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5 Simple, But Still Special, Mother's Day 2018 Gift Ideas

Updated on March 12, 2018

Having trouble thinking of what gifts to give to your Mother for Mother's Day? You might be thinking that all of your Mother's Day gift ideas seem too trite, too general, too impersonal, too cheap, or too expensive. Maybe nothing seems perfect enough in your eyes.

Maybe you just can't decide what to give. Maybe you just don't have any ideas. You're at a loss on what to do and you're worrying about not having any presents even as Mother's Day is fast approaching. There's no need to fret though.

A card for Mother's Day

Don't forget to greet your Mother a happy Mother's Day. You can give her a card with a special message or poem alongside various other gifts
Don't forget to greet your Mother a happy Mother's Day. You can give her a card with a special message or poem alongside various other gifts

You have to remember that your Mother loves you and it doesn't matter what kind of gift you give to her as long as you give her something.

It has been said that ‘it’s the thought that counts’ so just the fact that you're giving your Mother a gift for Mother’s Day is already more than enough.

This simple gesture shows that you remember your Mother and that you love and care about her.

You don't have to give expensive gifts just to convey your love. Even the simplest gifts can express your loving sentiments and still appear special in your Mother's eyes.

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Here are 5 simple, but definitely special, gift ideas that you can give to your mom for Mother’s Day:

1. Card

There are many different kinds of cards out there that have a Mother's Day theme and any one of these cards can be great gift choices for your Mother.

You can add a card to a gift that you're already planning to give to your Mother but you can also just settle for giving only a card if that's what you want.

Cards aren't all that expensive but you shouldn't think that that somehow cheapens your present to your Mother. Remember that prices don't really matter.

American Greetings Always Love You Mother's Day Card With Glitter
American Greetings Always Love You Mother's Day Card With Glitter

Cards may be simple, but that doesn't mean they're not special. You can find cards that include meaningful poems and sayings to give to your mom. You can even write your own poem and add your own message to the card.

This particular item comes with a short note. You can still choose this even if you want to write your own personal message for your mother. You can just write your message on the sides of the card or near the bottom where there's still some available space.

This card is embellished with pink glitter and gold foil. It comes in a quality paper and even includes an envelope.

Not very fond of this particular design and style? No problem. This item comes with numerous options to choose from. You can go with cards that say "Best Mom in the world" to cards that say "You're an amazing Mother" and more.

 

If you're really sincere in what you're giving to your Mother, then she will love your gift, whatever it may be, because it came from you.

Moreover, one great thing about getting cards to give to your Mother is the fact that you can actually write your very own personal note or letter to your Mother inside the card.

A Mother's Day card with a note
A Mother's Day card with a note

"Mom, just knowing you're there and that you love me makes such a difference in my life and reminds me how lucky I am to have you. For all the times I forget to tell you, I want you to know how important you are to me, and how much I'll always love you. Happy Mother's Day."

— From the text on the card in the above pic

Some cards only have a short greeting and you can add your own note or letter underneath those words.

This just makes your present even more personal and would definitely be more appreciated by your Mother because you took the time to write her a note.

It doesn't have to be long or poetic unless you're a writer and you just want to write a poem to your Mother. Remember that you can write whatever you want and you can even draw something in the card if you want to.

2. Food Gift Basket

Don't fret if you don't know how to cook or if you don't have time to cook for your Mother.

You can just give her gift baskets that contain many different food products like the ones featured on the right.

These gift baskets are not just beautiful to look at, they also contain delicious treats that your Mother will surely love and appreciate.

Food gift baskets for your mom

There are many gift baskets that you can find on Amazon.com and each of these are filled with a lot of different items.
There are many gift baskets that you can find on Amazon.com and each of these are filled with a lot of different items.

The Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets Sweetest Mom Tea and Snacks Gift Tote includes ravishing raspberry tea cookies, enlight-tea-ments English breakfast tea, jelly belly candy coated Dutch mints, floral-scented potpourri, dipped cookies and more.

It even comes with an inspirational book entitled "Mothers Are Forever". The gift basket is a yellow woven purse tote and it comes with a bow to add more charm to your gift. To make your mom's present even special, you can include a sweet, personal message with this item by selecting the "gift" option during checkout.

Sweetest Mom Tea and Cookie Gift Basket Set
Sweetest Mom Tea and Cookie Gift Basket Set

Mother's Day-themed gift baskets are perfect present choices because it allows you to give your mom an assortment of goodies that she'll surely love.

