True story: this year, all of the Coffee + Crumbs writers are buying each other Mother's Day gifts, Secret-Santa style. Yep, we're taking a page straight from the Galentine's Day playbook and turning a day rife with expectation and possible disappointment into a chance to celebrate each other. We will smile benignly through that giant, whole-family-brunch-in-a-restaurant-while-our-non-restaurant-appropriate-children-wreak-havoc because it's fine. We've got each other's backs (we also got each other chocolates, face masks, candles, and journals).
This is not an indictment of our husbands and their gift-giving prowess (or lack thereof). After all, the way to our hearts is really quite simple, and it's not lined with expensive gifts or trinkets. At its core, Mother's Day is just an opportunity to say three things to the moms in our lives: I see you, I appreciate you, and I love you. This year, we're going to be telling each other that, so whether the rest of the day is Hallmark-card-perfect or a dumpster fire or somewhere in between, it doesn't matter. We've been seen, appreciated, and loved.
We might still email this link to each other's husbands, though. A pretty gift never hurt.
Gap Floral Dress // Buffet Serum from The Ordinary // Hope Candle from Thistle Farms // Parker Clay Backpack // Treasure & Bond Sandals // Bud Vase // Immersion Blender // Leith Tank Shift Dress // Patchology Gloss-to-Balm Lip Treatment // Madewell Tassel Earrings // A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness // Pure Gold Eye Masks // Madewell Skinny Overalls
p.s. We'd be remiss not to mention the ultimate Mother's Day gift: The Magic of Motherhood. Now available at Target!
p.p.s. Our latest podcast episode is all about gift-giving. Listen now.