How to Make Your Mom or Mum Super Happy with 10 "What a great gift" Ideas

Moms are people too.

That's right. Mom's are people too. Despite popular beliefs, moms do have a life of their own. It might be an imaginary one, but it's a life none the less. It's a life that they cherish, a life they dream about, a life of excitement, a life of peace and quiet.

You may not want to think about it, but moms are more than just, well, moms. They love you to death, don't get me wrong, but before your mom had you, she was a hot gal with a future. But, only a part of that future was you. Life may be short, but it's a long one. Mom knew that in order to be a good mom, she had to make sacrifices, and she did. She also had to daydream. And when you were old enough, or when she could find a good sitter, or while you were sleeping, mom had... hobbies. Mom had... desires. Mom wanted... things.

When my friends and I get together, we talk about stuff like this. We talk about who we are, when we were, and that one day we will be. We start off depressed. We end up empowered, with picket signs that say, "MOM'S ARE PEOPLE TOO!"

In honor of my friends, I've compiled a list that I'm sure they would appreciate. Hopefully it will inspire you to think about your mom, who she is, what she gets into, what she wants to get into, and hopefully this year, she won't say, "You shouldn't have" or, "I would have been just as happy with a phone call." Cause quite frankly, we all know what that means.

Here's to you, Mom.

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1. Suzie loves to pamper her pooch

Suzie loves to pamper her pooch. With her kids off to college, this divorcee has been oooing and cooing over her special little girl. Nothing is too good for fifi. Fifi has a special collar and leash. She has some lovely toys. She has beautiful outfits, for winter. But what about spring? Some pretty dresses for baby Fifi would be just the thing. Or perhaps some pretty bows. Or a precious baby bed for the sitting room. Just remember nothing's too good, but that doesn't mean it has to cost you an arm and a leg. The Ritzy Rover is one of the best places to shop for pet items at affordable prices. They answer your calls and e-mails, they mail asap, and they offer gift certificates. Shopping is always a pleasure at The Ritzy Rover Pet Boutique. Suzie will love you for it! (And so will Fifi, of course.)

2. Tracey gets turned on by Bingo Daubers and a mani/pedi

Tracey doesn't ask for much. She enjoys her life, and she enjoys bitching about it, immensely.

Just like everyone else, however, she does enjoy her "me" time, away from her boys, Matt, Brett, and her husband, Jim. This is what she requires:

  1. $35 for a one hour manicure pedicure, complete with a relaxing foot soak, a good heel scraping,hand and foot massages, acrylic nails, bright colored nail polish, gems if she's feeling fancy,
  2. $20 or so for bingo cards (she likes a 3-5 spread for better chances and a good challenge), and pull off tabs (if you can't win at bingo, you can always try your chances with these).
  3. $5 dollars for a fountain drink, snacks, and a shot at a stuffed animal at the claw machine.

What she desperately needs is some more ink daubers (multi colored please) and perhaps a new bag for all her bingo supplies, including her good luck charm - a framed photo of Steven Tyler (a girl can dream, can't she?).

Pottery Barn - Wrap up in the comfort and purity of 100% organic cotton. On the outside, our robe is piqué woven in a waffle design. Inside, it’s lined with plush cotton terry that’s woven in double-twisted loops to absorb moisture and pamper the ski
Pottery Barn - Wrap up in the comfort and purity of 100% organic cotton. On the outside, our robe is piqué woven in a waffle design. Inside, it’s lined with plush cotton terry that’s woven in double-twisted loops to absorb moisture and pamper the ski

3. Jane just wants her very own Monogrammed Bathrobe

Jane's robe is old and grey, and not very cozy. As a matter of fact, it's not even hers, it's her husband's. It was a Father's day present. She borrows it.

Today, she wants to feel special. She wants a crisp, fresh, cozy, new, spa robe. And she wants it monogrammed. There will be no borrowing this bathrobe.

It's going to be hers. All hers. And so will the time she spends in it.

Steven Tyler Aerosmith 1975 (Hallelujah praise god I think I'm going to faint!)
Steven Tyler Aerosmith 1975 (Hallelujah praise god I think I'm going to faint!)

4. Jennifer is dying for Concert Tickets

Jennifer just wants to go wild.

She loves music.

She listens to the radio, her mp3s, and cd's like, all the time.

When the kids are away, she turns the volume up way high.

She has her own dance routines.

She loves to dance.

She loves to sing.

She wants to feel like a hot sexy mama.

She wants front row seats.

She wants to throw her panties on stage, just once.

Yes, she has some backstage fantasies. Shhh.

I think concert tickets would make a fantastic gift! Be sure to buy two so she can take her girlfriend! Please don't forget a sexy pair of panties for her to throw. Oh, and a fiver for some beer and a disposable camera.

Wii fit
Wii fit

5. Sally says, "A Wii! How fun would that be?!"

Sally wants her own Wii. Yes, she does. She wants to play

  • tennis,
  • golf,
  • air guitar,
  • yoga fitness,
  • boxing,
  • everything.

