Mother's Day Consumable Gift Ideas
This year for Mother's Day, think about giving Mom a consumable gift. Whether your mom lives in a smaller place or she simply doesn't need any more stuff, a gift that you use up often doesn't take up much space. Even if it does, it won't be around very long anyway. With ideas ranging from museum memberships to food to gift cards to bath products, there is something here that will fit the bill.
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Making Mom a homemade meal can be a great gift in and of itself. You can make breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Think about the foods and experience that that your mom would like the most.
There is nothing wrong with choosing a classic food gift, such as a box of chocolates or batch of homemade brownies or chocolate chip cookies. However, don't be afraid to think outside of the box, too. For example, if your mom loves to cook from scratch, purchase some spices from a local spice shop.
Monthly clubs or subscription services are also a fun option for both food and drink gifts. You can find everything from organic snacks to high-end artisan sweets to hot sauces. If local farm boxes are available in your area, they can make a great food gift.
Pick up a bottle of Mom's favorite wine or a six pack of one of the local brews that the whole family enjoys. Coffee beans, tea bags / loose tea, and drink mixes (i.e. Chai tea, hot chocolate), are also great choices.
Don't forget to check out drink-of-the-month subscriptions, too. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, beer, and wine are all popular and widely available. You may be able to find other options as well.
Museum or Zoo Membership or Pass
A museum membership or pass is a gift that your mom will be able to enjoy all year round. Think about a museum that she'd love but hasn't been to very often or simply renew an existing membership. Consider art museums, history museums, and zoos as well as specialty museums, such as the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. Conservatory or botanical garden memberships can also be great options.
Concert, Movie, or Sports Team Tickets
Tickets are a great gift for Mom to use with a significant other, kids, and/or friends. Keep it simple and pick up movie passes for a local theater and go all out and buy great seats for a musical that is coming into town later in the year. If you're not sure when Mom will be able to use the tickets, passes or flex tickets are a great option. For example, a number of symphony orchestras offer small packages of flex tickets that you can exchange for the tickets of your choosing throughout the season.
Spa Gift Certificate
Mother's Day should be about Mom getting to relax and do something for herself, which makes a spa gift certificate a perfect choice. Let Mom enjoy a facial or pedicure by herself for a few minutes of alone time or plan a fun mother-daughter spa day complete with lunch and shopping.
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Bath / Beauty Products
On a similar note, sometimes it can be more relaxing to have the spa experience in the comfort of your own home. Pick up one of Mom's favorite beauty products, spring on an expensive perfume that she normally wouldn't purchase for herself, or make your own bath or beauty product gift. Sugar scrubs, soaps, bath melts / bombs, and lip balms are all popular DIY beauty items. Free video and photo tutorials are readily available online.
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Suzie has lots of great beauty product tutorials including face masks, body creams and scrubs, hair masks, skin toners, and more.
Retail / Restaurant Gift Card
A retail or restaurant gift card or certificate is another great way to treat your mom to an indulgence that she wouldn't normally take for herself. Plan a day around it to spend some quality time together or let her get out by herself or with some friends for a bit. Keep it simple with a chain store or restaurant card that you can pick up at the grocery store or pick up something from a local boutique or cafe.
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One of the simplest and most touching gifts that you can give your mom is a donation to one of her favorite organizations. Think about donating to her church, an alma mater, or one of her favorite local, national, or global charities. Many organizations are happy to send a receipt that you can include in a card to share the donation with the recipient.
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United Way, Salvation Army and Task Force for Global Health top annual Forbes list.
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