Gifts for Mom


With Mother’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to put some real thought into the best gifts to give to that special mother.  There are ways of showing your love without those expensive gifts that don’t really express your true feelings.  I have listed some other things to do or buy that, to me, might more accurately express just how much we appreciate everything she has done for us over the years and how much we really love her!

Moms have a beautiful smile, warm eyes, a huge heart, energy, can multi-task, negotiate and manage time.  She is organized, responsible, a self-starter, independent worker and accountant.  The list goes on and on for the aptitudes a mother must possess.  In the end, we often take mom for granted and forget all the sacrifices she has made for us over the years.

The top way to share your love is to spend time with her.  Tell her how much she is loved and how much you appreciate her.  The thought is what counts and not the gift that money can buy.  Be sure to say thank you for her advice and guidance.  She should be loved all year long and not just on Mother’s Day.

You might offer to clean her house or serve her breakfast in bed.  Try taking her out for dinner, a nice walk, shopping, to the spa, whatever the two of you enjoy and can do together.

Making DIY projects for her would be a win-win situation.  She loved all the child projects you drug home and she will love anything that you spend time making for her now.  Fun ideas are photo cards, gifts and crafts of all kinds that you have hand made yourself.

Why not really go all out and write her that special handwritten letter that can portray all that you feel in your heart for your mom?  What could make your mom feel more loved or important than that which is made from the heart that you have taken up valuable time to compose?  Show your mom a real “from the heart” mother’s day this year.

Dr Fredda Branyon