Mother’s Day is on May 14th this year and it’s a time to celebrate moms for everything that they do. Moms are amazing and are constantly caring for us and feeding us. We should all be showing love and appreciation towards our moms every day but especially on Mother’s Day.
Take some time to think of a special gift to treat Mom and show her how much you appreciate her. Let her take some time off from “mom duties” and indulge her taste buds with chocolate or pamper her with a day of self-care. Show her how special and deserving she is with some amazing gifts. Below are some Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to show your appreciation and love for Mom.
Make Breakfast in Bed on Mother’s Day
A great way to start off Mother’s Day morning is breakfast in bed. Make some waffles, pancakes, eggs, and fresh fruit for Mom. Serve with hot coffee and iced water with lemon and mom will surely love it.
Serve with some fresh flowers and a card to brighten up her morning. It’ll be a great way to surprise her early on Mother’s Day.
Make a Handwritten Mother’s Day Card
In a time of technology and media, handwritten notes and cards make special moments. Make a handwritten card with cardstock, stickers, markers, and photos. She will love the heartfelt thought and care that was put into writing and making the card.
Treat Mom to a Spa Day
What woman does not like to get pampered and look nice? Take mom out to get a manicure and pedicure. Moms are busy looking after everyone else, cooking, and cleaning. They probably take care of themselves last and a fresh manicure and pedicure will help make her feel nice and special.
You can also do a spa day at home. Grab some essential/ massage oils and lather on Mom. Give her a nice massage and shoulder rub. Those shoulders and back must be so tired with knots from all the busy work that moms do.
Treat Mom to a Full Body Massage
Moms are so busy running around all day and carrying things. They’re carrying their kids, groceries, loads of laundry, and whatnot. This can put a lot of strain on the neck, back, and shoulders causing muscle tightness and knots. Treat mom to a full-body massage. It can be either a deep tissue massage, a relaxing massage with hot stones and scented oils, or a Thai massage. Whichever you choose, let it help get out all those muscle aches and knots.
Treat Mom to a Nice Facial at the Spa
Hopefully, mom has a nice skincare routine already going and a facial will help rejuvenate mom. Give her some self-care time and treat her to any kind of facial that is customized to her skin’s needs. An esthetician can tailor a skin regimen based on mom’s needs or she can get a general facial where they will steam, clean, and moisturize mom’s face. Some places may even do lymphatic drainage and unclog some pores. Moms need self-care and getting a facial is a great way to get mom glowing.
Blow Dry Bar
Blow dry bars have been an increasingly popular thing because every woman loves to be pampered and feel beautiful. Schedule mom an appointment for a blow dry treatment. They will wash, dry, blow out, and style Mom’s hair. Some blow dry bars will even offer a scalp massage or a deep conditioning hair mask to nourish mom’s hair. She will leave feeling fabulous with her new fresh hair.
Give Mom a Fresh Bouquet of Flowers on Mother’s Day
Flowers are a wonderful way of saying, “You’re special. I love you.” There are so many different flower bouquets that you can make, buy, or order for mom.
Mother’s Day lands perfectly in the spring when the flowers are blooming with color and vibrance. There are so many wonderful flowers such as peonies, tulips, lilies, sunflowers, and roses. The list of beautiful bouquets goes on.
Succulents Arrangements for the Plant Loving Mom
Succulents are a great alternative to flowers if Mom doesn’t like flowers. There are so many different succulent arrangements that you can make, purchase, or order for Mom. They can be arranged in cute pots or glass containers for mom to keep displayed in her kitchen and home.
You can also make your own succulent arrangement.
- Find a bowl or planter that you want to use
- Fill the bottom of the planter with rocks for drainage
- Fill the next layer with succulent soil/ potting mix or soil from your garden
- Plant your succulents into your planter bowl
- Use a wide variety of different succulents with varying heights, colors, and shapes. This will add definition and character to your succulent bowl
- Spritz your succulent bowl with water. Succulents don’t need a lot of water. You can use a water sprayer and just spritz some water on your succulents every few days.
- Succulents prefer staying in warm and dry environments.
Make a Framed Photo Collage
Develop some of Mom’s favorite moments into photos and put them in a framed collage. She can hang them up around the house or have them next to the nightstand. She will love looking at the memories she’s made as a family.
Spoil Mom with a Box of Chocolates
Gift Mom a decadent box of chocolates. Treat her sweet tooth and indulge her in a box of truffles and chocolates. She will love it.
Treat Mom to Lunch or Dinner
Take Mom out to her favorite restaurant and treat her to a nice meal. Order that extra appetizer and dessert for her. Let her indulge her taste buds to her heart’s delight.
You can also cook her a favorite meal. She’ll appreciate the time and energy you spent making her a fresh meal. It will also be nice for Mom to get out of the kitchen and not cook for a change.
Bake Mom Some Cookies
Nothing says love quite like some warm chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven. Or white chocolate macadamia nut cookies if mom prefers that. Find an easy-to-bake recipe online and bake Mom some fresh cookies. I’m sure it’ll be nostalgic for all the times she baked for you.
Or you can also order some cookies from Levain’s Bakery in New York or Crumbl Cookies in Southern California. These cookie shops have been increasingly popular and beloved.
