Practical Gifts for Mothers Day

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Practical Gifts for Mothers Day

And so another Sunday in May rolls around and the mom in your life gets yet another coffee mug, scarf, t-shirt, and popsicle stick refrigerator magnet…is it a magnet?  While those gifts are sweet, the children are proud, and she’ll cherish them, mom deserves a bit more!  It’s time to get her some practical gifts for Mothers Day.

Instead of spending 30 minutes in the card aisle looking for the perfect words written by someone else, take some time to think of how you can help her.    Think of what she actually NEEDS.

Deep Cleaning of the house through Amazon

Oh, yes!  You heard that right!  Amazon has Home & Business Services! (available in select cities)

You can get your mom the gift of Spring Cleaning, Home Cleaning, Window, Carpet, Hard Wood, Stone, and Tile Cleaning.

After all the years mom cleaned up after you, the least you can do is get her a day off and her house sparkling when she returns!

Dads?  This is a great gift for the mother of your children!

A look into her ancestry

If your wife is interested in history, why not give her a look into where she came from?



There’s nothing quite like climbing into a bed with clean sheets.  But climbing into NEW clean sheets?  There’s nothing better!  Update the linen closet and give the mom in your life a bit of bed time luxury!


If she’s been wearing the same robe for 15 years, chances are she doesn’t feel fabulous in it.  Get her something she would receive in a high end hotel or spa!  She’ll feel glamorous!


Terrycloth tends to get a little sharp after a few years of going through the wash.  Grab mom some luxury bath sheets.


If she’s constantly searching the kitchen cabinets for a place to put the left overs, toss out all of the thousands of mismatched lids and invest in a nice new matching set!

Fancy Tumblers

If mom likes to take her coffee, tea, water, or smoothies on the road, it should stay whatever temperature it is supposed to!  Get her a fancy tumbler for when she’s on the go!

Electric Wine Opener

This woman has been driven to drink by her children.  If she is still using her old hand crank wine opener, save her the trouble and get her an electric wine opener or full wine gift set!

Book Bone

If you have a reader this Mothers Day, grab her the book bone.  No more hand cramps when she’s flipping through a paperback, this nifty device makes it easy to hold your book with one hand!

Perfect for the bath tub reader in your life!

Essential Oil Diffuser

If she enjoys essentials, grab her a gorgeous essential oil diffuser that will not only make her home smell wonderful, it’ll be a great addition to her decor!


So she can’t be spoken to before coffee?  Get her a single cup of coffee that can be ready in a moment’s notice!  No filters, beans, grounds, set up, or clean up!

Board Game

If the mom in your life is constantly hoping the kids will put down the electronics and have a good old fashioned conversation, give her the gift of a family game night that gives you things to talk about!

The Scent of Home

If your mom is from a different state and talks about it often, get her the scent of home in a beautiful candle!

A Kodak Moment

That’s right!  Amazon for the win again!  You can get canvas prints!  Get a favorite picture of hers blown up so she can proudly display it!

Gift Certificates:

If she is impossible to physically shop for or if she prefers experiences over material gifts, be thoughtful to what she likes.


Give her an afternoon out getting a mani pedi and having a little pampering!


The gift of relaxation, peace and quiet, and relief of the constant sore muscles.


Make sure it’s somewhere she loves and either plan out a Mom & Dad date, girls night out, or family event.

I cannot count how many restaurant gift cards are in the junk drawer in the kitchen or burning a hole in my wallet.  If you don’t have a plan, it’ll probably never happen.

If you’re going to buy her something that is next to the check out counter, at least put a bit of effort behind it.

Hotel Stay

Give her the gift of sleeping in!  Even if it’s for one night away in the same town.  A quiet place to take a bath and sleep (without a toddler’s hand under the door, kids climbing into bed with you, or little ones waking you up with the sun)

Concert or Event

Give her a date with Dad or girls night out at the theater or concert hall.  Get together with her girlfriends and find a show or concert she would love and get tickets!


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  1. Great list of gift ideas. I personally could use the glass tupperware containers. Really getting tired of my odds and ends and would love to have nice nesting containers all with lids that could be heated up multiple ways.

    Leah @ Confessions of Parenting

    1. I recently got both of these sets and adore having everything match and have a place to go!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I think my mom would enjoy the electric wine bottle opener, or the Essential Oil Diffuser. Both lovely!

    1. I have the electric wine bottle opener and it is the gift I never knew I needed! The diffuser is on my wish list!
      Thank you for stopping by!

  3. These are all wonderful suggestions! Every year I tell my husband that I want canvas prints of our wedding pictures. I didn’t know Amazon did them. I also really love the deep cleaning of the house idea! Those are both huge wins for me!

    Thanks for joining #WanderingWednesday! 🙂

    1. I adore canvas prints (and we’ve been meaning to do the same for our wedding photos) but they’re always such a hassle and cost so much to get done… but you don’t want to get them done at a drug store for fear they’ll come out terribly. Amazon’s are great quality and for a reasonable price…and they get delivered to your door!!
      A good spring cleaning by someone else sounds like an absolute treat any time of the year!
      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thank you! I used to deep clean the house every Mothers Day as a tradition! I’m a few states away now, so I can’t keep that up any more!

  4. I love how this a list of things every mom would love! I love giving my mom gift certificates but also the gift of a clean house goes a long way! xoxo- Kam

    1. That’s fabulous! I’m trying to make sure a lot of dads get to see this list! Hope it’s in your hands come Mothers Day!

    1. For some people, the book bone is a game changer! Thank you so much! I always try to get useful gifts!

    1. I’m curious myself! I’m from CA and I don’t know if it would smell like beach or smog!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. omg! i forgot mothers day is coming!!! i like your ideas i think the best oe is the cleaning the house service. I dont know is that is available here in mexico but sure i can do it my self so my mom doesnt have to

  6. Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas! I think the Gift Certificates are the best, nothing better than a massage to pamper mom! 😀

    1. I didn’t know until a few weeks ago that it was a possibility through Amazon! Moms deserve it all!

  7. You had me at deep clean! That would be amazing. The hotel stay would be equally wonderful. I always forget that the UK has Mother’s Day earlier than the rest of the world – I hope some of these find their way to you this Mother’s Day! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    1. That seems to be the crowd favorite! I felt very behind on my Mothers day posts a few weeks ago… then I remembered it’s different!
      Thank you so much for dropping by!

  8. This is a great idea for a Mother’s Day gift list! The house clean is inspired and I know my mum would love that! And the coffee maker would definitely go down a treat. #blogcrush

    1. A clean house and a good cup of coffee could make me happy any day of the year! Thank you for stopping by!

    1. I think I have all moms at deep cleaning that they don’t have to participate in!! Thanks for dropping by

  9. I love the idea of someone buying a cleaner for my house for mother’s day… that would be a total ‘put your feet up’ moment! Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG

    1. That’s the crows favorite! Be sure to share that idea with your family!
      Thank you for stopping by!

  10. I think it is bad that I would be over the moon with new towels…. What have I become!? And I think that book bone is the answer to all my problems. Great gift guide. Thank you for joining #ThursdayTeam

    1. Thank you! New towels are a luxury so many people forget about! And the book bone is a fabulous invention!
      Glad you could stop by!

  11. There’s never enough time to enjoy a good book in the tub! Hope you get a little more of it this year!
    Thank you so much for stopping by!

  12. I’ve recommended the same bottle opener. Practical is key. Or better, yet, make it a mental health day. No hosting brunch at my house, no cleaning, no cooking. Just good old fashioned me-time, sprinkled with some (quiet!) nice moments with the kids.

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