Best Gift Ideas Moms Love – Mother’s Day Special (Infographic)

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Best gift ideas moms love for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I’m sure you are looking out for the best gift ideas moms love. But what do moms love the most? How can you choose the best mother’s day gift that she’d love?

You all must be thinking of the apt mother’s day gift for your mom, or your wife who is a mom, something to make her feel really special this Mother’s Day.

I’m sure you are because mothers are very special people, and this one day, which falls on 11th of May this year in most countries, is dedicated to them.

So, let me start this post by wishing every Mother a very Happy Mother’s Day.

And to the rest of you, I’m sure you ALL love your Moms and would do anything today that your mother’s love, wouldn’t you? So read on because this post concerns each one of you. 🙂

“Mother’s love grows by giving.” ~ Charles Lamb

What Do Moms Love

Mothers love anything that their child does with love, for them. It needn’t be just buying the most expensive of things – small things matter.

I lost my mom to cancer a few years back and miss her, more so on this day. But I love it when my kid’s shower their love, and of course when my Dads calls up to tell me I’ve been such a good mom.

What moms love (including me), is a BREAK – relief from the daily chores, a day without cooking, and a day to do what she wants.

But what can you buy the woman who’s looked after you and knows you inside out? Surveys indicated that moms wanted to rest and relax more than receive any gifts.

However, if you are thinking of pampering her, here are a few gift ideas for your mom –

“If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.” ~ Robert Brault

Child making Happy Mother's Day card for mom

Best Gift Ideas Moms Love

As I mentioned earlier, your mom isn’t looking for rich or expensive gifts from you. But I am sure she would love to be pampered a little, especially on Mother’s Day, which is her day.

Instead of the usual mother’s day gift you see online, think of some unique gift ideas that your mother would love.

For example, moms love it when their kids do something on their own for them, so do that! Perhaps some craft work or get creative making cards, posters, or anything on your own.

You might like to read a little story I’d written for Mother’s Day last year – Why Is A Mother Child Bond So Special.

Here is more – this list is endless as you can keep adding more gifts for moms into this one. However, let me share all that I could think of with you –

Make your mom a special card. Instead of buying your mom a greeting card, making one yourself would add a personal touch to it.

Record your own Mother’s Day Special video for her. Or perhaps compile her favorite songs on a CD, or download them to gift her.

Make a scrapbook, something that mothers love as it takes them down memory lane. Gather all the photos you can and compile them in a scrapbook, which all of you would love to go through.

Build a family tree because moms love family, and anything you do related to the family would be appreciated by her. You could add names, dates, and even pictures to make it unique.

Work in her place – like doing the work your mom usually does outdoors or in the garden, at least for Mother’s day!

Cook for her – the best mother’s day gift you can give her! I wish I get this gift from my kids 🙂 And if you are too young to do so, help her in the kitchen or cook together.

Better still – get your dad to take over the kitchen and give your mom a break – moms love that!!

• If you can’t do that, take your mom out for brunch and make it a special place that she loves. Or surprise her by taking her to a place you know she would love.

Make a collage or get creative with old pictures of your mom. Take a picture of your mom, showing her past and present side by side and frame it – a perfect gift for mom.

• Try putting up family pictures artistically on the wall. Mothers love seeing all the pictures of her family, children, grandchildren, parents, and extended family.

Bring your mother some flowers – any woman loves them. You can brighten her day by gifting her bouquet of fresh flowers from your garden or buy it to gift it to her.

Spend quality time with her – mother’s love that! Take her out for a meal, a drive, a movie, or any of her favorite places. Or think of doing some activity at home together. Make memories special today.

• You could do her chores like washing her car, laundry, cleaning, bring in hired help, let her sleep long, and just give her a complete day off! I’m sure husbands and fathers can take over for one day!

Well, these may not be the best gift ideas moms love because each mom is different, but they are the general ones all mothers would love I’m sure.

Add more to this list and let me know in the comments below.

I have a lovely infographic from Ptpa that I wanted to share with you today, based on a survey showing the best and worst gifts for Mother’s Day. I loved it, and so would you – take a look.

Mother's Day Infographic

Did you like it? I was nodding right through when I saw it the first time as it related to most mothers – am I right?

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” ~ Linda Wooten

Now let’s talk of the worst gifts ideas for mother’s day, something you should stay away from. Of course, the final choice is in your hand, but why gift things she may not like.

