We’re less than a month away from Mother’s Day, and you don’t want to be caught on that day without even a card and some flowers, right? Not that there’s anything wrong with those, but if you can, try upping your game for mom this year! And we’re not talking about buying the most expensive present and calling it a day, but to choose something that will let her know you’re thinking about her even when it isn’t May.
They say that it’s the thought that counts when it comes to presents, and this list will make that thought really stand out regardless of how big or small your budget is. We’ll show you some general gift ideas that you can customize to mom’s taste and specific objects that you can go out and buy today. But enough talk; here they are!
Yes, we’re starting off feisty. Why not set your mom up for a relaxing time with a nice, tasty bottle of wine? A scotch gift for Father’s Day is already a classic, so doing the same for Mother’s Day is a no brainer, really. Find out your mom’s favorite wine (red, white, rosé, etc.) and get her a nice bottle of it. Don’t be afraid to get close to the top of the shelf for this, as it’s a special occasion. You can even turn it into a “care package” of sorts by complementing it with some nice chocolates and some bath & beauty products!
Amazon Kindle Oasis E-Reader
Is your mom an avid bookworm? Well, how about making life easier for her? The Kindle Oasis is one of Amazon’s best e-readers because it features the highest resolution display of all their products in this line. It’s also linked with audible (which you can totally include the subscription to as part of the gift) so she can listen to her favorite audiobooks, and it’s waterproof, so she can take it into the bathtub with no problem. You can totally splurge a little more and load the Kindle up with some titles you know she’ll love, whether it’s old favorites or new recs, let her indulge in her passion with some style. One of the best gifts even for picky moms.
A “World’s Best Mom” sweatshirt is cool, but you can get even more personal and stylish with your thought by engraving it into a necklace or bracelet. There are some places that will engrave something for you for as little as $30, and for a little extra you can even turn your ornament of choice into a birthstone pendant. You can go for the usual and engrave her initials on it, but remember; the idea is to let her know that you’re thinking of her beyond “emergency: Mother’s Day alert”. Think of something personal and original for your message!
Fitbit Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband
We all want mom to last us a lifetime, right? Well, whether she’s already into fitness and you want to help, or you want to inspire her to put on some running shoes, a Fitbit is a good way to do both. This will keep track of her heart rate 24/7, how many calories she’s burning, automatically detect when she’s asleep to get personalized insights for better rest, and directly connect to her phone through an application to learn much, much more about the daily functions of her body. This is one of the most unique gifts for mom out there; it’s all in one, it’s modern, and it will renew her love for exercise.
5-year Gardener’s Log Book
If mom is more than just a little passionate about her garden all through the year, help her take care of it with this waterproof log book with enough pages to plan five years worth of seasons. She’ll be able to build a catalog wish list early every year, note when spring is expected to arrive, record her vegetable crops and how much they yield, and even learn a bit more about composting, pruning and more with some very useful appendices on those matters. If your mother is already serious about gardening or wants to be, this will be her best friend for years to come.
There are few things in life that can bring as much joy as putting a big smile on mom’s face. If you really want to go the extra mile on this year’s Mother’s Day and give her something thoughtful and special, this guide will surely cover all the bases. If you already have a gift and just want her to have a little extra time to enjoy it, how about getting her home cleaned and tidied too?