Every year, we get caught off guard by Mother’s Day. All of a sudden it is May and you haven’t gotten your mom a gift. This year, don’t resort to last-minute chocolates and flowers! Mark your calendar and start shopping for a gift she will love! From gifts for the wine lovers to sentimental gifts, she will treasure for years to come, there is a gift out there that will show how much you care! Check out these gift ideas that every type of mom will love!
For The Wine Mom
If you have ever heard your mom utter the words “momma needs a drink” then this gift is perfect for her! Whether her favorite is a red or white, a snarky or funny wine glass will not only remind her of you but make her laugh every time she takes a sip. The best part about wine glasses like these is you can customize your choice to reflect your mom. For the empty nester, get one like below that says it’s her time to wine. For the mother with kids still at home, let her flex her love of motherhood. Or, if she is still raising little ones, don’t be afraid of glasses that make fun of her life. They will love the honesty all displayed on a wine glass! This is a fun gift not only for the mom who raised you but for any other moms, especially those with young kiddos. Show them you care and give them a glass that they will love to drink out of!
For The Mom Who Needs To Relax
All moms are superheroes! They raise children, work, take care of a house, are best friends, therapists and are everything for everyone. So if one gift isn’t enough to express your love and admiration, why not put together a gift basket for your mom? Let her relax this Mother’s Day with everything she could need to have a perfect night in. Head to the store and grab some slippers, face masks or bubble bath. Add candles, tea and other little items to help her relax and set it all in a cute basket. Not only does it look adorable but it is like a care package just for your mom! If DYI-ing a gift basket isn’t your area of expertise but you still want to give her a lovely basket, do a quick search. There are places that specialize in creating baskets just for your mom! Whatever you do, just make sure you include a card to let her know to take it easy this Mother’s Day!
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For The Crafty Mom
If your mom is anything like my mom, she is a craft-a-holic! The best gift for a crafty momma? A handmade craft of course! No matter your skill level, these string arts are easy to do and can be customized however you want! All you need is a board, nails and string. If you are a DYI-er novice, they sell kits with the nails all ready to go so all you have to do is wrap the string! Use your mom’s favorite colors and then add photos or flowers to customize! Your mom will proudly display your craft for years to come!
For The Highly Caffeinated Mom
If your mom rivals a Gilmore Girl’s ability to drink coffee, why not get her a coffee mug that she will love to put her morning brew into? Whether you get her a snarky mug to make her smile or a sweet one that will fill her with warm fuzzies every morning, you can’t go wrong with coffee cups! My mom (and dad) have gotten several mugs over the years and it is always a hit! If you can’t decide on a design, the classic “I know I’m your favorite child” type mug will always make them laugh!
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For The Messy Mom
Right after crafty, the next way to describe my mom is a little messy! We are both accidents prone and love nothing more than starting projects that end up in a big mess! If your mom tends to make a mess, why not get her a fun towel to help her clean up? Whether she uses it in the kitchen to clean up spills or to just dry her hands off while doing the dishes, towels are a practical gift everyone loves. Fun towels that have mom-related sayings on them are perfect for Mother’s Day and it will have her thinking of you every time she goes to clean up her mess or to dry her hands after a long day of crafting!
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For The Chef Mom
If your mom loves to cook and host, why not gift her a custom cutting board that can double as a serving board? Engrave with the family name, her favorite quote or flowers! With the popularity of charcuterie boards, your chef mom will love to put together Instagram-worthy cheese boards displayed on your gift. Every time she makes dinner or goes to serve her guests, she will definitely tell everyone about how great it was you got her such a cool board!
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For The Sentimental Mom
If your mom gets all choked up every time you visit, a sentimental gift is a perfect choice! Give her something she can always have with her and get engraved jewelry. Whether you get her children’s names, their birthstones or a simple momma necklace she will be sure to wear it with pride! While my mom isn’t particularly sentimental, she has a set of engraved rings with her mine and my sibling’s names and once I got married, she added my husbands too! They are a precious keepsake that she is proud to wear as a daily reminder of her success as a mom that she will always treasure.
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Do you already have your gift picked out for Mother’s Day? Share your gift ideas in the comments below!
Emily Bell is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Journalism with a Public Relations concentration. She currently lives with her husband and dog on the coast in Florida.