Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.
With Moms it isn’t always about “stuff” and “things.” How many times has your Mom said, “Oh, all I need is a card,” or “just a phone call,” or something like that. A big part of that is being selfless. The other big part? They don’t want you to give them another trinket or “You’re the Best Mom Ever (fill in the blank here with picture frame, mug, or trophy that looks like an Academy Award).” Let’s take a different tact this year. Yeah, maybe it will cost you a buck or two (c’mon, how many times has she given you a dollar or two for ice cream or candy or gas for your car?), but it is really about giving her what she wants most. Something practical that doesn’t require dusting. And remember the chocolate. Yes, something practical and chocolate. And maybe a well deserved glass of wine. Afterall, she did raise you, didn’t she?
For the Mom Who Bakes the Best Cookies, Cakes, Pies, or Whatever She Happens to Whip Up
Indulge Mom with a set of three (vanilla, almond, and lemon) Artisan Extracts, $35.00, that will take any of her favorite recipes to the next level
Perhaps this is self-serving, but everyone who cooks loves an original cookbook and Homemade Decadence, $19.23, is filled with unique cooking adventures
For the Mom Who is Always Running Around and Running Circles Around Everyone
The RooSport 2.0 (there is a RooSport Original and Plus, too), slips inside the waistband, with the flap outside, and closes securely with a magnetic closure, $26.99
While Run Stroller Run is specifically for finding races in which strollers are permitted, is your Mom is a runner and doesn’t use one any more, you can still consider paying for a race entry. Check locally for details and fees
Nothing is nicer, whether you are a runner or not, than cooling Peppermint Foot Lotion, $16.00. It’s a big ahhhhhhhh.
For the Mom Who will Scrapbook Just About Anything
If Mom is an avid scrapbooker, she may have a Cricut machine. A monthly or yearly subscription to the image library might be ideal, $9.99-95.88
An organizer might be really appreciated and a great way to keep everything in one place. In a variety of sizes from 6 drawers up to 15 in several different drawer sizes and configurations, the casters make if even more functional, priced $53.98-107.69
Added bonus for Moms who love music AND wine. These wine glasses are designed so you can pour just the right note in time for the evening concert. Set of 2, $65.00
For the Mom Who Loves Movies, Movies, and More Movies
Give Mom a game no one else has a chance of winning with Movie Buff, $25.00, and let her put all that useless knowledge to work
Movies, movies, and more movies are available with a Roku 4 where Mom can find free, subscription-based, rent, and buy movies right at her fingertips, $119.88
What’s a movie without popcorn. This retro-style, small-sized Little Pup Popper is the answer, $79.99
For the Green-Thumb Mom Who Lives for Her Garden
Get Mom a great shoe for the garden with Sloggers clogs, $26.78, in great floral designs
A little pair of pocket snips can be just what your Mom, the gardener, needs for those quick trips through the flower bed, $15.95.
Get Mom a beautiful Burpee Garden Hod for collecting flowers and vegetables in perfect style, $49.95
Mom’s do so much each and every day it sometimes doesn’t seem quite fair they are only celebrated once every year. Give your Mom something special this year that will tell her the other 364 (well, 365 every leap year) how much she means to you.