We have a lot to be thankful for in our lives. Our mothers are one of those things. From the time we were born to the time we graduated from uni to getting our first new home, our moms have always been there for us as our well-wishers and cheerleaders.
Read on to find out how you can beat your siblings and snatch the title of her favorite child by picking these amazing gifts for your mom, this Mother’s Day.
But First, a Word on How to Pick the Best Gifts
Before we jump into the gift ideas, let’s talk quickly about how to pick the best gifts for anyone on any occasion. The secret to great gifts is to do the research. We all have needs, wants, and wishes at different times of our lives and even at different times of the year.
So it helps to strategize and research before you start shopping for gifts.
It is important to remember that we all change over time. Our tastes, hobbies, interests, perspectives, and philosophies all change as we get older. What your mom used to like when you were a child could vastly differ from what she likes today.
If you live away from your mom and haven’t been in touch with her on a daily basis to know her likes and dislikes, now would be a great time to find out.
Some questions to explore are :
- What does she do in her free time these days?
- Is there a new hobby or leisure activity she is indulging in?
- Is there a social cause or environmental cause she is passionate about?
- How is her health?
- Are there new things she is trying out in her wellness, fitness, or nutrition regimens?
- Is she planning any new trips or adventures soon?
The other important thing to keep in mind is if there are any significant birthdays or anniversaries she is expecting this year. Is this the year she enters a new decade on her birthday? Or is it your parents’ golden jubilee anniversary?
Once you have done some digging and have the answers you need, you will start to get a sense of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas for your mom this year.
Gift Ideas for Your Mom’s Home
If your mom loves to tend to her home and takes immense pride in ownership, then gifts for her to decorate her home and garden will be much appreciated by her.
Some ideas in this category include:
- A Home Media Breakfast in Bed Tray
It is tough getting out of bed some mornings. Wouldn’t it be just lovely to have breakfast in bed while she browses through her social feeds or reads a book in bed?
- A Temperature Control Mug
A smart mug that has its own stand to keep her tea or coffee warm is something she is absolutely going to love. Whether she is working from home or loves to get lost in a book, coming back to a warm sip of tea will always make her think of you as the one who made it possible.
- A Smart Digital Photo Album
A smart digital photo album has been a perennial favorite gift for moms for years. You can pick some of the most memorable photos from old albums or their social media profile and create an album for a digital photo frame for it to keep playing in a loop. This makes for a great gift for her living room and could replace the old photo albums on her coffee table.
Gift Ideas for Your Mom’s Kitchen
Even though the kitchen is technically in the home, gifts for the kitchen deserve their own category. If your mom loves to spend her time in the kitchen, here are some great gift ideas for her.
- A Set of Dishes for Daily Use
She may not be inclined to change her daily use dishes until she breaks the very last one. However, she might just appreciate a new set of dishes as a gift. She will also think of you every time she uses those dishes (i.e. daily).
- An Easy-to-Use Vegetable Chopper
Convenience is something moms will appreciate around the kitchen. A vegetable chopper that is easy to use and clean will make chopping her salads and veggies easier. Make sure it is dishwasher safe and easy to reassemble to make this chopper super convenient to use.
- A Personalized Mug, Wine Glass, or Cocktail Glass
As our parents enter their empty-nesting years, they will appreciate having individual glasses and mugs for their daily use. Consider making a personalized mug, wine glass, or cocktail glass for your mom with her name, initials, or quotes about moms. Do it quickly before your siblings get the same idea.
Gift Ideas for Your Mom’s Garden
If your mom loves to garden, then something for her garden will make a great gift.
- A Gardening Tool Kit
If she loves to garden, the chances are she is still using her old garden tools and worn-out gloves and knee pads. Get her a fresh set of tools and all the comfort pads she will need to tend to her garden. As we get older, it gets tougher to bend and work in the ground. So she will appreciate this sweet gesture every time she tends to her roses like her own children.
- A Wildflower Seed Kit
This is a popular gift these days as gardeners love bringing back some of the region’s natural ecosystem to their garden. Wildflowers bring the bees and butterflies as well as local songbirds to the garden. As these flowers bloom at different times of the growing season, she will be reminded of you whenever she sees new flowers pop up and the new visitors her garden will bring.
- Perennial Flower Plants
Gardeners love perennials. They spring up every spring, grow in the summer and bloom, and then can be cut back down every fall, only to pop back up the next year. Think tulips or hydrangea plants when buying perennials for your mom’s garden. On the occasion of mother’s day, she will be reminded of the loving gift her favourite child got her.
Gift Ideas for Her Wardrobe and Skincare
Whatever you do, don’t let your mom give up on her wardrobe or personal care. People who take care of themselves hold on to their vitality and generally enjoy better mental health.
Here are some ideas on gifts for her wardrobe or skincare.
- A New Outfit for Fall/Winter
Spring outfits like a garden dress to add to her current collection of dresses would be a great new gift for her to enjoy the upcoming colder months.
- A New Cardigan or Shawl
If she already has a lot of dresses, you could also get her a new cashmere cardigan or shawl in a pastel color to pair with her dresses to give her a refreshed look. This new addition will also create several new looks and give her an extra layer of clothing for those cool spring and summer nights. As she draws the shawl over to keep her warm, she will think of her favorite child who got her this.
- A Subscription to her Supplements and Skincare Products
Consider stocking up her supplements with multivitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help her optimize her health, hair, and skin. If she chooses to subscribe to a skincare product line, consider buying her a year’s supply.
As she takes her supplements daily or uses the skincare products every morning, she will be so thankful her favorite child thought of all her needs and wants.
Don’t Forget the Flowers
No matter which gift you choose for her, be sure to always include a bouquet of flowers with a card that arrives at her doorstep on Mother’s Day. We figured this needed a special mention. This is in addition to any of the lovely gifts you pick.
There you have it. We have included a few gift ideas that are practical and useful and can impact her on a daily basis.
Whether she likes to garden or cook or takes pride in her home, you will find something from this list to put a smile on her face.
If she loves to go out, look her best, or take care of her health and wellness, you will find something from this list to make you her favorite child. Be sure to call her and tell her how much you love her on Mother’s Day!
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