Celebrating Mother’s Day 2020 will certainly be different this year. There will be no shopping trips looking for the perfect gift, nor outings to restaurants. Gifts will be searched for online and givers will hope that they arrive on time. In these unusual times there are myriad of creative ways to show mother’s your love. As a mother, I love when my children make things for me or we make things together. So this year, for Mother’s Day 2020 I have put together a list of some of my favorite things from around the internet: from free workshops and downloadable activities to gifts from under $10. Ideas, gifts and projects to create on a budget. These unique Mother’s Days gifts will commemorate these house-bound days for years to come.
I am a big fan of Kathryn Davey who has a natural dye textile studio in Dublin. She creates the most beautifully plant-dyed goods and teaches workshops. Since her studio closed in March she has uploaded to her website and Instagram a tutorial on “How to Dye with Avocado Stones”. Who knew avocado stones could produce the most gorgeous tints of pinks and neutrals? Update an item of clothing, an accessory or napkins.
Holley Simmons, flower shopkeeper at She Loves Me, Washington D.C. has an online workshop on basic floral arranging principles. Priced at $12 the course covers how to extend the life of your flowers, how to make them more visually appealing and what flowers and textures work best together. Pair with a pretty virtual card for a perfect instant gift for a faraway mother. For an extra cost if you are in the D.C. area She Loves me will deliver an assortment of blooms to accompany course.
I love Nathalie Lete’s quirky art that decorates a multitude of items from wallpaper to cards, and mugs to rugs. (As seen in the super Instagrammable Brooklyn’s Bakeri). Nathalie offers free downloads, for personal use only, on her website so you can make a pretty floral card or update your mom’s screen saver with one of her cute backgrounds.
Author, designer and Mason & Painter shopkeeper, Michelle Mason has created a digital magazine, Atelier. Interviews with textile artist, Jessie Chorley, ceramic artist, Skandihus, and The Shopkeepers on the future of small independent shops. All for £3 of which 30% is donated to St Joseph’s Hospice, London.
Gift a digital downloadable PDF version of 91 Magazine, a creative interiors magazine. They also offer a free quarterly 12 page bite-sized e-zine filled with things to seek, inspire and create.
Bake a beautiful cake like this raspberry, rhubarb, and white chocolate Candied Rhubarb Flower Cake by Aimee Twigger of Twigg Studios. Or try her upscale Banana Bread Cake. I also love that Aimee’s delicious recipes are printable.
Does your mother love cooking and baking? Now she can create her own cookbook with Local Milk’s Complete Self-Publishing Starter Kit online workshop. It includes instructions and templates to turn your mother’s recipes into a beautiful 25-recipe cookbook to share with family and friends online. Or if she prefers, included are resources on how and where to print a beautiful bound edition in small quantities.
These adorable Harley Rose mini dried floral bouquets are $10 and for $18 you can buy with small bud vase.
Fine-art photography Jamie Beck started her #isolationcreation project as France began it’s shelter-at-home order. Everyday she creates an original piece of photographic art. 10% of all proceeds from these well-priced stunning prints is being donated to the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Covid-19 Relief Fund. Jamie is up to Day Fifty Poster and counting! I am definitely gifting one to myself it’s just so difficult to choose which one. Which should I buy?
Looking for more inspiration? Check out our Mother’s Day 2019 “Forever Flowers” post.