Even if your mom loves to cook, give her something else for Mother’s Day — bakeware may just remind her of all the hard work she does in the kitchen. Instead, consider grabbing her a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant.
Something You Like
Mother’s Day is about mom, not you. It doesn’t matter if you love to go golfing every weekend. If your mom doesn’t golf, don’t get her a certificate for 18 holes. She doesn’t want it. Instead, tune in to what your mom truly enjoys. For instance, if she likes to read, buy a book by her favorite author or a gift card to the local bookstore.
There is nothing that says “I stopped on the way here and bought this” like a gift from the drugstore. Chances are, your mom has received all of the gift baskets, candles, and bath goodies she’d ever want. It also shows you put zero thought into her gift. Consider buying her a gift card to a local spa instead. She will get an amazing day off from her motherly duties, all thanks to you.
This stopped being cute when you were five. Even though the “free hug” coupons were desired at one time, you should think about getting your mom something else for Mother’s Day. If you want the gift to be handmade, check out Pinterest for interesting craft ideas. Or cook her dinner.
No one wants fake flowers, especially for a Mother’s Day gift. If you want to give mom a floral arrangement, spring for the real thing (and a nice vase). You can get great deals on flowers for Mother’s Day.
A general rule of thumb is to not give anyone a gym membership as a gift. It hints to this person that you think they need to get in shape or lose weight. This is a message you definitely don’t want to send your mom on Mother’s Day. If she likes being fit and active, consider purchasing some classes she’s mentioned or an item that pertains to her fitness, such as new running shoes or yoga outfit.
Once again, this tells your mom you think she could change something about herself. Even if she enjoys reading self-help books, you should let her pick it out herself. Once again, you can just give her a gift card to the local bookstore if she loves to read.
Your mom’s vacuum may be on its last leg, and she may have even mentioned needing a new one, but don’t you dare gift her a vacuum for Mother’s Day. Chances are, your mom does most of the cleaning around the house and doesn’t want to be reminded of that on her day. Instead, consider something your mom enjoys doing and make it the theme of a gift.
Readers, what sorts of plans are you making for Mother’s Day — and what are you planning to give as gifts to the mothers in your life?
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