Let's face it. Moms are hard to shop for. Sure you can go with flowers and chocolate. It's a nice thought and she'll probably like it, but once the flowers die and the chocolates are eaten, your gift is gone... and you spent a lot of money on it. Sad thought. So what are some good gift ideas for Mom that will last longer than a week and will show that you put some effort into your gift? Let's break it down into a few categories.
Please note, we are not getting paid for these recommendations, we just think they are fun gift ideas.
Loves the Bling
After chocolate and flowers, the next thought most people have is to give their mom some kind of jewelry. But I'm gonna kick it up a notch. Try to find meaningful jewelry. Whether it's a ring that has the birthstone of every kid or just a necklace that holds some meaningful message, it would be hard to go wrong. Here are a couple of places to give you some ideas:
It can be almost impossible to buy clothes for your mom, so here's an idea. There are plenty of clothing subscription boxes nowadays and you can give a gift card to get her started! If she doesn't end up liking it, there's no need to keep the subscription. Obviously this choice is not for everyone, but if your mom really loves her fashion, she'll be thrilled. Here are a few of the many options:
No Frills, Give Me Function
Some moms are all about practicality, and there's nothing wrong with that! It just makes them a little trickier to shop for. But don't worry, from crafty moms to cooking moms, here are some ideas for the practical mom.
Gifts for Display
There are lots of sentimental moms out there, and the best way to get them feeling all warm and fuzzy is to give them something they can show off. There are so many options out there, but here are a few if you're stumped.
We all know our moms work hard, so they could probably use some pampering. It's hard to go wrong with some self-care, whether it's face masks, lotions, or essential oils. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Treat Yo Self (But for You and Mom)
Nothing beats quality time with your mom, but how you choose to spend that time together is totally up to you. That can make it tricky, but here are some ideas of fun activities you might consider doing with your mom.
Get a basket with some yummy smelling lotions and soaps, nail polish and files, face masks, and even some comfy bathrobes if you want. Then schedule a night when you and mom can put it all to use while chatting or watching a chick flick.
There are lots of places you can get a custom puzzle with a picture of your family or whatever you want a picture of, but it doesn't have to stop there. When you give your mom the puzzle, make sure to schedule some time when you can work on the puzzle together. Here's one of the many places you can get a custom puzzle.
Custom Book (If your mom is a grandma)
Here is a website where you can customize your own cartoon characters to star in your own book! Once you get your book, make sure to schedule time for your mom to read the book to her grandkids. She'll love it and might even cry.
Beauty and Function
There aren't a whole lot of things in the world that we can easily justify purchasing because it's beautiful. However, if you throw in some functionality, you've hit the jackpot! From mugs to towels to Towel Ties, here are a few ideas that your mom will be able to use and admire.
In the end, it's hard to go wrong with a thoughtful present even if it may not fit your mom's personality perfectly. She will appreciate the gesture and the effort put into getting something that isn't the stereotypical present.
Good luck in your hunt, and go show your mom just how much you love her!