Creative Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day


Moms today are hipper, more active, and younger at heart than our moms were at “that age”. So why give them the same old Mother’s Day gift? This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 14. Put some thought into it now, and you just may be able to surprise your mom with the perfect gift.

Instead of falling back on the standard Mother’s Day present of flowers, give her something as unique and special as she is. After all, she’s your mom. She’s always been there for you regardless of what she had going on in her own life, and she’s always put your needs before hers. Give her something worthy of honoring her. Take time to think about who she is aside from being a mother. Delight her with something that shows you value and respect her for who she is.

Creative Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day


What are her interests? Is she a fitness junkie or a yoga guru? Consider getting her some cool new running shoes and fun, patterned shorts or socks. Surprise her with an exercise tracking device or some sessions with a personal trainer to whip you both into shape. Take her to a new hiking trail to explore for the day and have a picnic. Maybe yoga is more her style. She’s sure to appreciate a new mat, carrying tote, and cute yoga gear. There are even companies out there that will deliver a stylish new workout outfit to her door each month.

For that matter, there are all kinds of services available that will deliver a plethora of gifts on a monthly basis. Find one that fits her guilty pleasure, and give her the gift that keeps on giving. Is she an avid reader? Find a book of the month club. Wine drinker? Call her favorite winery and sign her up for their select service. Maybe she has a powerful sweet tooth. Search for her favorite candy online and have it delivered. Perhaps she is a fashionista. Find a style service to select personalized outfits to show up right on her doorstep. With a little research on the internet, you can find services to deliver just about anything.


On another note, perhaps she enjoys quiet time at home after a hectic day at work and taking care of the family. Consider giving her a Netflix subscription or a season of her favorite show on DVD. Maybe she would like a cool pair of headphones to listen to her music and block out distractions. If she enjoys writing or drawing, give her a beautiful handbound journal and a pen or pencil set. Help her really relax and give her an assortment of loose leaf teas and scented candles or a customized bath basket with dried lavender and essential oils. For ultimate pampering, give her a luxurious new sheet set with a pretty floral print and a high thread count. Pair it a beautiful new nightgown, and she’s sure to have sweet dreams.

The ideas are endless. However you choose to treat your mom, make sure it shows her how much she is loved. Mothers often forego doing things for themselves and go without to make sure everyone else is taken care of first. Give her a heartfelt thanks by surprising her with something uniquely and thoughtfully chosen just for her. She’s certainly more than worth it.

This guest post was written by Amy Williams.

Amy Williams is a free-lance journalist based in Southern California and mother of two. As a parent, she enjoys spreading the word on positive parenting techniques in the digital age and raising awareness on issues like cyberbullying and online safety.

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Jenn is from Upstate, SC, and loves that she gets to work from home to be with her two little girls. Jenn has been happily married to her very own Superman, Ben, for over a decade, and spends her time reading, writing short stories, doing freelance work and blogging, crafting, riding motorcycles, watching Clemson football, and enjoying life with her family.

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