Every May, we’re faced with the age-old dilemma of what to do or buy for the person who has loved us, sacrificed for us, and worked tirelessly to give us the best life she could. That’s a tough favor to pay back! What could we possibly do to properly recognize the efforts that were made for our benefit? The truth is that we can’t!
So, accept that you’ll never be able to return the favor that is motherhood and simply use the occasion to show Mom your love and appreciation. Here are some of our best Mother’s Day gift ideas to get you started:
If you’re crafty (or even if you’re not), Mother’s Day is the perfect gift-giving holiday to put your talents to work. This is a particularly great idea if money is tight, but you still want to go over and above for Mom. Knit mom a warm blanket, paint a beautiful canvas for her to hang on her wall, or decoupage some funky coasters. If you need more inspiration, head on over to Pinterest and you’ll be inundated with thoughtful craft ideas that you can make yourself. If it comes from your heart and your hands, you’re pretty much guaranteed that Mom will love it.
There’s something very symbolic about a gift that’s alive. This year, skip the cut flower bouquet, and opt to give mom something that will live on, to symbolize both lasting love and growth. Pick a beautiful indoor tropical plant or put together a planter of perennials for Mom to care for and enjoy for seasons to come.
A shared experience
The number one wish for many mothers is simply more time with their kids, particularly once those kids have grown up and left the nest. So, give mom what she wants and book an experience that the two of you can enjoy together. Take Mom to that Broadway show she’s been wanting to see, sign up for a French cooking class together, or head out on a guided bird-watching hike. The only requirement is to figure out which event that Mom would most enjoy and make plans to go with!
A gift that keeps on giving
These days, there are so many different subscription boxes and services available. By going this route, Mom will not only enjoy a gift on Mother’s Day, but also every month or quarter following until the next Mother’s Day! Regardless of what Mom’s into, you’ll find a subscription that fits. Fashionista mom? Try Frock Box (similar in concept to Stitch Fix in the US). Crafting queen? Check out the Adults & Crafts Crate. Beauty guru? There’s a box for that too (we love FabFitFun)! With regular deliveries of fun gifts, Mom will be continuously reminded of just how much you love her.
When all else fails, splurge for a spa or wellness day for Mom. With how hard Mom works, force her to slow down and take some time just for herself. She’ll be reminded of how much you love her while she relaxes during her massage, pedicure, and/or facial.
The best Mother’s Day gift isn’t the one that costs the most, or shines the brightest, but the one that comes from your heart. Happy Mother’s Day!