If you get her a food gift basket, you can even take her out on a picnic or just share a nice meal with her where the 2 of you can talk, relax and unwind

 

The Italian Dinner For Mom - Mother's Day Gift Basket is especially a great gift choice if your Mother loves Italian cuisine.

This gift basket has a three-course Italian dinner including pasta with red sauce and biscotti.

Italian Dinner For Mom - Mother's Day Gift Basket
Italian Dinner For Mom - Mother's Day Gift Basket

This gift basket is especially perfect if your mom loves Italian food. Maybe you can even join her for dinner or arrange something with your dad, so he and your mom can spend the day together then share a nice, tasty meal.

 

If you can spare the time, you might even opt to eat together with your Mother. It can just be a quick meal or you can decide to take a break from whatever you're busy with and spend at least a few hours with your Mother.

Eat with her and talk with her. Enjoy each other's company. Your mom will definitely be pleased that you took the time to be with her, even if it's just for a short while.

3. Gift Card

There are times when you might be too busy to look for presents to buy and give to your Mother. Or perhaps you're just at a loss on what kind of gift to give.

Maybe you really just can't think of anything because there's so many choices to choose from and you think your mom would love them all.

Maybe you don't know what she would like and you don't want to end up disappointing her. Whatever the reason for your indecision may be, there's no need to worry.

Amazon.com $50 Gift Card in a Greeting Card (Amazon Kindle Design)
Amazon.com $50 Gift Card in a Greeting Card (Amazon Kindle Design)

This gift card offers a lot of designs that you can choose from, including designs fit for Mother's Day. The amount of the gift card ranges from $10 - $2000.

 

Instead of giving your mom a specific item as a gift, why don't you settle for giving her a gift card instead?

Gift cards can be great present choices for your mom because it allows her to buy an item or product that she likes.

In this way, you don't have to worry about making a mistake in your gift or buying something that she doesn't like. It would be especially wonderful if you get your Mother an Amazon.com gift card. Why?

Because the gift cards offered by Amazon.com and featured on the right can be used on all the items and products that can be found in Amazon.com.

You can add a short, heartfelt message for your mom

Have absolutely no idea what to give your Mother?  Get her a gift card instead and let her choose.
Have absolutely no idea what to give your Mother? Get her a gift card instead and let her choose.

That's a lot of items since Amazon.com offers practically anything and everything that you can think of.

So you know that your mom can and will definitely find something that she likes and that she can buy.

Another great thing about these gift cards is the fact that they don't expire so your Mother can use them anytime she wants to.

4. Spa and Beauty Gift Basket

If your mom is always busy with her work or with any other things that she does, these spa and beauty gift baskets are definitely great and perfect gifts for her.

Give these to her and encourage her to relax and spend the day pampering herself and not worrying about anything.

Even if your Mother isn't the type to get stressed from work or to overwork herself, she will surely still appreciate these gift baskets.

Pamper your Mother with these great spa and beauty gift baskets from Amazon.com
Pamper your Mother with these great spa and beauty gift baskets from Amazon.com

Another good thing about these gift baskets is that you get several products at once and they're all placed in a basket in such a way as to look appealing and nice.

The A Mother's Day Retreat Deluxe Gourmet and Spa Gift Basket includes a set of 2 ceramic mugs, rain-scented gel and bubble bath, rain-scented body lotion, rain-scented bath salt, creamy dark chocolate-filled wafer cookies, dark chocolate-covered almonds and various Mother's Day-themed items like gourmet snack mix and raspberry tea cookies.

A Mother's Day Retreat Deluxe Gourmet and Spa Gift Basket
A Mother's Day Retreat Deluxe Gourmet and Spa Gift Basket

The special thing about this gift basket is that it isn't just one that's spa-themed.

Aside from spa-related products that can help your mom relax and de-stress, it also includes some gourmet food like chocolates and cookies, which she can eat while she's enjoying herself

 

5. Miscellaneous Gift Baskets

There are many other kinds of gifts that you can give to your mom for Mother's Day like these other gift baskets featured below.

For example, if she loves coffee and/or tea, then give her a coffee and/or tea-themed gift basket. If she loves reading, get her a gift related to books.

Gourmet Gift Basket for Mother's Day

Get a lot of products with just one gift basket. Isn't that a bargain?
Get a lot of products with just one gift basket. Isn't that a bargain?

