Gifts for Mom on Her Birthday the Holidays & Mother's Day
There are so Many Little Ways to Say Thank You Mom
She spends a lot of her day taking care of everyone else and sometimes it is just really nice if she is the one who gets to be taken care of for a little while. Often the best gift for mom is the one that will let her put her feet up and spend a little time simply relaxing.
This Mother's Day do something special for mom. Give her a gift of relaxation and let her be the one to be pampered on her special day. Give a gift that will spoil her.
You can serve her breakfast, dinner, or supper on her special day or be really super sweet and serve her all three meals. Clean the house and do the dishes for her on Mother's day so the housework does not pile up while she enjoys her special day.
A Little Luxury can Feel so Very Nice First Thing in the Morning
Give mom the day off and encourage her to hang out in her housecoat and slippers for the entire day. After all, a day off should be a day with absolutely no obligations to fulfill.
Even if you are not a great cook start her birthday off with breakfast in bed. Fix her a nice breakfast tray with all her favorite foods and add a rose or carnation on the tray for that little extra special touch.
If you absolutely cannot cook then be sure that you serve up coffee, toast, the morning paper, and a rose. Even a little thoughtfulness can go a long way in making a person feel appreciated.
Just letting mom spend that little extra time relaxing before starting a new day can make her feel pampered and appreciated. If you are not that great a cook, then you should order in “take out food” for the evening meal, that way mom really does get the day off.
Pamper her with Sweet Fragrance, Lotion, and Leisure
Send mom off on a relaxing spa adventure. You can purchase her a gift card for a spa, pedicure, manicure, facial treatment, or new hair style and send her off to a salon to be indulged in luxurious comfort.
A full body Reiki session or just that of a simple but oh so soothing foot massage can be so soothing.
Candles, bath salts, oils, lotions and glittery powders can be enchantingly relaxing. You can include sponges and skin buffers for her to use at her leisure. You know your mom best so choose the scents that you think will most suit her. Lilac, rose, jasmine, vanilla, lavender, sweet pea or any other of the wonderfully wide selection of aromatherapy scents available.
Relaxation Themed to Suit Her Lifestyle
Some gifts are so wonderfully rejuvenating that they will easily help mom feel delightfully pampered. She will feel perfectly pretty at home or out.
Scented lotions, glittery glosses, tiny decorative soaps, fragrance, or pedicure and manicure spa elements selected exclusively for her can be very enchanting.
Say thank you to mom with a gift that pampers her. Add a variety of nail polishes for her to pretty herself up with when she is finished her bath. There is something wonderfully relaxing in having pretty fingers and toes.
A Unique and Distinctive Food Gift for Mom?
Maybe mom would prefer some new and interesting food items to tantalize her palate?
A nice fruit basket comprised of rare and exotic fruits is always a nice option, just be sure to include a little list explaining what each fruit is, and accurate directions for consuming it.
Dragon fruit are kind of cool, and you could include a complete feeding schedule for dragons just in case she should run into one of the fire breathing beasts while she is busy munching out on one of these delicacies. A selection of super antioxidants: goji berries, acai berries, blueberries, and pomegranate is a very caring gift. These healthy fruits can be purchased dried or deliciously coated in deep decadent chocolate.
Non-Traditional Foods can be a Wonderful Gift for Mom
Be a sweetheart and give mom a gift of food that she would not otherwise be likely to purchase. Caviar, edible gold, edible flowers, and saffron may fall into this category.
Another option that you might decide on is a selection of highly unusual treats. Edible flowers are a wonderful way to show mom how much you love her. This truly is a sweet gift idea.
These treats come in quite a wide selection and you can choose tea, fine thin crackers in the shape of flowers, the live variety, or gift her a selection of edible flower seeds so she can plant her own garden of tasty buds.
Send Mom Off on a Mini Vacation
Purchase a hotel room for the evening or for the entire weekend. Her mini vacation can be any location that she has expressed an interest in. Don’t forget to include a certificate for a meal or two at a nice restaurant while she is there.
