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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

A Mother’s Day Gift Guide that is based on real-life conversations I have daily with moms of all kinds. I am in many online groups for moms. I get the inside view of what their needs are, I am a mom myself, this helps me choose items to suggest as an incredible gift option. 

A Fun Graph About What We Spend On Gifts For Mother’s Day


It is always interesting what our spending habits are when it comes to gifting.

What Exactly Does Mom Want For Mother’s Day?

I posted in some Facebook groups a simple question. “Hey Mama’s, what are some things on your overall wishlists?” 

Within an hour there were over 250 replies! Many replies were things like

  • More Time In The Day
  • More Sleep
  • An Extra Pair Of Hands
  • Stillness, Quietness
  • To Be Heard And Understood
  • To Be Appreciated
  • To Be Equal With Their Spouse
  • To Not Be Last For Everything
  • More Individual One On One Time With Each Family Member
  • To Have A Social Life Outside Of Mom’ing

That is just a short list of the items with no monetary value that was listed over and over and each with at least twenty-five likes. So think about that list these moms are in dire need of, how are you going to help her get to experience more of them?

Mother’s go through so much! They really deserve so much more credit than what they are given. I believe in special treatment for moms that includes materialistic things and non-materialistic as well.

When it comes to gifts for mom, give her things that only she can use and benefit from. Moms should never feel like they have to give up their gift options to things like pans, fancy cleaning stuff and other items that others would benefit from. That is not at all right or fair to mom, it is selfish and not an appropriate gift for mom. 

 Let’s take a look at better gift options that moms can use and need too. 

I’m going to get right into the gifting options for mom. Please don’t make her wait any longer! Don’t forget to check out the local gifting options, grab your free seed packet printable plus some ideas for mom that only cost your time. 

Choose at least one item from each of the gift categories and arrange them all in a nice package, like a nice gift bag or a nice reusable decorative basket to really show mom that all her sacrifices are appreciated. 

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Cards For Mom

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Cards last an eternity, mom’s save their cards and when things look really tough for her, she brings out her cards and they help recenter herself. 



Wall Art And Decor For Mothers


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Wall art or similar items are another way moms can take a step back and recenter herself as she reflects on that loving moment she received it from you. She may even try to think about how you fiddled with all the right wording combinations to make sure you caught her attention the way you wanted to.



Foods And Drinks Mom Will Like


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When it comes to foods and drinks mom is typically last to get her needs and wants to be met. Most times she is eating what was once a hot plate of food, cold and if she is really lucky, she might get a chance to warm it up in the microwave! She doesn’t get the same chances or opportunities like other members of her household gets, a fresh plate of food.

Gift her the ability to indulge in some good foods and drinks, consumed in the way they are intended to be consumed.


Wellbeing And Health To Help Mom Recover From Daily Mom Duties


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Mom tasks are very strenuous, they affect their mind, body, spirit, health, mentality, their emotions, and of course their physical being. Make sure she gets to recover, decompress, heal and get her self-care needs met.



Skin Care For Mom


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Pregnancy, breastfeeding, lack of sleep, lack of proper nutrition and so many other factors take a toll on mom’s skin. It is the only one she has and she needs to take care of it. When her skin isn’t getting the proper TLC, the appearances can make mom depressed and can be just devastating to them.



Makeup For Mom


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Makeup is not bad, it can be really helpful in different ways. We need to loose this “stigma” that wearing makeup isn’t natural or is just negative altogether. Makeup can be fun and help enhance mom’s mood too. Give her some happy color!



Fragrances For Mom 


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Go to any fragrance counter, you will not find a fragrance to smell like diapers, used wipes, formula, vomit or Pine-Sol. So why is mom going around smelling of these things, while her other family members get to choose these nicer and happier scents? Never allow mom to go out in public smelling of diapers.



Clothing Mom Will Get Great Use Of


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Did you know that in reality, that moms will wear the same clothing over and over for at least three years before they can update their wardrobe! No wonder she doesn’t want to go out, no wonder she is always moping around. Everyone else gets a new wardrobe when school starts or the season changes, but mom doesn’t get these same opportunities. Keep mom’s wardrobe updated, she will be more willing to do more stuff outdoors when she too has new clothes.



