I’m not going to blow your mind with any new, never-before seen gifts with this guide, but I don’t think that is what Mother’s Day is about anyway. In fact, I don’t think any gifts are really necessary. That’s not to say I’m OK with just blowing by the holiday. As a mom, I know what means the most is acknowledgement. I always feel really guilty asking for validation from my family, but the fact is that it does mean a lot to me. It fills me up to hear that I’m loved and appreciated. Moms work their booties off and honestly my mind boggles thinking about how much my mom has poured into my brother and me over the years.
So consider this a small reminder that Mother’s Day is next Sunday, May 13, and feel free to accidentally push forward and send this to whomever it may concern.
And now on to some sweet gift ideas for all those crazy “S” emotions that I’ve felt as a mom…
Kids’ Name or Initial Jewelry
New Pajamas or Loungewear
- ride or die t-shirt
- for the country music lover
- for the coffee addict
- though this one makes me giggle, but buy at your own risk
Because what mom doesn’t love taking pictures?
- cute camera strap for the fancy camera (not so subtle hint: I WANT THIS)
- cell phone camera lens
- make her a photobook of her most cherished digital images
- a mom and me photo shoot. Check with local photographers as many offer mini sessions for moms, which I think are an incredible gift, especially for the mom that always seems to be behind the camera instead of in the pictures.
Candles and Quiet Time
- Rewined Candle (currently on sale!)
- A diffuser for her essential oils
- Solo Indulgence: a massage, pedicure, coffee shop chill time, or whatever she likes to do to rest and rejuvenate.
Of course, you can get any of these or other jewelry, gift cards for clothes or workout clothes (then let her go solo shopping!), mail order monthly deliveries like Stitch Fix for clothes or a Thrive Market membership if she’s into healthy foods and natural products, a funny coffee mug, but the the best gift of all is a handwritten note, a special craft from the kids, a song, or letting mom take a pass on every action for the day. You know, basically anytime the kids want to say mom, have them replace it with the word dad instead.
All gifts and jokes aside, I couldn’t feel more grateful to have the opportunity to be a mom. I love my days with my kids and though that is gift enough, a big hug and thank you sure goes a long way with making it through the fussy days.
If you are a mom, what would mean the most to you on Mother’s Day?
Is there a little something you would be thrilled to receive?