Send mom on a holiday to somewhere she has been wanting to go. Provide the tickets for her to go see her favorite sister, or to go back and visit her home town, or birthplace.
You know your mom best and you probably know where it is that she has been wanting to take a trip to. Consider surprising her with a unique holiday on her Mother's day or her birthday.
Use Her Leisure Time Activities to Dictate Her Gift
Give Mom an Adventure Gift for Mother's Day
If your mom has a strong heart then you might consider giving her an adventure for Mothers Day. There is everything from white river rafting adventures to helicopter rides, bungee or parachute jumps, to a visit at a wax museum.
You can treat mom to a night on the town. Include a gift certificate for a nice meal at a relaxing restaurant, and follow this with tickets to a live theater, concert, or movie for her to enjoy.
If you are looking at purchasing her clothing then double up her gift with the combined excitement of a mini adventure. A new bathing suit combined with passes to the local swimming pool would be nice.
Maybe a Jester’s hat and tickets to a local comedy festival?
How about a hockey jersey and seasons tickets for your local hockey team's games?
A new nightgown and a weekend stay at a nice resort?
A crying towel and passes to the local bowling alley? I’ll leave it up to you to figure out which gift might be best for your mom. With a little imagination and a lot of creativity I am sure that you’ll pick the perfect adventure gift for your mom.
Perhaps a Weird but Wonderful Mother's Day Gift for her?
Every now and then it is nice to get mom a gift that absolutely no one else on God’s Green Earth would consider giving her. A gift that is out of the ordinary can be fun.
If you have been looking for a gift for mom that is unique and one that no one else would give her anyways then why not? Go for the gusto. Break the mold. Get mom a weirdly wonderful Mothers Day gift.
There are Many Unique Gifts She Will Enjoy
If your mom is like so many others and just prefers to stay quietly at home rather than partaking of life’s more elaborate adventures then consider giving her a gift that provides her with a little additional comfort within her own domain.
A new easy chair, a remote control lamp, or a fine bottle of wine are nice gifts and quite traditional. For a little twist you could gift her a genie lamp, wishing well, or a queen's throne.
If you do decide to go with a standard gift for mom give it a little twist and see what you can come up with to make it unique. If you decide to give her maid service for a month, get her a male maid. She should find that one amusing.
If you are thinking of giving her a gift certificate then get her one for a novelty store, love shop, or some such other unusual local instead of the usual fare. Give mom an adventure that she would never think of getting for herself.
A Living Gift Is Wonderful
You can get all manner of tree to give as a Mother's day or birthday gift. If she lives in an apartment, a dwarf size fruit tree, or bonsai is perfect. If she has a yard than consider a lilac, apple, or ash. There are so many beautiful trees to choose from and each one comes with its very own supply of oxygen creating leaves.
A herb, lettuce, or other type of vegetable garden that grows indoors is a unique and practical gift. Having a selection of fresh produce at hands reach is sweet and economical too.
Another interesting plant idea for mom is a Venus Fly Trap. It's alive, green, and very unusual. It is almost more pet than plant. The Venus Fly Trap is great because it performs a dual function as both friend and fly catcher.
A Unique Pet to Keep Mom Company?
I am not one who generally suggests the giving of a pet as a gift but I think these pets just might do. Keeping in mind that her gift will be weird as well as wonderful we really should be thinking along the lines of a very unique pet idea. So let's take a little peek at a truly delightful little friend for her to talk to when no one else is around.
If it is spring order mom up a box of live ladybugs for her garden. Ladybugs love to eat other insects that may not be so friendly in garden so this is a box of pets who will help mom out. The little ladybug is also a symbol of good luck so what a charming guest to pop into mom's garden. Check out your local garden supply store to see if they are available there.
Birthday, Anniversary, or Mother's Day are all wonderful occasions to stop and say Thank you mom. Your mom does a lot of things to take care of her home and those who share it with her so for her special day do something extra sweet for her. Give her a gift of indulgence and relaxation. It's her turn to be pampered.
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