It doesn’t have to be Mother’s Day for you to show your mom that you love and appreciate her. When we were growing up and even into adulthood, our moms were there for us year-round; it’s important for us to do the same. If you live far away from your mom or even if you’re just busy and don’t see her as often as you would like to, choosing to send a gift can be a pleasant reminder that you’re thinking about her as you go about your day. Whether you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day or birthday gift for your mom or just want to remind her how important she is to you, here are five reasons why you should send your mom a gift when you find something she might like.
To Tell Her That You’re Grateful
Our moms spend a lot of time raising us and teaching us about the world when we’re children. Your mom likely took you to sports practice, read books with you, or helped you engage in other hobbies when you were first exploring the world—not to mention she was working to keep you healthy and happy. For some of us, our mom was our very first teacher and leader. It seems that there are no better multitaskers in the world than mothers, and although you may not be able to give back to the same degree, you can certainly express your admiration and amazement for her love and hard work. Send a gift of sweet treats or your mom’s favorite coffee, tea, or wine for a surprise that’s as sweet as your mom.
To Show Her How She Inspires You
There’s nothing quite as special as the silly, handmade gifts that a child gives their mother. Whether it was a Mother’s Day gift you made at school, a finger painting project, or flowers that you plucked from the ground yourself, your mom probably received a lot of treasured gifts from you when you were little. While your mom might be surprised if you presented her with a fingerpaint masterpiece now (although we doubt she would turn it down), you can still give her a meaningful gift with a bit of DIY flair. If you’re a skilled cook or artist, you can cook or bake for her, paint or build something for her to hang in her home, or even send a gift of homemade skin care or cosmetic products.
If those aren’t your forte, a handwritten letter or card from you as well as personalized jewelry, perfume, or a sentimental object from your childhood upcycled into something new can also provide a heartfelt touch. If your mom encouraged your love of the arts, sports, cooking, or another hobby, you can remind her that she was your inspiration.
To Help Her Relax
It seems like moms never have time to pamper themselves. They’re always occupied with work, hobbies, or their children, and every mom deserves a spa day off with no chores. Gift certificates for massages, facials, pedicures, manicures, or acupuncture sessions are the perfect adult equivalent of those chore coupon books that you used to give your mom. If your mom prefers the luxury of the spa in the comfort of her own home, you could send a gift that she can use herself. Facial masks, skincare products and tools, or even a complete at-home spa kit could be the perfect solution to make sure your mom can relieve some of her stress.
To Tell Her That She Made Your House a Home
If your mom loves looking at houses or imagining new interior design ideas for her own home, you can send a gift that will help spruce up her house. Whether she still lives in your childhood home or somewhere new, she’ll be sure to appreciate a new home decor piece, a blanket, new cutlery or cooking utensils, a candle or plant to display, or anything else that suits the personality of both your mom and her home.
To Show Her You Still Love Spending Time With Her
Mothers dedicate their lives to their children for the good majority of their own adult lives, which is quite a large sacrifice. They guide their children through school, through their first hobbies and friendships, and also make sure to set aside time to spend nurturing and encouraging their children outside of those hours. If your mom accompanied you to the zoo, amusement parks, museums, sporting events, or playdates, you can remind her of the time you used to spend together by gifting her something that you can both do.
If your mom is outdoorsy, you could gift her new clothes or accessories to accompany a planned camping adventure. Maybe you could take a painting or writing class together, or try out a new restaurant. Your mom will definitely appreciate those experiences just as much as you did when you were young.
Your mom will appreciate any gift you give her, but you want to make sure it’s something extra special that speaks to the bond that you had when you were young—and the one you have now. With these reasons in mind, you’ll be sure to find a gift for your mom that she will cherish for years to come.