Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide, Under $50

Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide, Under $50

Mother’s Day is around the corner (May 13th) so I have rounded up some of my favorite gifts, all under $50 and all in one place. Most of them can be ordered on Amazon (yay two day shipping) for the last minute shoppers like myself. Whether you’re shopping for your sister, mom, or friend to celebrate Mother’s Day these things will be sure to wow them!


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  1. Essential Oil Diffuser $16: Do you have one of these yet? They are amazing for a relaxing and for spreading great scents throughout the house. I stock mine with Wild Orange Essential Oil.
  2. Vouchers for Mom $7: There’s no better way to tell mom that you love her than by giving her a grown up version of the coupon booklets you made as a child. Between the nostalgia and the thoughtfulness, she’s bound to shed a tear.
  3. Kate Spade iPhone Case $40: It’s Kate Spade. And it’s pink and black. This one speaks for itself!
  4. Doterra Introductory Essential Oils Kit $27: Don’t forget to grab the Oils to go with that diffuser. This mini set will get you started with Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint- the three most basic oils, great for everything. 
  5. Knock Knock All About Mom Fill In Book $13: Mini fill in books are my favorite. I bought one of these for Christmas for my best friend and I really enjoyed filling it out. It is definitely one of the more meaningful gifts I have given. 
  6. Keds Chambray Shoes $30: Just because she’s your mom doesn’t mean that she can’t have the best shoes. Keds are back and chambray is in! Plus, you know your mom’s shoe size by heart, right?
  7. Kate Spade Confetti Square Earrings $32: These beauties are on my wishlist. And if you look at the customer photos you’ll fall in love even more. Mom will love them.
  8. Rose Gold Crystal Nail File $12: Mom purses are known for having everything you would possible ever need in them- this is no exception. Crystal nail files are durable, do a great job, and something you will always need in a pinch. This wins the most useful award.
  9. Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara Set $33: If your mom is like mine, she’s hesitant to spend a lot of money on makeup. Do her a favor and gift her this mascara. It is SERIOUSLY the best. It is hands down my favorite. She will LOVE it!
  10. Erin Condren Life Planner $27: Erin Condren is the go to brand of planners. Whether you have a working mom, retired mom, social mom, shopping mom, list making mom this planner is top of the line. And the best part is that you can personalize with her name at no charge. Choose your favorite cover and it will be on it’s way. Also, they are 50% off now. Go get one!
  11. Pineapple Earrings $8: Does your mom ever raid your jewelry? Now she can have her own cute earrings. Don’t you just love pineapples!?
  12. Picnic Blanket $23: Mom loves taking the grandkids to the park. This picnic blanket is my favorite for that. It’s waterproof and the perfect size to have lunch and a few toys while the kids play outside. 
  13. Bullet Journal Fineliner Pens (48) $10: You’ll need this awesome set of 48 fineliner pens for her journal or planner. Also, they make great pens to have by the phone to jot down messages. 
  14. Nordic Ware Mini Bunny Cake Pan $28: ADORABLE. This bunny pan is to die for. Your mom will love it and you will love the mini bunny pound cakes she bakes for you with it. Grab my Bunny Cake recipe here.
  15. Tervis 20 oz Stainless Steel Tumbler $17: This Christmas we bought a few of these stainless steel Tervis cups and they are amazing. I’m in love with mine and my husband takes his to work every day. 
  16. Erin Condren Personalized Address Book $45: Address books are timeless. But sometimes they need updating. This EC address book can be both personalized with your name and you can choose any cover you like or design your own (or maybe a family photo- hint, hint).
  17. Marble Hexagon Coasters $39: These classy clutter free coasters will be sure to keep mom’s coffee table streak free. 
  18. Macarons w/ Golden Gift Box $16: Macarons! The best cookie ever baked. These beauties come in a set of six in the pretty little gold box, perfect for mom, grandma, and your best friend.
  19. Bamboo Bathtub Caddy $29: A bath caddy is where it’s at. Relax, light a candle and read a book (suggestion below).
  20. For the Love by Jen Hatmaker $16: I preordered For the Love and read it on my Kindle at midnight when it was released, while I waited for the hard copy. To say I loved it was an understatement. I also sent a copy to my new mom friend. It’s perfect for a mom in the throws of toddlerhood. 
  21. Essie Nail Polish Set $18: Are these spring colors perfect? I love bright toes in the spring and summer to go with my flip flops.
  22. Flamingo Water Bottle Tervis  $26: Lastly, this Tervis water bottle goes with me everywhere. I’m sure to drink enough water when it’s around. It goes in the car, and on my nightstand in the evenings. I use it every day. And it’s flamingos!!

What’s on your wish list? Do you already have any of my favorites? I plan on snagging a few of these for mom this year as well as a few mom friends that deserve an extra Mother’s Day boost. Being a mom is hard, it should be celebrated!

Ultimate Mother's Day Gift Guide Under $50 from StampinFool.com

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2018 Stampin’ Up! Retiring List & Color Refresh

We are nearing the end of the current Stampin’ Up! catalog which means the Retired Product list has been released and the items will go quickly. You will want to click the download link below because it is continually being updated and by clicking the link, you can see the most current version.

Every year I release a catalog walk through video where you can follow along and highlight the retiring stamps in your catalog so that you can easily identify what you want to grab before it’s gone. below is a PDF of the Catalog. I will be uploading that for you later this week.


If you’ve been around Stampin’ Up! for a few years you have probably been through a Color Refresh where inevitably some of your favorite colors retire and some oldies but goodies come back. It’s REFRESH TIME!!

While I am sad to see some of these colors go, I am excited that Coastal Cabana is back!!! As for the retiring colors, they are available until supplies last, so get them now if you are smitten, buy them before they are gone because once they sell out, they are gone.

On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring.

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

And here are the new Color Families:

Bunny Cake Recipe

Mini Bunny Cake Recipe from StampinFool.com

Hoppy Hoppy Monday!

I have the best recipe to share today! It is adapted from a mini bundt cake recipe paired with my Nordic Ware Mini Bunny Cake pan. The almond extract gives these little cakes extra depth of flavor.

  • Makes six mini cakes in three adorable bunny shapes.
  • Durable cast-aluminum ensures even baking and crisp browning.
  • A premium nonstick finish guarantees your cakes will come out of the pan perfect.
  • Made in the USA by Nordic Ware, a family-owned company famous for its fine bakeware since 1946.

Mini Bunny Cakes

Sweet little bunny cakes are both cute and delectable.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 mini cakes


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp pink himalayan salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)


  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

  2. Spray pan with baking spray making sure to cover the bunny details well.

    Lightly coat with a dash of extra flour.

  3. In mixer, cream sugar and butter on low until combined. Increase to medium and beat until fluffy.

  4. Add flour, milk, baking powder, salt, eggs and extract and mix. Do not overmix batter.

  5. Pour evenly into pans. It will fill 1/2 to 3/4 of the way. Do not fill to the top.

  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. 

  7. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.

  8. Serve warm with fresh strawberries and a powdered sugar dusting.

I love how the outside gets a nice golden crunch while the inside retains the perfect warm center and not dried out. The perfect pound cake!

Mini Bunny Cake Recipe from StampinFool.com


Mini Bunny Cake Recipe from StampinFool.com

Mini Bunny Cake Recipe from StampinFool.com