Mother's Day is almost here, but don't stress about finding the perfect gift. We've looked at reviews, studied what works, and done the research for you! All you have to do is scroll down through this list and pick from the 15 gifts that are guaranteed to put a smile on your mom's face!
Mother's don't all love the same thing. Sure, your mom will appreciate anything you give her, but an ornate gift may not mean that much when she's really hoping you'll pause the frantic business of life and simply take time out of your day to sip tea and visit with her.
So, we categorized this list with gifts for ALL 5 Love Languages so you can leverage the love you give your mother this year! Whether she wants the gift of one of our luxurious goat milk soap gift baskets or just a thoughtful note, there's something on this list that will make every mom feel special.
Acts of Service
All moms are busy and will appreciate you lifting some of the weight, but if your mom is an acts of service type of woman, a helping hand will mean 10x more!
1. Cook a Meal
Give your Mother a little break from cooking and make a warm, tasty meal you can share together!
2. Have a Cleaning Party
Deep clean the kitchen or some other spot your mother is in/around a lot. Better yet, get up a couple hours early to do whatever work project she wants to get done. For any mother, this is a BIG blessing, and it will provide time for you to bond! To top it off, stock the kitchen with a couple bars of our all-natural Goat Milk Soap Bars to use as a natural dish soap.
3. Give Her a Free Day
Babysit the kids and give your mother the gift of time. Even if you're still a teen, this one is easily doable! Every mom needs a break now and then, and she will treasure the gift of some time off. Trust us.
Words of Affirmation
Some of us don't have a way with words, and we even struggle to tell our mom we love her. However, if your mom's main love language is words of affirmation, it's time to find that pen and get to work. We'll give you some ideas.
4. Tell Her How Helpful Her Advice Has Been
Mother's give a lot of advice, and it would be wonderful for a mother to hear or read how her words have impacted your life in a positive way.
5. Say What You Appreciate about Her
Jot down a note filled with the little things you love about your mom. Don't just assume that she already knows! Mothers love to be reminded over and over again about what you love about them.
6. Write Quotes that Make You Think of Her
You could write them in a card, but if you want to be a bit more creative, write the quotes on sticky notes and hide them around the house!
Sometimes, moms simply want the gift of your presence. Chocolate, flowers, and clean kitchens are nice, but they value time with you more than any gift. Whatever you do doesn't really matter, just make sure you are fully present and able to give quality time with your mom.
7. Go Out to Lunch, Fro-Yo, Tea, etc.
Pick a spot that your mom loves and take her there for a sweet treat. This may seem simplistic, but if your mother values quality time, it's what she wants!
8. Tackle a Project
Ask your mother if there's a project she'd like to tackle together. This is a double gift because you're helping your mother get something done on her long mommy-do-list and you've been able to visit and catch up on each other's lives.
9. Do What She Loves
Spend time with your mom doing something she loves. Scrapbook, bake, take a long walk, trim the roses, get a pedicure or go for a mountain bike ride (If she loves it, do it). If you and your mother have different ideas of a "good time," make sure you ask her what she wants to do.
For some women, touch is the primary love language and a simple hug can mean more than a well-thought-out card. All moms will love the relaxation of a spa day or rub, but to your mother, these gifts will have even more meaning!
10. Spa Day
Who doesn't love a massage!? All moms will LOVE this gift! For a special touch (no pun intended. ;) ), set up your own at-home DIY spa day and give your mom a massage yourself. Don't forget about the foot soak!
11. Foot and Hand Rub
This one's great for children of any age. Whether you're five or fifty, give your mom a nice foot soak by placing her feet in warm water and then wrapping them in hot wet clothes. Then, grab a bottle of natural lotion to give your mom silky smooth skin that will last days beyond Mother's Day.
12. Give Hugs!
Regardless of what you do on Mother's day, give your mother lots of hugs! Even if you're not the touchy-feely type, if your mom's love language is touch, she'll love it!
When it comes to gifts, don't go generic. We know all of us aren't the "Pinterest-y" type, so if you aren't much of a creative crafter make sure you pick out something that reminds you of your mom or something that will really make her feel special. For those of you who really want to hit a home run this Mother's Day, here are some simple ideas.
13. Create a Photobook
Whether you're a die-hard scrapbooker or a disposable camera photographer, figure out a way to share some of those family pics with your mom. Scrapbooking, simple albums from Target, or photo books from Snapfish are all great options. Even if you're still at home, your mom will love to get pictures of you!
14. Frame the Kids (or your own) Artwork
Moms are always proud of their children's accomplishments and the accomplishments of their kiddos. Regardless of your age, if art is your thing or your children's thing, Mom will love it! This is a great option for all of you Dads out there!
15. Bend Soap Company Gift Set
Okay, ready to knock Mother's Day out of the park with one, simple purchase? This is it. Not only will your mother adore you for bringing her such a thoughtful gift, but she'll thank you every time she soaks in a luxurious Milk Bath or soothes her skin with all-natural Lotion (and she'll continue to thank you when she notices that her skin remains silky smooth after just one use!) It's hard to beat luxury, fragrance, and all-natural goat milk products. Your mom will thank you again and again when you surprise her with one of the Bend Soap Company Gift Sets!
Better yet, give her this thoughtful gift along with one of the other gift ideas from this list!
This blog entry was written by Kathryn Joy.