Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
I remember as a child one Mother’s Day asking my mother, “Why isn’t there a Kids’ Day?” Of course now that I am a mother of 4, I realize that every single day is “Kids’ Day.” So maybe kids need a little help when it comes to planning gifts for their mothers. These gift ideas will help spark your creativity this year whether you are a father planning gifts for your wife or a mom looking for homemade gifts that your children could make their grandmothers. Show all the moms in your life how much you love them!
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
My sister and I actually did this for Christmas one year, but we still pat ourselves on the back for it. When we were teenagers we booked our own photo session and gave our parents a lovely framed photo of us as a gift. If you have children of your own now you could gather all the grandchildren for a priceless photo to give to your mother – plus a keepsake for yourself. If you are feeling crafty try these Homemade Photo Jars from Maryjanes and Galoshes or try this DIY Photo Canvas from Girl Inspired.
Keep her interests in mind when deciding to purchase this *easy* gift. I love a thoughtful gift card, especially if it is to my favorite store or for a service I wouldn’t usually purchase (like a haircut, I am always forgetting to get my hair trimmed). There is always the option of the homemade gift certificates, offering services such as Doing the Dishes, Folding the Laundry, Cooking Dinner or all the other things moms have on their to-do list that they would love to skip. Here are some cute Printable Certificates at Tip Junkie and Nourish Interactive.
Poetry and Art
As a mom, one of my favorite treasures are the notes my 7-year-old writes and leaves for me around the house. Dads, have your children make some special artwork for mom and include that with a lovely breakfast she doesn’t have to make. If your children are old enough, ask them to write a poem about what their mom means to them. If your kids need some writing prompts you could also use this World’s Best Mom printable from Martha Stewart, I guarantee this would make the keepsake box. Or use these Mother’s Day Interview Questions from Let’s Explore to spark their creative juices.
Peace and Quiet
While we may not all have the luxury of having a private room just for Mom like Cliff Huxtable built Clair one year on The Cosby Show, that doesn’t mean we can’t give the moms in our life what they need the most. Include these Tin Can Treats (to cure the affects of motherhood) from Our Best Bites in a home spa gift basket with her favorite bubble bath or bath salts. And assure her she can take this “spa time” without the children underfoot.
Chances are the mother’s in your life are the preparers of all meals and trust me, that can be exhausting. Pamper mom this mother’s day by preparing her favorite meals (and clean the kitchen after!). The Blender has some ideas for involving kids in the prep or how about the Dutch Baby Pancake from Babble (don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds).
Mom’s are chefs, teachers, maids, laundry specialists, handy women, grocery shoppers, chief family financial officers, boo boo fixers, etc, etc, and they often forget to take time for themselves to relax and recharge. Give them the gift of something you know they won’t do for themselves, mixed with some sentimental gifts from the kids and it’s sure to be a hit!