Worst Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

These may not be really the worst gifts, but generally, moms would not like to receive these as gifts – at least I wouldn’t! (Hint! Hint!)

– Cleaning products and lotions – not on this special day!

– Don’t get her what she needs, but get her what she wants.

– Weight loss books or videos! Don’t remind her at least on this day 🙂

– Wrong size clothing, shoes, or other such accessories that she’s got or doesn’t fit well.

– Anything that requires your mom to get up early and work on Mother’s Day.

– Ticket to a movie or sporting event that she doesn’t like, nor have any interest in.

– Things for Father’s Day or what husbands brought for themselves and are passed down.

– Avoid gifts for moms that are more work for her than anyone else.

– Gifting her cash! You know she wouldn’t spend it on herself, so why gift her pure cash.

– Not remembering it’s Mother’s Day! She would hate that – so mark your calendar today itself!

– Making excuses of not remembering it is Mother’s Day, or buying gifts for her, or making it a special day by doing all the things moms love.

– ALL the worst gift ideas for moms as mentioned in the infographic – take a look!

Attention – husbands and fathers! This infographic is also for you, a reminder about all that your wife and mother of your children likes and dislikes – so get going.

“No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life.” ~ Anonymous

Wow! I can’t believe this is such a short post – just 1400 words!

This Mom surely needs a break, especially after writing the 12,000+ words interview with Yaro Starak last week. Hope you heard the podcast and read it, and got your PDF if you are a subscriber. 🙂

“Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries.” ~ T. DeWitt Talmage

So, while I take time off this weekend celebrating Mother’s Day, what are all of you planning for your moms? Don’t wait further and think on how you are going to pamper your mom.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!

Over to you

Do you have more gifts ideas for moms? Which is the best gift ideas moms love you feel? What are you planning for Mother’s Day to make it a special one? Share in the comments.
Photo Credit: FreeDigitalPhotos , Loren Kerns



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  1. Babanature

    May 2, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Hello Harleena,
    First let me say to you; Happy mother’s day “special” 🙂 . Hope yours will be best.

    Nice tips you provide for us to make our mother feel special.
    Making my mother day as special as possible, i do your number 11 tip, by spending quality time with her. She love to see her grand child, so i take my family with me :). get her a gift and make that day as special as possible. But hey, that’s another way to reload my brain by taking a day off…

    Everyday still is a mother day…
    Thanks for the lovely post and do have a blessed weekend start

    • Harleena Singh

      May 2, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      Hi Babanature,

      Thanks so much for your kind wishes, and even though it’s next weekend – I feel good that it’s near 🙂

      I know how much you love your mom as you’ve mentioned it in many of your comments on this blog, and you are right – the best gift your mom would love will be the time you spend with her – nothing can be better. Sometimes more than gifts, parents value the love their children show them when they give them a little of their time. And perhaps she’d love a small gift too- like flowers or even seeing her grandson after long, just as you mentioned – it would surely brighten up her day.

      So, make your plans, mark your calendar, and give her a real Mother’s Day surprise visit – she’d love it I am sure. Yes, everyday should be celebrated as one, though sometimes we need such reminders if we forget 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us. Have a nice weekend as well 🙂

  2. Swadhin Agrawal

    May 2, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Hello Harleena ma’am, 🙂

    Yes you indeed need a bit rest, isn’t it? Mothers are the most pious gift of God and I personally believe that God could not be everywhere so he created mothers.

    Of these ,hailing from a simple family I think I can spend some quality time with her and help her in work as a gift because presents may appear gaudy. Or what do you think of it . As a mother will these work to express my gratitude for her unconditional love?

    • Harleena Singh

      May 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Hi Swadhin,

      Oh yes – I surely do, especially after writing such a lot for the two part interview last week! Made me realize I could have written an eBook, perhaps 2-3 of them with those many words…lol 🙂

      Absolutely! That’s the very reason He created Moms and I wish more people would realize this fact and show love and respect to their mothers (fathers too!). I agree with you – spending time with her and helping her with household chores, and just giving her a break so that she can relax and put her feet up, would be a treat – moms love that! It will work like magic, and you would surprise her too if you do that, or just take her for a small drive – anything you do different from the usual will be appreciated.

      Thanks for stopping by, and have a nice weekend 🙂

  3. Balroop Singh

    May 2, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    This took me down the memory lane when my little one always made her own cards to wish me! There is nothing like adding a personal touch to whatever gift you want to give but that just gives a momentary feeling of joy…the best gift for a mother can be the care that you have mentioned in the little everyday gestures that we can show by just giving her the freedom from a myriad responsibilities she has to perform around the house.

