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Mother's Day Gift Ideas
This year, Motherís Day is Sunday, May 14th. And as that date fast approaches, many of us find ourselves wandering through the plethora of gifts available for Mom, trying to find just the right gift for our special lady. Here are some great options for the mother in your life.
The traditional gifts never go out of style. A beautiful bouquet of flowers or a lovely potted plant will make many a woman thrilled on Motherís Day. In many areas, lilies bloom near Motherís Day, and can be a lovely remainder to her every year of your devotion. Jewelry is always a wonderful idea; for the new mother or grandmother, try a bracelet or necklace with charms with the babyís birthstone for a gift sheíll treasure for years.
If the mother for whom youíre shopping is more difficult to please, perhaps a gift basket with an assortment of similar items would suit her fancy. Such a basket could easily include things like candles, chocolates, bath items, jewelry, even clothing. Just make sure that itís something that speaks to her as an individual, and sheís that much more likely to love it.
Many ladies have hobbies which are near and dear to them.If the mother for whom youíre shopping is like this, why not find something to enhance their favorite free time activity? If sheís a scrap booker, consider a fabulous new bag in which she can carry all of her supplies, a punch sheís been eyeing for awhile, or a subscription to her favorite magazine for layout ideas. For the gardener, a new pair of comfortable garden clogs or a special type of seed might be just what she needs to brighten her summer. The mother who loves to cook would especially enjoy a new gadget that would cut her prep time in half or an ingredient on which she wouldnít normally splurge like exceptional cooking chocolate or perfectly aged herbed oil. A gift thatís specialized to her interests is sure to bring a smile to her face.
If the mother in your life is like many modern women, constantly scurrying from one side of town to the other and always on the go, help her splurge on herself this Motherís Day. A gift certificate to a local spa for a day of pampering would more than help to soothe her worries away! If a whole day of pampering is out of your range, try a great warmed stones massage or maybe a manicure and pedicure combination.
For the lady for whom itís absolutely impossible to get out of the house to pamper herself, why not bring the pampering to her! There are many wonderful home spa kits available that are sure to reinvigorate her. Whether itís something like a home pedicure bath or just a collection of effervescent bath salts, the little things will help to make her Motherís Day more memorable.
Have a mother in your life who just has it all or just is trying to minimize?Then a gift that includes time with you would be welcomed without adding to her household clutter. Try tickets to the theater, symphony, or a ballet. Maybe a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant would suit. Or maybe just a collection of tickets for tasks that youíll take care of for her in the near future. If you include yourself in the gift, you canít go wrong.
Most importantly, though, give her Motherís Day off. Nothing will make her feel more treasured than knowing that you care enough to take over for the day. If thereís a dinner planned, make sure you can prepare and cook as much of it as possible. If there are children around, take charge of them for the day. Give her this day as downtime, and itíll recharge her batteries better than any gift could do.
When it comes right down to it, what a mother wants most of all is to know that you love her and appreciate all that she does and continues to do. And whether you have pennies or thousands of dollars to spend, you can always find something that shows her just how much you care.
About the Author: Jane S. Roseen is the Owner and President of Harmony Sweets, an international gourmet chocolate shop. Harmony Sweets' mission focuses on individual consumers purchasing gourmet chocolates from around the world for their friends and relatives, as well as corporate gift giving. Gourmet chocolate gift baskets and personalized chocolates are also available.