}

Colored Meringues: These are almost (almost!) too enchanting to eat, but we’re sure everyone would do their best. Meringues are just so special, and these scream I love you. {from Decor8}

Photos courtesy of Molly, Lauren Volvo, and Russell.

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