About Erin Henry

Since its founding in 2015 by suburban mother Erin Henry, Suburban Simplicity has provided an outlet for like-minded women to connect and share their methods for a serene and simple home life. It has become a trusted resource for advice on simple, modern homemaking, appearing on Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, MSN and Yummly.

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  1. kathy says

    I would be ecstatic to receive any of these gifts for Mother’s Day. 😉 Great list! Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle.

  2. Denise/DIY Crush says

    Oh those are fabulous home made gifts for Mom! Love sugar scrubs! Thank you so much for sharing at my craft party on Thursday! Would love to see your newest posts this week, which starts at 7pm EST.

    • Erin says

      Exactly – any one of these homemade beauty products would be lovely to receive as a gift. They smell go good. But I love making them too!

  3. Linda at Mixed Kreations says

    What a great Mother’s Day gift guide! That food chopper would be a great gift, and the vintage lantern I would love for myself. Homemade gifts are always great and I bet the mint chocolate sugar scrub smell good enough to eat.

  4. Linda at Muxed Kreations says

    These are all great gift ideas Erin! That food chopper would come in real handy. Love that vintage lantern, would like that for myself. All the homemade gifts would be great for any mother. I would love the mint chocolate scrub, I bet it does smell good enough to eat.

    • Erin says

      I love my food chopper, but it’s time to replace it…it’s been around for many years. Any of these scrubs would smell delicious and be sooo pampering. Happy Mother’s Day!

  5. Nikki says

    These are great gift ideas, I always love a great kitchen gadget, and that book about the secret to styling rooms looks right up my alley. How fun. But I think my favorite thing on the list is your vanilla lavender scrub I’m going to have to send your post to my daughter and see if she’ll make it for me. You know how I like to take a soothing bath, this would be perfect.

    • Erin says

      I love a good kitchen gadget too. I often get them in my stocking at Christmas 🙂 Mother’s Day, too! I love, love, love this sugar scrub. It’s perfect to get those rough spots smoothed out before summer.

  6. Charlene Asay says

    All those sugar scrubs sounds amazing. Great gift guide for mothers day. I am thinking I would like some of those gifts myself for mothers day. 🙂

    • Erin says

      Yes, they all sound amazingly good! Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite things to make to pamper my friends….I love getting them too 🙂

  7. Erin says

    I love the silicone spatulas! They are such a pretty color and I use the ones I already have for so many things in the kitchen! I have worn a few sets out. 🙂 Great ideas!

    • Erin says

      Yes, silicone spatulas are great. You can never have enough, they are so versatile. I do love that color – my fav at the moments. Goes with my kitchen. Spatulas are an easy way to add a pop of color to the kitchen.

  8. Lorelei says

    Great gift guide! That hanging terrarium is seriously cute. Succulents and air plants are the only fauna I don’t kill, mostly by ignoring them, so I need one of those to feature my “work”.

    • Erin says

      Ah, thanks, Lorelei! I love succulents and air plants because I can’t kill them, too…I do not have a green thumb. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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