Jewelry, Footwear, And Other Accessories Mom Will Adore


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Jewelry, footwear and other accessories go in line with her wardrobe. Mom’s need stuff too. She too wants to look great when she is out in public.



Gadgets And Other Gift Options For Mom

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Mom’s need and use various gadgets and other cool stuff just like everyone else. Find them electronics, gadgets, books and other things that will bring them joy and or make life easier for them.



Listen To Mom, Watch Mom’s Moods, What Makes Her Happy And What Upsets Her

Help mom even more with some other things that are super important and very beneficial to her, as a person, a woman, a wife/girlfriend and a mom.

Take notes of things you hear mom complain about, they are most valid. What are some products and services that she can use so that those negative things don’t occur again or so often? 

Does mom get to enjoy hot foods? Does she get to enjoy peace and quietness? Does she get to have moments of stillness? How is mom’s health? What about her sleeping habits? Can she dress up and feel like a non-mom and how often? What about your social status, her working or money making status? 

Many moms, especially stay at home moms depend on their husband or boyfriend for spending money. These moms have stayed silent about their wishes and want because they “have to ask” for money. This is a rotten feeling, it is very limiting and can be quite detrimental to her growth and happiness. This is when giving her gift certificates come in handy! She can use them on herself. If you give her cash, she will never use it on herself. When you gift a gift certificate to mom, make sure there is enough on it to also handle the gratuity so that she doesn’t have to worry about that part either. 

Find Local Things For Mom

  • Gift Certificates To Various Restaurants 
  • Gift Certificates To A Spa Day
  • Gift Certificates For Hair And Nails
  • Hire Mothers Helper
  • Gift Certificates For Her To Enjoy Her Hobbies

Meals For Mom – Allow her the time and money to have at least one interrupted meal of her own choosing at a restaurant, once a month. Make a reservation for a single serve table setting so that she can go enjoy having someone else cook, bring her a meal of her choosing and clean up after her. Include enough for gratuity so that she has absolutely nothing to worry about except enjoy being a human for that moment. 

Spa, Hair, Nails, Massage Days For Mom – Once a month, mom should get to have time dedicated to going to a nail salon, the massage spot, and every few months the hair salon. Everyone expects mom to help them feel and look good but mom also deserves this just as much as each member of the family already gets to have happened. Make sure mom gets to be included in these things. It helps her mentally, emotionally and physically too. 

Make Sure Mom Has A Social Life Outside Of The Home Too – If mom only has her household members to talk to, this is very selfish of her household members to do to her. She needs and craves social interactions with other humans just the same as her other household members get to have. Encourage her to go have a ladies night out and help her in any ways to meet and stay connected to neighbors and friends of hers. 

Hire Help – I can not even begin to list out all the tasks, the emotions, the struggles, the physicalness and other things that happen to moms when they absolutely spend every breath, every movement, every thought…. All to ensure that everything is done for everyone else. Help mom out by hiring a mother’s helper. They can help her in many ways, like an extra set of hands to help her with various household tasks. This can mean someone doing all the things that mom has the hardest times doing, but persevere and does it anyways. It can mean someone to help her meal prep, someone to help grocery shop, someone to play with the children so she can catch up on so much missed sleep she endures. Even if it is for five to ten hours a week, this will greatly improve everything about mom. 


Most Importantly The Only Way To Show Mom That You Absolutey And Truly Are Sincere About Your Appreciation For Her Is To Ensure Your Actions Are Doing All The Talking. 


How You Can Help Mom Everyday

  • Each family member should be cleaning up after themselves unless they, of course, are too young.
  • The older kids can help with meal prepping, like peeling and cutting up ingredients. 
  • Each person take on a particular chore to help lighten up the physical load on mom. 

Don’t forget, MOM is also a human, just like the rest of us are. She has feelings, needs, wants, wishes, desires, fantasies, likes and dislikes just like you do. 

Grab Your Free Seed Packet Printable – Most stores sell seeds, go grab a few packets, some soil, pots, and get these printed up, include them in your gift package. Flowers, gardens, plants and trees are so relaxing and help improve moods, help her get a little happy garden started. 

You can also wrap up some seed packages and hand them out to all the mothers you know and come across too! It is a thoughtful, plentiful and affordable little gift.

Print out these seed packet covers and give those seeds to mom in style. Enter your email to get updates of future posts and get your Free Mothers Day Seed Packet Printable.

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