Clean the House for Mom
I’m sure Mom is tired of having to clean and pick up after everybody else in the home. Let mom rest for a day and do the cleaning for her. Or you can outsource the help and hire someone. Either way, I’m sure Mom will appreciate not having to wash the dishes, do the laundry, or clean for a day.
Dazzle Mom with Some Sparkly Jewelry
If mom likes something shiny, get her something sparkly like a nice necklace, bracelet, or earrings. Find something that speaks to Mom’s heart and that she’ll appreciate. Your love and appreciation for Mom will sparkle and shine with a statement jewelry piece.
Make a Statement with Engraved Jewelry
There are some amazing engraved jewelry shops on Etsy. You can get mom’s name or initials engraved on a necklace, bracelet, or earrings.
You can also engrave the kids’ names or initials on jewelry for Mom.
Gift mom some cozy loungewear that she can relax in at the end of the day. There are many options made with the most comfortable material such as silk, fleece, and soft fabric. She will love being able to relax and rest in comfy clothes after a long day.
Summer is here and a pair of comfortable slippers or sandals to wear while running errands or going to the beach is a great gift option for mom. Make sure that they’re comfortable and that they won’t cut into her skin.
Fashionable Women’s Watch
A thin bracelet watch is a cute statement accessory for moms. Order one on Amazon or Etsy. There’s a great variety to choose from and she’ll love having a piece of jewelry.
Women love smelling good. And who doesn’t love the fresh scent of flowers? Gift mom a nice perfume and lotion set. She can use it daily to moisturize her skin.
Luxury Skin Care
Moms need self-care. Spoil her with luxury skin care like a premium eye cream or a luxurious face cream. Or both! Get her something that she can indulge in and use every night to take care of herself and her skin.
Treat Mom to a Movie or Concert
Is there a new movie out that Mom would love to go see? Treat her to a day date and take her to the movies. Order a bucket of butter popcorn and a Slurpee and enjoy some quality time together.
Or perhaps Mom wants to see someone in concert? Order her tickets in advance. Music is great therapy for the soul and she can dance the night away.
Take Mom Wine Tasting for the Day
Wine country in California is beautiful during the springtime. There’s Napa Valley in Northern California, the Central Coast in the middle, and Temecula in Southern California. If mom enjoys drinking wine, take her on a wine-tasting tour for the day. You can buy tickets and spend the day bonding, wine tasting, and eating charcuterie boards. Some wineries also sell food or have food trucks outside so you’re not just drinking all day.
Gift Mom a Journal to Jot Down Her Thoughts
Journaling is a great way for mom to get her thoughts on paper. There are many benefits to journaling such as:
- clarifying thoughts
- strengthening memory
- reducing stress and anxiety
- tracking progress towards achieving goals
- gain confidence
- find inspiration
Gift mom a nice leather bound journal and ball point pen. She can write down her thoughts for the evening and list what she is grateful for. It’ll give mom some clarity of thought.
A Daily Planner to Keep Track of Life
If mom is busy with work, keeping track of appointments, and taking kids to and from sports activities, a planner to help keep mom’s life organized may be a great gift. There’s an assortment of monthly and daily planners to help keep mom organized with her schedule, bills, and grocery lists.
Curate a Customized Mother’s Day Basket
Create a Mother’s Day Basket with all of mom’s favorite items. This can be easly done with a straw basket. You can place items in the basket based on mom’s hobbies and interests.
A self-care basket can include:
- Epsom salts
- Face masks
- Hand cream
- Eye cream
A wine and cheese basket can include:
- White wine
- Red wine
- Jams and jellies
- Cured meats
A movie themed basket can include:
- Butter popcorn
- Kettle popcorn
- Box of candies
- Flavored Sparkling Water
- Some of mom’s favorite movies
An aromatherapy gift basket can include:
- Scented candles
- Essential oils
- Hand lotions
- Body creams
Tea Time for Mom
If your mom loves tea, gift a tea basket with a variety of different black teas, green teas, jasmine teas, white tea, and fruit teas. You can also give her a beautiful porcelain tea set that will be a timeless staple in her kitchen. She can use it daily to drink her afternoon tea or save it for special occasions.
Morning Rituals Book
A morning rituals book has a variety of prompts and ideas for moms to start their mornings off peacefully and mindfully. It is a great book for the mom looking to feel more spiritually, mentally, and physically wholesome.
Digital Smart Photo Frame
A digital photo frame is a great gift that captures all the special moments and memories in one location. Mom probably has thousands of family photos saved to her camera roll but they don’t get viewed often because they’re saved on mom’s phone. You can transfer all of the photos from mom’s camera roll to a digital photo frame for easy viewing.
A Tree for Mom’s Garden
If mom has a green thumb and loves gardening, you can give mom a tree. A Meyer Lemon Tree or Mandarin Orange Tree are great options that provide delicious citrus fruit that she can enjoy throughout the year.
Take Mom on a Day Trip Out of Town
Spend some quality time with mom out of town for the day. Take a short drive somewhere else and enjoy the local foods and scenery. Go out for a stroll and window shop. Sit outside and enjoy some frozen yogurt. Sip some tea and enjoy each other’s company. It will be relaxing for mom to change up the scenery. You will also get to bond and enjoy doing something different for the day.
Mother’s Day is a day to remind mom how special, incredible and amazing she is. Shower her with love and appreciation everyday but especially on this day. Spoil mom with a thoughtful and heartfelt gift. Give her a Mother’s Day to remember.