Top

Mother’s Day Free Printable Gift Tags, and Inexpensive Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. I wanted to share some of my favorite inexpensive gift ideas that you can give to family members, neighbors, those you minister to, or even an entire Ward or Congregation. Even the simplest gifts can demonstrate a love and appreciation for a special mother or woman in your life.

  1. Measuring Spoons: 

“Who can justly measure the righteous influence of a mother’s love? What enduring fruits result from the seeds of truth that a mother carefully plants and lovingly cultivates in the fertile soil of a child’s trusting mind and heart? As a mother, you have been given divine instincts to help you sense your child’s special talents and unique capacities.”

-Richard G. Scott

Wether a set of measuring spoons from the Dollar Store, or a cute set like my FAVORITE Lemon spoons pictured. Add this sweet and FREE printable and you are left with a beautiful and well thought out gift. You will come to realize I’m all about practical gifts. Give things that will be used and enjoyed not tossed or placed on a shelf to create more clutter.

This quote will work well with measuring cups, a pyrex…etc. Also depending on your budget you can find something to fit anyone’s needs or styles. Consider checking the Pioneer Women line at Walmart, Anthropolgie, Target, and Magnolia Market!

You will notice many of my designs are done in black and white. Again, maybe its the frugal teacher in me, but I love the versatility a black and white design gives you! Print on white cardstock for a classic look, any colored paper to match your scheme, or my favorite a brown craft paper that gives the handout a stamped look!

Click Here to Download the Free Gift Tag

This FREE Printable below is only available to members of Living on Lemon Lane. You must be signed in to access. 

Not a member? Not a problem! Sign-up is FAST, FREE and Easy-Peasy Lemon Squeezy! Click here to become a member!

Already a Member? Click Here to Log In

2. Flowers | Annuals | Seeds:

Another favorite gift that I have loved to give, and especially receive is FLOWERS. Mother’s Day happens to be the guideline in Utah for planting annuals. Growing up our ward gave out annuals like geraniums, zinnias, chrysantheMUMs, (**See what I did there :D) Dahalias, and Ranunculuses!

I’m biased… but give me something to throw in my garden or in a pot to be enjoyed for the season. Even better the free printable gift tag and quote works perfectly for this type of gift as well!

If purchasing in bulk for a ward or congregation, consider reaching out to a local warehouse to see if they can give you bulk pricing, as well as arrange for a larger type of quantity to make sure the order can be met.

You could even do a packet of Forget Me Not Seeds, with a challenge for women to read the talk, “Forget Me Not,” by Dieter F. Uchtdorf. See the handout on option 3 that actually is a picture of this sweet flower. Instead of printing on magnet sheets, print on cardstock and attach!

***Consider allergies when handing out flowers. Best for the flowers to be kept outside and not brought indoors. Of course, not everyone loves flowers, consider having a table with a choice if not a flower, maybe a chocolate bar?

Click Here to Download the Free Gift Tag

This FREE Printable below is only available to members of Living on Lemon Lane. You must be signed in to access. 

Not a member? Not a problem! Sign-up is FAST, FREE and Easy-Peasy Lemon Squeezy! Click here to become a member!

Already a Member? Click Here to Log In

3. Magnet

This was a cute handout that I created as a handout for a special Mother’s Day Lesson. The flowers on the magnet are Forget Me Nots. This is a really simple, really inexpensive way to show the women in your life you care. You can send this off to a copy shop to be printed on a thin sheet of printer magnet, or you can even purchase thin sheets of magnets that you can print on at home. I purchased our magnet sheets at Hobby Lobby, then dropped off at my favorite copy store to print the job.

Click here for an example of what printable Magnet Sheets are

After printing, you can cut these out with scissors. I wanted something simple that wasn’t exclusive to mother’s, that could be a daily reminder of the sanctity of women. This handout combines two of my favorite things, the talk, “Forget Me Not,” by Dieter F. Uchtdorf, and the words from the hymn, “As Sisters in Zion.”

The year we did this the handout, it was accompanied by a chocolate bar. My magnet still hangs on my fridge door.

***When it comes to Chocolate or any type of treat given as a gift like the bars that accompanied the magnets, always keep in mind allergies and members that may feel forgotten when food takes center stage. Be prepared and courteous of those with food allergies. Consider having something there to act as an appropriate option.

Click Here to Download the Free Gift Tag or Magnet

This FREE Printable below is only available to members of Living on Lemon Lane. You must be signed in to access. 