If she is especially fond of chocolates and cookies, then the Chocolate and Cookie Lover Gift Basket is the perfect gift for her. She will surely love the items in this gift basket, which includes delicious chocolate truffle cookies, dark chocolate squares, coffee candy, chocolate fudge, assorted cookies, sweet butter cookies and more.

But if you still have no idea what kind of gift to buy for your mom or if you just want more variety, then check out Simply the Best Gourmet Gift Basket, which might really live up to its name, considering the number of products contained in the gift basket.

Simply the Best Gourmet Gift Basket
Simply the Best Gourmet Gift Basket

This includes a box of chocolates, Canadian cheddar cheese, box of coffee truffles, lemon cookies, premium tea, and premium butter crunch candies, among many other things besides. This is truly something your Mother will enjoy.

 

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Conclusion

All these gift ideas are simple in that they're easy to acquire especially if you're buying online. If you're too busy with work, then just simply take a few minutes to select your chosen item and go through the motions of buying it.

These gift ideas might be simple but it doesn't make them any less special. And it doesn't make your love for your Mother any less either. Whatever your present may be, your Mother will surely treasure and cherish it because it came from you and she loves you.

Don't forget that what really matters is that you tell your Mother that you love her and that you show her you appreciate her and that you haven't forgotten her.

Pic credits: The images are enlarged pics of the products from Amazon.com

© 2013 Ceres Schwarz

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      @karenfritz - thanks for the comment. Yes, I also think it makes a gift even more meaningful and special if you write your own personal note in the cards. Some cards even have space where you can write your own note although you could also make your own cards.

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      Karen Fritzemeier 4 years ago

      These are some nice ideas for Mother's Day. I also like to write personal notes in my cards. I think it makes them more meaningful.

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      Ceres Schwarz 5 years ago

      @Ingenira - thanks for the comment. It would be much easier to decide on what gifts to get for Mother's Day if everything was categorized and the reader had many choices to choose from.

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      Ingenira 5 years ago

      I like the way you listed all the nice gifts for reader to choose for Mother's day. That'll make it easy to decide.

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      Ceres Schwarz 5 years ago

      @tebo - thanks for your comment. Yes, you're right that gift baskets can be good gift ideas for Mother's Day and for many other special occasions. There are so many different kinds that you can buy and you can even make them yourself.

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      tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Mothers Day has been and gone here but it is still good to have some ideas for next time or for other occasions like birthday and Christmas which these would still all be great for. Gift baskets are a great idea whether ready made or made yourself.

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      Ceres Schwarz 5 years ago

      @mary615 - thanks for your comment. You are right that what is really important is to show our Mothers that we love them. It shouldn't matter what gift we give to them, whether it is simple or extravagant, cheap or expensive because what is most important is that we let them know that they haven't been forgotten, that we love them and our gifts come from the heart.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      You have some good ideas here. When my kids ask me what I want for Mother's Day, I always tell them to take me out to dinner at my favorite place. Sometimes they just do something nice for me around my house that needs to be done.

      I wish my Mother were still alive, but to all those who are fortunate enough to still have a Mother, just give her lots of love!

      Voted UP, etc.

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      Ceres Schwarz 5 years ago

      @Victoria Lynn - thanks for your comment and for sharing. It's well appreciated. :) Yeah, the simple and easy gifts are great and even more so if they are still special. I think what's most important is to just greet our Mothers and let them know they're loved and haven't been forgotten.

      @pinto2011 - thanks for your comment. I'm glad you like the gift ideas. They're all pretty easy to acquire and you get a lot of items from just one gift basket.

      @Angelo52 - thanks for your comment and for sharing. I'm glad you like the ideas for the gifts. They're simple and easy but they're still special and would be well appreciated by mothers.

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      Angelo52 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Good ideas for Mother's Day Gifts. Thumbs up and shared.

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      Subhas 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you ceres for these beautiful ideas. At least this time, I will not have to scratch my head for ideas.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      All these are good ideas. Funny, I wrote a hub, too, just on gift baskets. I'm working on another one that mentions some of the simpler ones, which are great, I think. I usually just send a card and call on Mother's Day. I'm sharing your hub. :-)

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      Ceres Schwarz 5 years ago

      @HendrikDB - yes, that's right. What is important is that we show and tell our loved ones that we love them. Whatever our gift may be, it's okay as long as we're sincere.

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      HendrikDB 5 years ago

      Very good! As long as a gift is given with love and from the bottom of one's heart, it does not matter what it cost!

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