Instant Pot Giveaway and Mother’s Day Gift Guide (Favorite Things)

Instant Pot Giveaway and Mother’s Day Gift Guide (Favorite Things)

Hello there, dear reader and welcome to a list of Mother’s Day gift ideas including a few of my latest favorite things. Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I thought sharing a few gift ideas would be appropriate, yes? I’m also giving away a 6 Quart Instant Pot! Woo Hoo! To enter the giveaway leave me a comment telling me something you love about your Mom, Mother-In-Law, Wife or other woman of significance in your life. You can enter in the comment section below, or you can leave a comment on my Instagram Feed. If you tag a friend in your comment on instragram, you’ll get a second entry. The giveaway will be open from today until Thursday May 10th. Winner will be announced on Friday May 11th. Best of luck, everyone! I’m excited to read your comments. 🙂

Enjoy the list!



Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer

Have you jumped in on the Instant Pot craze yet? I am slowly getting there, my friends and they are truly amazing appliances. They have so many features and can save you so much time in the kitchen. My favorite thing to make (by far!) are mashed potatoes. Seriously, so easy and they turn out so well. My friend Mel at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe has some great Instant Pot recipe, see them by clicking HERE.

Assorted Design Certified International International Large Bowl Set. (For cereal, pasta, soup, etc.)
I bought a set of these fun bowls at Costco this past winter (not sure if they are still in stock there, but you can find them on Amazon at the link above). Oh, my goodness, we have loved them. They are light weight, colorful, hold the perfect amount of soup, cereal, etc. My kids love them because they don’t get overly hot in the microwave. They would make a great mothers day gift. Everyone can use more bowl, right?

Immersion Hand Blender

This immersion blender is handy for so many things. I use mine to blend up salad dressings, stewed tomatoes, soup, smoothies, etc. It’s so much easier to wash than an entire blender. Love it!


Pioneer Woman Bake Ware

Are these stoneware pans not the cutest? I love all of the Pioneer Woman Dishes, and especially these!


Pioneer Woman Batter Bowl 

This better bowl is another favorite. So adorable and perfect for making pancakes, biscuits, muffins, etc. Also, the cute factor is definitely high.

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Handbag Purse Organizer, with 13 pockets

To say I love this purse organizer would be a grand understatement. It is light weight, has a ton of pockets and fits nicely inside a medium sized purse (you can buy it in several different sizes). I load it full of all kinds of things Mom’s need handy such as… Excedrin for Migraine ;), gum, band-aids, headphones,  lipstick, lotion, pens, hand sanitizer, dental floss, etc. I love it because it keeps everything organized so the inside of my purse doesn’t look like a war zone. Also, when I want to change purses I just switch it from one purse to the other. Precious cargo transferred in just a second or two. Love it.

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Juicy Bath Co. Lotion and Body Souffle
and Body Lotion

A dear friend gave me this lotion/body souffle set for my birthday last year and man, do I love it. The scent is super fresh and fabulous.


Wooden Serving Bowl

I love a good Wooden Salad Bowl. This one is sturdy and deep, making it perfect to take a long to a party. And it looks so pretty…


Soap Dispensing Scrubber Brush

While this scrub brush might seem Overly Practical in the gift giving department it is never the less Ah-mazing and makes dish doing so much better. It holds dish soap right in the handle. With a press of a button the soup leaks out into the brush (or sponge) and onto whatever dish you are cleaning. It’s perfect to use when there are just a few dishes to wash and you don’t want to run a whole sink of soapy water. Love it!

Bronze Family Tree Frame with 6 Hanging Picture Frames

Isn’t this frame adorable! I love the idea of the photos hanging on a “family tree”. I recently attended a wedding reception where the couple had gathered wedding pictures from their parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and even great-great-grandparents. They framed each one individually and hung them in a tree that was growing in the yard where the reception was being held. It was amazing! It would be fun to use this little tree in the same way, perhaps hanging wedding photos of your mother’s posterity. It would also be great stocked with pictures of grandkids, children, siblings, etc. Load this baby up with whatever your Mom would love. (Or buy it for yourself and put your favorite family pictures in it).

Wooden Family Birthday Plaque

Several years ago I made a fun Family Birthday sign for my Mom so she could keep track of all of her children and grandchildren’s birthdays, all in one spot. She loves it. This sign I found on Amazon would work in much the same way. Great for Mom’s and Grandma’s with an abundance of posterity to keep track of.


Post a comment!


  1. 1
    Jennifer G.
    May 4, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Happy Mothers Day! There are so many amazing things about my mom. What I love about my mom the most is that she is always there for me and my family. She has always made everyone feel special.

  2. 2
    May 4, 2018 at 9:11 am

    My mom will do just about anything for us.

  3. 3
    Carol DeWaters
    May 4, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Jamie you make my life so much easier with all your yummy recipes!

