Some mothers love handmade items, a good box of chocolates or even the next beauty trend. But regardless of your mom’s style, we can all agree they want nothing but the best for us, so when it comes to treating them on their special day, it’s time to step up.
Whether your mother, aunt, grandma or wife is a trendsetter, loves sappy greeting cards or has a major sweet tooth, here are some ideas for mother’s day gifts that are sure to delight the special woman in your life.
Cheryl’s Long Stemmed Cookie Flowers
You can give the gift of flowers and sweets in one delicious purchase. This bouquet comes with 12 long-stemmed buttercream frosted flower, tulip and butterfly cutout cookies delivered in a real florist box. These might not last as long as actual flowers if you know what I mean!
Shari’s Berries Gourmet Dipped Strawberries
Satisfy her sweet tooth with this delightfully artful gift of fruit. She’ll receive a dozen perfectly sized strawberries dipped in dark, milk or white chocolate, which are topped with swizzles, chocolate chips and pink shimmer sugar. She’ll feel spoiled and decadent.
Wolferman’s Mother’s Day Tote Gift
Mom spent years making sure you had breakfast before you headed out the door. Now it’s time to give her a chance to relax in the morning with a gourmet bakery spread of her own. This gift set includes two varieties of English muffins, a cinnamon roll, raspberry pastry, Earl Grey tea and a hand-decorated pink daisy cookie, presented in a pretty canvas tote she can use again.
Charming Charlie Pineapple Canvas Tote
Spring and summer are perfect for ditching the black leather bag and start carrying a handbag with “purse-onality.” Fun floral prints are everywhere but help her stand out with this unique green and white tote that features the symbol of hospitality, the pineapple. Present it to her with a bouquet of flowers popping out and she’ll be impressed.
LocoTrends Scarf on Etsy
When the weather heats up we typically wear less layers of clothing. However, there’s always the chance of running into breezy evenings or air conditioned movie theaters and restaurants that warrant a cover of some kind to make things more comfortable. Give her this vibrant scarf that she can wear as a fashionable accent or the perfect go-to piece she can keep in her handbag for those unexpected chilly encounters. This color combination is great year round, even on a gray or black sweater in fall and winter!
Vera Bradley Flip-Flops
Whether she’s hanging out poolside or running necessary errands, having a cute pair of flip-flops handy is important. These flip-flops have a flexible rubber sole so each step is made in comfort. Pair these with a matching Vera Bradley beach towel and she’ll be styling in the sun all summer long!
Floral-Fetti Blooms from Gifts.com
Surprise her with a knock at the door she’ll be glad to answer. This 100-bloom arrangement features cushion poms splattered with floral paint, creating a festive rainbow bouquet of mums for your mum.
Time to Celebrate Rainbow Rose Bouquet from FTD.com
Roses of any color are beautiful, but what if you could give her the rainbow inside each one? This bouquet features roses that have been dyed so that each petal displays a different mix of yellow, blue, green, purple and pink. Have them delivered as a loose bouquet or in a vase in half or full dozen options. These are sure to wow.
Birdhouse of Blooms® Deluxe from 1-800-Flowers.com
If she prefers having plants or potted flowers, this unique birdhouse will make her smile long past Mother’s Day. It has a magnetic roof, wraparound porch and features a pink azalea plant that will arrive in bud form ready to bloom. The birdhouse is a fully functional planter with liner and brackets to hang. Even when the blooms expire, she can plant this perennial outside, where it comes back yearly. She can reuse the birdhouse for other flowers!
Korres Lip Butter Moisturizing Trio
Made in Italy, these lip balms provide soothing moisture and a subtle tint thanks to the combination of shea butter, rice wax and Vitamin E. Free of petrolatum, parabens, sulfates and synthetic fragrances, the guava provides a sheer translucent effect, while the jasmine is more of a pinky nude shade, and the mango is a coral shade. Perfect for her makeup bag or purse, she can keep one at home, in the car or on the go!
Amope Pedi Perfect
Mom is busy running life like a pro. Give her tootsies some love with this electronic foot file that features roller heads with diamond crystals that remove hard skin and leave feet feeling like silk. Amope also offers moisturizer and foot cream to extend the smooth effect daily. Or you can pop a couple bottles of her favorite lotion with the foot file and some fun nail polishes in a cute basket for a pampering presentation.
Ralph Love Eau de Toilette by Ralph Lauren
She can tap into her sweet and sassy side all spring and summer long with this sugary fragrance from one of America’s most iconic designers. Ralph Love features notes of luscious red apple, sweet cotton candy accord, and intoxicating rose that will make her feel special every time she spritzes some on.
Ben’s Garden ‘All That I Am’ Trinket Tray
She can place her favorite jewelry, a set of keys or anything she wants on this trinket tray that’s made of bent glass with a felt base. It’s handcrafted using the traditional French technique, découpage, and features one of Abraham Lincoln’s famous quotes, “All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.”
Godstonestudio Personalized Family Tree Necklace on Etsy
The family tree can be close to the heart with this personalized necklace. The beautiful silver-plated tree pendant features leaves that can be personalized with initials. It’s suspended on a fine sterling silver chain with clasp. It’s also available in gold plate and comes in an organza bag ready for gifting.
Decorative Storage Box of Moments
Decorative storage boxes can be found at major craft stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby, and you can even find them at Home Goods. Not only are they beautiful, they have magnetic closures to keep contents safe. Fill the box with things that only she would love, like a photo of you together in a frame, a special piece of jewelry, a top 10 list of your favorite moments together or any special items that represent your relationship. She can continue to add things to the box as years pass. The gift that keeps on giving!
Does she have a favorite band, play or musical she’s longing to see? Many popular performers are holding summer and fall concerts. You don’t have to go to New York City for Broadway productions as many of them make their way to major cities across the U.S. When her favorite act comes to town she’ll be ready! Purchase tickets for the two of you to attend together – you brighten her day with the gift and give her something to look forward to!
Try Something New
The special lady in your life is probably always putting others first and doesn’t make time to do fun things for herself. Perhaps you’ve heard her say she wishes to try a particular thing someday when she has time. Why not make that happen for her? Enroll her in a fly-fishing class, tennis lessons, crafting night, clay sculpting or a culinary course that allows her to tap into something she may be interested in but for which she has never made special time. She’ll be surprised that you were listening all of these years.
On the Town Experience
Orchestrate an entire day for her, and it doesn’t have to be on Mother’s Day. You can list the things you’ll have prepared for her and wrap it in a box for her to open on the holiday but make arrangements for a day in the near future. You can customize the day to match what she likes but to give you an idea, consider booking a limousine for the day and have it pick her up in the early afternoon for a spa treatment. She can then be driven to a local museum to wander the latest exhibits, then taken to a swanky place for dinner and wine. I don’t know a woman who would say no to that!
What do you plan on doing for Mother’s Day to say thank you? Share your ideas and tips with fellow readers in the comments below!
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