I’ve recently developed quite the affection for succulents and this year, I’ve decided to pick out and plant my own to make the perfect Mother’s Day gift. It’s personal, affordable, pretty and very simple! Of course, I think flowers are lovely, but succulents are much more resilient, making a gift that Mom can enjoy for months or even years!
Last week, I went to the NC State Farmer’s Market to pick out the succulents for my Mother’s Day gift. The Farmer’s Market has an incredible assortment to choose from and I love browsing their selections. If you’re not in the Raleigh area, I recommend a local Lawn & Garden shop or Lowe’s Home Improvement store to purchase your succulents.
The best part of this present is getting creative with what to plant your succulents in. I love the idea of coffee mugs and have seen some really cute Mother’s Day mugs that I’ve linked here and here. I also bought these glass candle votives from the Dollar Store that are simple, but still super cute!
For soil, I used Miracle Grow: Cactus, Palm & Citrus, which helps with draining after your succulent is watered. You can also add a layer of sand prior to the soil to help with drainage. Your succulent will need watered once a week and placed near a window so that it can receive ample sunlight.
To be honest, I don’t usually list gift-giver as a strength of mine, but I’m in love with this sweet, simple gift to show your appreciation on Mother’s Day! And of course, I couldn’t complete this post without showing lots of love to my Mamma and absolute best friend on this planet! Love and miss you so much Sue!