May is a full month of celebrations in our family. Three birthdays, our wedding anniversary, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. Then before you know it, the end of the school year is here with graduation and year-end school parties. It is a month of gift-giving, which I love to do, but definitely need to plan for as our busy schedule gets even busier this month.
I try to make it easy on myself and when I come up with a great gift idea, I duplicate it. What one nephew got last month for his birthday another nephew in another state will get the same for his birthday this month (they’re both the same age and they will both love it).
My kids may not always like giving their teachers my bucket list mugs and stationery, but their teachers all tell me they love it! Stuff the mugs with your teacher’s (or mom or mother-in-law’s) favorite gift card or chocolates and you are all set. I know a lot of grads that got a fun bucket list pillow or mug to remember home by as they go off to college. I’m definitely giving my new beach totes as grad gifts this year.
I think I’m finally going to give myself a new Lake Michigan pillow for my front porch—an early Mother’s Day present. Hope you can find a great gift idea for those you love!