Not a member? Not a problem! Sign-up is FAST, FREE and Easy-Peasy Lemon Squeezy! Click here to become a member!

Already a Member? Click Here to Log In

4. Chapstick|Lip Balm

Again call me practical, but give me something I can use. A nice chapstick or lip balm is a perfect Mother’s Day gift, especially when you couple it with Elder Holland’s quote from the talk, “Because She is A Mother.”

“When you have come to the Lord in meekness and lowliness of heart and, as one mother said, ‘ . . . pounded on the doors of heaven to ask for, to plead for, to demand guidance and wisdom and help for this wondrous task,’ that door is thrown open to provide you the influence and the help of all eternity. Claim the promises of the Savior of the world. Ask for the healing balm of the Atonement for whatever may be troubling you or your children. Know that in faith things will be made right in spite of you, or more correctly, because of you.

You can’t possibly do this alone, but you do have help. The Master of Heaven and Earth is there to bless you—he who resolutely goes after the lost sheep, sweeps thoroughly to find the lost coin, waits everlastingly for the return of the prodigal son. Yours is the work of salvation, and therefore you will be magnified, compensated, made more than you are and better than you have ever been as you try to make honest effort, however feeble you may sometimes feel that to be.” — Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

I love this quote as it is a reminder of how challenging motherhood is. Womanhood was never meant to be skipping through the meadows. It was never meant to be done alone.

Like measuring spoons, depending on your budget, you can really find anything to fit within it when it comes to a Lip Balm or Chapstick. Consider buying EOS, Soft Lips, or Burts Bees when working within a budget. If you have more of a budget a quick trip to Target, Ulta, or Sephora will leave you lots of other High-Quality Balm options.

With the word BALM, you are also not limited to lotions or creams. I’ll be honest, I’ll take a chapstick over another Bath and Body Works Hand scented hand lotion… but I could stand alone here. I think my time as a teacher ruined me on this one!

Click Here to Download the Free Balm Gift Tag

This FREE Printable below is only available to members of Living on Lemon Lane. You must be signed in to access. 

Not a member? Not a problem! Sign-up is FAST, FREE and Easy-Peasy Lemon Squeezy! Click here to become a member!

Already a Member? Click Here to Log In

5. Time:

The gift that can cost nothing and mean everything. Time. Often this can be the gift that means the most. Consider a way to give the special women in your life the gift of time. Time to themselves, time to socialize with friends, time for them to do something they sacrifice in their quest to lift and help others.

If you are looking for a Mother’s Day Gift to give to an entire Ward or Church Congregation. Consider using the Men and youth in the ward to fill ALL the responsibilities of the women. Give the women a chance to congregate together and simply socialize and enjoy each other. Possibly arrange for a speaker that will inspire or speak to the concerns, struggles, and strengths of women. Stream a favorite Conference talk on Motherhood or the sanctity of Womanhood like:

Though not necessary, you could always provide a treat to be enjoyed. Again, treats are not at the top of my list. Again, I think my time as a teacher ruined me. There’s always someone or a group that will feel left out or forgotten, and on a day that brings up such strong emotions on Mother’s Day those feelings are best to be avoided or prepared for. ***So if doing food like a cheesecake bar, or cookies…etc please be aware of those with dairy, egg, nut, or gluten allergies, or other diseases that make these treats tough to be enjoyed.

6. Favorite Drink | Drink Gift Card

Consider perhaps a drink bar instead? Think Italian sodas… With many add-ins like fruits, sugar-free syrups, sprigs of mint, cute straws, and creams. I would think that most likely everyone would be able to create something they could enjoy. Consider other bases besides soda such as sparkling water, and lemonade. Plus you could have the men help serve, and create a Pinterest worthy set up with ease!

If you do a Drink Bar, consider downloading this FREE handout. I especially love this quote by President Spencer W. Kimball, that was actually given|read by his wife Camilla E. Kimball.

“No greater recognition can come to you in this world than to be known as a woman of God. No greater status can be conferred upon you than being a daughter of God who experiences true sisterhood, wifehood, and motherhood, or other tasks which influence lives for good. True, there are some temporary differences and some constraining circumstances. Some of you have lost your husbands through death, others through divorce. Some of you have not yet had the great privilege of marriage. But, on the scale of eternity, the missing of these blessings “shall be but a small moment” (see D&C 121:7). Others of the sisters are experiencing the anguish that often goes with aging. Still others of you now know the uncertainty of being young as you ponder your place in the eternal scheme of things. But real as these challenges are, all of you need to drink in deeply the gospel truths about the eternal nature of your individual identity and the uniqueness of your personality. You need, more and more, to feel the perfect love which our Father in Heaven has for you and to sense the value he places upon you as an individual.”

