Mother's Day is approaching quickly. If you guys are anything like my sister Morgan and I you're tossing around ideas for the perfect gift for the woman who has everything. I feel like my mom literally has everything. My mom always taught us to invest in gifts your loved ones can "have". Whenever I purchase a gift for someone special in my life I think about their favorite things or something they mentioned they wanted in a conversation we've had.
Here are 4 tips for finding the perfect gift for Mother's Day:
My mom rarely drops hints about things she'd like as gifts. If we ask her what she wants she says "nothing". What are we supposed to do with that?! What she does mention is how happy she is when my sister, Morgan and I come home for a few days. Or how much she loved the Tiffany charm my sister I gave her for her birthday. Our Pomeranian, Zeus passed away a couple of years ago and we miss him all of the time. We even set a Christmas ornament in his corner each holiday season. My sister and I were having a difficult time thinking up a great gift for her birthday this year. My sister suggested a charm for her Tiffany bracelet. Morgan lives in Dallas but thanks to facetime we were able to find her gift together. During our search we came across a charm that looked just like Zeus. We knew that was the one. When my mom opened it there was an immediate expression of joy. She asked us "how did you find this?" We just shrugged and dusted our shoulder off. Mission accomplished.
2. Get Creative
I am lucky I have a sister to bounce gift ideas off of when holidays pop up. A few years ago, my mom would constantly mention that she didn't have a photo of my sister and I together. My sister and I we're having a difficult time coming up with ideas for Christmas gifts until I remembered my mom talking about having a photo of my sister and I together. We had a professional photo taken, had it blown up, and framed at Micheal's. My mom was so elated she cried. That photo is hanging in the foyer of her house as I type.
My baby sister + I circa 2009
3. Start Early
Do not wait until the last minute. Mother's Day is like Christmas for moms. Don't get stuck with a generic bath +shower gift set. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with that. Who doesn't love a great scented shower gel?! If you want to make a thoughtful purchase start early. It doesn't have to be expensive or over the top but it should be something you know your mom would love.
4. Don't Overspend
If you're tight on cash there are so many ways to show your appreciation. If your mom is anything like mine spending time with her is enough. She likes when my sister and I are home. The great part about Mother's Day is that it is in the spring. This a great time to plan a trip to the botanical gardens, go to a local festival, or visit a winery. Make it about the experience. I am a firm believer that most people never forget a great experience. Make new memories with your mom you will both be able to cherish.
No matter how you decide to celebrate your mom this Mother's Day be sure to stay in the moment.