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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.




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

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