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Meaningful Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Your Mama Probably Doesn't Want Your Stinking Gifts

Your mom brought you into this world and showered you with love, advice, and learning, so showing her appreciation on Mother's Day is the least you can do. If there's ample room in your budget, by all means, bathe her in the very best perfumes and luxurious bubble baths money can buy, but don't feel obligated to give something that comes in a bottle or box. A ForbesWomen study from last year shows the same truth — most moms just want to spend time with their loved ones.

I asked around, and two of my favorite mamas dream for a mix of material and immaterial, experiential treasures: BabySugar is hoping for a Brazilian keratin treatment and a stress-free family dinner, while LilSugar wants a girls' weekend and home big enough to fit her family. My mom has requested we plan "grown-up mommy-and-me" time sans my dad. We hear it every year, but it's true — plan an event, hike, weekly chat, or home-cooked meal for your mom and give her a thoughtful postcard or picture that reminds her how much you care.

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GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Same here -- My Mom just wants to spend time with me. She couldn't care less about the gifts (and is unimpressed if I spend a lot of money on her). She's very immaterialistic in that way. However, I always try to give her a gift to bring a smile to her face. My Mom especially likes my baked goods that I make especially to her taste (less sugar, extra nuts, etc). I always try to put a healthy twist to them, and she likes that, too. Of course, whenever I deliver her gift, and I spend time with her, and that's her favorite part. This year, my husband may join us, and she would probably be pleased about that.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
My mom really hates when my sister and I spend a lot of money on her. She wants us to save and spend not things like flowers. I bought her a bottle of Godiva Liqueor and a bottle of Baileys -- her favs. Pretty cheap and I know she'll enjoy!
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