Kids aren't the only ones who want a wii.

And she wants one of her own. No sharing for this mom!

6. Claire would like a laptop

Claire wants a laptop. Of her very own. One she can take with her anywhere she wants to be.

She wants to shop online. She wants to surf the net. She wants to write on HubPages. But she's tired of being stuck in one spot at a desktop that everyone fights over or does homework on. She doesn't want to have to share.

She longs to lay out on the loungchair, typing away in nature.

She wants to cozy up on her favorite chair with her favorite drink and tap her ideas into her very own laptop. And wouldn't it be lovely to lay in bed, writing away?

She's been taking photos with her digital camera and she wants to download those and make movies.

Claire's also been working on a novel that no one knows about. She wants to keep it safe, sound, and accessible. She wants to be able to work on it anywhere she feels inspired. So she doesn't want to have to share or hand over inspiration times.

Yes, a laptop is the way to go if you're trying to really please Claire.

 

7. Sonja wants to help save the world, one donation at a time.

The best gift you could give to Sonja is a donation to favorite charity in her name. She's taken care of her children, and now she's ready to take care of the rest of the world.

Some ideas are:

Breast Cancer Society

Humane Society (or other animal shelter)

Shriner's Hospital

Environmental issues

Political activism

Animal rights

Woman's issues

She's probably talked about charities and organizations that she stands for, so start there. It's probably easy to get her talking about the subject.

Check out this link from The Nature Concervatory for top 3 green gift ideas for Mother's Day, gifts that Mom will love and will help Mother Nature too!

8. Lynn really needs a Massage

Who doesn't?!

All joking aside, Lynn really could use a wonderful one to two hour massage. She has 5 children ages 2-15 and she has been taking care of her elderly father for two years now. She is on call 24/7, and life never seems to let up. How she does it, I'll never know. But I do know she could use a great day at the spa, with no worries.

Here are some of the types of massages you can probably choose from. Click on the links for detailed information, so that you can make the best choice for Lynn. Each link will open in a new window:

  • Trigger Point
  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports
  • Reflexology
  • Cranial Sacral
  • my personal favorite: Hot Stone Envy

Most massage therapy spas offer gift certificates as well as gift memberships. You will want to make sure you understand the rules, for example:

  • can the receiver of the certificate, or membership, upgrade or exchange their gift for other gifts or services.
  • Do they have to be used by a certain date.
  • How far in advanced do appointments need to be made.
  • Can an appointment be rescheduled without penalty. Etc.

Lynn is going to be so happy she's going to start crying. She may tell you that you shouldn't have. She'll even make excuses as to why she can't go. So keep track of her. Make sure you set it all up. Get a sitter or take over for her while she gets some well deserved five star treatment.

Lovin' the books, oh yes indedee!
Lovin' the books, oh yes indedee!

9. Diane is obsessed and needs a gift certificate to book store

Need I say more. Diane can't get enough of books. She loves them. She wants to live in a book store. Her bed would go there. Her desk would go there. She'd entertain over here.... You know where to find her when she goes missing, so pop in one day and grab a gift certificate.

However, I wouldn't offer to follow her around carrying her book basket unless you've been working out.

10. Bernice wants to get her hands on those grandkids.

A weekend with the grandkids would suit her just fine.

Yes, grandmothers are mom's too and Bernice is a grandmother that just can't get enough of her grandbabies. She'd love some one on one time with them while you go do your own thing and enjoy yourself for a change.

I'd take her up on her offer before she changes her mind. Besides, children could always use some time with grandma; makes for good memories. Some time away from you, and you away from them, isn't such a bad idea either.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed. Now go do something about these presents!

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SweetiePie profile image

SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

So many great gifts to want! Being a mom is a job that deserves many rewards, so happy mother's day to all!


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Hi SweetiePie! That was fast! Too true, it does deserve many rewards.

And by the way, for everyone reading this, I'll accept any one of these for Mother's Day. For mailing info, just give me a buzz. LOL Just kidding, of course ;)


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Elena. 7 years ago from Madrid

Moms are people, gotta love that :-) I'll say, the Amazon capsule underneath the Aerosmith concert photo got me going there. Ahem. Aside from that, I think you've got some fave gifts, I would be willing to bet the SPA would be a favorite for "moms who are people" Laugh

Frieda, chica, you've nailed the kids's apparel and the moms hubmobs, both right up your alley :-)


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

I'm pretty sure mom's like sexy underwear, lol. Those are great ones huh? Thanks for the compliment Elena. Always easy to write about stuff you know. If I'd have had more time I would have done a couple more for this HubMob topic, but alas, sickness abounds over here. Hey, you can't watch the videos over there, can you! What do I do so that you can view them? Link or something?


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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

I want a wii too and I'm not a mum. And I want a pedicure and massage. Good fishing Frieda, hope you catch a few!


