It’s Mom. She carried you for 9 months. Mom was always there for you when you skinned your knee. Mom was there when you were heartbroken. Mom was there when you needed money for school or your first apartment. Even today you know that if there is one person you can always count on and it’s Mom.
So now that it’s Mom’s birthday what do you give the woman who gave you everything?
I’ve got a Top 5 list of what I consider the greatest gifts for Mom on her birthday. This list is in no particular order because Mom deserves the best so hopefully all these gifts will be in the same league.
You can’t go wrong with pampering Mom, you just can’t. So whether you’re a son buying a gift for mom or the ever loving daughter, you just can’t go wrong with a full day spa with all the amenities. Let her enjoy her special day with groups of people attending to her every need. Doing her hair, her nails, a foot massage and pedicure. Let her relax with a glass of white wine and a mud bath or whatever that spa provides. Make sure that she is also treated to the sorely needed massage. If you’re the daughter then go with her and make the day extra special.
Do what you tried to do for mom when you were a kid but this time do it right; take mom shopping, whether you like shopping or not. If you hate it then do your best to enjoy it because for your Mom it’s really more important to spend quality time with you. It just so happens that women love to go shopping, often it’s just window shopping. Make the whole day about her and go do all those things with her. At the end of the day, when it’s time for cake, give her a bouquet of flowers with a heartfelt card that really is straight from the heart.
Make an appointment to have a professional family picture taken and do everything in your power to make sure the whole family is there. Mom will be overjoyed to not only have a set of wonderful family pictures that she can frame and enjoy for years to come but you’ll show her just how much you appreciate her and understand her needs.
How many dinners has mom cooked for you? Exactly! It’s time for you to cook dinner for Mom. Now it doesn’t matter if you’re a good cook or not, you can help yourself out with some prepared side items from the grocery store deli. The truth is that even if the main course turns out terrible your mom will be absolutely overwhelmed that her children worked so hard to fix dinner. If this means that you end up laughing about it over Pizza thirty minutes later then so be it but even if you fail miserably, your Mom will love you for it.
No matter what you choose, the primary thing that Mom wants is to spend time with you. After you’ve spent the day with Mom, and if you chose not to even attempt to cook dinner, then take her to as nice of a restaurant as you can afford. Order a nice wine and celebrate Mom’s day with her in a warm and comfortable environment of the restaurant.
I didn’t mention any gifts “per se” because Mom really cares more about spending time with you or seeing you put effort into celebrating her birthday. This lets her know that you care but now that I’ve said that I will give you a couple of ideas for actual “gifts” for Mom.
Well, if you chose to have the family photo taken then it would be nice if Mom could see that picture on a new digital picture frame. Be sure to mix in some other family photos and just create a digital picture scrapbook with the family photo as the main attraction.
You can’t go wrong with flowers. A dozen red roses, or your Mom’s favorite flowers, will top off the evening very nicely.
It’s a little cliché but you may want to buy some really good candy along with those flowers and attach a little note that says something like “Sweets for the sweet.”
These last gifts should be used to top off the day rather then the main point of it and if you do any of the previously mentioned things for Mom on her birthday then you’re going to make her extremely happy.