Every Mother’s Day I’m on the hunt for a meaningful gift that’s more than the traditional bouquet of flowers. Since my mom lives out of town, I search for gifts that are easy to ship and look beautiful when they arrive. This year, I invited a few of my friends over to assemble gift boxes for our moms. We shared stories of our childhood days over a few glasses of Sauvignon Blanc from Oyster Bay. It was such a fun evening and the Oyster Bay Wine was the perfect addition to our evening!
In the evenings, we have plenty of shade in our yard, so we moved my pecky cypress table from my office to the front yard! Luckily my husband wasn’t home yet to wonder what we were dreaming up. While the Sauvignon Blanc (one of my favorite varietals) was chilling, I set out the goodies from Marigold Grey. I’ve been admiring their gift boxes for some time and thought it would be the perfect unexpected gift for our moms.
If you follow my Instagram stories, then you know by now that one of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day is by enjoying a glass of wine while gardening — which was the inspiration for the whole gathering! Jamie, from Marigold Grey, also tied this theme into the gift boxes, which included adorable gardening gloves, succulents, lavender scented hand soaps and lotions, satchels of lavender, and floral scented candles! The best part is that they come in beautiful wooden boxes (which makes it easy to ship) with silk ribbon, which adds a delicate touch.
This evening was so much fun, and one I’ll remember for years to come. The perfect spring weather and fun activity provided the ideal break from our fast paced life. This was also a wonderful way to reconnect with friends and prepare for Mother’s Day. After all, it’s important to find joy in the things that we do and celebrate the everyday. Even though we set aside time this holiday to show our appreciation and love for our mothers — I’m grateful for our special relationship every day and hope you are too.
During our time together, we also created grapevine and succulent wreaths. Stay tuned for the DIY on these simple yet beautiful wreaths! Making a take away gift meant we had extra time to laugh and enjoy the delicious wine.
Special thanks to Oyster Bay Wines for sponsoring this post and for reminding me to celebrate both the little and big moments in life. This was one of my favorite activities to date, and I can’t wait to do it again next year. Thanks to Marigold Grey for providing these beautiful gift boxes and thinking of every single detail. We can’t thank our partners enough for their continued support of Lavin Label. Lastly, happy Mother’s Day to my friends who came over to celebrate!
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