by Rachel W. / May 01, 2021

CREATIVE WAYS TO CELEBRATE MOM THIS MOTHER’S DAY

Wrapped gift next to flowers
Photo cred: M. Henderson

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, this is the perfect time to show mom just how much she's loved!

Every year I find myself looking up unique Mother’s Day gifts that no one else has done yet so I can be crowned the favorite child. I've come to two realizations: (1) My sister was born the favorite child and I'm surprisingly okay with that, and (2) it doesn't have to be a super unique or rare gift; it just has to be something she really wants and needs!

I may not be the favorite child but I’ve picked out some classic and innovative gift ideas so that you can be. Focus on choosing something that fits her specific needs, and I'm sure she'll absolutely love it!


Gifts

MOM'S HAPPY FACE

This skin and lip care gift set is perfect for the mom who likes to spend time on her skin care regimen.

We suggest:
Face oil or serum
Gua sha or face roller
Henné Lip Mask


BRING BACK THE MEMORIES

One of the sweetest gifts you can give mom is a reminder of the wonderful memories you’ve shared. If you have time, get photos processed and manually create a family album. If you’re short on time or prefer a more contemporary style, there are a lot of excellent sites such as Artifact Uprising where you can easily upload and create beautiful albums.

Other photo-related gift ideas:
Framed photo
Printed canvas of her favorite photo
Hire an indie artist (such as on Etsy) to create a painted or drawn version of her favorite family photo


SWEET DREAMS

Does your mom love her beauty rest? Then a sleep themed gift basket is the way to go. This is also a great way to pay her back for all of those nights she used to tuck you in as a kid.

We suggest one or a few of the below:
Silk pajama set
Silk pillowcase
Weighted blanket
New book
Himalayan salt lamp
Henné Luxury Lip Balm


MOTHER NATURE

Hopefully your mom’s thumb is greener than mine! If she loves to plant vegetables and pretty plants then she’ll definitely appreciate this kit to keep the garden fresh and beautiful. Bonus: you can plant with her for some extra quality time together!

We suggest:
Plantable flowers
Seeds
Gardening tools
Gardening gloves
Rain chain


SCRUB A DUB DUB

For the hard working moms who rarely allow themselves time for self-care (which, let’s be honest, is most moms). Gift mom some comforting bath essentials that’ll give her the extra push she needs to carve out some time just for herself.

We suggest one or a few of the below:
Bath soaps
Bathtub tray caddy
Candles
Bathrobe
Wine
Essential oils and diffuser


MOM'S MEALS

If your mom is anything like mine, she’ll love all things that involve making her guests happy (and full)! A kitchen kit is ideal for the mom who loves to wine, dine and entertain family and guests.

We suggest one or a few of the below:
Personalized cutting board
Charcuterie board set
Personalized apron
Hot pads


CUP OF HAPPINESS

Calling all coffee fanatics! This package has everything a coffee/tea lover could possibly want or need to make the yummiest beverages.

We suggest one or a few of the below:

Mom's favorite coffee or tea
Tea infuser
Personalized mug
Espresso machin or coffee maker
Handheld frother


Activities

MOM’S FAVORITE MEAL

What’s better than sharing food with the woman who loves to put food in your belly? You don’t have to be a proper chef to make mom a hearty home cooked meal or dessert. Not great at cooking? Offer to buy an array of groceries and suggest cooking dinner together. It may even be nice to let her show you a thing or two in the kitchen. If neither of these options sound appealing, you can always take her to her favorite restaurant!


SQUEAKY CLEAN

One of the best gifts your can give your mom is the gift of a clean house. Grab the cleaning supplies and start scrubbin’ so she can come home and relax in a freshly cleaned home. If you don't have the time (or cleaning skills), then it might be a better idea to book a professional cleaning (also then mom can’t blame you if something isn't cleaned the way she likes it).


MASSAGE BLISS

Book a massage for both of you at a nice spa so you can spend time with each other while relaxing. I like this idea the best because it’s an excuse to treat myself too ;)


SHOPPING IS MY CARDIO

Spending some quality shopping time is always a fun idea! This also gives you a chance to get mom something you 100% know that she’ll love.


AN UNFORGETTABLE CARD

While some people can watch a YouTube tutorial and make an extremely complicated and intricate card, most of us don’t fall into that category. If a handmade card isn’t your jam, even a simple store bought card can be heartwarming when you add a personal touch to it. Try reaching into the deepest part of your heart when including the handwritten note, such as 10 things you love about her. Guaranteed waterworks!


FACETIME DATE

Not everyone has the chance to be with mom on Mother’s Day and that’s okay! Sometimes a quality video chat together does just the trick. Block out an afternoon or evening where mom has your undivided attention. You can also win some extra brownie points by mailing her a gift package (refer to the above for ideas!) and then FaceTime/Skype her so you can watch her open it.