As the end of the year approaches, students are more stressed out than ever. Teachers are trying to make sure all the curriculum gets completed, AP tests are looming like a dark cloud, and students are attempting to wrap up credits for the year, making May an extremely stressful month.
To add to the academic stress, Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. May 13th is the big day, and trying to find the perfect gift for an amazing mom is no small feat.
To ease the stress, the following is a list of three quick and easy DIY gifts you can make the Friday night before after you finished cramming for the week!
First is a DIY sugar scrub. It’s extremely easy to make, and most of the ingredients are probably in the kitchen already.
The first step is to combine 1 cup of granulated white sugar with 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil. To melt, microwave for 25-30 seconds. Add more sugar as needed to get the preferred consistency.
From there, use approximately 2 drops of food coloring to color, and add essential oils to scent, if desired. Once mixed, you have an easy gift for your mom that she will love!
The next option is the easiest option and will earn you extra points if you’re mom is sad about you growing up. Remember the worksheets you did in elementary school about all the things you love about your mom?
Do that again! Some easy printables can be found at https://bit.ly/2HVvxi9
If you pair that with some flowers and her favorite candy, it’s a great last minute way to show your sentimental side and your mom’s. Bonus points if you break out the Crayolas again and draw a cute picture of your stick figure family.
Another option is to do the old fashioned pamper day for mom. Wake up early and make breakfast for her, clean the house, and give her a day of just hanging out with her family watching her favorite movies on the couch.
This one is particularly great, because she gets to have a yummy breakfast and relaxing day.
If all else fails, and it seems to be Sunday morning and you still haven’t grabbed a gift, go for something easy. A heartfelt card, a gift card to her favorite place, and being on your best behavior should do the trick.