Written by: Billie Clark

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! I know, it’s coming up fast. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t actually bought my mom her present yet… I’m never quite sure what to get her.

If you’re like me, and a bit stuck on what to get your mom for Mother’s Day, here are some tips to help make the choice a bit easier.

  • Get her something she’ll use

Useful gifts are something moms tend to appreciate. If you know she’s been complaining about a certain small appliance, or if she’s looking for a particular sized box, try and find it for her. Something small that shows you’ve been listening to her will make your mom smile!

  • Get her something she wouldn’t buy for herself

If your mom is anything like mine, she probably doesn’t treat herself very often. Mother’s Day is a great time to pamper your mom. Get her a gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure, buy her a bottle of her favourite perfume, get her a bath bomb—a gesture to spoil her a little.

  • Take care of her chores for the day

If your mom does a lot stuff around the house (or even if she doesn’t) it might be nice for you to let her have the day off. Make dinner for the family, do the laundry, vacuum—let your mom put her feet up and take care of her for the day. And see if you can get the rest of the household to pitch in!

  • Don’t get her a gift card

Don’t get your mom a gift card if you can help it—it seems really impersonal. If she likes a certain store, try to find something from there that she’d buy for herself and gift it to her. If she likes coffee in the mornings, get her a travel mug or thermos that she can take with her and refill. A gift certificate for spa or beautician services is a little bit different, usually, so it comes across as more thoughtful. If you do get your mom a gift card, you might want to supplement it with a hand-made card and a personal gift, too.

  • Include a card

Cards are always a nice touch when giving a gift, and they are usually something moms appreciate. Finding a card that fits your mom’s tastes shows that you’ve thought about her and know what she likes. If you can’t find a good card, you can always make one!

And, most importantly:

  • Tell your mom you appreciate and love her

The point of Mother’s Day is to celebrate your mom. Even just wishing her a “Happy Mother’s Day” on Sunday is likely to make her smile. Give her a hug or a kiss; make her breakfast in bed or her morning coffee; help make dinner with her—whatever it is that will show your mom how much she means to you!

If your mom is anything like mine, she doesn’t really want anything special on Mother’s Day—just having you with her is enough.

Posted by billienikathleen

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