While a vacuum is not exactly her cup of tea, a spa day with her girlfriends might just be. How about a night by herself in a fancy hotel alone? Now you’re talking. See what moms really want in these 25 Best Mother’s Day Gifts…
#1 Night Alone at a Fancy Hotel
The #1 best gift you can give to Mom is a night where she can relax all by herself.
#2 Personal Chef Consultation
Hire a personal chef and meal planner to come and make meals for a week, while giving advice on how to plan and cook for the family in the future.
#3 Day at a Spa
If you give her a gift certificate, make sure you also plan a time for her to go, otherwise it just sits in her wallet collecting dust.
#4 Family Photo Album
Put together your family photos into a photo album. Write special messages inside to make it extra personal.
#5 Maid Service
Give her the gift of a clean house.
#6 Sleep In + Breakfast in Bed
#7 Day of Pampering
Surprise her with a day off to go to the spa and shop. Provide her with gift cards or cash to shop with.
#8 Family Photo Shoot + Bonus Stylist
Plan a family photo shoot with a professional photographer. Bonus points for hiring a hair and make-up person, or sending Mom to the salon in the morning before the shoot.
#9 Workout Consultation
Set up a consultation for her with a yoga instructor or personal trainer to give a 15-minute workout routine that works with her life.
#10 Family Video Montage
Have a professional editor put together a video montage of the family with all the iPhone videos, ballet recitals, etc.
See an example at Prudent Baby.
#11 Professional Organizer
Have a professional organizer come into the home to clean and organize.
Find out more at Apartment Therapy.
#12 Fun Family Time
Plan a family activity, like a museum trip. In a perfect world, the kids would magically get themselves ready, out the door, buckled into carseat, diaper bag packed with plenty of diapers and snacks, and no one fusses or fights.
#13 Professional Gardening Service
Hire a professional gardening service to come plant an herb garden or veggie garden and teach her how to maintain it.
Find out more at Verdura Gardens.
#14 No Responsibility Day
Set aside a day where Mom doesn’t have to plan a thing.
#15 Spend a Day With Her Mom
Treat her to a day she can spend alone with her mom.
#16 Man-Run BBQ
Throw a BBQ where he plans it all and watches the kids the whole day so she can relax with her friends.
#17 Handmade Cards
Wake her up with handmade cards from the kids and a heartfelt card from her special someone.
#18 Tickets to Her Favorite Show
Surprise her with tickets to the show she’s been dying to go see.
#19 Cute New Sleepwear
Give her a cozy pair of pajamas that will also make her feel extra cute at bedtime.
Buy it for $48 at Anthropologie.
#20 My Prudent Advice Journal
Surprise her with this fill-in journal she can write in and give to her daughter. It makes a great gift for a new mom.
Buy it for $15.25 at Amazon.
#21 Sewing Retreat
The crafty mom can appreciate a cottage getaway surrounded by sewing inspiration and plenty of craft time.
Find out more at The Makerie.
#22 Organic Fair Trade Coffee Subscription
She is sure to enjoy this gourmet treat.
Find out more at Tonx.
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