As easy as it looks to use a Sharpie® to give your mom’s gift that personal touch, it just might not be your thing!

Well here’s a super cute and super easy solution! I picked up multiples of this perfect little “mug with a message” at my favorite off-price lifestyle store. I immediately thought of so many mom friends that I wanted to surprise with a little something on their special day!

But of course, I couldn’t just let them sit there empty, could I?  Not when a little 3″ potted succulent fit so perfectly in the mug.

You could also transplant the succulent directly into the mug, but I like the idea of just using the mug as a gift within a gift. It gives the recipient the choice of using it as a planter or for their oh-so necessary cup of morning caffeine!


Julie started her career in the floral industry over 30 years ago in a small, family-owned flower shop. From floral designer to author and lifestyle expert, her insight has been instrumental in developing the brand. Representing the company’s floral lifestyle vision, Julie has shared her talent and passion in numerous television appearances and national magazine features. She is an active fundraiser and longtime friend of IGHL, a group dedicated to facilitating a more independent life for developmentally challenged adults.

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