Mother’s Day gifts have been given for as long as the holiday has been celebrated. From flowers to candy to special brunches, Mother’s Day gift ideas are as endless as your love for your darling Mother.
Mother’s Day is the one day of the year dedicated to making Moms feel like queens. Although we should all make our Moms feel so good every day of the year, Mother’s Day is the official, nationally recognized day for us to do so. So one of the best ways to do that, besides straight up telling her how much she means to you, is by giving her thoughtful and unique Mother’s Day gifts.
But what kinds of gifts are thoughtful and unique? What will really make her smile? What will she cherish the most? Thankfully, we’ve identified some unique and thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts for you. Choose from this list and it will be a gift she’ll always remember.
1. Photo Gifts
Moms love memories, especially the photographic kind. Take some of those old family photos or even some new special ones, and turn them into mementos like photo coasters, a photo keepsake box, photo wine box, photo mouse pad, or even photo jewelry! Mom will never forget this generous gesture.
2. A Homemade Mother’s Day Brunch
Sure there are brunches at local restaurants all over the place on Mother’s Day, but make it more personalized by organizing one in your home for the whole family to enjoy. Set up the table with printable place cards, pretty napkins and your best dishes, and spread some fresh flowers in vases across the eating area. For menu ideas, try the recipes listed at thedailygreen.com, or make simple things she’ll love, like fresh cubed fruit and berries, French Toast, Eggs Benedict, quiche, yogurt parfaits, and fresh-squeezed juices.
3. Printable Coupon Book
A printable coupon book can be filled with redeemable coupons for things like a free house-cleaning, free week of homemade dinners, free child care, car wash, lawn care, night out at the theatre, etc. Give her some time off, and fill up the coupons with things that she will appreciate and love.
4. Gift Baskets
You can either make one up yourself, or order one of the elaborate collaborations at GourmetGiftBaskets.com. If you make it up yourself, it might be a little more personal. Throw in some scented candles, moisturizer and bath salts, a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant, a printable coupon book (see number 3), some fresh-baked cookies, and something centered around her hobbies, i.e. a new kitchen item, a bookmark, stationery, photo album, or a round of golf at the local course.
5. A Day at the Spa
Mommy dearest will just love a day of relaxation and rejuvenation at the spa. Set up treatments for her like a mud bath, spa facial, pedicure, and deep tissue massage. To make it even more enjoyable, book it as a mother-daughter duo trip and spend the day together winding down. Make sure you purchase her a special body lotion, scented candle or other fragrant delight from the spa so she’ll have a reminder of her special day with you.
6. Homemade Crafts
These work especially well if there are children in the family to make them… Homemade Mother’s Day crafts like photo frame mats, a certificate, or the recipe boxes and makeup bags listed at Kaboose.com go a long way in wishing a Happy Mother’s Day and will always be well-received.
It’s ever-lasting, sentimental, and beautiful. Mother’s Day jewelry goes a long way in saying “Thanks” and “I Love You, Mom.” Check out the baubles at gifts.com for more specific ideas, like birthstone jewelry, or get something engraved, like a bracelet or locket. For something really cool, check out Mother’s Family Rings, which feature all the birthstones of the kids in the family.
8. Personalized Cards
Whatever you end up getting Mom for Mother’s Day this year, don’t forget the personalized Mother’s Day card to go with her Mother’s Day gift. There’s a wide variety of printable Mother’s Day cards at AmericanGreetings.com, including funny cards, photo cards, heartfelt cards, traditional cards and dozens more!