When it comes to Mother's Day gifts, some people are easier to shop for than others. Moms it seems can pose a tough gift giving problem. There’s Christmas and her birthday to shop for, by the time Mother’s Day rolls around all the good ideas can be tapped out. What do you get for mom that says: Mom, I love and appreciate you which isn’t made of paper by Hallmark?
Keep it simple. You know your mom pretty well. Moms don’t want the gift portion of Mother’s Day to stressful for her family. It is not rocket science, and doesn’t have to be expensive.
Bubble bath is a great gift. Moms like a bit of pampering and seldom take the time to do it for themselves. Shopping for bubble bath is fun. The kids love to smell every bottle the store has to offer and if mom ends up with a pink bottle of Princess bubble bath she will know how much thought was put into the gift. If you want to avoid princess, or Jedi products head to a store which stocks bubble bath geared more to moms.
Pair that bubble bath with a nice bottle of lotion. Avoid the utilitarian lotions. Make it really special by letting beauty and fragrance be your main goal. Moms like to feel pretty, but often sacrifice to beauty to practicality. Flowery lotion is a luxury because kids and husbands usually don’t want to smell like mom. Show mom you love her by giving her a gift that makes her fell pretty.
Say it with money. Not exactly money, few Moms would appreciate being given a pile of cash for Mother’s Day, but there is a way to put your money where your love is. Gift certificates for things that just say Mom will always be appreciated. Does your mom have acrylic nails or enjoy a pedicure? Find out where she goes and buy a gift certificate. This is true for Mom’s favorite hair salon.
Mom would be sure to love a gift certificate for a massage. Is there a restaurant she likes? Give her a card good for dinner or lunch on you, and in your company. Find out what Mom’s favorite bakery is and get her a treat with a gift certificate so she can visit again and get more.
Some moms are gadget people. What gadget does she need? You may need to do a bit of sleuth work to determine that but it is easily carried out. If your mom is a great cook listen to her as she prepares a meal. She will mention something she wished she had. Other gadgets include techy-toys, camping items, GPS, songs for her MP3 player and on and on.
Is she a gardener? Head to the garden department and pick out a pot, a new pair of pretty gloves or a pony-pack of flowers.
Perhaps the best mother’s day gift of them all is pictures of the kids. This is a great gift for everyone. Moms and grandparents always like to receive photos of those cute faces. Mom will like not having to be the one to make the trip to the photo shop. You will be able to cross many gifts off the list with one stop: moms and grandmas alike will appreciate this gift.
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