What are some good gifts for Mother's Day?
Looking for a gift other than bath and body works lotion\gel
My mom's gone, but I remember how I used to worry about what to get her for birthdays, holidays, etc. She was not easy to buy for; if she wanted it, she bought it for herself. I don't think that's the case with most moms. Here are a few ideas I tried over the years. Some met with success, some didn't, but I think they are still all good ideas. The best gift is your time with her, unless you already spend a good deal of time with her. Maybe dinner/picnic for just the 2 of you or you, your sibs & your mom. Other ideas: gift certificates for hair salon, massage, manicures. Anything she might like but would not "splurge" by spending for herself. If she has mobility issues; general cleaning, washing all of the windows inside & out, cleaning the gutters, having her car detailed, car-washing coupons. Even take her car in & have a tune-up done & depending on your budget, maybe new tires, etc. I think Moms are easy to buy for; anything that makes her life a bit easier is good.read more collapse
Depends. If you're nearby nothing really beats some personal time over a nice dinner, or an activity you'll both enjoy. For a long distance gift, try asking your father or her friends what her favorite restaurant currently is, or if there's a salon where she likes being pampered and look into getting gift card(s) for these places.
Even if your budget is so minimal that all you can afford is the long distance charges on a phone call, she'll still appreciate that you cared enough to think of her.read more collapse
Got my wife a Kindle Fire from the kids. It was was hard to hide since the box was labeled Kindle Fire when we received it from UPS. She got it early and loves it. I also took the liberty of loading it up with some Best Seller's books to it, ones that I know she was wanting to read.
Good luck on your pick.read more collapse
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