Celebrate Your Mom!
Mother's Day is just around the corner, and that means there's just enough time to find her the perfect puzzle! We have an entire subsection under our holiday puzzles for Mother's Day Gift Ideas but we thought we might add a post of some of our favorites that might help you put together some ideas for Sunday, along with some Mother's Day ideas or anecdotes. But to start, did you know that the apostrophe in Mother's Day is actually pretty important? While usually a collective possessive has an apostrophe after the "S" (as in "the Jones' cats were orange," or "the mothers' necklaces were all made of pearls") in this holiday, the official spelling is "Mother's Day." That's so it's all about your mom specifically, not moms in general. It's a small way to personalize the holiday and make her feel extra special!
Espresso by Ravensburger. 500 pieces. Lots of moms love coffee. After all, how could they not? To keep up in life, they had to be caffeinated from the start of the day! As Jennifer Gish says on her blog, "Often when I have my morning cup of coffee, I think of my mom. She’s responsible for my long-time relationship with a fresh-brewed cup (preferably with a little milk). I think I had my first sip out of her mug when I was 5 ... It’s become my ritual with my own mom anytime I go home. We sit at the kitchen table talking and drinking coffee."
Beach Shells by Ravensburger. 500 pieces. Sea shells always remind me of my mom because the ocean is a special place for her. Whenever she has experienced a lot of stress, it has been common for her to pack up the car and take a trip to the coast. I think it's because the beach is so beautiful and the waves are calming. A simple and relatively cheap (besides the cost of gas) idea for Mother's Day is to pack a picnic, head to a beach if there's one near you, and hunt for nice shells together (or rocks if the only thing close to you is a lake or river!) After you can get an old mason jar, decorate it, and display your finds!
Bouquet for Bluebirds by SunsOut. 500 pieces. Want to give your mom a unique and personalized gift? Why not build her a birdhouse? You can learn to build a birdhouse from tutorials on the web, paint it her favorite color or add a nice quotation on there. Then get her some bird seed and wait for the birds' songs to fill the air and garden around her home!
Cezanne - Blue Vase by Eurographics. 1000 pieces. Give her the flowers that last all year with a puzzle of her favorite! Flower and garden puzzles are always popular. Or go the regular route, buy her some real flowers to display, and then plan on spending another special day together to create pressed flower art together!
Good Housekeeping - By the Sea by New York Puzzle Co. 1000 pieces. Gather up some old magazines or books and modge podge something! There are so many things to mod pogde these days, from mason jars to light covers to bowls! Whatever your mom needs, it can be mod podged together to create an experience and a unique gift!
Lucille Ball by White Mountain. 1000 pieces. If you're not feeling crafty, rent or buy her some seasons from her favorite television shows from when she was growing up and let her reminisce the old days! We hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day with your mothers and grandmothers. Have a favorite puzzle you've done with mom, either from when you were a kid or an adult? Share it in the comments!