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Gifts for Single Moms

Updated on December 27, 2014

Gifts for the Single Mom

Despite the occasion, the best gifts for single moms are those that save her time, money and energy.

Although a gym membership or a gift certificate to the local spa are both thoughtful gestures, single moms rarely have time to indulge themselves in such activities.

You're probably thinking that it's only an hour or two out of her day.

Well, an hour to the average person winds up being half a day of fiasco for a mom who is responsible for all household duties - including kids! There's getting the kids ready to go, dropping them off at the sitters, driving to the gym or spa, working out or getting a message, changing and taking a shower, driving back to pick up the kids, stopping for gas, driving home, etc. etc. It's exhausting! So next time you're faced with having to buy a gift for a single gal, think practical - everyday living. What would help her out the most?

Following are just a few ideas to get you started

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Best Gifts for a Single Mom

Cleaning Service

Single moms are pressed for time, yet in many instances they cannot afford the expense of having someone else clean for them. So consider giving that special lady a gift certificate for housecleaning services. Only use reputable professionals that you have or currently use or ask for friends, business associates or family members for referrals.

Babysitting Service

Most single moms have only a moment to catch their breath every now and then. They usually have very little time to themselves and take the kids everywhere they go, including shopping, doctors appointments and to do the laundry. Give them a little free time by hiring them a babysitter for a day. Encourage them to spend some time doing whatever they want - maybe going to see a movie with a friend or playing a round of golf.

Filing her Car with Gas

Stopping to get gas cuts into a single mom's busy schedule. It can also turn into quite a project if she is toting all the kids. A great gift idea is to pick up her vehicle and get her a full tank of gas. Maybe you can do this routinely for a week or a month. Even just one time will be greatly appreciated.

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A Week's Worth of Dinners

If you are handy in the kitchen, a terrific gift for a single mom is a week's worth of ready-to-cook dinners. Casseroles and soups are good selections. Make sure she has room in the fridge or freezer to store the dinners. Or drop one off to her daily for a week. Maybe you can even cook the meal for her and have it sitting on the dining room table when she gets home!

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I'd love to hear your special desired for a gift, if you are a single mom. If you know a single mom, what would you give her as a gift?

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    • ThatMommyBlogger profile image


      3 years ago from The Midwest

      I'm a single mom, and I would absolutely love to receive any of the gifts you mentioned above.

    • Frischy profile image


      5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      These are very practical suggestions. I have been a single mom going on 10 years. I would love any of the time-saving gifts you recommended. You are right on with this! Giving mom the gift of time is definitely the way to go!

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      6 years ago

      I used to be a single mom. It was a hard way to go. Any of these gifts would have been wonderful! A tankful of gas or a week's worth of meals would have been heaven! Thanks for thinking of this.


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