-President Spencer W. Kimball

Whether you do a drink bar, simply handout a favorite Drink, or even a favorite Drink spot Gift card, attach this Free Mother’s Day Handout to complete the thought behind the gift!

Click Here to Download the Free Drink Gift Tag

This FREE Printable below is only available to members of Living on Lemon Lane. You must be signed in to access. 

Not a member? Not a problem! Sign-up is FAST, FREE and Easy-Peasy Lemon Squeezy! Click here to become a member!

Already a Member? Click Here to Log In

Final Thoughts:

Often times, Mother’s Day is filled with a lot of hard feelings. Many times the focus is on how perfect a mother is and how the only form of a mother comes from one that has had children. My plea is that this is kept in mind. Let this be a day of celebrating women and their unique and powerful voice, their ability, and force to influence and lift, as well as nurture and love.

If you do an activity or use one of the printables, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take pictures and tag me! Post to the Facebook group, or tag @livingonlemonlane on Instagram! Don’t forget to pin these images to your Pinterest. This is a SMALL and SIMPLE way to support the efforts of Living on Lemon Lane and sharing these ideas with your friends and family.

Awesome, FREE resources for this week’s Come Follow Me Lesson! I’ve added my favorites to the website💛 Head to the website to learn more, tag a friend in the comments 🍋🍋🍋 ...

“Your work to grow your testimony is not done—any more than the work of growing a redwood tree is done when the first tiny sprout pokes out of the ground. If we ignore or neglect these early spiritual promptings, if we do not nurture them by continuing to study the scriptures and pray and by seeking more experiences with the Spirit, our feelings will fade and our testimonies will diminish.” ...

We’re taking it back to one of my favorite Elementary school Activities for this week’s Come Follow Me lesson. All you need is a bean, seed, pea…etc of some sort, a plastic bag, wet paper towel, a window and some tape. I loved the activity suggestion from Come Follow Me this week, and thought this Bean Sprout activity would be the perfect way to illustrate it!
.
.
.
Show the children a seed, and read to them the first few lines of Alma 32:28. Tell the children that the word of God is like a seed. Ask how we help a seed grow. Let the children pretend to plant a seed, water it, and help it grow. Point out that we can’t see the seed after we plant it, but we know it’s there and growing; we also can’t see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, but we know They are real and They love us. Help the children think of things they can do to help their faith in Jesus Christ grow.
.
.
.

28 Now, we will compare the word unto a aseed. Now, if ye give place, that a bseed may be planted in your cheart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your dunbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves—It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to eenlighten my funderstanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.
...

This talk is the perfect companion to your #comefollowme study this week! I’ve also included a FREE Graphic Organizer to deepen your study! Do this as a family, send to your young men or young women or simply include it in your individual study this week!
.
.
.
Tag a friend below!
...

“Mountain climbers commonly refer to altitudes above 8,000 meters as the “death zone” because at those heights there is not enough oxygen to sustain life. There is a spiritual equivalent to the death zone. If we spend too much time in faithless places, seemingly well-intended voices deprive us of the spiritual oxygen we need.
In the Book of Mormon, we read of Korihor, who had such an experience. He enjoyed great popularity because his teachings were “pleasing [to] the carnal mind.” He said that parents and prophets teach foolish traditions designed to limit freedom and perpetuate ignorance. He argued that people should be free to do whatever they choose because commandments are nothing more than conveniently contrived restrictions. To him, belief in the Atonement of Jesus Christ was “the effect of a frenzied mind,” created by belief in a being who could not exist because He could not be seen.
Korihor created so much unrest that he was brought before the chief judge and the high priest. There, he rose “up in great swelling words,” criticizing the leaders and demanding a sign. A sign was given. He was struck so that he could not speak. Korihor then realized he had been deceived, and thinking of precious truths he had abandoned, he lamented, “I always knew.”
Korihor then begged for food until he was trampled to death by a group of Zoramites.The final verse in his story contains this sober reflection: “And thus we see that the devil will not support his children at the last day, but doth speedily drag them down to hell.””
...