    So one day to celebrate the love of mother has never been enough for me…we have to celebrate everyday to thank this unique person in our life…for being blessed with her unconditional love and unprecedented care, hard to find anywhere else. For me, every that day is Mother’s Day when she wakes up just with the thoughts of her children…waiting by their side 24/7 to fulfil their needs, just out of love. You will find more such thoughts at my blog!

    Thanks for an early reminder to those who remain too busy with their work to plan a little ahead for their Mother! Have a nice day!

    • Harleena Singh

      May 2, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      Hi Balroop,

      I think hand-made cards are something all moms love, though kids usually make them when they are young. Now, when they are all grown up, everything has become automated and you have so many card sites etc, but the charm of those cards was so nice – always added a personal touch, isn’t it?

      I agree with you entirely – the little things you do for your Mom out of love, not just on Mother’s Day, but everyday have more of meaning and that’s something your mom would always appreciated and value so much. Yes – give her a real, good break – she wouldn’t ask for more! 🙂

      I know we should be celebrating everyday as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day for that matter, but sometimes people forget in their busyness of life, so such days are good reminders for them to get started or remember all that their parent’s have done for them. Mother’s work is never done – she is always doing things for her children and when they aren’t with her, she is thinking of them – yes, she is with them ALL the time. Your blog is surely a great resource, and I shall visit soon.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us 🙂

  4. Kumar Gauraw

    May 2, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    Happy mother’s day to you! And thank you for quoting this –

    “No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life.”

    Reading this, I recall watching Shri Krishna a few years ago and vividly remember Lord Krishna saying,”Mother’s love is the only love which is pure. She loves her kids expecting nothing in return. The power of a mother’s love is more powerful than me.”

    Thank you for this wonderful write up and jogging my memories a bit. My mother is close to 80 and going strong, thank God. Just called her and got some blessings even without asking.

    Have a great mothers day!

    Regards,
    Kumar

    • Harleena Singh

      May 2, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Hi Kumar,

      Thank you for your kind wishes, and glad you liked that quote 🙂

      I’ve seen Shri Krishna too on television, long back, but you surely remember those lines so well, and they are so true – a mother’s love is unconditional and so selfless. And what does she really want in return from her kid’s is a little love, understanding, respect, and their time.

      That’s a lovely age indeed and good you called her – small things matter to our parents, and sometime we need reminders like these just to go back and reconnect, in-case we forget.

      Thanks for stopping by, and convey my best wishes to your Mom and wife too for they are moms as well 🙂

  5. Ravi Chahar

    May 2, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    Such a wonderful post.

    Our mother is the only one person who can’t be replaced by anyone. We can’t compare mother’s love with anyone else. Our mother works for us but we don’t even give a gift at mother’s day.

    I would like to confess that I always forget about mother’s day. I hear from my friends about the gift they give to their mothers. At that I feel so sad and guilty. You know it’s the problem of many kids not only me. We can do something for our mother at least on this one day.

    Thanks for sharing this post. You reminded me.

    ~Ravi

    • Harleena Singh

      May 3, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      Hi Ravi,

      Glad you liked the post and could relate to it 🙂

      Absolutely! No one can take the place of a mother and her love is unconditional for her kids. Yes indeed, our mothers work day in and day out and do so much for us that we can never thank them enough for all that they do. So, at least on this one day we can shower all the love and pamper her, isn’t it?

      Doesn’t matter if you forget, and perhaps this post is a great reminder and you can set an alarm on your cell phone so you won’t forget it on 11th! I reminded you and showed you a way, so surprise your mom with something special – I am sure she’d appreciate it.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us 🙂

  6. Monisha Kapur

    May 3, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Hi Harleena

    Happy Mother’s Day to you!! I love the info-graphic, makes it easy for everyone to really understand what Moms want / don’t want 🙂
    Unfortunately this year we won’t be able to get out of town to visit my Mom for Mother’s Day but I was thinking of making a youtube greeting from us and emailing it to my Mom. Similar to what you mentioned 🙂

    Enjoy your day and hope you get some well deserved rest!!!
    Take Care
    – Monisha

    PS- I set up my picture, hopefully it populates 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      May 3, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      Hi Monisha,

      Happy Mother’s Day to you too, though I know perhaps it’s a little early in the day but I surely won’t be blogging on that day so thought to write about it now 🙂

      I loved the infographic too and I thought the tips about the best gifts ideas moms love and the worst ones was something different and shared it here with everyone because I know this time of the year, most people are busy thinking of what to buy for their moms, while a few others like me prefer to make it unique by adding a little something extra – a personal touch to it all.

