On Mother’s Day we honor the mothers in our lives, whether they are our mothers, our grandmothers, the mothers of our children, or just a mother that we know and love. Although a physical gift can never repay these moms for all the love and care they’ve given, they will appreciate receiving a token of your love and appreciation. Here are some gift ideas for some of the different kinds of moms you may have in your life.
Ideas for New Moms
New moms are going to be busier than they’ve ever been before – and they’re not going to get a whole lot of sleep. One good idea for new moms is to give her some certificates for meals that can be picked up and brought home for the nights that she’s too worn out to cook. Or you can give her certificates for a service that will deliver food.
Certificates for housecleaning services are always appreciated, as are babysitting certificates. Even if she’s not able or not ready to leave the baby, this can give her some free time to nap or do something else while her baby is being cared for.
Shopping certificates for comfortable clothes are also appreciated. When a new Mom gives birth, she’s ready to be out of the maternity clothes, but may not quite fit into her pre-pregnancy attire, so this could be very helpful.
You can make a photo album featuring the new mom and her arrival by using scrapbook kits. Since a new mom is short on time, you put the album completely together, leaving only the pictures she wants added to be put in place.
Give her jewelry commemorating the birth of her child.
Ideas for Your Wife
Gift ideas for your wife for Mother’s Day can be thoughtful and romantic and she’ll treasure them forever. If you’re just starting your family and don’t have a lot of extra cash, you can still make her day special by picking flowers if you can’t buy them, tying them together with a pretty ribbon and writing her a poem to go with the flowers.
You can arrange a picnic at her favorite outdoor spot where you prepare all of the food, take care of the packing and cleaning up and give her the gift of time. All mothers appreciate this. They love to hear, “I’m taking care of everything. You just go relax.”
Give your wife a rosebush you can plant or a special flowering tree. You can write a lovely note and tell her that your love for her grows as beautiful and as fragrant as the flowers.
You can secretly take a picture of your wife with your children and have it framed.
Charm bracelets are special for all mothers, and you can give her a charm bracelet with charms that show her interests as well as what delights her.
Plan a relaxing bath for her – fill the bathroom with candles, sprinkle rose petals around, have some soft music on and take care of the kids so she can soak and relax. Give her a copy of her favorite novel or a new CD to listen to while she relaxes.
Ideas for Daughters Who Are Moms
If you have an adult daughter with children and the children are old enough, you can have them over one day to make an extra special Mother’s Day gift. Taking a canvas for artwork, have each child press their hands into finger paint – a different color for each child – and then press their palms down onto the canvas.
Write the names and ages of the children beneath each set of handprints. When the paint dries, have each child write a meaningful message to your daughter. Then have the canvas framed and present it to her as a gift.
Take your daughter on a day cruise with her children or have a mother/daughter outing planned.
Give her a collage of photographs and memories in the shape of a heart. Buy a beautiful mug and decorate it with quotes or mosaics.
Buy her some comfortable pajamas to sleep in complete with luxury house shoes. Give her a certificate for a night out with her husband while you watch the children.
Get her a special Mother’s Day locket with small pictures of her children inside or a picture of you and your daughter together in the locket.
Ideas for Grandmothers
A family portrait that’s framed with all of the generations together is a gift that grandmothers love. Personalized stepping-stones inscribed with the names of her children or grandchildren are always a hit.
Jewelry like grandmother rings or grandmother/grandchild heart charms have special meaning.
Memory books, scarves and personalized afghans are always precious. Baskets filled with her favorite things are a good idea, or baskets that you can set up to arrive once a month, such as fruit or candy or cheese baskets to show how much you appreciate her.
Flowers in specialty pots that she can enjoy all year long will bring a smile to her face. You can give her gift certificates for online shopping, which is helpful if your grandmother isn’t able to get around well physically.
Grandmothers love the gift of time and enjoy spending time with their family. One of the special gift ideas that you can do for your grandmother is to create an, “I Remember When” book.
Record her memories of days gone by – the story of her life – and print it out and have it bound in book form and give it to her as a gift. This way of preserving memories will be very precious to her.
Of course, taking your grandmother out to eat is always a special treat for her. Many grandparents stay home too much and an outing with beloved family members is something they treasure.
Mother’s Day Joy
No matter how you do it, let the mothers in your life know how much you love and appreciate them. Whether your gift is handmade, expensive, or somewhere in between, the mothers you know will feel loved and find joy in receiving your special gifts.