Buying gifts for another woman should be easy, right? We all know what so many woman love: Jewelry, shiny trinkets, perfumes … pretty much anything that makes her feel like the fabulous diva she is. So then why do so many of us have a hard time picking out a gift for Mother’s Day? I think it’s because we’re so used to hearing Mom say: “I don’t need anything”, “I have too much STUFF”, “Save your money”. And if you’re like me, your mother is over 60 and pretty much has everything she needs. But just because Mom tells you to just bring yourself on Mother’s Day, we cannot show up empty-handed. So if you’re looking for a gift that’s truly thoughtful (and goes beyond the usual flowers), check out our guide to getting Mom a gift she’ll absolutely love!
Consider Her Interests
If your mother hates wearing makeup and would rather rough it on a camping trip than join you for High Tea, perhaps the traditional “feminine” gifts aren’t for her. Sure, it’s easy to head to the Bay and get her that Estée Lauder gift set. Or maybe those Ralph Lauren faux pearl earrings. But don’t fall for the stereotypical goods that we assume make all women ecstatic. Instead, consider the day-to-day things that make your mother happy and comfortable. If she enjoys bird-watching in the backcountry, invest in a nice pair of binoculars. Or if she loves spending her days lazing around in the backyard, get her a luxurious windowbox already planted with her favourite flowers. When she sees your gift is in line with her interests, she’ll immediately know you took some time to think of her. And that’s probably the best Mother’s Day treat ever!
Lifelong Memories Come from Experiences
Many mothers will tell you their favourite gifts are the ones that involve spending time with their children. Whether it’s a nice meal at a cherished restaurant or a weekend getaway to the spa: Nothing says ‘You’re the best mom ever’ than gifts like these. As we pointed out earlier, consider your mother’s interests when planning an itinerary. If your mother loves learning about plants, spend an afternoon with her at the botanical gardens. If Mom likes picnics and sipping Pinot, consider a picturesque winery tour that includes an outdoor lunch. As we get older and become pre-occupied with our own children and careers, it’s easy to forget about the woman who raised us. But make time to create memories with Mom that’ll make her smile for years to come!
Useful Gifts = Best Gifts
Don’t give junk. The only way you can get away with that is if you’re 6-years-old and it still passes for ‘cute’. By junk, we mean useless items that end up deep in the attic. Unless your mother is an avid collector of porcelain figurines or is just dying for another pair of fuzzy slippers, don’t do it. Get Mom a gift that’s “splurgey”, yet useful. You can get a sense of what mom might want (and need!) just by asking relatives, or observing her daily habits. Of course, useful doesn’t mean you should get her a hammer so she can finally hang that family portrait. A Mother’s Day gift should be a real treat — something special that Mom would never buy for herself. It might seem tricky to strike that fine balance, but with a few weeks of preparation you’re sure to come up with something good!
At Little Orbs, we’re all about creating gifts that are beautiful, yet practical. Hence, the handmade wine charms. They’re perfect for moms who appreciate luxurious home decor, love to entertain, or just like pretty things. And she can never scold you for getting her something useless because wine charms are tremendously helpful at parties. As one fan put it: Little Orbs creates beautiful wine charms that look like jewels! So if you’re still stumped about what to get Mom for Mother’s Day, browse our little Shop for some truly beautiful options!