Post # 1
I am stressing on Mother’s Day in a big way!!! My mom is probably the hardest person to shop for! She is very minimalistic, she doesn’t wear jewelry, perfume, is very picky about clothes. If she wants something, she goes and buys it. I do not know what to get her for Mother’s Day!
In the past, I have done flowers, tickets to an event she would like, pictures of me & Darling Husband or my daughter, etc. I like to give people meaningful gifts but I am so stumped this year. She was such a big help with our wedding (helped with DIY projects, watched my daughter before & after for our honeymoon, etc.) I wanted to make this year extra special. Any ideas? What are you all doing for your mom??
Post # 3
@Shanna777: My mom is totally the mom who has everything, so last year I got her a $25 gift card to Kiva.org. They’re a microlender, so she can take the card and pick a person on their website, who is a small entrepreneur in a developing nation, to loan the money to. When they pay it back, she gets the money back – and the satisfaction of knowing that she helped make someone’s life better! She can then choose to either cash it out or lend it to another person. My mom’s really into charitable giving and supporting women in developing countries, so it was perfect for her. She really loved it!
Post # 4
I’m in the same boat as you. I bought my mom tickets (something you’ve mentioned doing in the past) to a Cleveland Indians game for the 2 of us to go to, she LOVES them.
Does your mom like massages/facials/mani pedis? Maybe you could take her for a “spa day” it’ll give you guys time together, maybe get lunch or dinner the same day.. I think all moms would prefer just to spend time with their kids rather than a physical gift.
Post # 5
I’m in the same boat, I was thinking maybe a pandora bracelet, but I’m not sure If she will like it, and for that price I’d want her to LOVE it. My mom also isn’t into manis/pedis/massages, etc
Post # 6
@KatieBklyn: What a creative gift! I don’t think that is really my mom’s style but I’m definitely going to check that site out, it sounds pretty cool.
@X0JLYNN03: I’m sure your mom is going to love that gift! I agree, something we can do together would be ideal but I am just drawing blanks this year! We go to lunch every Sunday after church with my grandma so I can’t even do that. Hope I have some magical idea in the next few days or I guess I will just be covering lunch.
@FortiesFlare: I have looked at the Pandora bracelets but had the same thought process as you. Happy shopping 🙂
Post # 7
We are getting our moms cake pop bouquets! YUM!
Post # 8
Edible Arrangement? 🙂 I love getting these more than I probably should.
Post # 9
We’re doing brunch at the history museum for my mom and italian pastries …
Post # 10
My mom just asks not to cook! And by that, she DOESN’T want us to take her out, but cook a nice meal 🙂 So I’ve done that a few times, as well as a lavish at-home brunch 🙂 Her birthday is the 13th so I usually do some other material gift (mani/pedi, pjs, something she’s asked for) and then the meal as Mothers Day
Post # 11
My mother is SO hard to buy for. I wouldn’t say she is the woman who has everything, but moreso that she is just extremely picky and vocal about things she doesn’t like. She will not hesitate to tell you she doesn’t like a gift. She will make a face (it reminds me of how Meryl Streep could just make that face at the clothing in The Devil Wears Prada and everyone would go silent) and say, “hm. Why’d you buy me this?” Its so annoying. You cannot buy her jewelry, perfume, flowers, food of any kind, etc. If she wants something she will usually tell you, but in the instances she doesn’t it is impossible to pick something out of her. Even when my stepdad gave her a $45,000 custom e-ring…she didn’t like it! Its IMPOSSIBLE. Oh how I wish she were a little more gracious when it comes to gifts.
One of the things I got her for Christmas was a really fancy molcajete – which are those mortar and pestle type things that you can make guacamole in. It was like $150 for this thing. Well.. she did love it, but now she wants these specialized tools to use for the guacamole and I am going on a wild goose chase to find them! I have been to countless specialty stores and no luck. I’m going to need to come up with another idea, FAST.
Post # 12
@Shanna777: I think no matter who you are or what age you are …….everyone loves pampering! I’d say a day for just the both of you. Take her to a nice lunch then have a spa day……go get pampered together!
Post # 13
Most Moms DO have everything, and really have no need for more tchotchkes. I had to tell mine years ago to stop stressing about it since I buy whatever I want, and would prefer they save their money for themselves.
I prefer the gift of time.
There’s nothing I like more than to spend the day with them, truly catching up. No interuptions or meals to cook or entertaining of each other. Just really talking about anything and everything and being together. Everyone’s schedules are so planned out and hectic, its nice to just have nothing to do or anywhere to go and just BE. And it doesn’t even have to be anywhere close to Mothers’ Day…
Do some soul searching about the person who mothered you, and I’m sure you can find something that would touch her heart more than any other gift. Maybe she’s just like me and doesn’t know how to tell you.