May is thank you month. From Teacher Appreciation Week to Nurse’s Day to Mother’s Day, this has really become the month to think about the people in your life who make a difference and find fun ways to say thank you.
But let’s be honest. Finding the perfect gift can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming. Don’t panic, we’ve got some great suggestions to help you find the ultimate thank you gift for the special people in your life.
You don’t have to be crafty or even overly creative to try a DIY project. Don’t be afraid of the #PinterestFail. If things go horribly wrong, you can always buy something that looks handmade and take credit for it. We won’t tell.
Here are a few handmade gift ideas that we think top the list for saying thank you.
Crocheted Coffee Cozy
Okay, this requires a basic knowledge of crocheting, but with YouTube and tons of information online, this is a great project that shouldn’t take you too long. Plus, when you’ve mastered it, you can create TONS of these adorable cozies for everyone (even yourself!)
Custom Wooden Chalkboards
Aside from drying time, this project took us minutes to finish. You can buy pre-cut wood slices from Target and just about everyone has chalkboard paint right now. One of these cute chalkboards and a set of new chalk markers makes a fantastic gift.
Get out of the house and DIY with friends at Plant Nite. You can make a tabletop terrarium while enjoying a cocktail. Gift the terrarium, while giving yourself a night off to just relax. You can completely customize the terrarium to suit the personality of the person you’re gifting it to.
Personalization doesn’t just have to be adding someone’s name to a product or giving a photo gift. Think outside the box and try some of these personalized gift ideas that will give mom all the feels.
Family Recipe Tea Towels
All you need is a family recipe (preferably one that is handwritten) to have this Etsy shop create you a personalized gift that brings a cherished memory to life. Plus, tea towels are always helpful in the kitchen.
Hometown Aerial Map Puzzle
Just send in any full postal address and this company will create an aerial map puzzle of the address and surrounding areas. Personalized, yet also awesome. That’s a win win.
Sound Wave Art
This company actually turns your voice into a piece of art. Say whatever you’d like and see how your voice looks. It’s kind of mysterious and definitely not something that you can just pick up in a store.
And because sometimes you just want something super cool, here are our favorite trending gift ideas.
Tropical Home Decor
Pineapples, palm leaves, and the tropics are trending right now so give her a throw pillow or accent piece that she’ll love to show off.
Birthstone Mineral Soaps
Gemstones, crystals, and geodes are really popular right now and these stone-inspired soaps are a clever spin. Pick her favorite color, go with her birth month, or grab a set of them.
Get inspired, get creative, and get a great gift to make someone’s May extra special. Remember, it’s the thought that counts.