It’s never too early to plan the perfect gift. Mother’s Day is May 10, which means you still have some time to think of a fantastic present for the fabulous mom or moms in your life. Whether it’s your own sweet mother, a friend who’s recently become a new mom, or the mom-like figure that you hold dear to your heart, it’s time to celebrate their love and devotion.
Every year, we honor our mothers with a special day of breakfast in bed, flowers on the table, and a thoughtful card. This year, if you want to go beyond the traditional flowers and get dear ol’ mom something a little more fun for Mother’s Day, here are a few ideas to get you started.
For the gardener
There are a variety of gifts you can buy for the outdoors lover in your life. Gift her with seeds of her favorite flowers, a beautiful flower pot, or a succulent that she can keep inside. New gardening tools or gloves are a good idea too, especially if her old ones have been worn out over the years.
For the wine lover
If your mom is a wine lover, give her personalized bottles of wine rather than ordinary bottles of wine. You can choose both the design and the wine to create an extra special touch for when your mom wants to wind down. If there is one thing a mom wishes for on her special day, it’s a little bit of relaxation.
For the spa enthusiast
Every woman loves to get pampered, but rarely take time for themselves to schedule an appointment. A massage, facial and time at a day spa may be the perfect treat for the mom who needs a little luxury in her life. Time spent sipping champagne in a serene setting might be just what she needs to feel recharged and appreciated.
For the beauty fan
Due to hectic schedules, moms may not always make time for a beauty routine. A fun gift would be to sign them up for a monthly beauty box subscription or bag full of their favorite beauty tools and products. For the times when they want to feel a little bit fancier, they’ll have the makeup and beauty tools at their disposable. Even if the mom in mind doesn’t wear a lot of makeup, skincare products or lotions are a great gift idea as well.
For the coffee or tea lover
Instead of going for instant, choose a pour over coffee kit or a pretty teapot as a practical gift for the lady who loves her daily caffeine. It’s a gift that can keep giving every day throughout the year. Choose unique tea flavors or creamers and don’t forget to add in a special mom mug to the gift bag.
For the reading devotee
Pick up a few classics or anniversary editions of her favorite books. If she already has a full library of books with no room left for more, sign her up for a digital book subscription or buy her an e-book with a couple of the recent bestsellers already downloaded on it.
For the movie fan
Put together a basket of her favorite DVDs. Add a box of microwave popcorn and movie-sized candy or better yet, take her out for a meal and a movie to enjoy quality time as well. Make it a special lunch and matinee or a night out at the cinema followed by cocktails and dessert.
For the fashionista
Treat mom to a new springtime fashion. Whether it’s a new pair of shoes, a cute clutch, or a weather-appropriate sunhat, splurge on mom with styles that are fresh and pretty for the season.
Honestly, when it comes to buying a Mother’s Day gift, there’s no wrong way to go. There is something to be said about the “thought that counts” and when it comes to gift giving, as long as it’s sincere and from the heart, mom will appreciate any gift that comes her way.
It’s important that we show appreciation for the moms in our life not just on Mother’s Day, but throughout the year. Moms works hard even when no one else is looking. They deserve a special treat that celebrates just them!
What’s on your Mother’s Day gift list this year?