      That sounds like a wonderful idea, Monisha – a YouTube greeting with all of you would make her day I am sure. Nothing can be better for a mother to see her children and hear them – brings an instant smile on the face. Oh yes…I certainly will – and put up my feet and take a much needed break, at least on that one day 🙂

      The picture doesn’t seem to be working. Perhaps check if it’s the same email ID you use otherwise for your gravatar at other places as it might different from the one on your blog – that might be one reason.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us 🙂

  7. LeslieZ

    May 3, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Love the post on Mother’s Day Harleena!

    I lost my mother a little over 5 years ago to Alzheimers. I miss you terribly and I tell those that still have their mothers around to enjoy every moment with her.

    I love the Ultimate Mother’s Day Plan! It would be great to get that for Mother’s Day but I agree with “yeah right!” My gifts from my kids and my husband will be far less extravagant and far more simple…

    And I will love them 🙂

    LeslieZ

    • Harleena Singh

      May 3, 2014 at 7:05 pm

      Hi Leslie,

      Glad you liked this post on Mother’s Day, and I am sorry to hear about your loss – I guess we sail in the same boat as I lost my mom too to cancer as few years back.

      Yes, I tell everyone the same thing as well – value your parents while they are still with you because they aren’t for long, something most of us realize only when we lose someone, isn’t it? And that loss can never be replaced. But such is life and it carries on. We live with their pleasant memories 🙂

      I think the simpler and more meaningful the gift, the more it touches moms, and all moms love to receive those. I too wouldn’t just go for the rich gifts for my mom, nor do my kids for me, but just a little token or small gestures matter a lot. Looking forward to what they have planned out this time! Yes, we love them for who and what they are.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us 🙂

  8. Tony.B

    May 3, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Hi Harleena,
    Thank you for bringing a smile and some happy memories back –
    Happy Mothers day to all you ladies who pass by.

    I was still hearing mum probing me about kids,and plaiting her first grandchildrens hair at the age of 35. She was one of 7 sisters and had 3 sons and NO grandchildren!

    I remember so well the best mothers day gift that I ever gave her.
    It was a call on March 25th 2001 (Mothers day in the UK that year) to tell her she had a little grand daughter whose hair would certainly need her attention in a few months!

    My mother was one that loved pictures of her children & grandchildren. Anything that the 2 grandkids produced had front and center.

    I miss her so much, she passed Aug 2012, but I feel that she is often showing me that she’s not too far away. Steering from behind I call it, and I believe somehow she’ll always be doing it!

    • Harleena Singh

      May 3, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Welcome to my blog Tony!

      Nice to know that I could do that – and thank you for your kind wishes 🙂

      That’s just the way Moms really are, and dote on their kids and grandkids all the more. Lol…I am sure she loved that call to her about her first grandchild, and I liked the way you told her about it too – must have been such a pleasant surprise for her.

      I think all moms love when their children or grandchildren create something on their own, it holds so much more meaning. Pictures or collages, some audio clips or videos that connects them with you is appreciated I feel.

      Sorry to hear of your loss, but yes, they never leave us. They are always around us as our guardian angels I feel because I also feel the presence of my Mom at so many occasions.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us 🙂

  9. Ahsan

    May 3, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Hello Harleena,

    Firstly I have to say that Mother’s love can’t be compared with any such thing in this world. Mother’s love is unique. He who doesn’t get mother’s love is the most saddest people in this world.

    The gift ideas you mentioned are very small but yet surprising. As you said, we don’t need to give valuable gift to our mom. She is always happy to get a gift either it is expensive or cheap. The main goal will be make her happy & see her smile.

    I wish my mother is always be safe & sound. Here is special abbreviation of Mother:

    Mother stands for

    M – For the MILLION things she gave me,
    O – For shes growing OLD,
    T – For the TEARS she shed to save me,
    H – For her HEART of purest gold,
    E – For her EYES, with love-light shining,
    R – For she is always RIGHT and always be.

