It may be her birthday, a wedding anniversary, Christmas or just a day when you want to say, “I love you, Mom,” but choosing the perfect gift for mom can be a challenge. Take time to consider who your mom is before going shopping for that special gift. With a little thought, your gift to her can be special. Here are some fun ideas to get you started.
Craft Loving Mom
Is your mom the crafty type who likes to sew or is always doing something creative with a little fabric, some ribbon, and glue? Then consider a gift certificate to a local fabric or online craft store. A gift basket filled with sewing basics, such as buttons, elastic, thread, and the latest sewing magazine, would make a great gift for the sewing mom. If she crochets or knits some textured yarn, crochet hooks or knitting needles and a new pattern book are wonderful gifts.
The Business Mom
If your mom is a businesswoman whose time revolves around a busy office, consider gifts that can increase her productivity or brighten up her office. Flowers are perfect for almost any mom and are nice in an office setting. Pens, stationary, electric stapler, or paper shredder might actually thrill the business type mom. A new coffee maker for her office is also a nice thought.
The Mom Who Loves to Cook
Does your mom love to cook? If baking is her way of relaxing, consider purchasing her a new cookbook or other fun cooking items such as a cupcake holder. Other items for the mom who loves to cook might include flavored oils, fun shaped pasta, new measuring utensils, interesting cake pans, or a new food processor. Enroll her in a cake decorating class at the local craft store or subscribe to a cooking magazine for her.
For the mom who loves to work out, a gym subscription is a fantastic gift idea. If she already has one, simply call and pay to have it extended. New workout videos, exercise equipment or sweat suit would be the perfect gift. A gift certificate to a sporting goods store or a health food store is another great option for the health-conscious mom.
Book Lover Mom
For the mom who loves to read, order for several of her favorite magazines, purchase the newest mystery or give her a gift certificate to the local bookstore. Consider scouring the thrift stores for her favorite authors. She won’t care if they are second-hand if she is like most avid readers. If you include some flavored teas and chocolate for her to enjoy while curled up with a good book you will be sure to be a hit.
The Pampered Mom
Who doesn’t want to feel pampered? This category covers most of the moms out there. Gift ideas include bubble bath, her favorite perfume, makeup or a gift certificate for a day at the spa. Consider a massage, manicure or pedicure to help keep your mom looking her best.
Give Your Time
Give the mom the gift of your time and she will be delighted. Taking your mom out for dinner, lunch, or even breakfast is a great way to spend time with her. It’s the gift that fits all moms everywhere no matter what their interests or hobbies might be. The opera, a movie or even going bowling are ideas for gift giving. A gift certificate for a bed and breakfast for her and her dad is another excellent gift idea for the mom who has everything.
No matter what type of mom you have a little thought and preparation can make her gift special. Your gift can be as fancy or simple, as expensive or inexpensive, as you want it to be. What matters most is that you put the time and effort into choosing a gift that says, “I love you and thought about you, Mom.”