Free Printable and Activity for this week’s Come Follow Me Lesson! If you’re involved with Young Men| Young Women, Primary, or Activity Days this also makes a GREAT virtual activity. Simple drop off the supplies and zoom call to paint together or zoom call to display your creations! Head to the website for more ideas, and to download the FREE printable. Tag someone looking for covid safe activity ideas! ...

Happy 4th of July!
Found this quote by Gordon B. Hinkley quite thought provoking, especially considering it was given in 1973. I’m proud to be an American, this will always be the land that I love.
-
-
-
“Notwithstanding the trouble, notwithstanding the argument, notwithstanding the increasingly heavy hand of government, notwithstanding the spirit of arrogance we so often display, notwithstanding occasional corruption in public office and betrayal of sacred trust-- I marvel at the miracle of America, the land which the God of Heaven long ago declared to be a land choice above all other lands. There is too much fruitless, carping criticism of America. Perhaps the times are dark. There have been dark days in every nation. I should like to repeat the words of Winston Churchill: "Do not let us speak of darker days; let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days; these are great days-- the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable in the history of our race."
.
.
.
(President Gordon B. Hinckley, National Advisory Council of BYU College of Business, November 2, 1973)
...

“The Anti-Nephi-Lehies “laid down the weapons of their rebellion,” burying them “deep in the earth” as “a testimony to God … that they never would use [their] weapons again.”6 In doing so, they promised to follow God’s teachings and never go back on their commitment. This action was the beginning of being “converted unto the Lord” and never falling away.7

Being “converted unto the Lord” means leaving one course of action, directed by an old belief system, and adopting a new one based on faith in Heavenly Father’s plan and in Jesus Christ and His Atonement. This change is more than an intellectual acceptance of gospel teachings. It shapes our identity, transforms our understanding of life’s meaning, and leads to unchanging fidelity to God. Personal desires that are contrary to being anchored to the Savior and to following the covenant path fade away and are replaced by a determination to submit to the will of Heavenly Father.” - Elder Dale G. Renlund
...

Come Follow Me: “How can you ensure that the word of God has “no obstruction” in your life or in your family?
As you ponder the changes in the Anti-Nephi-Lehies, consider how your own conversion to Christ is changing you.
What do you feel you still need to change so that the gospel can have greater power in your life?”
...

BIG NEWS: Check out my story for more information, trust me you don’t want to miss this! .
.
If you’ve been following me for long you know the ONLY paid subscription I use for #comefollowme is the Drawn In monthly subscription by @davidbowmanart .
.
Use the EXCLUSIVE Promo code: LEMONLANE10 to get 10% off your yearly subscription. With this discount you receive 2 new 15-20 minute videos a week along with weekly printable materials that follow the Come Follow Me Curriculum! That’s a minimum of 8 videos a week for LESS THAN $5 a month! .
.
I love the Drawn In videos because of their focus on APPLICATION. Instead of just a retelling of the story, David takes it a step further by exploring why the story is important, what we can learn from it, and even further by giving examples of scenarios of where the principles taught can be applied in your children’s life today. Truly @davidbowmanart has a gift for bringing the scriptures and their importance to life. .
.
If you’re interested make sure to check out the FREE Sample videos available on his website, (I link it each week on the blog) Also don’t forget to check out my story for some EXCITING news that’s only available to you for the next TWO WEEKS! #gogogo
...

“The influence of your personal testimonies is ever so far-reaching. The Lord instructed: “The testimony which ye have borne is recorded in heaven for the angels to look upon; and they rejoice over you, and your sins are forgiven you” (D&C 62:3). He also cautioned us: “With some I am not well pleased, for they will not open their mouths, but they hide the talent which I have given unto them, because of the fear of man” (D&C 60:2). You never know when your turn will come to comply with the admonition of Peter to “be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you” (1 Pet. 3:15).”
.
.
Thomas S. Monson
...

I’ve complied my FAVORITE inexpensive gift ideas for Father’s Day and created FREE printables for you to complete the gift! These are perfect and practical for the men in your life, and work great as a gift for the entire ward! -
What did your Ward do for Father’s Day this year?
...

