Mother’s Day is one of the easiest holidays when it comes to picking a gift. Moms are happy with just about anything and appreciate the smallest of gestures, or simple thank-yous’s, but if you want to see your mom’s face light-up, then here is your go-to list. These gifts will please nearly every mother out there.
Mom’s work hard! It may seem like a fun, cushy job, but dishing out discipline, saying no to your little angel, and praying your child sleeps for nap is exhausting. Oh, and then there’s the laundry, and dishes, floors, errands, and the list is actually never-ending. For all of those reasons, a gift card for a spa massage will never be cliché. It will relax her, give her a chunk of time to not stress out about anything, and may even help her say yes to more things you want, kids! The only problem with massages is they are a little pricey and can easily cost you $70 for an hour massage.
Hand print kits
One of my most treasured mother’s day crafts is one that I got for me and my daughter to do together. It was a little canvas kit that I bought at Babys”r”us for $15, and came with everything we needed to paint our hand and put prints on a canvas. I love going in her room and seeing her tiny toddler hand on the wall next to my hand. It was also a lot of fun for us to do together, and brings back great memories when I glance at it. Here is one at Target for $17.99.
Many people are jumping on the “stamped jewelry” trend, so finding someone who can do it is easy. Etsy is one of the best ways to get a good price for a necklace, charm, or bracelet stamped with the names of the kids. It’s sentimental and will be a treasured reminder for the mother to look at when she wears the jewelry. Grandma’s who live farther from their grandkids will especially appreciate the gift. Prices vary widely by the jeweler, but typically the cost begins around $25.
Mothers love pictures of their children, so seeing their little angels in book form is magical for a mama. Add in some thoughtful captions and you will catch her looking at the book all the time! Use pictures of the child and mom’s current year together, and she will be able to remember that year in the future. It’s kind of like a modern baby book in a way. Prices start at $10.
If your household is the one where mommy does all the dishes, then she will really appreciate a manicure and pedicure. Her hands are probably dry from washing too many times, and her feet are probably cracked and sore from all the mileage she’s put on them for the kids. Many places will do a combo deal for a manicure and pedicure starting at $35.