Mark the calendar: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. Let us help you find gifts for all the moms in your life: your mom, your mother-in-law, your best friend, sister and don’t forget to treat yourself. Not all Dad’s or husbands will remember to give you a thoughtful gift. If you are that mom, take care of yourself! Here are some ideas for our favorite Mother’s Day gifts. A word of advice, always consider what she would want to receive.
The quintessential mother’s day gift: flowers. Give them to brighten her day. If she wants a gift that will last longer, consider a hanging basket or flowers for the garden.
Silhouette or Portrait
This is a timeless gift that is great for moms or grandmothers. You can DIY a silhouette or have one made professionally. I remember having my silhouette traced when I was in kindergarten using a projector. A special portrait of her kids can be cherished for years to come.
Dream Diaper Bag
Not all moms will splurge for themselves. Has she been eyeing a designer diaper bag? Now’s a great time to give her the bag of her dreams.
Give mom some personalized jewelry. You can either add her kids’ names, initials or birthstones. You know her best – what’s her style? If mom has a little one who prevents her from wearing delicate necklaces (hello, grabby hands), consider a MilkDaze teething necklace and bangle.
Give mom some time to unwind. Whether it’s a massage, facial, mani/pedi or bath bomb at home, give her the gift of pampering.
If the mama in your life runs on coffee, consider a gift card paired with a cup to keep her brew the perfect temperature.
It’s hard to find a gift as sweet as mom. Does she prefer dessert first? Treat her to some nice chocolates or chocolate covered strawberries. Mmm!
If the lady in your life has been eyeing a big purchase (hint: Apple Watch, hint, hint: Tula baby carrier), surprise her with it. Moms tend to put everyone else’s needs before their own. Whether it’s a new camera or whatever piques her interest, make sure it’s for her. Don’t “give” her an item that’s really for you. There’s a good chance she doesn’t really “want” or consider a new lawn mower a “gift” for her. It’s a fine line, though. One year I asked for a vacuum for Christmas, and I was legitimately happy to receive it.
Include the Kids
Of course, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to show mom you care. This day is about celebrating her and thanking her for all of the hard work she does. Make her a handmade gift with your kids.
There are some many different kinds of moms. Some moms would celebrate a quiet afternoon to themselves with her kids and husband out of the house while others would be delighted for some quality family time like brunch.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!