Our Top 6 Favorite Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Head’s up – Mother’s Day is just around the corner… In fact, it’s exactly nine days away, on Sunday, May 10th!

If you’re looking for a little gift inspiration, we’re here for you. Here’s our rundown of six fantastic Mother’s Day gifts to give the special mother (or in some cases mothers) in your life:

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A beautiful, one-of-a-kind picture frame, complete with a picture of her favorite child!

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A fantastically scented, handmade candle – and how about some bubble bath and a sponge to accompany it, so she’ll be ready for a relaxing bath?!?

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These sweet Blenko glass carafes are ideal for all sorts of uses… A small vase (presented on her breakfast-in-bed tray), a bedside water pitcher, or just a pretty sun catcher on a windowsill.

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Here’s a great idea… Gift her with a book as beautiful as her! Beauty Everyday is choc full of stunning images of homes and gardens throughout the south and is currently 20% off at steve mckenzie’s!

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No mother will be disappointed with a piece of handcrafted jewelry – especially when you tell her it’s as unique as she is!

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These custom state flower artworks will help to bring out her sentimental side. Consider pulling a grouping together and include the state she was born in, the state(s) where her children were born, and the state in which she currently resides. These will tell a beautiful story!

***Bonus gift ideas – here are some thoughtful gifts you can create for mom yourself:

  • Plant a Potted Flower/Herb Garden
  • Author a Thoughtful Poem
  • Create a Book Full of Favorite Family Recipes

Hopefully we’ve inspired you to gift the special mother(s) in your life with something equally as special for her. And to all the moms out there, happy Mother’s Day!

Don’t forget the mailman! And other gift-recipients who should be on your list this year…

Aside from the family and friends you’ll be celebrating the holiday with this year, do you think about those out-of-the-box recipients who always fall to the end of the list to receive re-gifts, last-minute crafts, or are forgotten all together?

Be the envy of your group of friends this holiday and get it all together by checking out these potential gift recipients who you may want to include on your gift list this year:

  • Mailman – they brave the rain, cold and Rufus to deliver your mail in a timely manner. A little something just might be in order.
  • Hairdresser/barber – they fixed your at home perm and made you look ten years younger all with a new cut and color – a token of appreciation would surely be well received.
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Blenko water bottles, available – with gift wrapping – at steve mckenzie’s, are currently on sale. Click the image for details.

 

  • School teacher/nanny – you don’t have to be a Pinterest maven to gift your child’s teacher with a little something special… The thought alone will go a long way!
  • Dog walker – they love your furry family members as much as you do, and they have to do the dirty work. Show them how much you appreciate their use of the pooper-scooper.
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Our Pantone inspired “Marsala” vignette is full of fabulous gift options; see it at the steve mckenzie’s showroom for yourself!

 

  • Doorman – you see them everyday, and they probably almost always help make that moment a little brighter with a smile. Give them a little something extra to smile about this holiday season.
  • Clergy member – this is usually a very busy time of year for people of the church. Do a little something nice to show them thanks for all of the hard work.
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Anyone would appreciate a beautiful ornament, such as this one by Eric Cortina, this time of year.

 

  • Butcher/Florist/Baker, etc. – they meet your specific requests and go above and beyond to make you a satisfied customer. Show them you appreciate their professional attention.

As you can see, the list of potential gift recipients can be seemingly endless. Select those you have formed a very special relationship with, or who have really outdone themselves in the past year, and show them you recognize their efforts with a little something special for the holidays.

Gift suggestions range from an extra tip on your next service, a gift card, or even a handmade item, such as a jar of your famous peach preserves.

But, if you want to share something truly memorable, stop in to steve mckenzie’s today and let our team help select the perfect ornament, notebook, or other gift item – even a fantastic handmade card will help spread holiday cheer – that will show them how much you appreciate them!

This Holiday’s Top 4 Client Gift Ideas – Give a VERY Special Thank You!

Although the calendar says it’s time for Halloween tricks, we’re already thinking about this holiday’s treats. The time to start thinking about client gifts is NOW!

A special client gift is an ideal way to thank them for trusting you with their projects and their business.  Below we share four top holiday client gift ideas to get your gift-giving wheels turning:

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Blenko Water Bottles
Handmade in West Virginia, this classic shape is welcome in any home as a pitcher, vase or color accent. Shown is the mini water bottle in Seabreeze.  Other colors are azure, crystal, cobalt, amethyst, clover, kiwi, topaz, tangerine, and spring green – all available in mini or regular size.

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Alicia Adams Alpaca Classic Throw
Woven from luxurious 100% baby alpaca fur, these generously sized throws are hypo-allergenic, extremely soft and warm, yet lightweight at the same time.  And look at all those color choices!  For an extra special touch, consider adding a monogram.

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Match Pewter
Your client enjoys entertaining so you know a beautiful Match Pewter tray, or other accessory, will be enjoyed for years to come.  Hand engraving is offered and it’s time to pre-order these personalized pieces.

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Candles, Soaps & Room Sprays by Juls Candles
The quality of these fabulously scented goods will be evident to your client, and will be something they appreciate with each and every use. Come in or give us a call to learn about the special scents carried by steve mckenzie’s.

Keep in mind, steve mckenzie’s offers complimentary gift wrapping and shipping services so we can take care of the gift-giving from start to finish.  Need some more ideas?  Just email us and we’ll be happy to work with you on some customized client gift solutions.