Mother's Day Summed Up!
Mother’s day is a special day reserved to honor motherhood, celebrated in various forms in different parts of the world. Usually, the second Sunday in May is celebrated as Mother’s Day, which is 12 May this year.
Although the concept of celebrating mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Romans and Greeks who held festivals for mother goddesses, Anna Jarvis conceived the American incarnation of Mother’s Day in 1908.
The dates and traditions may vary in different parts of the world, but it traditionally involves presenting mothers with gifts, flowers, cards and showing our love and appreciation for all that they do.
This year, you can think outside the box to give meaningful gifts to your mom and bring a smile on her face. It doesn’t have to be expensive, just thoughtful, making her feel extra special. A simple gesture can show your gratitude and appreciation for all that she gives as a mother. While it should be done year round, a special day of pampering doesn’t hurt!
Here is a list of 15 gift ideas you could use to brighten her day:
1. A photo necklace
A locket or a necklace can hold a photo of something or someone close to her heart with a personalized inscription.
2. A photo collage or wall art
Bring all her favorite memories together in a photo collage (heart-shaped maybe?), or wall art with her favorite picture or quote.
3. A day at the spa
Pamper her with a day out in a spa where she can relax and enjoy. Or give her a basket with spa essentials for her to enjoy in the comfort of her home.
4. Recipe cards or books
Preserve her favorite family recipes and turn them into recipe cards or even make a book out of it. She can add to the cards while creating new recipes!
Bring all the games she loves and has a family game day (or night). What better way for the whole family to have some fun?
6. Personalized mug
Add a photo, a phrase she frequently uses, the ‘best mom ever’ tag, to make a personalized mug she can use to enjoy her cup of beverage each day.
Turn a childhood photo or memory of the family into art on canvas. She can hang this on a wall in her room and be reminded of the people who love her.
8. A charm bracelet or a necklace
Put together charms from her favorite places or from your cherished memories together to make a wonderful bracelet or necklace that she can wear.
9. Scented candles, tea candles
Use old teacups or glassware to put some wax infused with her favorite aromas. She can use it to unwind during a bath or at night.
10. Mom emergency kit
Her must-haves put into a kit especially for her. Chapstick, manicure kit, moisturizer, mint, anything you think she needs and uses.
11. Morning pampering
Serve her favorite breakfast in bed, with her morning newspaper or crossword. Then draw her a nice bath with all the essential oils and scented candles. Or anything she likes as part of her morning to ensure a great start to her special day.
12. Personalized photo blanket
Weave together her favorite family moments into a blanket she can use to keep her warm.
13. Favorite baked goods
Wouldn’t it be a nice change to enjoy baked goods without having to make them? Spoil her with an assortment of her favorite baked goods, cookies, and cakes.
14. Herb growing kit
If she loves gardening, why not give her a kit to help her grow her favorite herbs or flowers. Or you could give her easy to maintain Bonsai plants and bring nature home.
15. Fit bit, E-reader, Alexa
You can spoil her with new technology to promote her interests in staying healthy with Fit bit trackers, read more with e-readers, speakers and smart home companion with Alexa.
No matter what you choose to gift, do not forget to tell her how thankful you are and much she means to you. She will love your gift because she can feel your love!