For Mother's Day, as with any gift, I love to give things I know Mom (or in this case - Grandma) will love - but I hate giving "off-the-rack". So as opposed to Prêt-á-Porter, if you will, I am happy to unveil the first in a series of blog posts I call "Prêt-á-Personnaliser" or "ready to personalize" gifts - the perfect combination of a gift you know the recipient will love but with a dash of personalization so they know it was given specifically with them in mind.
Take a look below to see how my daughter and I personalized some our favorite presents for Grandma with the quintessential Mother's Day gift - flowers.
1. The Gifted Rose
Grandma loves her lemonade - so this carafe in the main picture was an easy choice for a Mother's Day gift. But how to make it special? We went classic and filled it with spray roses via a tutorial we found on Apartment Therapy. When the roses are taken out it's perfect for pouring Grandma's lemonade all summer long!
2. The Gifted Waterlily
Grandma loves a centerpiece on her table - and the color blue - so our next gift was obviously this handmade serving tray. For the floral element we went for Grandma's favorite - these tissue waterlilies from a tutorial on Ash & Crafts. The perfectly-imperfect flowers go beautifully with the handmade pottery, and together they make a perfect centerpiece until it's used for dinnertime serving.
3. The Gifted Hyacinth
Finally, Grandma is always cooking and can never have enough tea towels - so our blue lemon towel is perfect. we chose to match these surreal lemons with full-on floral color with these hyacinths, courtesy of One Little Project. The kids chose the colors of flowers, and we wrapped them up in the towel the same way she wrapped flowers for me when I was little.
We'll report back as to how Grandma liked everything - though we're sure these goodies will keep her kitchen blooming through Spring. Let us know what you think - we'd love to hear how you personalize YOUR Mother's Day gifts (or what great gifts you received).