7 Perfect Gifts For Your Mom (Especially If She Is Also Your Best Friend)

7 Perfect Gifts For Your Mom (Especially If She Is Also Your Best Friend)

Because let's be honest, they deserve so much more than we could ever give them.
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Not everyone has a great relationship with their mother, however, there is many of us that are blessed to have our moms be one of our best friends. You can't just buy her anything, not only does she mean the world to us, but she literally gave us the ability to live in this world. Here are the best gifts to give the most special person in the world:

1. A handmade card

Sure, you used to make these when you were like 5. But, let me tell you a secret, your mom will still love it no matter what age you are. Make sure to include some heartfelt words to show your mom how much you love her, and you can include a printed copy of the Gilmore Girls theme song like I did. It was a tearjerker.

2. Jewelry

Not blah jewelry, try to find jewelry with a deeper meaning than just to look pretty. I would recommend looking on Etsy because people are crazy crafty so we don't have to be.

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3. A spa day

It's always a good idea to give a gift that you yourself would want, and what do we want more than a trip to the spa ?! (Hint: nothing) You know your mom could use that relaxation time, and maybe buy a companion pass so that it can also be a great outing for the both of you.

4. A scrapbook

I don't know what it is about scrapbooks, but they always make moms cry. Make sure to include baby photos of you and your mom all the way up to the present. It is the perfect visual representation of your lives together.

5. Wine

Duh. Mom wants to kick her feet up, and what better way to do that but with a new bottle of wine (or two). Make sure to get her favorites and just watch the smile grow on her face.

6. Long distance touch lamp

THESE LOOK SO COOL. Great for mom and child that don't live together anymore and sometimes run out of time to call (:/ it happens to all of us). It lets you and your mom feel closer and gives your mom that sense of security that she knows her child got home okay.

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7. A weekend of just "us" time

Truly, this is what moms really want. We are all on this Earth for a finite amount of time, and we are completely unaware when our time will end. So instead of wasting the weekend binging Netflix or going out to the newest club (don't worry there will be other weekends) go home and spend the weekend doing anything and everything as long as you both are together.

Make your mother's Christmas one that she will never forget!

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10 Bible Verses For Thanksgiving

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The Thanksgiving season is a time we spend with our loved ones giving thanks for the blessings we are given. Here are 20 Bible verses that remind us of what Thanksgiving is all about:

1) 1 Chronicles 16:34

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

2) Colossians 3:15-17

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

3) Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

4) Psalm 30:12

That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

5) Isaiah 12:4-5

And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.

6) Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.

7) Jonah 2:9

But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will pay Salvation is from the Lord."

8) 1 Timothy 4:4-5

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

9) Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

10) Psalm 100:4

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.

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12 Reasons Why I Can't Wait For Christmas

I started listening to Christmas music November 1st, don't judge me.

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Christmas is my favorite time of the year! I was born a week before Christmas and my middle name means Christmas gift so it's practically in my blood to love this holiday. I love everything about this time of year! If there was a contest to see who loves Christmas the most I would 100% be the winner.

1. Cold weather 

Well, colder weather because Florida is like an oven and we can only ask for so much.

2. Christmas music

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Every year I start listening to Christmas music on November 1st and there's always that one person who judges me for it. I bet you they were the Grinch for Halloween.

3. Christmas TV specials

I love watching the classic Christmas movies.

4. Christmas Dinner

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Honeslty my family goes crazier over Christmas dinner than Thanksgiving.

5. My mom's cinnamon rolls that she makes every Christmas morning.

6. Hot chocolate

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Okay, yes we are in Florida but I still love hot chocolate.

7. I get to see my family.

I love being around my family on Christmas even if it does get a little crazy sometimes.

8. Christmas decorations

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When I went home last month I decorated my room for Christmas... it was October.

9. Santa Claus

My mom still writes, "from Santa" on her presents.

10. I get to dress up my dog like a reindeer

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My mom doesnt know it yet, but I am 100% going to dress my dog Bentley like a reindeer this year.

11. Snow!

My family moved to Marlyand over the summer so now I can actually see snow again!

12. I just can't wait to be around the Christmas spirit.

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There's just something about this holiday that really makes things special.

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