  4. 4
    May 4, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    My mom was the epitome of grace and my best friend. I miss her every day.

  5. 5
    May 4, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    My mom taught me to cook and enjoy delicious food!!

  6. 6
    Dana Crisp
    May 4, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    We have been missing my mom for 25 years now but her spirit of service and laughter lives on in all of us!

  7. 7
    Betsy Stromberg
    May 4, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    My mom always made us healthy meals and tried to make it a variety which is not easy! She would love this instant pot??

  8. 8
    May 4, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    My mom has passed, but I loved her smile. She was never without it.

  9. 9
    May 4, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Have missed my mom for 10 years- I still want to call her when there are things she should know- trips planned, recitals, ball games, family gatherings, deaths etc.

  10. 10
    May 5, 2018 at 7:05 am

    My mom was my best friend. She was extremely supportive through whatever stage of motherhood I was in. I could tell her everything.

  11. 11
    Becky Lucas
    May 5, 2018 at 7:34 am

    I love my mom because she serves me every day. She is a great example!
    I love my mother in law because she doesn’t interfere in how I do things.

  12. 12
    May 5, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    What a wonderful list! I got my mom a gift from @sassy_sawdust_designs….a message from my dad who passed away 2 years ago in his handwriting. It’s so wonderful to see handwriting from someone who is gone. Thanks for this list Jamie!

  13. 13
    Laura C
    May 5, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    I love that my mom is one of the most giving people I know. Her health has been bad recently, but she still reaches out to each of her children and grandchildren to do everything she can. ??

  14. 14
    May 6, 2018 at 4:47 am

    All these gift ideas are wonderful! My mother and I may not get along all the time, but the thing I admire the most (ha and is our biggest struggle) is her ability to not let people walk all over her. She is stronger than most people give her credit for, and I really admire that and hope to emulate that some day. Happy Mother’s Day!

  15. 15
    May 6, 2018 at 9:23 am

    My mom taught me to be caring and empathetic. She was a great listener and was never judgemental.

  16. 16
    Cheryl Mitchell
    May 6, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    I love watching my 2 daughters and 2 daughters-in-law raise my grandchildren. They are amazing women who love their children, their husbands and their homes!

  17. 17
    Shanelle S.
    May 7, 2018 at 7:51 am

    My mother is my best friend. Shocking to some but people who have been through things with their mom know what I mean. Growing up I wasn’t always the best behaved child and it wasn’t until the past couple of years that my mother and I have bonded the way we are now. My mom is the person I can tell anything to and not be judged. She is always there for me when I need her and even when I think I don’t. I am so grateful that God has given me the opportunity to grow this new relationship with my mom and I don’t know what I would do or where I would be without her. I actually found this page by accident but I am grateful for your awesome list as I am trying to figure out what to get my mother.

  18. 18
    Cynthia Cardenas
    May 7, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    My mother always had time for her children and was willing to teach us or find a way for us to learn anything we had our hearts set on, even when we didn’t have much.

  19. 19
    May 8, 2018 at 9:54 am

    My mom always, always takes time to listen to me. She is always there whenever I need her and since I am now a mom, I treasure that so much!

  20. 20
    Dedra Mason
    May 8, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    My grandmother, for all the time she spent teaching me in her own quiet way about the Lord, singing with a merry heart, always serving to keep your joy ever present in your heart and the importance of family in our daily life. I miss her so much! But I try my best to live by her example.

  21. 21
    Brenda S
    May 8, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    My Mom has always been my biggest supporter and friend. She taught me how to make delicious recipes AND she loves the ones I’ve gotten from your site.
    I just love how you share your love of cooking & your awesome recipes.

  22. 22
    May 8, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    My grandmother is the person who instilled in the desire to be the best person I can be. I am gratefu I I had her in my life.

  23. 23
    May 9, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I lost my bio mom in a fire accident when I was 3 years old. I tried to save her but couldn’t. I was left with severe 4 degree scars. My adopted mother was emotional abusive. I am very grateful to her for giving me another chance in life regardless of any emotional turmoil. Life is wonderful and precious. These scars symbolizes mourning, aches and unconditional love. They are the reminder of the heartaches I had to face growing up but also the love my bio mom had for me. Reminding me that she was always there to wipe my tears and love me through my deep dark moments journey alone even though she wasn’t physically there. I easily could’ve turned to the dark side. But I believe my bio mom was guiding, protecting and encouraging me. I am so grateful for all Mom out there that are positive in there kids life. Always have a grateful heart and love those close to you. You never know when there last breath is. Enjoy your Mother’s. Be kind to those who are unkind, they are usually the one that are going through hard times. We can heal by just being kind. Happy Mother’s day to all the mother!

  24. 24
    Shakeia Rieux
    May 10, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I love that my mom is very supportive.

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