    Again thanks for choosing such valuable content )

    • Harleena Singh

      May 3, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      Hi Ahsan,

      You are so right there – nothing can be compared to a moms love for her kids. I wish more people would value this and spend more time with their mother’s because they aren’t always going to be with us, so value the time they are.

      I wanted to share different and unique gift ideas for Mother’s Day because the usual ones you can find in plenty online, though will that really make your mother happy? May be or maybe not, but these small gestures will bring a smile on her face because you’d have put so much of your love and care into these, isn’t it?

      Thanks for stopping by, and I loved that abbreviation of Mother – so apt. 🙂

  10. Tope Fabusola

    May 3, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Wow! The first idea I got hit me like tons of bricks. Do not worry though -it did not kill me. You said Mothers need rest. It just made think of My Mother, and how she has to wake up very early just to get things done.

    Seriously, it is still a wonder how God designs the woman.You really go through a lot. So, no matter what I give that day, I shall focus on reducing the every day stress. What is more,, it falls on Sunday!

    Happy Mother’s day in Advance, Harleena!

    • Harleena Singh

      May 3, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Hi Tope,

      Lol…glad it didn’t!Oh yes…mothers work SO much and most of what they do goes unnoticed because they are like robotic machines, doing the chores, cooking, cleaning, and all other such things in an automatic fashion as it’s their duty, so they do it one after the other, without a break.

      So, this one day she surely needs a break from it all, isn’t it? As it falls on next Sunday, so you have ample time to plan things out and surprise her by giving her rest from work or pampering her doing things for her, it would surely reduce her stress and make her happy.

      Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Mother’s Day to your mom too 🙂

  11. Sheryl Kurland

    May 3, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Speaking from a mother’s point of view, the only thing I want for Mother’s Day costs $0 — big hugs!!!

    • Harleena Singh

      May 3, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Hi Sheryl,

      So true – that’s all that moms really need. Nothing more than big hugs, accompanied perhaps with a few kisses, togetherness, more time, laughter and joy. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and Happy Mother’s Day, well in advance to you too 🙂

  12. Shalu Sharma

    May 3, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Such a lovely set of ideas for your mum on mothers day. I personally think my mum would like to be taken out for dinner with few of her close ones. She doesn’t eat much but I know she would appreciate it.
    But at the end of the day, mothers don’t want gift or even expect gifts, just bit of tender loving care. That’s all.

    • Harleena Singh

      May 3, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Hi Shalu,

      Glad you liked these gift ideas for moms, something different from the usual I guess 🙂

      That sounds like a good way to spend more time with her and her close ones. More so, meal times with family are always fun times. It’s the togetherness they enjoy more than the food I think, and to be loved and pampered, at least on this one day – makes them happy.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us 🙂

  13. Himanshu

    May 3, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Hello Harleena,

    Again a good post from your side on mother’s day special.. Nice infographic.. You have posted those thing for which I was searching from half an hour.. Just found your post on my facebook timeline.. Great ideas for the gift.. Will surly use these ideas to give a great gift to my mom.. Have a nice day.. 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      May 4, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      Hi Himanshu,

      Glad you liked the post and infographic, which I thought was very apt for Mother’s Day that’s just round the corner 🙂

      Is that so? That’s good to know then that this was a timely post for you and now you can choose and decide on what you would like to gift your mom or perhaps just get creative and make or do something for her, moms love surprises!

      Thanks for stopping by, and have a nice week as well 🙂

  14. Akaahan Terungwa

    May 4, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Hello Harleena,

    Happy Mother’s day to you!

    The ideas you shared here have positively inspired me to prepare for this special day both for my mom and wife. Both, love nothing more than the time (I’m a very busy man) and it seems I simply have to take that time off and stay with both immediate – and extended family.

    However, as Kumar opined: can any gift match the gift of life from your mother?

    Always,
    Terungwa

    • Harleena Singh

      May 4, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Hi Terungwa,

      Thank you for your kind Mother’s Day wishes 🙂

      Nice to know that you could relate and get ideas from this post, and yes, both your wife and mom are special people in your life. I agree with you, bloggers lead very busy lives and it’s the time that is the biggest gift of all, if we can take out a little and devote for our loved ones. I think that holds the most value for them. Nothing can compare that gift of life for sure – I love that quote too.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views 🙂

  15. Yashraj Kakkad

    May 4, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Hi there!

    These were some nice gift ideas. Whenever there comes my mom’s birthday or any other special day dedicated to her, I am seriously confused as I keep on thinking about the gift. Hope this post helps.

