May is the month of mom — especially in my family.
Mom’s birthday is the day before Mother’s Day. She’s a real-life Wonder Woman who certainly deserves all the extra attention. But I feel pressure this year to make her gift extra special because this birthday is her big 5-0 (sorry to divulge that, mom!). I want a gift that’s both sentimental and memorable, something that no one else could give her. There’s no better place to look than Lulu, but I can’t decide what to make.
Growing up, mom wanted to be a photographer for National Geographic. So I’ve thought about making a Lulu photo book full of her best pictures mixed in with maps that show where she was when she took them. I can completely customize it and make a nice, personalized, hard cover book that she’d be proud to display on her coffee table.
Then again, mom also likes to cook, and she has all these recipes that have been passed around our whole family. So another thought is to create a personalized Lulu cookbook full of our family’s favorite dishes. That’d be great for preserving delicacies like my grandmother’s delicious sweet potato casserole and seven layer cookies. I even have handwritten recipes and pictures of food I could upload. The cookbook could live on in our family, with regular updates as we collect new recipes.
My mom is also very busy and could always use help with her schedule. So maybe a personalized Lulu calendar with photo birthday and anniversary reminders would do the trick. I can pull in pictures of our family and her friends directly from Facebook so it should be pretty simple. I know she’d use it every day, too.
What do you think? What Lulu creation has gotten the best reaction for you?
I’m hoping you can help me pick out the perfect gift, and get a few ideas of your own. Right now you can save 15% on all photo books and calendars (use code MOM15 at checkout) so it’s a great time to make mom a remarkable present.
Hurry though, Mother’s Day is only 2 weeks away.