Moms make the world go round. They keep the family on schedule, laundry clean (and put away), snacks stocked, and make sure the kids have a gift to give at their friends birthday party. When they’re tired, they keep going.
Moms get sick, but they keep going. When the days are long, and the nights are long, they keep going. Moms deserve to be celebrated. So what do moms really want for Mother’s Day gifts?
Moms Will Always Love and Cherish a Gift From the Heart
For Mothers Day gifts, moms always love and cherish anything our kids make. Craft gifts are most appreciated when we don’t have to organize the craft, carry it out, and clean up the mess that likely goes along with the gift.
If your mom or wife loves craft gifts, we have an entire Mother’s Day Craft Post where you will find some really sweet and heartfelt gift ideas. Many of the supplies needed for these crafts are available on Amazon, so they’re sure to arrive in time.
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Want To Go Beyond the Crafts
Many moms are tired, but we don’t talk about it often. Spoiling mom with a day, or just a few hours of pampering and relaxation can go a long way.
Us moms are often always on the go. From the minute we wake up, until the last toy is put away before bed, moms are go, go go.
If you know the mom(s) in your life loves to pamper herself go ahead and make the appointment for her. Take care of the scheduling and pay for her services in advance- don’t forget to add a tip.
A few places moms may appreciate an appointment to:
- 60 or 90 minute full body massage.
- Manicure and Pedicure appointment- bonus points if you arrange her favorite bottle of wine, and a friend to join her.
- Cut and Color- moms love to have fresh hair, give her stylist a call and see if they can squeeze her in.
- Moms want to stay forever young- book her a facial, or maybe filler or Botox if you know she’s due. Don’t forget to throw in her favorite perfume.
Gifts That Sparkle And Shine
If you’re mom or wife doesn’t have plans for more kids (or even Grandkids) a pendant necklace, ring, or bracelet that includes the birthstones for each of her kids (or grandkids) will be a piece of jewelry she can show off, and cherish for years to come.
Nearly every chain jewelry store has in store options for these pieces. Make sure you shop soon to ensure the gift arrives in time for Mother’s Day.
1 in 4 women experience pregnancy and infant loss. If you’re giving birthstone jewelry, it’s important to consider this. Including the birthstones of babies lost during pregnancy is a special way for moms to always remember their unborn.
Another great Mothers Day gift option to a breastfeeding mom, if she still has supply would be a piece of jewelry made using a small bit of frozen breastmilk.
A quick google search will produce several reputable sites. Giving breastmilk jewelry can be tricky, unless the nursing mom has huge freezer supply, and won’t notice if a bag of milk missing.
If you’re thinking about giving this, check in and ask for part of her stash. Let her know you’re ordering a gift for her makes it more likely she will hand it over. What the actual Mothers Day piece is can still be a surprise.
Mothers Day Gifts That Make Life Easier
Sure the pampering is nice. Having a massage to relieve pent up tension and give mom time to relax can go a long way. But have you thought about gifts that make her life easier? Us moms clean, a lot.
We’re always sweeping, mopping, and picking up to make sure the house is clean (ish.) Give her something that will automate that process. Vacuums suck. They’re supposed to.
However, they don’t suck as gifts once mom realizes she can schedule her new robot vacuum to run twice a day on a schedule she decides. Newer model robot vacuums also have mopping features. We all know no one does it as good as mom. But this gift is a close runner up.
Here’s are links to a few robot vacuums we recommend. I have the ECOVACS Deebot N8, and though I was slightly taken a back when I received it as a gift, I am forever grateful that it cleans the floors twice a day.
Moms keep track of lots of various items. Having small tile trackers attached to everyday items can make finding “lost” things quicker. Below is one that I think any mom would appreciate.
Not only does mom need to keep track of the things, we also know everyone’s schedule, the shopping lists, and dinner menus. Because life can be chaotic, this little device can help keep not just mom, but the family as a whole more organized.
An added bonus is the dance parties your family will have simply by asking Alexa to play any genre of music.
We are a power user of Alexa. We listen to music daily. Every night 3 different bedrooms use Alexa for sleep sounds. We also use Alexa for its intercom ability. It’s also great at checking the weather, turning on/off lights and controlling ceiling fans.
Mother’s Day Gift For Everyday Living
Lastly moms love to know the people around us pay attention to our habits and everyday. If you notice she’s always burning candles, get her a candle.
For the mom who enjoys a glass of wine, consider getting her a cute or funny wine glass or tumbler, possibly a new electric wine bottle opener.
Once a mom becomes a grandma anything revolving around her grandchildren will always be a special gift. Consider anything personalized with all of the grandchildren’s names. However you may need to replace this type of gift frequently if the family is still growing.
Garden Stones are great ideas and is a gift can you can give annually. Here is one we like as a Mother’s Day gift.
Love Is All You Need
Whether you’re visiting your mom on mothers day, or sending a gift, know this: moms (and wives) just want to know you care. Regardless of how big or small the gift, or floral arrangement. Sometimes, a simple ‘thank you’ will go further than you think.
And maybe an apology for the sleepless nights and gray hairs you may have caused.
So, no matter how you celebrate your mom (wife, or grandma) on Mothers Day, just let them know you love and appreciate everything they have done, and continue to do.
Next up, see all of our Gift Ideas.
Erin is the mother of identical twin girls and their slightly older brother. She is a domestic engineer, and previously had a career leading customer service teams for a major HVAC company. Cleaning without harsh chemicals, and cooking easy and usually healthy meals are part of Erin's daily life. She volunteers with youth leaders, and genuinely wants to help others win. Erin has a degree in Communications, with a focus on Broadcast Journalism.