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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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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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