Mom always says she doesn’t need a present for Mother’s Day, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get her anything. She’ll be truly touched to receive something thoughtful that shows you understand and appreciate her. Here are some great ideas for special Mother's Day gifts:
Book Club: Did Mom’s favorite author, celebrity or chef write a new book? Check your local library or bookstore to see if any book-signings are planned and get her an autographed copy. Does she spend a lot of time in the car? Give her a book on CD or a subscription to Audible audio books.
Special Interest: Does she like to paint or take photos? Buy her a portfolio to safely store her artwork or have one of her pieces framed. Is exercising her thing? She would appreciate some new workout wear or a Fitbit fitness tracker.
Wax Nostalgic: Gather your siblings to reenact a favorite family photo from your childhood and present both pictures to Mom. Did she tirelessly take you to dance lessons or little league practice when you were younger? Take her to a professional ballet performance or ball game to say thanks.
Bring Her Flowers: A bouquet or flowering plant is sweet, but why not give Mom
a gift with a floral print that’s useful and will last longer, like a flowery patterned umbrella, a yoga mat with a blossom design, a watch with a floral face, or a phone case with roses on it. (See the Mother's Day tab for specific product ideas.)
Chief Cook: Does she like to make great meals? See if a restaurant near her offers classes. If she’s pressed for time to go food shopping, arrange for a grocery delivery service such as Amazon Fresh or enroll her in a meal-kit company like Hello Fresh that provides recipes and pre-measured ingredients. You can also give her a pretty recipe journal to record her beloved family specialties for posterity.
Pamper Her: A gift certificate for a manicure/pedicure or massage is a welcome gift. For a special treat, give her a day at a spa. A pretty cosmetic bag or compact case are also lovely for the Mom who is beautiful inside and out.
Get Crafty: Trace and cut out handprints of the kids or grandkids, have them each draw or write a message on them and put them all together in a collage. Or fill a mason jar with individual notes on “The Top Ten Things We Love About Mom.”
That’s Entertainment: Is she obsessed with Game of Thrones, Hamilton or A Star is Born? Visit the official websites for her favorite movies and shows to see a variety of available merchandise ranging from soundtracks (digital download or CD) to t-shirts, mugs and more.
New Mom: For mothers with new babies, your time is the best present. Offer to help with errands, laundry, cleaning or cooking, or take her older children on an outing for the day. A gift of a voice-controlled Amazon Echo Dot device will let her make calls, play a lullaby or turn down the lights when her hands are busy holding the baby.
It’s Five O’clock Somewhere: For the Mother who enjoys her vino, give her a set of wine glasses and a subscription to a wine-of-the-month club or a wine-tasting kit.
Family Jewels: A sparkly necklace, bracelet or ring with birthstones representing the birth months of her children or grandchildren is a classic keepsake she’ll treasure.
Animal Attraction: Does her “baby” have four paws? Give her a “Dog Mom” mug or cat print socks. You can also get photos of her pets printed on a tote bag or calendar.