There’s an important holiday coming up in May and it’s time to start thinking about gifts! Whether you’ll be celebrating your mom, step-mom, mother-in-law, mother of your children, or someone you think of as a mom, it’s a holiday that deserves more thought for gifting than grocery store flowers.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 12, 2013, so start thinking, creating, planning, or buying something for the mom’s in your life. Most moms would probably be happy to just have some family time on Mother’s Day. If you can visit, do so. If you can’t visit, Skype or make a phone call. If you are lucky enough to visit with your mom for Mother’s Day, make it her day. Do what she wants, don’t let her cook, and bring her a little something.
Plants, Gardening, and Outdoors
Since Mother’s Day falls right in the heart of Spring, flowers, plants, and gardening gifts are popular. Personally, I avoid gifting cut flowers because they die within a week or two. House plants are a nice option for a non-gardening mom, but kick it up a notch with a cute plant pot, pot hanger, or watering bulb.
If your mom is into gardening, there are plenty of gift ideas that will make her happy.
- Favorite flowers, plants, or bushes for her garden or yard. Get bonus points if you help her plant these!
- Decorative stepping stones, or one of these Stepping Stone Kits
- Stack-A-Pot herb garden pot and assorted herbs
- Garden tool set
- If you have more time than money, plan a day to help her weed (and actually do it!) or make her some Homemade Gardener’s Hand Scrub
If you’d rather gift your mom with some pampering, surely she’ll appreciate one of the following:
- Manicure or pedicure (bonus points if you join her — sons can get manis and pedis too!)
- Her favorite homemade treats (candies, cookies, and other shippable goods if you can’t hand-deliver).
- Homemade beauty and pampering gifts (find more ideas our Mother’s Day Pinterest board).
- Put reading at her fingertips with a Kindle (if you have siblings to split the cost with).
- A Favorite Things basket including all of the things that she loves (candy, beverages, food, books, hobbies, photos, etc)
- Flowering Tea set
- Personalized tea bags
Things to Cherish
Get a little sentimental with these ideas:
- Birthstone jewelry with her kids’ birthstones or jewelry with sayings (Amazon and Etsy are good resources)
- A family photo book (the past year or all-time favorites)
- DIY Canvas Art with a meaningful phrase
- An autobiography book that she can fill out and pass down through the family (many options are available).
- Arrange for a family photo
- A decorated jar filled with short memories or reasons that you love her
Mother’s Day isn’t about the gifts, but your mom does deserve something, so at least make it a gift that you’ve put a little thought into and is useful. Check out our Mother’s Day Pinterest board for lots of other ideas, including plenty of homemade ideas that won’t cost you much!
We’d love to hear your ideas or the favorite gifts you’ve received in the comments!