KINDNESS IS FREE... (BUT THIS GIFT WAS NOT)
If you know me, or have read the book the 5 love languages, you'd know that Acts of Service and Giving Gifts are how I show people that I care about them. Knowing this, it makes sense that I put a lot of pressure on myself to pick out the perfect gift for people I love - I want it to show them that I listened to the things they said, that I know their likes and dislikes, and that I appreciate them. In addition to being a helicopter mom, my mom is also the hardest person to shop for. Although some may find leaving a price tag on a gift tacky or embarrassing, I was trained to purposely leave tags on gifts for my mom growing up to make it easier for her to return them. She is a notorious gift returner.
It isn't always that my mom doesn't like the gifts we get her, it is also that, being the selfless person she is, she says "oh I don't need that" and will return it or exchange it for something for me or my brother. One day, I had an epiphany - if I made her something she would not be able to return it! (insert sneaky evil laugh here Muahahahahaha). But more important than not being able to return it, I just wanted to make my mom feel special, let her know how much I appreciate her and that she deserves gifts too!
SHOWING IS CARING
Not everyone is an artist or good at making things but everyone can make someone feel special and that is what I hope my work is able to do. I want you to be able to not just tell someone you care but to be able to show them how much you care for them. When someone sees that you took the time to get something tailored just for them based on their preferences, they are going to feel special when they receive it. They are going to feel understood and they are going to feel appreciated.
THINK OUTSIDE OF (THE DEPARTMENT STORE) BOX
You don't need to make it rain money to take your mom to France or buy her Chanel--you just need some thoughtfulness and creativity--a little thinking outside of the department store box. Here are some gifts that are bound to give your mom that warm and fuzzy feeling.
IF YOUR MOM...
Is a World Traveler... Has Expensive Taste...
She Works Like a Dog... Caught You with a Fake ID...
Has a Girlboss in Training... Is in need of a little R & R...
SO CALL ME MAYBE
You'll want everyone to call you with your new Ladie Katie phone case! I am so excited to announce that I was invited to join Casetify's exclusive Artist Collection! Customize one for you and your mom here.
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What are you doing for your mom this Mother's Day?
Happy Mother's Day Moms!