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Elena. 7 years ago from Madrid

Nope, can't watch them, not sure why. If there's a video that everyone is ranting and raving about, what I do is ask that someone posts the direct link on the comments :-)


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SoulaBee 7 years ago from United States

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQml5qdbPM0

you've got to see this one elena, it does make a difference, it's perfect for this. let us know if the link works for you. hope you don't mind, Frieda ;)


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

Good publicity though for your wish list :). Perhaps some rich benefactor will stop by and purchase a few items for you. Just kidding, but it could happen :).


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Elena. 7 years ago from Madrid

Soula, the link takes me to a directory of videos, it doesn't roll into any particular video ??


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Hey Jewels. My point exactly =D. And thanks. You never know. Thanks SoulaBee. Elena, do let us know if that link works for you. Hope it does. LoL SweetiePie, wouldn't that be odd. 99.9% doubtful. :( But you never know. I really was kidding. Well, 99.9% kidding. =).

Here Elena: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQml5qdbPM0&eur...


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Elena. 7 years ago from Madrid

Nope, I see the same video directory as before. Never mind, I can live without it... I think! Laugh!


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Elena, it's Meredith Brooks official HQ video "b****" (that's the title, I'm not calling you one. lol)


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Elena. 7 years ago from Madrid

Laugh!  You might as well, wouldn't be the fisrt time I get called that particular name! Ay ay ay!

OK, now I get it, "I'm a b*tch, I'm a lover. I'm a child, I'm a mother. I'm a sinner, I'm a saint. I do not feel ashamed ...."  MOMS are PEOPLE, and plenty of other things, it seems!! Laugh!


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

I was kidding too, but my humor is just flat lol.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Yes yes, Elena. I liked that song, don't you?

SweetiePie, I thought what you said was hysterical actually. I get your humor. Mines all over the place and odd as well, so I sometimes feel like I have to make sure people know I'm joking. :)


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

Excellent ideas Frieda and very original way to put it out.

Can I go with Lynn for a massage? :)


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Thanks Princessa. And of course you can!


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

What great ideas! I personally have had success with several of these,(at the nudging of my wife of course). There are some I haven't tried yet. Thanks for the tips!


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

You're most welcome Paper Moon. I do hope they work out for you. Come back and let us know, will you?


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

I feel like I need to let people know I am joking too sometimes :).


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

I'm glad I'm not the only one. Well, at least I make myself laugh at those otherwise awkward moments. In the end, I suppose that's all that matters, right?


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

Loved this, very well put, kids rarely see us as people no matter how old they are lol


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Hawkesdream, too true. Too true. If they only knew. Wonder if they'd be disappointed or fascinated or in shock. lol


ZSY264 7 years ago

Thanks for the ideas. I'm probably going with the donation gift.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Awesome idea, ZSY264!


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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

Definitely in shock!!!


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

LOL! You're probably oh so right!


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Camping Dan 7 years ago

I really struggle with what to get my mom each year. She is hard to fit into clothes and it is even harder to get her to pamper herself, even if she does have a gift card.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Hi Camping Dan. I know what you mean exactly. My mother is the same way and nothing ever seems to be right or she won't use what I give her. But if the gift card is to somewhere she goes all the time, like the grocery store, she's bound to use it, I figure. If you live close to your mother you could always do stuff around the house without asking around the time of Mother's Day, stuff that she'd normally do anyway. I have to be sneaky that way sometimes. And of course if you know of a cause of any sort, small or big that you think she'd feel was important, you can always donate any time of year in her name and then keep the paper or whatever they give you or print out a certificate on publisher or something, and wait till Mother's Day to give it to her. If you have any other ideas let me know! I'm always open to suggestions for moms like mine and yours. Glad you stopped by to comment. Thanks!


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Lgali 7 years ago

very nice ideas another good hub


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Thank you Lgali. I'm glad you enjoyed.


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

Frieda, as usual, sweet, charming and some great ideas. I'm not so sure about the dog wearing a dress, though.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Hey there Dolores. Thanks. You know I wasn't so sure about the dog wearing a dress thing either. It was the stupidest thing in the world. Then I got my little Seraphina (maltese in the pic at top). I just have one thing to say. Once you've tried it, you're hooked for life. You know, it all start off with, no. Then it goes to maybe. Then it goes to it's winter she's cold and needs a little coat. At that point there is no turning back. Bigger than her, well, no. Much bigger, like my Bullmastif, dear lord no! That would be more than painful to witness, lol. Glad you enjoyed.


Janetta 7 years ago

Hehe, I felt like a little kid reading this...I kept thinking "ooh, ooh, I want concert tickets. ooh, ooh, I want a Wii. No, wait, I want a massage. Oooh..no, I want a book store gift certificate!!!" I like your ideas, think I'll forward this to my husband...and my mom...and my kids... :D


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Yeah, I come here to window shop, myself. lol =D Good thinking for the pass on. ;) very clever.


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great hub


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Thanks bahman_vip. :)


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couponalbum 6 years ago from Sunnyvale, CA

Superb ideas Freida. Liked the images, the doggie is very cute. Joining your fanclub and would like to invite you to join mine..


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Frieda Babbley 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO Author

Hi couponalbum. Thanks!

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