3 of the Most Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts

by - Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the woman in your life. Whether you are shopping for your mom, grandmother, aunt, wife, or even a close friend who is a mom, the right gift is one that shows her how special she is and how much she means to you. There are a lot of options to choose from like the traditional breakfast in bed or bouquet of flowers, but if you want to give her a gift that she will really love, thoughtfulness counts!  
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From monogrammed jewelry to amazing experiences chosen with her in mind, here are a few of the most thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts that will be sure to put tears in her eyes and a big smile on her face.

Monogrammed Gifts

A nice piece of jewelry is a traditional Mother’s Day gift that nearly any mom would be thrilled to receive. Rather than getting something generic, though, buy her a piece of beautiful monogram jewelry this year. You can have her initials (or her child’s initials!) emblazoned on a necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings for a truly one-of-a-kind gift that she will treasure for years to come.
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And, if the special mom in your life already has more jewelry than she knows what to do with, a personalized jewelry box is an excellent choice, too. Whichever option you choose, monogrammed jewelry and jewelry boxes are thoughtful gifts that are sure to make any mom smile.
Other types of monogrammed gifts work well, too. If your mom is always on the go, she would love a monogrammed tote set. For moms who love to cook, monogrammed aprons make thoughtful and functional gifts. Even a personalized blanket that she can curl up under when she has time to relax makes a lovely Mother’s Day gift.

An Amazing Experience

The perfect gift doesn’t have to be a physical object. Has the woman in your life always talked about learning to scuba dive but never taken the plunge? Or does she have a specific location on her travel bucket list? Perhaps she’s mentioned wanting to take a cooking class, learn a second language, or take up painting.
Pay attention to the things she says she wants to do, and make them happen. Sign her up for a class or plan her dream vacation. Enjoy the experience with her, or stay in and take care of the kids so she can enjoy a night all to herself.
Giving the gift of an actual experience shows that you are listening to what she says, and it is an amazing alternative to “standard” Mother’s Day gifts. Plus, an amazing experience builds memories that will last a lifetime. There are countless ways to give the special woman in your life an experience as a gift. Pay attention to her interests, and get creative.

Something Handmade

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Handmade gifts aren’t just for preschoolers. No matter how old you are, your mother (or another special mother in your life) would be thrilled to receive a gift you made with your own two hands. Use your own unique talents to make something that she will treasure for years to come. If she enjoys a glass of wine and you enjoy woodworking, make her a wine rack. If you are good at quilting, stitch together some of your old clothing to make her a memory blanket. Use your painting skills to recreate her favorite picture of you two together on the canvas. The options are limitless.
Taking the time to think of and create something handmade shows how much you care. It also ensures that the gift you give is one-of-a-kind and won’t be duplicated by your siblings or anyone else in your family.


Your mom and the other women in your life do so much for their families year-round. Mother’s Day is the one day of the year when you can give back and show her just how much she means to you and how appreciative you are of her efforts. Rather than waiting until the last minute and picking up a generic gift from the store, spend some time coming up with a gift that is as thoughtful and unique as she is.

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