“I know the love of God. It is one of the very few things I do know with absolute certainty. I think suffering on this earth is an indication of God’s trust, God’s love. I think it is an indication that God does not want us to be simply obedient children playing forever under his hand, but wants us able to become more like himself. In order to do that we have to know reality. We have to be real ourselves and not dependent on externals. If we are to be like God, we cannot live forever in fear that we may meet something that will scare us or that will hurt us. We have to be able, as he is able, to meet what comes of others’ agency, and of living in a lawful universe that allows creation of a habitable planet only when it allows also the difficulties that come in natural operations of such a planet.”
-Francine R. Bennion
...

“Now all this suffering might indeed be unfair if everything ended at death, but it doesn’t. Life is not like a one-act play. It has three acts. We had a past act, when we were in the premortal existence; and now we have a present act, which is mortality; and we will have a future act, when we return to God. … We were sent into mortality to be tested and tried [see Abraham 3:25]. … “Our past and present sufferings cannot, as Paul said, ‘be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us’ [Romans 8:18] in the eternities. ‘For after much tribulation come the blessings. Wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much glory.’ [D&C 58:4.] So tribulation is useful in the sense that it is helpful to get into the celestial kingdom”
-James E. Faust
...

Reflecting on Father’s Day... it’s incredible to me that the Supreme Creator of the Universe chooses to be addressed as “Father”...
.
. “Father’ is the noblest title a man can be given. It is more than a biological role. It signifies a patriarch, a leader, an exemplar, a confidant, a teacher, a hero, a friend and, ultimately, a perfect being.” Robert L. Backman
...

For whatever reason, I’ve had this false idea in my mind that when you are on the Lord’s errand, a path paved in smooth simplicity would be laid out before you… This simply isn’t the case. Consider Nephi’s path and the bumps and stumbling blocks placed in his way… Consider Abinadi and his ultimate sacrifice of meekness and obedience… Consider Joseph Smith and the reestablishment of the early Church… Now consider Alma the younger and his dealings with Ammoniahah… Looking ahead, look what happens to Amulek once he finally decides to “Know” the Gospel.

It’s so interesting to me that when the angel is sent to Alma to lift him up and send him back to Ammoniahah a key detail that in my mind would have eased Alma’s mind is left out. Notice how the angel made no mention of Amulek. There is no mention of comfort that someone has been prepared for you, and is waiting for you. Instead, Alma acts “speedily” not knowing what he will do, ACTING in faith, hoping that the Lord will provide a way.
-
To me this illustrates the idea of the Lord’s hand cautiously guiding us even when we can’t see it. I’ve seen this concept in my own life, however, it isn’t until I have the hindsight of the future to look back and realize his hand was there all along. There is something to choosing to act on our own. Heading in the right direction, even though we don’t know how we will be delivered, having faith that we WILL be delivered.
...

“Each of us also carries a load. Our individual load is comprised of demands and opportunities, obligations and privileges, afflictions and blessings, and options and constraints. Two guiding questions can be helpful as we periodically and prayerfully assess our load... [...]Sometimes we mistakenly may believe that happiness is the absence of a load. But bearing a load is a necessary and essential part of the plan of happiness... [...] Not only does the Atonement of Jesus Christ overcome the effects of the Fall of Adam and make possible the remission of our individual sins and transgressions, but His Atonement also enables us to do good and become better in ways that stretch far beyond our mortal capacities. Most of us know that when we do things wrong and need help to overcome the effects of sin in our lives, the Savior has made it possible for us to become clean through His redeeming power. But do we also understand that the Atonement is for faithful men and women who are obedient, worthy, and conscientious and who are striving to become better and serve more faithfully? I wonder if we fail to fully acknowledge this strengthening aspect of the Atonement in our lives and mistakenly believe we must carry our load all alone—through sheer grit, willpower, and discipline and with our obviously limited capacities.” Excerpts from Bear Your Burdens with Ease, -Bednar ...

With there being a focus on Missionary work this week for Come Follow Me, and the fact that it isn’t always rosy… I thought a good addition to the lesson would be to write a letter to a missionary. Maybe this is a family member, a ward member, or someone new entirely, but a message from home can be an easy way to show support for those serving in the mission field. To help with this activity I created a fun and editable missionary letter template. The template should simplify the writing process and take the guesswork out of what to write. You can either type directly onto the slide, and print or email. Or you can begin by printing a hard copy and writing directly onto the page.

Use this with your family, your students, the primary, or young men| young women! This works great as a zoom call activity or fun activity at home! I’ve also included a link to inkablinka.com where Kristin has uploaded some awesome printables going over missionary letter dos and donts!
...