Show Mom how much you appreciate her this Mother's Day. She deserves to hear how much she's cherished every day, but Mother's Day is the chance to go the extra mile! Even if all she wants is to spend quality time with you, on the phone, sharing a meal, or on zoom, gifting something thoughtful in addition doesn't hurt. If you're struggling to think of something or are shopping last minute, here's a list of our favorite gifts for the mother figure in your life to make her feel loved and valued.
A perennial favorite, gifting your Mom a bouquet (already in a vase with water; if she has to do something for it, it's work, not a gift) is the perfect way to show her you love her, especially if you can't be with her on the day. While we recommend shopping local whenever possible, services like 1800flowers.com often have next-day delivery options for those last minute shoppers.
2. Relaxation Recliner
As the weather gets warmer and the sun starts shining, we all want to get outside more. Give your mom a place to kick back and relax with an outdoor recliner. Whether she likes to drink her morning coffee on the patio, sit back in the garden with her favorite book, or recline on the beach, this multi-position recliner is fits well anywhere, and is light enough to facilitate adjustments and carrying. Plus the compact size when folded makes winter storage that much easier!
3. Spa Day Gift Basket
Treat your mom to a whole series of spa days with a gift basket of her favorite soaps, candles, bath salts, and lotions. Other great spa day items are tub caddies, or a set of new luxury linen towels; extra points if you throw in a gift card for a massage or mani/pedi! If you're running short on time and can't put the basket together yourself, check out our Gift Basket Services!
Cautionary note: scents can be tricky, so make sure you know the notes of your mom's perfume, candle, or body wash before putting this one together.
4. Faux Botanicals
Gift your mom some beautiful faux botanicals she won't have to spend her precious time and energy taking care of, like a faux fiddle leaf fig or agave plant. Pair it with an equally gorgeous planter (or basket!) to really make it stand out and brighten up whatever room she chooses to keep it.
5. Puzzle or Game
If what Mom wants is quality time with you, consider getting her a puzzle, game, or tickets for something that you can do together. Settle in for a cozy time at home and chat over a puzzle or board game.
If all else fails, a gift card is a great last minute option, and gives your mom the opportunity to get exactly what she wants. Lastly, don't forget the card! Even if you already tell her how much you love her and how grateful you are for her on the daily, she still deserves to hear it on her special day. Words of appreciation give whatever gift you do give her that much more meaning; after all, the thought only counts when you share it.