Mothers Day Ideas
Did you know the first Mother’s Day was in 1908 and today is celebrated in all parts of the world, became an official holiday in 1914. Mothers sure are very special to us all, its mid-week now and your still going crazy looking for something extra special for your mom. The traditional gifts are fine, hanging flower baskets are the most popular where I live and mom’s do seem to love them. Most of us will buy our mom a pretty card, more likely with flowers on the front. Are you a traditional person or are you one who goes out of your way to find something unique for your mom, we all get lazy some years and the last minute go out and buy one of these traditional mother’s day gifts.
Men are what their mothers made them.
— RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Mother Day Gifts
I most often start keeping my eye open in April for something unique and thoughtful for my mom for her special day, my mom gets extra’s since her birthday also is in May. That does put double the pressure on me when searching for something unique for my mom during this time, often I check out all the small country and antique shops. My mother is an old fashion country girl, she loves those little country nick knack things you will find in those types of shops. Believe it or not I have found some really cool unique gifts in the farm and country shop where I live, you just never know for sure where you might find that special gift unless you put some extra effort in your searching. Now am I making you feel guilty for that traditional gift you already or plan to buy for your mom, believe me that is not my intention at all. My intention with this article is to give you some motivation and ideas for your mom, next some gift ideas your mom might love as much as my mom does.
Mothers Day Cards
One thing you can do to make your mom know she is extra special to you is make your gift more personal just for her, all mom’s like different things and have different interests so you will have to adjust these suggestions to your mom’s own personal favorites. My mom goes absolutely crazy over anything anyone makes for her, often I will make her a personalized home-made mothers day card. I usually will put a photograph of me and my sons in the card to surprise her when she opens the card, on the front i will purchase some fresh flowers and glue some of the blooms on the front of the card just early enough the glue has dried and the blooms will look their best. Mom’s do seem to love flowers and photographs of the ones they love, so this works well for me to give both of them to my mom in a personalized mothers day card.
My mom also seems to like very much gift baskets for some odd reason, she loves all those little items in the baskets. For my mom to make her basket more personal for her, I purchase a basket usually wicker since she loves wicker baskets. Then I fill the basket with many of her favorite snacks, beauty and cosmetic goodies. I also sometimes will add a nice pretty piece of jewelry or two, you can add some of her favorite fresh blooms as well in this basket . Be sure to put the blooms on top of the basket so its the first thing she sees when you give her the gift, I also like to attache a bloom or two to the basket as a decorative touch.
I often throw in some gift certificates in my gift baskets for some of my mom’s favorite places, beauty shop gift certificates are great gifts for your mom. Often our mom’s do not go to the beauty shop as often as she would like too, another goody is if your mom likes to go to the spa is a good gift certificate idea. restaurant gift certificates are nice I think for mom, it gives her a break from cooking herself and being served at her favorite place she enjoys to eat. Since mom’s love to shop, gift certificates to her favorite shops never fail as a good gift basket addition.
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
— JEWISH PROVERB
When you have ran out of ideas for mom, you can always give her some of her favorite hobby supplies. Maybe even give her a new hobby to try, my mom loves gardening so I will often add some flower seeds, bulbs or gardening extras which will fit in a gift basket. Garden decor is very nice for a gift for your mom if she is into gardening, even though ever mom is different there are always ways to make her mother’s day gift(s) personal and special.
— DOROTHY, THE GOLDEN GIRLS
I hope my intention for this article to give you some motivation and ideas for your own mother has done its job, remember mothers are not really difficult to please. Any time you put a little extra thought and go out of your way your will make your mom feel extra special, its mid-week now so you still have the time to put together a very special and unique gift just for your own mom.