What do get for your mother on mother’s day when she already has everything? Mother’s Day gifts can be hard to buy, especially if your budget is tight, or your mom doesn’t need anything, or has mostly everything she wants. Flowers, perfume, or candy are always good, but it’s nice to come up with something unexpected and creative. Perhaps some of these ideas or variations on them will strike your fancy. Show mom how much you love her by thinking outside the box; she’ll appreciate it!
Get mom a gift card to her favorite store or restaurant. Gift cards may seem impersonal, but they allow the recipient freedom to shop or dine without thinking about the cost. Think of gift cards as a special treat. They give mom the opportunity to purchase something she might not otherwise, or to indulge in a special menu item.
You can pamper mom by treating her to a gift certificate to a salon or spa. A new haircut, a manicure, massage, or spa treatment are always a welcome reprieve from a mom’s routine.
Consider mom’s interests and hobbies. Whether she likes sewing, scrapbooking, gardening, or photography, you can surely find a gift certificate to a store that sells related items and supplies, or better yet, you could pay for a class in her field of interest. Maybe your budget would allow enough for you to take the class with her, which doubles the gift in quality time spent together.
Give a personalized gift. Stationery, clothing, jewelry, handkerchiefs, mugs, mouse pads, calendars, picture frames — the list is endless. Local and online stores that specialize in personalized items are everywhere. Most photo processing centers offer custom calendars, tote bags, and more. Treat mom to her very own personalized note cards, or a mug with her grandkids’ picture, or a handbag with her initials. This gift will remind her often how much you care.