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“What can we do for our mom on Mother’s Day?”
This is a question my brother’s and I always ask…every year. It always seems so impossible to find a gift that would be meaningful to my mom. I mean, with an inadequate budget and the desire to get her something REALLY special, we are often thrown into a world-wind of ideas, questions, and disappointment. We could always just buy her a $5 gift basket at Wal-Mart or her favorite candy bar, but we want to do something…different.
I’ve not been the easiest child to raise.
The amount of attitudes I’ve given my mom have strained her, but she keeps loving me and is always there for me, whenever or wherever I need her. She’s like a superhero. Her cape may be invisible, but her love and self-denial isn’t. My mom’s heart is always to have family time. That’s all she asks for. If we went and spent the whole day just doing odds-and-ends, she’d be smiling because the whole family was together, enjoying themselves and making memories. She never asks for a new car, a spa day (although I am sure she’d enjoy that), or mom vacation, but maybe a picnic at the local park. Do you see what a beautiful example God blessed me with?
If I could, I’d buy her all kinds of things she’d enjoy, same with my all my family members, but that is not meant to be; and wouldn’t they rather my love than material gifts? I say, YES!
One Mother’s Day, well, just before, I went to a store and fell in love with the book Mothers & Daughters: Why Daughters Always Need Their Mothers. The book tells a beautiful story of the relationship between daughter and mother, with gorgeous photographs throughout. I knew right then and there that this book was what my mom was getting for her gift. If I recall correctly, she did get a little teary-eyed. (That’s a thumbs-up symbol for me.) They also have another book, Mothers & Sons: Why Sons Always Need Their Mothers, as a sequel.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:
- Monogrammed Mugs
- Pipe-Wire Bouquet
- Ribbon Bookmarks
- Hand-stamped Apron
- Bath Salt
- Mother’s Day Tickets
- Jars Full of Notes
- Mod Podge Photo Flower Pots
- Room Service Door Hanger Printable
- Stationary Set (You can order this through Shutterfly or some other photo site)
- Custom Photo Calendar
- Gift Basket
- Oven Mitts
- A new book (This is a great gift if your mom loves to read)
- Gift card to a spa, facial, or for a Pedi/Mani
Here are some AMAZING quotes about mothers:
“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” ~Tenneva Jordan
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” ~Rajneesh
“I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine — she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” ~Terri Guillemets
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever ~Unknown
“A mother is love for life.” ~Unknown
Even if we don’t have a large budget or a way of making money, there are many gift ideas out there. If you need ANY inspiration, just check out Pinterest or my Mother’s Day Pinterest board.I will receive commission on any sales made on my blog. To learn more, read my disclosure policy.