5 of Mom’s Favorite Mother’s Day Gifts

I always like to be really creative with the gifts I give to the special people in my life. Every year, I try to think of something different for everybody. Yesterday, I asked my mom what gifts she’s received from us (her kids) that she’s liked most. We asked her which ones she thought were special enough for her to remember. Here’s a short list that might help if you were looking for a unique gift:

1) Personalized items

Back in the days, having anything personalized was extra special. When in doubt, I always went to Things Remembered for ideas. They can personalize just about anything and everything for a very reasonable price. Plus, they usually can have it ready for you fairly quickly (usually same day).

2) Memorable items


I used to keep all of my pictures on Shutterfly. I’m sure most people have their favorite online gallery that they like to use for storing their photos and buying books, cards, etc. The first time I printed a book with a chronological order of special events that have taken place in our lives, my mom cried. She thought it was the best thing she’d ever gotten. After all, there’s nothing more valuable than memories, right?

3) Handmade items

My mom said that even though we bought her a lot of expensive and special things over the years, the handmade stuff we gave her were very special to her. She actually kept most of them. The thought and hard work you put into something for someone has more meaning than store bought items.

Yes, children’s crafts are always wonderful, but even as adults, we can think of unique and creative things to make. There are countless websites and DIY blogs that can help you come up with great ideas. Etsy and Pinterest are also great website options.

4) Most favored items

The first three options above give a lot of meaning to the word “gift” and “special,” but I’m sure mom wouldn’t mind receiving something she’s always wanted. Pay attention. Think of something she might have mentioned she wanted or thought about getting. Something that you could probably get her, letting her know you selected her gift thoughtfully.

When in absolute doubt, I will prepare a basket for her, where I put some of her favorite things in it:

  • her favorite food
  • her favorite smell (include a perfume)
  • her favorite movie
  • her favorite color (maybe buy a shirt with her favorite color on it)

You get the idea, right?

5) Quality time

My mom gets so busy that we rarely get to spend time with her. Plus, her kids now have their own lives that time together is just not something that happens too often.

Anytime I spend with my mom is usually also spent with my dad or someone else. My mom loves quality time. So on special occasions, I like to schedule a good massage for us and get a reservation to her favorite restaurant. It’s almost like a date with just the two of us. Sometimes quality time is the best gift you can give. Again, there are no better gifts than memories.

I hope these gifts give you an idea of what to get for your mom, but surely she’ll most likely love whatever you do give her, because she loves you no matter what.

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Lexie Lane is the creator of voiceBoks.com, co-owner of The Social Media Panel, LLC., and co-author of the book, The Blogger's Survival Guide Tips and Tricks for Parent Bloggers Wordsmiths and Enthusiasts.
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  1. says

    Lists are very helpful to me. I sometimes need other people’s ideas to start my process on celebrating holidays or making gifts for others. Because, i’m not really a gift person. I’m more of a gratitude and quality time person. If I know a person feels more love when receiving gifts, I’ll search online for tips and this list helps. Thank you!

  2. says

    Personalized and hand-made presents are what I call a “labor of love”, but the best gift that we can give our moms would the the gift of time – it’s priceless.

  3. says

    My mom always liked the personal touch.. She never really liked the store bought generic something.. my wife is also like that.. she likes the personal touch.

  4. says

    I remember taking my mum to see a west end show in London called ‘We Will Rock you’ for her mothers day a few years back before she passed away on Christmas Day 2010!

    Lexi you make a great and valid point in number 5 and I wish I could spend more time with my mother these days! After all the time given to is is the greatest gift so we need to spend it wisely! I am grateful though for the little time i did have with my mum! I had so many plans for my mum when she suddenly passed that day and i regret not doing them sooner with her!

    Thank for this post it has just inspired me!
    Keep blogging!
    – PD

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