Every year, millions of people face a dilemma: What to get mom for Mother’s Day. On one hand, there are virtually limitless ideas for Mother’s Day gifts; on the other hand, you want to give your mother a gift that speaks from your heart. In fact, you can have the best of both worlds by giving a Mother’s Day gift that she’ll love while adding a little extra that will show her you care. Here are five ways to give your Mother’s Day gift that special twist.
Best Ways to Impress Your Mom on Mother’s Day
The thought you put into your gift presentation can convey an abundance of loving feelings. If, for example, you’re giving your mother a set of cookware, use an inexpensive tablecloth as wrapping paper. If you go with traditional wrapping paper, tie a couple of cooking spoons into the package’s ribbon. Think outside of the box by not using a box at all. If you’re giving your mom a set of gardening tools, for example, present them in a decorated watering can.
Add a Little Something Extra
Demonstrate the thoughtfulness behind your Mother’s Day gift by adding a little something extra. If you’re going to buy her an MP3 player, for example, download a dozen of her favorite tunes. When she opens her gift, she’ll already have a selection of songs she can listen to. If she loves imported Italian handbags, tuck in a gift certificate to her favorite Italian restaurant.
Chances are, you and your siblings don’t all live in the same geographic area as your mother. Instead of waiting until the last minute, plan ahead to make your Mother’s Day gift extra special. For example, ask your brothers and sisters to chip in and buy your mother a new LCD HDTV. But instead of simply having it delivered, have all your siblings come into town and caravan over to your mom’s house and deliver it together. She’ll be as thrilled by your visit as she will be on her new television. Set the Stage
Personalize Your Gift
Personalizing your Mother’s Day gift will definitely let your mom know you care. If you choose to buy her a watch or other jewelry, have the jewelry engraved with the date. If you choose to give her luggage, have it monogrammed with her initials. If she loves animals, make a donation in her name to her local zoo. Most zoos and museums have donor programs that offer a free year’s membership. Many of them also have special displays that list the donor’s names. Your mom will beam with pride when she sees her name displayed, knowing that she raised an altruistic child.
Set the Stage
Chances are, you and your siblings don’t all live in the same geographic area as your mother. Instead of waiting until the last minute, plan ahead to make your Mother’s Day gift extra special. For example, ask your brothers and sisters to chip in and buy your mother a new LCD HDTV. But instead of simply having it delivered, have all your siblings come into town and caravan over to your mom’s house and deliver it together. She’ll be as thrilled by your visit as she will be on her new television.
Choosing a Special Spot
Most moms will say that spending time with their children is the best Mother’s Day gift of all. If you have kids of your own or face a conflict between spending time with your mother and spending time with your mother-in-law on Mother’s Day, consider going somewhere with your mom on a day leading up to Mother’s Day. Take her on a picnic, visit a museum, or treat her to a meal at her favorite restaurant. While you’re there, give her the Mother’s Day gift you’ve selected.
Whether you select a Mother’s Day gift of cookware, electronics, jewelry, or fashion accessories, keep in mind that it’s the thought that counts. Spend some time considering the gifts your mother has given you – such as your values, your education, and her love and devotion – and be sure to express your appreciation.
Ways to Impress Your Mom on Mother’s Day
I love my mom and not just on Mother’s Day. So, how to tell Mom I love her without getting so sweet I slip into a Diabetic coma? Here are 5.2 ways you, and I, can impress Mom on Mother’s Day:
1) Send her a card. A handwritten poem would be a really nice touch, but a card is certainly a good start.
2) Go and see her. If you can’t go, call. If you can go, bring her flowers and candy.
3) Give her a present. Yes, a present for Mom, on top of the flowers and candy! You’re not cheaping out on your mom, are you? Something useful is nice if she really needs it, but anything shiny, tasty or pretty is also good. Yes, dinner can count as a present, but you get triple bonus points for flowers and candy, a present AND dinner.
4) Thank your mom for being your Mom and love you always. It’s only polite since you would not even be here without her.
5) Tell her you to love her. Life really can turn on a dime. You need to be sure the people you love know you love them. Saying “I love you” in a card only gets you half credit. Saying “I love you” and meaning it may be the best present ever.
