Popular Mother's Day Gifts
About 85% of Americans plan to celebrate Mother's Day. How will you celebrate this day, set aside by Congress in 1914 to honor all mothers the second Sunday of May? While we have to thank Anna Jarvis who lobbied relentlessly for the creation of this day, let's not forget our very own mothers.
For all the boo-boos you kissed away
For all the monsters you fought and will slay
For weaving laughter and joy
Strands of pain and strain fade.
For all the times you scoop me up
A shoulder to bear
An arm to embrace
For generous helpings of sustenance
Served on clean slates of unconditional love.
For the times you waited in the doctor’s office
braving my screams
needles, blood and gore.
For all the times you sat through the same old DVD
just so you could be near
to watch my smiles and frowns as I follow the story line.
For all the miles you’ve driven
No distance too near or far
Transversing mazes and spaces.
For the times you pretend not to see
when I am romping in the mud and rain
caution to the wind, wind in my face
and you know it will take more than Tide
to make it right.
For all the times you hold me close
and speak sweet manna from heaven
when my heart aches and I couldn’t quite tell why.
For all the times you let me fall
so you can lift me up to touch the grace of God
For leading me in the hard and narrow path
so one day I’ll be dancing in the broad street of heaven.
God must have known
When he made you my mom
for I couldn’t have ask for a better one.
If you don't like poems or maybe mushiness is not your style, there are other tested ways to show your love and appreciation.
Say it with Flowers.
A chinese proverb says, "A bit of fragrance always cling to the hand that gives roses."
A study by BIGresearch shows that 68% will send blooms and bouquets. They make bold statements with arrays of carefully chosen sprigs of her favorite flowers. Thanks a bunch--always in style and they leave a fragrance behind on your hands and in your mother's heart.
Hectic schedule can turn mothers into fashion castaways (ok, not all ). Why not surprise her with clothes after all 32% of mothers say they would love to have some new clothes to jazz up their wardrobe. you are familar with her tastes, surprise her with her favorite types of clothes.
According to BIGresearch again, 28% will head to jewelry stores to buy that special exquisite piece or pieces for their mothers. After all, jewelry speaks of worth and beauty and according to Sonia Henie, "Jewelry takes peoples's minds off your wrinkles."
Books and CDs
For moms who love to read and listen to CDs while on the run--26% will opt for this. Now, you can get your mother the Kindle she has always wanted or an electronic reading gadget that she can lugg around, without carrying the whole library around.
Chocolates and Gift Baskets
How can you go wrong with chocolates and gift baskets? Mothers can always use a little indulgence and Mother's Day is the perfect reason to let go and enjoy life a little.
Personalized items add a personal touch. Paint a vase at your local craft store or put together a bunch of pictures. Make a card with computer software, bake her a cake or plant a tree in her yard in her honor. It may cost you an arm and a leg or nothing at all.
Still wondering what you should give? How about gift cards--they are becoming increasing popular. You can order one from GiftCertificates.com and get them delivered within 24 hours.