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Best Gift Ideas for Mom

Updated on May 20, 2016

What do you get mom for Mother's Day?

Every Christmas and Mother's Day the same question crops up. What is the best gift idea for mom? It's relatively easy to get mom that special gift. As long as it comes from the heart and from you. A gift of love is what a mother loves the most. You can get her a special gift and it doesn't have to cost a year's pay to get it. In fact, home-made gifts are the best. You can create the best gift ever with minimal or no out-of-pocket cost to you. Below is a series of gifts ranging from free and simple to more expensive and complex.

Dads - What do you get a Mom When the Kids are too young to get her something.

Dads, don't fret over what to get mom. Do what you know she'll enjoy and just be there for her. Treat her the way you did when you first met her. Life and kids sometimes get in the way. Get back to the basics and to the things that mattered before the kids came along. Love her, kiss her, hold her hand, look into her eyes and tell her what a wonderful person she is to you and the kids. Make her feel special. These gifts of love and attention are priceless.

Hugs are Free

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Daughter Hugging Mom

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Gifts for the New Mom

The best gift you can get a new mom, may be a break from the hectic schedule of being a new mom. Spend the day with her and do all the things she would normally do for the child. Change the baby, feed the baby, burp the baby, and rock the baby to sleep. When the baby wakes, repeat as necessary. Give your new mom a break. Maybe all she needs is a few hours of shopping away from the house and all the hectic happenings that take place during the waking hours. She may need a two hour power nap.

Gifts for New Moms

The best thing for a new mom might be a new diaper bag or a new pillow, but she needs to feel special. Get her a keepsake from her child that she can treasure forever. Mother-Daughter Gifts or Mother-Son Gifts are special and last a lifetime. Jewelry is always a special gift. Expressions of love from a daughter or son on a plaque or framed piece of art is also a unique gift for Mother's Day. Each mom is special and may like a certain favorite thing like angels, or butterflies. Cater to their individual tastes and get a keepsake from the little one. New moms won't stay new forever. Cherish this time with pictures of the two of them together. Also, a wonderful gift is always the baby's hand or footprint on a sentimental gift.

Gifts for Mom from School Aged Children

The nice thing about school aged kids is that they normally make a Mother's Day Gift in day care or in their class. Gifts come in all shapes from kids. A flower bouquet in a pot, or a real flower that they grew in class, or a picture of them on a magnetic picture frame to hang on the refrigerator are all wonderful gifts from school aged children. Here are a few more suggested gift ideas for mom on Mother's Day. They are simple craft ideas that the children can do on their own, or with an adult, depending on the age of the child.

Mother's Day Craft Ideas

Teen Hugging Mom
Teen Hugging Mom

Mother Gifts from Teens

Here is an opportunity for a teenager to show their appreciation for their mom. Little helpful things around the house are great gifts that any teenager can afford. Washing the car, doing the laundry, and serving mom breakfast in bed are all easy and fun. Get her out for the day and take mom out to breakfast or a cozy dinner with the entire family.

Be nice to mom and tell her that you love her. Teenagers often have a difficult time expressing feelings. Throw out all the events from the past that sometimes keep a gap between relationships. Christmas or Mother's Day is that perfect day to show how much you love mom and all that she does for you. Be sincere and hug her with all your heart and soul. She'll remember this day forever.

Gifts to Mom from an Adult Child

The best mother's gift idea from an adult child to his or her mom can be as simple as a phone call or as complex as getting her a favorite perfume or a bouquet of flowers. Flowers are always popular and available to purchase or ship to most cities. In fact, according to the 2011 U.S. Census Bureau, there are 18,509 florist establishments in the United States. There are also 107 greeting-card publishing establishments with an estimated 11,715 employees. Do try to send mom a greeting card or some other type of gift to show your love and appreciation for her throughout the years. Many children who are adults themselves give their moms gifts such as jewelry, bath products, spa days, and gift cards to their favorite store or restaurant. Spoil your mom the way she spoiled you as a child.

Trivia about Moms

  • There are approximately 85.4 million mothers in the United States.
  • In 2009, 4.13 million births were recorded in the US.
  • The average age of a woman giving birth for the first time rose to 25.1 years of age.
  • July is the month with the highest number of births.
  • Most popular names for a boy and a girl in 2012: Jacob and Isabella.

Data from the U.S. Bureau News March 17, 2011


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    • Mother Nurture profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie G 

      7 years ago from HubPages America - Southern California

      Thanks for the nice comment wilrhoades.

    • Mother Nurture profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie G 

      7 years ago from HubPages America - Southern California

      Thank you K. Burns Darling for the nice comment. My husband was the same way when my kids were small.

      Thank you chuckandus6 for the nice comment. Mom's just want to feel loved back. A great big hug from my teenage boy is all I need for Mother's Day.

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      Nichol marie 

      7 years ago from The Country-Side

      Great ideas for great mommy's day presents much better than

      anything that you could buy

    • K. Burns Darling profile image

      Kristen Burns-Darling 

      7 years ago from Orange County, California

      Nicely done! Wish you had been around for my first Mother's Day, my son was almost a year old, I was 8.5 months pregnant with my oldest daughter, and my husband (who hadn't yet learned that "oh I don't really want anything" means, "please surprise me with something nice") bought me (himself) a new grill, and spent most of the day putting it together....


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