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12 Special DIY Gifts for Mom You Can Make Even If You Are Creatively Inept

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching and our Mom’s deserve a special treat. But you fear you don’t have the skills to make something special that shows you cared. We’ve got you!

We have 12 easy to make – yes, even if you are creatively inept – but if you can follow simple directions you will succeed.

Maybe it is a homemade edible gift, or something for the bath, or a gift that will just make her days better. And every time she tastes, or uses that gift, she will remember how thoughtful you were in taking the time to make something just for her.

Dark Chocolate Cocoa Dusted Truffles

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If your Mom is a dark chocolate fan, why not make homemade truffles? They will be better than store-bought – and much more thoughtful. Get the recipe for Chocolate Truffles.

Dark Chocolate Ganache

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If truffles are a bit too hands-on crafty for you, how about a jar of chocolate ganache? Anyone – even non-cooks – can make this. It can be warmed gently and drizzled over ice cream, sorbet, or cake. You can use it as a dip for fruit and pretzels. Place in a pretty jar and tie with a ribbon. Get the recipe for Chocolate Ganache.

Salted Caramel Sauce

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If Mom is not a chocolate fan, our Salted Caramel Sauce might be the way to go. It, too, can be warmed gently and drizzled over ice cream, sorbet, or cake. You can use it as a dip for fruit and pretzels. In fact, we kind of like a drizzle of this sauce AND the Chocolate Ganache on our ice cream, just saying. Get the recipe for Salted Caramel Sauce.

DIY Body Scrub

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DIY recipes for homemade body scrubs abound. This one is simple, leaves skin soft and silky and smells heavenly. Get the recipe for The Best Homemade Body Scrub.

Bubble Bath Powder Recipe

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Make your own bubble bath mixture? It is possible, and kind of fun! And you can pick the colors and scents that you use. Truly customizable. Get the recipe for Bubble Bath Powder Recipe.

Custom Painted Objects

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Kids of all ages love to paint. Why not paint something Mom can use? Mugs and jewelry dishes are popular. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Lavender Water

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We keep a spray bottle on our bedside table and spritz our pillows overnight before bed. Lavender not only smells like a fresh-air garden, it has relaxing properties, as well. Get the recipe for Lavender Water.

Lip Balm

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This lip balm is based on coconut oil, almond oil and beeswax and can be scented anyway you like. There are instructions for how to mold in an empty lipstick-style container, but you can also just pour into little pots. Get the recipe for Homemade Lip Balm.

Whipped Body Butter

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Whipped body butter is rich and luxurious – the best moisturizer ever! This recipe is based on shea butter and has an elegant texture. Several variations are given, such as Spiced Orange, Soothing Lavender, and Warm Gingerbread. Get the recipe for Whipped Body Butter.

Foot Soak

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Everyone’s feet could use some pampering. Maybe you want an invigorating soak? Or a relaxing, or softening one? This resource has the info you need to make Foot Soaks at home. Create a custom one for Mom!


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Mom’s are big on memories. Have you had a recent day or event together that was extra special? Create a scrapbook for Mom commemorating the day.

Bath Bomb

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Bath bombs are sold in upscale stores, but you can make them at home with just a few ingredients! You can color and fragrance them anyway you like. See if you can find out Mom’s favorites without giving away your plan. Recipe for Bath Bombs.

6 Rich And Fudgy Brownies That Will Make You Want To Lick The Bowl

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In our opinion, you can never have enough brownie recipes. We have gathered our top 6; the brownie recipes you don’t have – yet. And you do need them; trust us. Nutella. Peppermint. Toasted almond & Coconut. S’Mores. PB & J – and even a super quick One-Bowl Brownie. Get ready to be inspired. Click for 6 Rich And Fudgy Brownies That Will Make You Want To Lick The Bowl

85 Desserts For The Chocolate Lover In Your Life

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Welcome to the largest collection of desserts for the chocolate lover in your life. Each of these are also gut-friendly so that you don’t have to worry about bloating, or a noisy belly when getting romantic! All of these desserts are gluten-free and low FODMAP! Click for 85 Desserts For The Chocolate Lover In Your Life

The Crazy Best and Easy Cookie Recipes Ever!

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Cookies – small, large, soft, chewy, crispy, chocolaty, peanut buttery, elegant, homespun, one-bowl, drop, rolled and shaped – we’ll take them all. You can never have enough cookie recipes and ours are all created in our very own Test Kitchen; these recipes work! Several can be prepped in the time it takes to preheat the oven. Click for The Crazy Best and Easy Cookie Recipes Ever!

When Mother’s Day Hurts: 25 Healing Strategies for the Motherless

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Mother’s Day can be a challenging time for those who have lost their mothers or do not have a mother in their lives. It can be especially challenging if you have a negative relationship with your mother.

Here are some ways to navigate what may be a challenging day: When Mother’s Day Hurts: 25 Healing Strategies for the Motherless

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