It’s time for Mother’s Day Gift Ideas…
With all types of moms out there you’re sure to find one of my Mother’s Day gift ideas is sure to please even the most difficult of mothers.
….don’t forget your
wife…if she’s the mother of your kids or any kids
and any other mom you want to honor.
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How well do you know the momma you’re celebrating?
Some would love to have a gift to open others would love to have the gift of time spent together, yet others would appreciate acts of service.
If you know this, your gift will be so much more appreciated.
If you’re not sure what that means, it’s a concept called the 5 love languages outlined in a book by Gary Chapman. In it he describes 5 ways people like to receive love. His first book was written with romantic love in mind, but now he has a bunch more specific to relationships with your kids, your teens,and more like these.
The cliff notes version –
Acts of Service – they like things done for them even just filling their gas tank
Physical Touch – holding hands and hugging and of course sex, but we’re talking our moms here so, yuck, lol jk
Words of Affirmation – telling them they’re appreciated or celebrated
Quality Time – spending time with them
Receiving Gifts – giving them stuff, though could be picked flowers or found seashells, doesn’t have to be monetary
Pair it with their hobby and you’ve got a winner. I have broken the gift ideas down by hobby, but then added ideas from acts of service and time added in with the gifts to purchase.
Mother’s Day Gifts
For the Gardener
Clean Up Her Yard
Visit a Garden Center together
Windchimes…mine have survived 20 New England winters
Bat House…they eat all the mosquitos
Birdbath…and a bird watching book
For the Techie
Phone Clip-on Camera Lens
Smart Notebook…so cool I want one!…*requires these pens
For the weary mom who needs a pick me up…. (that’s all of them)
Gift Certificate for a Manicure or Pedicure
Gift Certificate for a Massage
Cleansing Brush System
For the Cook
Single Serve Blender
Blender/Food Processor…I love mine
Griddle….one of my favorite purchases
Waffle Maker…we use ours once a week ….so quick
Counter Top Convection Oven… I have this lifesaver
Tea Infuser with a basket of loose tea
Measuring Cups, like these super cute ones
For the one who needs to get out more…
Take Her to Lunch
Take Her to a Movie
This kit from The Dating Divas gives an entire year of weekly date nights in a printable pack. It’s so popular, they made an all-new monthly Year of Dates 2.0.
If you’re giving it to someone who still has kids at home, adding in a gift certificate for free babysitting for each month makes a welcome gift for any mom with kids still at home.
For The Minimalist or Downsizer in the Making
Any of the ideas above for giving your time or a gift certificate like the pedicure.
Think things no one has to store or dust. a.k.a. less crap
Things you cannot hold unless they are used one time, like the gift certificate.
Spring Cleaning on your time or your dime
Wash and Detail Her Car
Spruce up something she always mentions…like powerwash her deck or paint her kitchen…assuming you don’t totally suck at these, lol
Clean out her garage, shed, attic or cellar…if she wants to declutter but needs some help.
If you know a mom who’s a caregiver, read this post.
Want to make a list for yourself…go here to get this free printable.
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