Mother's Day Gift Ideas
10 Things to Bear in Mind When Buying a Gift for Mother's Day
1. It’s about her
While Mother’s Day is a holiday that celebrates family, what it’s really about is the mother within it. Remember that this day is not only about who she is as a mother, but who she is as a person as well.
2. How to get the kids involved
If the kids are young, it’s typically up to the spouse to put together Mother’s Day plans. Try to come up with ways to get the kids involved, like a handmade card or a talent show. Gifts mean that much more when they come from the little ones you love.
3. Family memories
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to bring back things from years ago. Think back to the best times that your family has had together—trips to the ocean, game night at grandma's, or swimming at the community pool in summer. These are wonderful memories to incorporate into your gift through pictures, words, or tangible items.
4. Something you can all do together
Family activities are often a perfect way to celebrate. Pack a picnic lunch and head to a pretty spot or get all the supplies for making her favorite meal and cook together. We all get busy and quality time together is often lost in the shuffle.
5. Give a getaway
If it’s something financially feasible for your family, many people love to have a weekend off on their own. Motherhood is a blessing, but as any mother can tell you, it can also be quite tiring. A weekend away for rest and recuperation might be just the ticket.
6. Get sentimental
Mother’s Day is ultimately about the relationship, and it’s good to acknowledge that. Find creative ways to emphasize what Mom means to you, such as a personalized photograph or long, earnest, well-written card.
7. Avoid kitsch
Sometimes it becomes a bit difficult to walk the line between sentiment and kitsch. In general, it’s a good idea to avoid the largest trends and anything that might be easily labeled “cheesy” (unless, of course, that’s what she likes.)
8. Don’t break the bank
Mother’s Day comes every year, and it’s certainly not the biggest holiday you should be concerned about. Mother’s Day is best for a smaller gift, leaving the bigger stuff for birthdays and winter holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah.
9. Give an experience
Many of us not only have everything that we need, but we also have more than we need. This can sometimes make physical gifts feel like clutter. Experiences, however—like tickets to a play or a skill-based class—add only to our mental stash, and that’s never a bad thing.
10. Give a hug and a kiss
At the end of the day, what Mom really wants is your love. Physical affection is a wonderful way to show your care, and it doesn’t cost you a thing.
The best Mother's Day Gifts Ideas
Mother’s Day is a wonderful celebration of all of the love that your mom gives you and everyone around her all year long. From the day you were born, there has been nothing but love and support from mom, and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to say thank you and show that love in return. A unique gift is a perfect way to show your mom that you care and that you’ve been thinking about her.
Our gift guides for moms will give you plenty of unique ideas to choose from. Whether your mom is into art, writing, cooking, reading, travel, or anything in between, we have got ideas that you are sure to love. It can be stressful trying to think of the perfect gift, but it doesn’t have to be that way! If you aren’t sure what to get your mom, that doesn’t mean you don’t care. In fact, you care enough to worry about it, and that is why our guides are here to help.
Tips to Getting your Mom a Gift She Will Remember
The month of May is one of our favorites! The weather is nicer, the sun is shining, and it’s the month of one of our favorite holidays - Mother’s Day! There is something so special about celebrating one of the most special people in our lives- our moms!
Moms are such superheroes and help make everyone’s life so much better. She works so incredibly hard, and truthfully, she deserves to be celebrated every day. At the very least, she deserves to be pampered on Mother’s Day!
Are you close to your mother? Whether she is your mom, stepmom, mother-in-law, or is a woman who has been like a mother figure in your life, come Mother’s Day it is so nice to go above and beyond to show her how much you appreciate her and love her. We will gladly take any chance we can to spend time with our moms and shower her with awesome gifts, but we can also admit, sometimes it is hard to know what to get her as a gift!
While your mom is sure to appreciate any gift you get her, if you are anything like us, you feel some pressure to get her something truly special that she will remember for years to come. If you are starting to think about what this year’s perfect gift is going to be, check out our tips and see if they help guide you towards the right decision!
1. DIY it!
Not only have handmade gifts become incredibly popular lately, but they are also especially perfect to give to your mom for Mother’s Day! There is nothing that a mother loves more than special gifts that are made by her children.
The gift itself isn’t even as important as the action of taking the time to make her something special. It may have started as finger painting as a child, but now you can up your game and make her something that she will love and remember forever.
You don’t have to be an artist or overly crafty, trust us you can still make her something she will love! Consider something simple like a handmade picture frame if she loves displaying photographs. Or, if you’re feeling artsy, create her a new piece of art! If she loves jewelry, consider making her a new necklace, charm bracelet, or even a set of earrings.
You have a lot of options, and no matter what you decide, you know she will really appreciate that you took the time to make her something special. You can’t go wrong with this!
2. Incorporate photographs
Another great tip that you really can’t go wrong with is to get her some sort of gift that incorporates photographs of her family and friends! These days, you can get just about anything under the sun created with a photograph! Don’t feel limited to just having photos printed and framed (although that is certainly still an option).
Instead, consider creating a photo phone case, mug, blanket, throw pillow, puzzle- seriously, anything! This gives you a great opportunity to get her an item that you think she will enjoy and use, but that incorporates something she loves the most- family! This is a really great way to personalize a gift and is something she is sure to absolutely love.
3. Gift her something she will wear all the time
If you are looking to really wow your mom with a gift this year, why not get her something that is both practical and totally fabulous? Consider something that you know she will wear (or use) all of the time. This could be a new handbag or wallet, a nice simple piece of jewelry that goes with everything, or a new coat she can wear all winter.
You already know that a closet can never have too many of these classic pieces! Your mom will love having a new addition to her closet, and especially if it is something that she can use all the time. She’ll think of you each and every day as she heads out the door looking great in her new coat, or holding her new bag!
4. Spoil her
There is no one more deserving of being totally spoiled than mom - right? Moms are some of the hardest working and selfless individuals, and their sacrifice and commitment to family deserves to be celebrated. Show her you appreciate her by spoiling her with something that you know she would never get or do for herself!
Whether that is treating her to a full mani and pedi at the salon, a facial at the spa, or a new perfume that you know she wouldn’t spend the money on, this is all about giving her the gift of something that you know she totally deserves and that will surprise her and make her feel so special.
5. Give the gift of your time
Something that your mom will always remember? The times that you spend with her. There is nothing more valuable to her than spending time with her children, so if it is possible for you to do so, give her the gift of your time! Whether that is a weekend getaway trip or a lunch date, it isn’t about spending a lot of money and is all about giving her your time.
These are memories she will hold onto and that she will appreciate more than any gift you could ever buy her.
If you don’t live close to her, consider how you can still give her your time- it is now easier than ever thanks to technology! Video chat with her so that she feels more connected to you than she would on just a phone call, for example. There are so many options these days! No matter what you decide on, giving her your time and making memories with her is the best gift ever to give her on Mother’s Day.
Bonus: Consider what you would like to get as a gift
Are you a mother yourself? If so, think about what you would like to get as a gift from your children! This can help you think up the perfect gift to get for your mom. Is it a necklace that has your children’s birthstones or initials, for example? Would you like to be treated to a mom’s day out?
Do you just want to relax at home with a glass of wine? Think about what you would love the most, and then see if you think your mom would feel the same. There’s a good chance she will!
Mother’s Day will be here before you know it! This year (and every year) make sure you take the time to really show your mom how much she means to you. It will mean more to her than you will ever know (unless you are a mother yourself!)