    After a bit of experimenting, I realized that my mom doesn’t look at the price of the gift, she looks at the love and usefulness associated with the gift. You might be a mother. What do you have to say on this?

    Thanks for posting! Have a nice day!

    • Harleena Singh

      May 4, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      Hi Yashraj – nice to have you back 🙂

      I can understand how confusing it gets at times, especially when we have to think of the best gifts that moms or dads would love. I hope these ideas help because they are unique ones, a little different from the usual and hold more meaning I think.

      Absolutely! The cost of the gift or what all you’ve got her isn’t what she values as much as the thought, love, and feeling behind the gesture. Being a mother myself, I don’t really wait for the expensive kind of gifts, just small things my kids do for me, as I mentioned in the post, make my day – and that includes giving me a REAL break from chores at home…no cooking, no cleaning, nothing at all – complete rest 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us 🙂

  16. Nikita

    May 4, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Hi,

    Great post. It seems you hit the bullseye, moms really dont expect much from their gifts and she definitely not like you to buy an expensive gifts. But yes she will be more than happy to receive a gift that is personalized or customized in your own way to make it little personal. So i agree with you and i usually do it. I prefer personalized gifts more than any expensive materialistic gift.

    Thanks
    Nikita

    • Harleena Singh

      May 4, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      Welcome to my blog Nikita!

      That’s true because mother’s value and appreciate what their children do for them out of love, more than the amount they spend in buying costly gifts. Yes, make it creative and add your own personal touch to it, whether it’s making a hand-made card, cooking a dish for her, or anything she would love – I think they are more valuable than the gifts you get otherwise.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  17. Naina

    May 4, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    No matter what i gift my mother, all she wants is a hug from me 🙂 she is more than happy from a hug rather than a expensive gift.. this is what we call mother love 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      May 4, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      Welcome to my blog Naina!

      Yes indeed, hugs and kisses are gifts all moms love, and that includes me too! You can’t compare any gift to those – and that’s what you also call a child’s love for the mother 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      BTW – Do use a Gravatar so that we can see who we are talking to. Just a friendly suggestion 🙂

  18. Barbara Charles

    May 4, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    This is a great article. I, like you, lost my mom. It will be 10 years in July. I remember as a child, just trying to get ‘something’ and it didn’t matter how small, it was always appreciated.

    Even now, with my own children, it is not important that they get me something. What means more to me is their acknowledgement of their love. It can be cooking dinner to cleaning the house. Doesn’t matter as long as you know you’re appreciated as a mother.

    The informatic is great! Thanks for writing such a special article on such a special day.

    Happy Mothers Day Harleena.
    Sincerely,
    Barbara

    • Harleena Singh

      May 5, 2014 at 12:57 am

      Hi Barbara,

      Sorry to hear about your loss, and this is one that can never be replaced, isn’t it? I agree with you – any small gesture matters to moms and they love you for doing the little things you do to make it a special day for them. Miss my mom too but I know she’s around 🙂

      Yes, I love it to when my kids do the same…in-fact, I’m waiting to see what they’ve lined up and planned for 11th! They always surprise me with small gifts and manage the house in their own sweet way and it’s just their little gestures that mean so much.

      Thanks for stopping by, and I am glad you liked this Mother’s Day special post. Wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day as well 🙂

  19. Bren

    May 4, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    These are all just fabulous ideas Harleena. I’m sure a lot of people could use these easy ideas for their mommy’s. If only my Mother was still around. 🙁

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    • Harleena Singh

      May 5, 2014 at 1:02 am

      Hi Bren,

      Glad you liked them – a little different from the usual 🙂

      I know how you feel, and we sail in the same boat there. Miss my mom too and I just wish I can be as good as her to my kids. Hope these gift idea post helps those who need it.

      Thanks for stopping by, and appreciate your wishes. Happy Mother’s Day to you too – for Titan! 🙂

  20. Sandra Harriette

    May 5, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Because women are naturally designed to be nurturing, they become increasingly service-oriented when they become mothers. I’m no mom, but I was often sensitive to the fact that my mom and stepmom would want a break from things or a pleasant, stress-relieving experience. That is more priceless than another knick knack, which they’ll eventually have to deal with in a yard sale down the road.

    • Harleena Singh

      May 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Welcome to my blog Sandra!

