Mother’s Day Gift Ideas She’ll ACTUALLY Like
Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. It celebrates my biggest achievement in life; becoming a mother. I’m a firm believer that it is important to show your gratitude for your mother everyday of the year, but why not dedicate a whole day just for her! It is a fathers job to teach children from a very young age that it’s important to celebrate their mother for being so selfless, and dedicated to their family. So I am making this post of Mother’s Day gift ideas from older children, and from fathers with younger children. Let me know what you think!
From Fathers and Young Children-
Photo Shoot: Plan out a session with a photographer to get family pictures taken. It’s like pulling teeth for me to get my husband to take family pictures, so if he were to offer… I would be all over that! If you want to go all out then you could even get her a gift card to somewhere to get her nails and/or her hair done for the photos. Also, I’m currently planning a photo shoot with these super cute family outfits! So if your wife is into this kind of thing, do it! She will be reminded of your awesome gift every time she looks at the photos.
Homemade Craft/Home Decor: Anything you go out of your way to make will mean the world a mother. You can do crafts with your children’s hand prints, or photos. If you have any recent family photos you can print them out, or make a photo album/scrapbook. If you choose to do a homemade gift, do your best! Show her she’s worth the effort it took. Here are a few ideas I thought were cute and fairly simple!
Something Personalized: These are the kinds of gifts that are fairly simple, like jewelry or household objects, but they mean so much more because you personalized them! For example, you could get her a necklace or bracelet with your children’s birth dates to signify the days she became a mother. Also, you could have her something made. One of my favorites is a wine glass that says, “Mommy’s Sippy Cup” and then you could get her a bottle of her favorite wine. Here are a few more ideas!
Do something unexpected: If you don’t normally clean the house, let her wake up to a clean house and breakfast. If you guys don’t get to vacation very often, surprise her with a family trip, however small it needs to be to fit your budget. If you know she’s been wanting to accomplish something that she just hasn’t had time for, make it possible for her. You would be surprised how much of a gift time can be to a busy mom.
Something Sentimental: My favorite of them all! I’m all about sentiment. There’s something so satisfying to know that someone knows you all the way down to the core, and they are able to express that knowledge of you through a gift… whether it’s free, cheap, or a million dollars– it doesn’t matter. If I were trying to think of something sentimental to me I would think of Lornadoodle cookies. While I was in the hospital giving birth to our daughter, I ate all of the Lornadoodle cookies they gave me, and I had my husband get me some more from the hospital waiting room. They are my favorite cookies and they used to be fairly hard to find. If my husband got me a package of Lornadoodles and a hand made card that said “Here’s a little something to remember the greatest day of our lives– We love and appreciate everything you do for us everyday,” etc. That would make me happy, not the fact that he got me cookies, but that he got me the cookies I ate when I had our baby. The fact that he remembered that day so well, just as well as I do, all the way down to the cookies I was eating, means so much more to me than something without any thought put into it, like expensive jewelry, or a Hallmark card. You can never go wrong with a sentimental gift!
From older children–
Personalized Items: Older children can get their mom some pretty great personalized items as well. You can never go wrong with something that can make your mom laugh. There are so many to choose from, so I’ve made a list below
Homemade/DIY: This is especially fun with grandkids, but works well just from older children as well. An example would be a mason jar that says “365 things my mother taught me,” and she can take one out everyday. Some ideas are “You taught me to be kind to others” or they could be funny, like “You taught me that dish soap, and dishwasher detergent are NOT the same thing” to signify a funny moment that happened when you were young. A few more homemade ideas are listed below–
If your mom always read you a special book, get her a copy of that book and write a memory, or something sweet inside the cover.
Something Simple: This could be her favorite flowers, a homemade card with grandkids pictures, or even making her dinner one night. If she’s into gardening get her some seeds, or tools. If she likes to cook get her some new kitchen supplies. Anything easy, but meaningful.
I hope you found these Mother’s Day gift ideas helpful! Let me know what your favorite go to gifts for Mother’s Day are in the comments!