Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

By Andrea K. Clark

Okay, May is here which means it’s time for the father’s and kids everywhere to start thinking about what to get mom for Mother’s Day. When you take the time to sit down and think about it, there’s no denying that mothers make many sacrifices for their families every year. For example, instead of spending the extra $100 she’s saved on herself for a spa day, a mom won’t hesitate to put it towards a child’s doctor’s bill, her daughter’s prom dress or even haircuts for the entire family if it’s needed. Therefore, there’s no excuse to not honor her on one day out of the year.

This year, Mother’s Day is on May 13th, giving you plenty of time to put something together that shows mom how much you appreciate her and all she does for you. Below are some Mother’s Day gift ideas for all age groups. Even if you don’t like any of the ideas below, the bottom line is that you need to do something to make mom feel special this year.

1.      Breakfast in Bed. You may not have a lot of extra money floating around, but that’s okay because you can still make mom feel special by getting up early and fixing her breakfast in bed. This is a gift that everyone (except mom) can get involved in, regardless of age. Toddlers can help stir the pancake batter while older members can take care of the baking and cleaning up. Make sure you’ve got a card (can be homemade) and it’s signed when you bring breakfast in to mom.

2.      A Day of Peace and Quiet. This may sound a little too simple, but believe me – all moms dream of having an entire day of peace and quiet. Therefore, why not make up a cute, hand-made coupon voucher to fit in mom’s Mother’s Day card explaining that today (May 13, 2012) mom will be able to enjoy a day of peace and quiet. There will be no fighting amongst the kids and mom will not be bothered with petty issues all day long. Yes, this may take some effort for you and your siblings to achieve, but mom will definitely appreciate the effort…and her day of peace and quiet!

3.      Jewelry. All mothers enjoy receiving jewelry from time to time from the people they love. If you start saving now and pool your money together with your dad and siblings, then chances are you’ll be able to pick out a nice piece of jewelry for mom this year. Since this is a gift that most moms don’t get very often, it’ll be the perfect way to surprise mom this year!

4.      A Spa Day. Remember the example I gave at the top about how moms sacrifice a lot of things for their kids? Well, this Mother’s Day, it’s time for you and your family to sacrifice for mom. Get her a gift certificate to a local spa for a treatment that you know she’ll enjoy. It may be something simple like a facial, pedicure or massage – or you guys may have enough money combined to treat mom to several spa treatments. Whatever it is you decide on, mom will love the fact that you thought enough of her sacrifice something you wanted so she can go and be pampered.

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