Mother’s Day Gift IdeaApr 18, 2016
For the longest time, I didn’t know what to get my mother for Mother’s Day. I mean what can you possibly give someone who birthed you into existence and has cared for you ever since?!
Now that I’ve been a mother for a few years, I think I know what would make her smile on this special day.
In fact, I think I know what a lot of mothers want/need….
Most of us with young children really just want a few hours without an agenda. We spend the majority of our time taking care of everyone else’s needs and often forget to take care of ourselves.
Ladies, if you need a hot bubble bath, a new book, a massage, time to try a new fitness class you’ve been putting off, etc., Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity for that. Ask your hubby, friend, or extended family member to watch the kiddos for an hour or two so that you can do all of the nothing you’ve been wanting to do! 🙂
Now, if you’re around my age and your mother is becoming one of your best friends, all she wants is to feel needed again. She wants a little more time with you. Ask her to do something that the two of you will enjoy. Get her a nail certificate for a mani/pedi date, make lunch reservations at her favorite spot, go bike riding, go shopping, or enjoy a movie. Whatever the two of you can do together will be the best present you can give her this year.
This year, I’m gifting my mother tickets to the Dallas Summer Musical. We saw Wicked on broadway in NYC a few years ago and she always talks about going back to see another show. Although I can’t afford a trip for two to NYC right now – I can afford a night at the theatre. I’m gifting her two tickets to Ragtime and I can’t wait for her to open them. I wanted to treat my mother to something a little different this year because she deserves it.
If you’d prefer to stick to traditional gifts for Mother’s Day, here are my favorites: