Mother’s Day Gift Giving – With Gusto!
Finding new ways to express your appreciation for the woman with the hardest job in the world can be challenging. With Mother’s Day just around the corner (May 14), here are a few ideas to spark your creativity.
The Gift of Peace
What do moms want most? SLEEP! Eight out of 10 moms just want to sleep in on Mother’s Day according to the “What Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day” survey by plumdistrict.com. And, if mom had an hour to herself on her special day, 52 percent want a massage. Others, it seems, just want the whole day off.
Is it cheating if you get Mom a gift card? Not if it’s for something she’ll love. Sheknows.com suggests spafinder.com, where you’ll find spa and wellness gifts cards good at more than 20,000 locations worldwide- and they don’t expire. If not a day out at the spa, then treat her to a decorative basket with everything she needs for an at-home spa day. For the ultimate “gift of pure relaxation,” leave it to Martha Stewart to show us how with this “all-inclusive guide to planning the ultimate Mother's Day staycation -- complete with fluffy towels, light cuisine, and all the DIY beauty she could want.”
Thinking Outside the Box
If your mom prefers adventure, travelingmom.com is where you’ll find Mother’s Day get-a-ways, Mother’s Day deals and more. Check out askmen.com for gift ideas for moms whose idea of indulging isn’t flowers, candy or a day at the spa. How about a yoga mat, iPad or a candle that reminds her of her trek up Mount Everest? If your mother is tech-savvy, why not get her a Photiv Cyren Speaker? If the kitchen is where mom shines, awe her with Jean Dubois Cheese Knives. There are even great ideas for moms who are grandmothers or eco-friendly.
Go All Out
For those who prefer luxury, Strawberry Blonde Beauty Blog has some great ideas for Mother’s Day Luxury Beauty Gifts, from Moroccan rose bath oils for a long relaxing soak to luxury organic diffusers.
Also check out How To: Celebrate Mother’s Day in Style. If you usually buy mom flowers, surprise her with a picnic at a botanical garden. Got the idea? Last year cookbook; this year cooking class. Last year dress; this year personal shopper! Then of course, there’s always the little blue box from Tiffany & Co, where good things come in small packages.
Make it For Real
A DIY gift, while reminiscent of the painted rock you made for her in grade school, still packs an extra emotional punch. You can find homemade spa and facial recipes at livingwellspendingless.com. Also, check out this fun video on creating DIY Mother’s Day spa essentials. Or, how about whipping up a moisturizing face mask from StyleMom?
Here’s to the Moms is Google's one-stop online gift resource where you can create a personalized card, browse gift lists, schedule a mommy and me "hangout," entertain Mom with YouTube or even help update her tech skills.
If you’re still looking for gift ideas, Real Simple has 40. And, don’t forget our favorite gift—the gift of true beauty sleep. Take advantage of the JuveRest’s limited-time 25% off We ♥ Moms sale—Enter code LOVEUMOM at checkout.
Happy Mother’s Day to every woman who has loved, sacrificed and been proud no matter what! We love you!