      You are right there and I think they learn to take good care of their kids too, though it all comes with experience and patience too 🙂

      Any mom would love a break – ask me! I guess all mothers love a little restful period, some time to getaway from doing the usual chores and just putting their feet up and relaxing, and Mother’s Day is one such day when the kids can pamper them a little.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us 🙂

  21. Leigh Shulman

    May 5, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Mother’s day isn’t a day I think about much. Possibly because I grew up in the US with mother’s day in May but now live in a country where it’s in October.

    When my daughter was little and I stayed at home with her, it was nice to have brunch in the morning with the family and then my daughter and husband went off for a day while I took time for myself to sleep or go for a massage.

    These days, I don’t need it in the same way. I work at home, which allows me to nap in the afternoons if I really need it. I also find my husband and I split the home and kid stuff anyway, so any celebration should be about parenting and not just about one parent.

    Honestly, I think I”m very lucky in that sense and content with the way things are.

    That said, the types of giving you talk about in this post point to what I think can (perhaps should?) be general practice in families. Think about what people want. Be thankful. Make space for them to take care of themselves. It’s always nice to have a day of the year to practice this.

    • Harleena Singh

      May 5, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Hi Leigh,

      I can understand how different places celebrate Mother’s Day at different time of the year. Yes, in the US and many other countries it’s celebrated in May. I guess it’s just another day and if we can make every day as good as this one for our parents, we wouldn’t need such days at all 🙂

      We love to have brunch too, and make those a weekend special meal so don’t really wait for Mother’s Day for that. A massage and sleep….awesome! Sounds like a good idea – just what I need too.

      I agree with you, such ideas are what we should ideally be sharing within our families as they hold more meaning and value. I think they only bond us more and bring us closer to each other, isn’t it? I only wish more people would appreciate such things more 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us 🙂

  22. Addison Grey

    May 5, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Hi Harleena,
    Once again you came up with an amazing article!!!
    What an Awesome ideas of gifts for mother’s day.Really very helpful ideas of gifts to present it on mother’s day
    Happy mother’s day
    Thanks for sharing.
    keep posting.

    • Harleena Singh

      May 5, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Hi Addison,

      Glad you liked this post, dedicated to every mother and of course, sons and daughters too. I hope everyone likes these gifts ideas that are a little unique from the usual ones we find online but they do have a lot of meaning I think.

      Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for your kind wishes 🙂

  23. Debbie

    May 5, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Wonderful ideas Harleena for mothers day. And I loved rereading the story about Tom’s mother.

    My mother also has moved on and I do miss her very much. As for what I like on mothers day is to make new memories. Just being together and enjoying the day is the best gift my children can give me.

    However for another idea and I really need to spread the word when it comes to my kids. Is as we get older there are things we really don’t care to do anymore.
    It would be appreciate if they hired…
    Someone to wash my windows
    Someone to spring clean my house
    Or even some one to shampoo the carpets.

    Those are gift that I would also appreciate.
    Thanks again and wishing you a wonderful Mothers Day. And enjoy the down time. (do hope you do take it.)
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    • Harleena Singh

      May 5, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      Hi Debbie,

      Nice that you liked these gift ideas for Mother’s Day, and glad you liked reading through Tom’s story too 🙂

      Ah…sorry to hear about your loss too, and this can never be replaced no matter what we try. I like that..making new memories and accepting whatever your children come up with. That’s appreciating their little efforts I would say.

      Yes indeed, I think if you can voice these out to your kids if they ask or don’t notice it on their own, it would certainly help, and if they can do all such things that you need help with, it would give you so much of comfort. I think sometimes when our kids don’t realize what we may need, there’s no harm in letting them know what you’d like. I’ve done that a few times myself and they did those things, but additionally added a surprise to the whole affair too.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us. I hope I manage to take the break I wrote about too! Hugs back to you, Debbie, and wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day as well 🙂

  24. Carolyn Nicander Mohr

    May 5, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    Yes, like you, I dreaded Mother’s Day after I lost my mom, until I became a mom. Now it truly is a day of joy for me. My family makes a fuss over me, which I enjoy. The gifts don’t matter much so long as I can have my family together.

    You have some great ideas here though. These ideas are very special ones that are sure to bring a smile to any mom’s face!

    I hope you have a very happy Mother’s Day, Harleena!

    • Harleena Singh

      May 5, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      Hi Carolyn,

      I can well relate to that feeling, but when you become a mother, your focus changes and your kids brighten up the day. I like that they make the little fuss and pamper us around – I think we deserve that, don’t we?

