Mother’s Day is fast approaching and coming up with the perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas can be hard. Trust me, I know. I am always trying to find the perfect gift, or way to say Thank you to the Women in my life that have made me who I am today!
My first Mother’s Day, my husband took our 10 month old son to the store to pick something out himself. I asked him to ensure that Little Man literally chose the gift himself and that it DID NOT matter what it was.
On Mother’s Day, Husband and Little Man made me breakfast in bed and surprised me with my first Mother’s Day gift ever… a Whoopie Cushion! A brand spanking new Whoopie Cushion. It was so… um… cushiony. But I LOVED IT. I really did. I still have that darned thing actually. I will treasure it forever.
This year, what I would REALLY like is an early morning to myself in bed. I would like some breakfast and a coffee and a snuggle from Little Man and Baby Girl and THEN, I want them to go away. I want an hour of SILENCE to watch 90210 re-runs and paint my toes. I want a hot shower in peace. I want to blow dry my hair and apply my makeup.. ALONE. Then, around 10am I want to start the day with my family. I do NOT care what we do, but I want to do it all together. I want to spend the day enjoying my children as I always do. But that few hours in the morning, that is what I rarely get to do. I do not want fancy gifts, or a spa trip. I just want a few hours alone. (I can almost guarantee that I will, in fact, go stir crazy and cut my alone time short).
If you are struggling to give that special woman in your life something special, I have compiled a list of ideas for you:
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
1. Homemade Gifts & Cards– Whether the Mom in your life is still the mother to young children, has older children, or is a Grandma now, homemade gifts are always special. If you have young children, help them make a craft for her. If you are older but do not have children, YOU CAN STILL MAKE HER SOMETHING! Search some awesome DIY projects and make her something that way!
2. Let the Kids Pick out the Gift- No matter the age of your children, truly let them pick out the gift. Set the kids loose in a store and let them pick whatever catches their eye- Yes, even if it is a whoopie cushion. *Tip: If you are on a budget, ensure you take the kids to a store that has mostly cost effective items to avoid your child picking something you can’t afford.
3. Have a Spa Morning, at Home- Let the kids help you pamper Mom. If the kids are little they can help to paint her nails, brush her hair, and soak her feet.
These are 3 great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, Pick what feels right to you! You could even do all 3!