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What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day
Ok, so you've browsed the aisles of chocolate and stuffed bears. You've seen pots of flowers and marveled at the price of a dozen roses. It's all too generic when it comes to Mother's Day gifts. You want to give her something that she really wants, not another dust collector. But what is it that she really wants?
Well, most moms are pretty simple. They really just want a day to rest and have some time to themselves. So your gift should include the gift of time and pampering in some way.
Time to Herself
Moms of little children have very little time to themselves. They often dream of taking a bath by themselves without little voices demanding her attention or walking into a store without a diaper bag, stroller, and sippy cups.
If the special mom in your life is the mom of preschoolers or even school aged children, gift her with a day off while you take care of the kids. You might be thinking, where will Mom go? Here are some ideas to give her:
- Get a massage
- Go to a movie
- Hit up the local mall
- Grab coffee or lunch with a friend
- Have a date night with their spouse
- Go get a manicure or pedicure
- Visit thrift shops or antique stores
Or you can just take the kids at your house, and let the mom have some quality (and quiet) time at home. It all depends on how much of a budget and/or time frame you have.
Creative Gift Ideas
Gifts That Pamper
You can make your gift really cute. Make her a card that gives her a coupon for Mom's Day Off. Create a spa basket or pack a cosmetics bag with some spa products.
You can include things like:
- Bubble bath
- Bath Bombs or Salts
- Dusting Powder
- Bars of Pretty Soap
Plus, Mom will adore some snacks so don't forget to bake some special Mother's Day cookies for her!
Present her with her little mini spa kit and her coupon. Then send her on her way. She loves you all, but she will cherish her day to herself. If you're planning on having Grandma over or the aunts for Mother's Day on the Sunday, give your gift the day before so mom can have Saturday to herself.
Something to Read
What will mom like to do on her day off? You'll probably find her reading a book that has chapters in it or thumbing through a magazine that doesn't have Sesame Street characters in it. You'll find her sipping a latte at a the book store in complete silence.
Moms often are pulled in so many directions that a little peace and quiet is a gift in and of itself. Throw in a gift card for the local book store or her favorite clothing store and you'll be a hero in her eyes. It's not hard to please most moms if you just think like a mom.
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Something For Their Special Hobby
Now, say you have a mom on your list who has a special hobby that she never gets to practice because she's so busy taking care of everything. Offer to clear out of the house for the day so she can work on her quilting, scrapbooking, writing, drawing, painting, sewing or whatever else it is she likes to do.
It's often hard to have materials out where little hands can touch them during the day, so mom may not even have taken out her creative supplies in a while. Give her the gift of the day to herself. She can do what she wants with it. But if you know she loves a certain type of hobby, give her a gift card to a craft store so she can go out and shop alone to get the supplies she needs. These are always great gifts for women.
Moms are usually the last ones to be pampered. They're always busy attending to everyone else. So give her the green light to do anything she wants this Mother's Day. That's gift enough.
What is her favorite hobby?
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