      Absolutely! It’s the family, the bonding, and the togetherness that matters most. Yes, gifts are welcome, but making them a little from the ordinary holds more meaning to me. Glad you liked these ideas too.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences with us. Happy Mother’s Day to you as well, Carolyn 🙂

  25. Corina Ramos

    May 5, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Happy Monday Harleena,

    Wow, I didn’t realize Mother’s Day was so close. I haven’t even thought about a gift for my mom…bad daughter, I know :).

    I always pick out something that doesn’t fit so this year I’m sticking with flowers or a plant, I can’t go wrong there, LOL.

    That’s my preference as well. I would rather get flowers than a gift. Oh and of course something sweet :).

    Thanks for sharing this ideas. Loved the infographic! Hope you’re off to a great start of the new week my friend!

  26. donna merrill

    May 5, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    As a mom, I always treasure home made gifts. I don’t like to keep too much stuff, but treasure the gifts my daughter and step daughter have made for me when they were young.

    Now, a skype call from my grand kids are my new treasures. I had told all the kids a long time ago that I didn’t like to have them purchase anything for Mother’s day. So it has been a tradition for a long time.

    As for my 83 year old mom, she doesn’t like to receive gifts either. But we are taking her out to dinner the day before Mother’s day. Restaurants are too crowded on that day so we like to do it up the day before!

    -Donna

  27. Lisa

    May 6, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Great post Harleena.

    I’ve had the worst (nothing) and some of the best, just the kids acknowledging me and remembering as they became adults on their own. This year will be bitter sweet for me with my mom’s condition. I’m wondering what to get her and was excited to see your title here for ideas. (And she just had a birthday). Maybe a thank you letter type card? The things I’ve never thanked her for over the years…..
    I hope you have yourself a wonderful mother’s day this weekend Harleena.

  28. cucukakek

    May 6, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Hi Harleena

    Happy Mother’s Day to you!! I like your info-graphic but actually i love my mom everytime but i can not realize that she wanted.

    She want to go to hajj but i am Jobless and do not have money :'(
    but I believe one day I was able to realize her dream.. i hope and i love my mommy

  29. Sylviane Nuccio

    May 6, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Wow, I’ve finally made it here, after trying like 3 times before over the weekend and getting a 404 page every time 🙁

    This is a very cute infographic. I think that offering a gift to mom shouldn’t be something to make her work like cleaning supplies, or even kitchen stuff, so she can cook some more. But it depends on the mom, though.

    Once of the first things we got my mom as kids with my brother was an electric hand mixer, because she use that stuff so much. But I also remember getting her a couple of necklaces and she would wear those for ever as it mean a lot for her coming from her kids.

    Thank you for this appropriate and timely post.

  30. Franco Wan

    May 6, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Hi Harleena, Your post is great! I like it very much, I’m sure these great ideas can help so many sons and daughters on mother’s daty. I will give my mom some surprise on that day.:)
    Happy Mother’s Day!

  31. Adrienne

    May 7, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Hi Harleena,

    I just read Carolyn’s post about tech gifts to give Mom and I had to laugh at those because of course my Mom is not a techie. The thing with my Mom is that she’s of the depression era and very very very very budget conscious. We all grew up not being big gift givers because that’s the way we were raised. Birthdays and celebrations weren’t a big deal in our house.

    She won’t accept any gifts from us and it’s really hard at Christmas but she’s eased up over the years. So on Mother’s Day all she’ll accept is a card, a visit or a call. Since she lives next door to me now she will let me cook her dinner so that works well. I’m no great cook but I don’t do bad. That’s probably what I’ll do since I did get her a card.

    Great ideas though and she just cleaned house this past week so I could always volunteer but she probably won’t let me do that either because especially now, she feels I do too much for her. Hey, she’s my Mom and I love her.

    ~Adrienne

  32. Charmie

    May 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I am surely gonna make out something over this mother’s day special. I was planning to make a collage of our great trips right from the childhood till date.
    Happy mother’s day to you.

  33. Stephine Lisa

    May 9, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Most of people shows their love to their moms on mother’s day by giving different types lovely gift to her. On this last mother’s day, i gave a beautiful floral gift to mom and she was being really happy for this beautiful and surprise floral gift on mother’s day.

  34. Melanie

    May 21, 2014 at 5:47 am

    The best gift idea for mom is something that a child creates himself with love and some imagination. A do-it- yourself personal card that expresses the child’s feelings is priceless.




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