When I think of Mother’s Day I think of flowers, pink and generally pretty things. For those with the same mindset I put together a list of five Mother’s Day gifts all having to do with peonies. Because not only will your mom like these gifts if she loves flowers, but peonies know how to perk up any day and most of these gift ideas can be used year-round.
5 Peony-Inspired Mother’s Day Gifts
For the mom that loves home & garden items – pick up a Yankee Candle “Pink Peony” and fill her home with the pretty scent. It’s also the perfect candle for the spring. This is one of my favorite scents. However, as I become more aware of chemicals in beauty and home products I have slowly been learning about why candles may actually be bad for our health. I don’t want to stir up fears so if you love a candle then enjoy it! But if you too are trying to be more conscious about what we bring into our homes I’d suggest looking for soy-based candles that use essential oils of natural ingredients to scent their candles. Plenty of companies out there now do!
Once a year Mrs. Meyers comes out with peony-scented soaps and cleaners.
You better get them quick though because they go out of stock quickly. Snatch up some hand soap, lotion, or cleaner when you can and your mom is sure to be pleased by this popular scent. Going back to my little talk about being conscious, I’ve always felt good about using Mrs. Meyers. Plus, they smell AMAZING!!! In full disclosure, the lilac smells even better than the peony but shhh…don’t tell the peonies!
Or maybe your mom’s often on-the-go. Then pick up a peony tumbler from Tervis.
I fell in love with Tervis after I bought my first yellow floral cup. They hold a lot of fluid, hold hot or cold water, and can be put into the microwave and dishwasher. I have no affiliation with them, I am just a fun. Plus, look at how pretty this cup is, right? Put a pink lid on it and your mom will feel very special. (I bought this for my mom last year!)
Peony Beauty Care
For the moms who enjoy a little pampering, pick up any of Fresh’s line of peony products, which not only smell great, but are free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates for the health-conscious moms. Fresh is a little pricey but I am a fan of how “green” they are and how well they work for my skin.
Better yet, make your mom a peony wreath!
Gorgeous right? Here is the DIY Peony Wreath tutorial.
My friend Jennifer taught a group of women from church how to make DIY coffee filter flowers. After a few false starts everyone was able to get the hang of it pretty quickly. The best part is every flower looks different but equally beautiful. You can make wreaths out of them, gift toppers, or any number of things!
What do you usually buy your mom? Oh, and if you like REAL peonies, check out this post from Kristen at Shifting Roots who writes about 5 Easy to Make Peony Floral Arrangements.