5.2) Guys, don’t forget the mother of your children! She’s a mom too. Without her, you’d be running around like a rooster with his tail feathers cut off, so give her some sugar too. Use the same suggestions as above. Special warning: For most women, guns, knives and power tools are NOT considered appropriate Mother’s Day (or anniversary) presents.
That’s it. I could write a book on Mother’s Day, but these 5.2 Ways to Impress Your Mom on Mother’s Day should help get you started.
Great Tips For Stealing Your Mom’s Heart on Mother’s Day
On Mother’s Day, the best gift you can give your mom is something with a lot of sentimental value. That’s why flowers with warm, tender cards are so popular.
But who wants to give flowers every year? Certainly, they can have a place amongst all the gifts she’ll get, but wouldn’t it be great to give something really special … something she’ll remember and cherish forever?
Of course it would. That’s the million-dollar question on Mother’s Day! Well, here’s the answer to that question. It’s a gift that’s sure to steal her heart on her special day – give your mom a beautiful photo gift that you create online.
Now, that doesn’t mean you should just have your picture printed on a coffee cup, pillowcase or throw blanket. No, those are great items for your home. On Mother’s Day you have to work a bit harder, but if you use the right website, it will be really easy to show your mom how much you really care.
Find the right website. First, search the term “easy photo sharing” or “easy photo printing,” using your favorite online search engine. Some of the best will come up near the top of the page. Select from one of those – but remember, you want this to be quick and easy.
Look for a site that lets you upload up to 300 photos all at once, and features a nice selection of Keepsakes to choose from. If the website feels like you just walked into a card store at the mall, you’re probably in the wrong place and will become frustrated very quickly with all the products they’re pushing and all the membership rules. Also, look for a website that lets you store as many photos as you like, with no membership requirements. Another tip is to look for a site that features easy one-step scanning, so you can easily scan in your older printed photos.
How to Celebrate Mothers Day
Create a photo album. Your mom would so love to get a lovely photo album of special pictures. It doesn’t really matter what it is – just as long as the photos feature members of her family and people dear to her. So let your imagination run wild. It could be a collection of photos of her growing up with her brothers and sisters … or of you growing up with your brothers and sisters. It could be themed around a special vacation you took with your family, featuring her grandchildren. Or it could be centered around flowers she loves, a place she adores, or season special to her, like Christmas or summertime. Once you’ve found the right website, then the fun part starts! Here are a few great gifts you can make mom:
Create a calendar. This is a great way to remind mom how much you love her every single day. Just like photo albums, you can give your calendar a theme she’ll appreciate. Or, you can just put a random selection of pictures if you’re pressed for time. She’ll love it nonetheless because it will be something a lot more special than an ordinary calendar. And if you’re wondering why you’d give a calendar in the middle of the year, don’t worry. The wonderful thing about custom calendars is you can start in any month of the year! Just think when you hand her a calendar that runs from May to April, and you tell her that as far as you’re concerned the year doesn’t start until Mother’s Day – that’s sure to put a smile on her face.
Create a storybook. This takes a little more work than a photo album, but the results are well worth it. A storybook includes more written text than a photo album and as many pictures as you’d like to use. The nice thing about a storybook is that you can really tell the story behind each photo. So if you have a mom that likes to read and tell stories about her kids and grandkids (and what mom doesn’t), a storybook may be the perfect gift for her.
Give her greeting cards. This would be a truly special gift. You could give her a nice set of custom greeting cards personalized with her favorite photos. The photos could be of her favorite flowers, vacation spots, her kids and grandkids, pets, collectible items from around her home. Really, the kinds of cards you could give her are only limited by your imagination.
This Mother’s Day, don’t just send boring flowers. Instead, give her a gift she’ll truly remember and appreciate for many years to come. Give her a lovely Keepsake photo gift that you create yourself on the Internet from cherished photos.
Mother’s day is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing – FOOD! It seems as though there is always an occasion to stray from healthy choices and succumb to the peer pressure of eating poorly that goes along with the celebratory nature of holidays. But if your household is anything like mine, you are most likely running the show on Mother’s day too! The good news is that this can be used to your advantage. You can prepare the menu for the day and most likely prepare the meals too! Breakfast with the family is a great way to kick off your Mother’s day celebration and to lay the foundation for a day of healthy choices.