For close to 30 years, my wife purchased 15 gifts every Mother’s Day. She bought one gift each, from herself, me and our three children for my mother, her mother and her grandmother. Often it was the Saturday right before Mother’s Day. She made it see so simple, so I asked her secret.
My wife said she paid attention to each woman all through the year. She listened to the, and knew their likes and dislikes. For that reason there is no one size fits all gift. What one woman will love and adore, another will hate. Even so, if you are running out of time, there is one gift that works universally, food. Here are six food ideas that are sure to please.
Fix your mother or mother figure a wonderful breakfast in bed, bring her breakfast from a fast food eatery, or take her out to eat at a nice establishment for breakfast or brunch
2. Gift basket
Make your own gift basket. If the woman in your life is diabetic, or on a heart friendly diet, here are suggestions dark chocolate, packets of oatmeal, or a few wrapped oatmeal cookies. A small bottle of grape juice or sparkling cider. A box of whole grain crackers, cheese or small bottles of condiments, or olive oil.
3. Food staples
You can also make a gift basket or wrap a box with food staples such as canned goods. Also consider summer sausage, and cheese logs or balls.
4. Gift card
Give a gift card to a grocery store or favorite restaurant
You can invite your loved one over for a dinner you made, take her out to dinner, or surprise her with a deli tray from a grocery store.
My wife purchased my mother a glass candy dish with a top one year. She put inside a bag of y other’s favorite candy. Each year after, she gave my mo candy fro our oldest son for Mother’s day and other occasions, Te dish stayed full, there was one less gift to think about, and mom was happy.