Mother’s Day is only a couple of days away, and this year most people actually have free time on their hands to figure out the perfect gift for their precious mothers. However, for others, no matter how much time they have, they still find it quite challenging to find the right gift, especially when their mothers are picky about their likes and dislikes, or if they give the typical response of “nothing, I don’t want anything” when asked what they want for Mother’s Day. If you are in a similar situation and want some help to get your mother a gift that she would love and appreciate, read on below for 6 great gift ideas for Mother’s Day.
1. Pearl Necklace
Women love jewelry. It is a fact that has stood the test of time. When it comes to jewelry, nothing matches the subtle elegance of a strand of pearls. However, beware when you buy pearls as they are not all created equal. Treat your mom this year and look for great options of fancy Akoya pearl necklaces. The classic Akoya pearls sourced from the Japanese salt waters are considered to be the crème de la crème of pearls. They are a bit pricier than freshwater pearls, but when you see the look in your mom’s eyes as she marvels at the shiny, perfectly round pearls, you will judge it to be a worthy investment.
If your mother is an avid antique collector, surprise her this year with one of the pieces that she has been lusting over for a long time. So try to remember an item she liked or simply, pick up the phone and fish for clues. Not only will she love to have finally put her hands on an antique piece, but she will also appreciate that you went out of your way to make it happen. The next time she is telling you off in a heated conversation, she will think twice before complaining that you do not listen!
3. Barista Coffee Machine
For the coffee addict mothers, this is the ultimate gift. True coffee lovers believe that coffee drinking is a ritual that not everyone understands. If you have always witnessed your mom treating her coffee time as her special “me” time, then she fits the description. Do some research and buy your mom one of the barista-style coffee machines so she can enjoy her java boost whenever she wants. Make sure you do not get her an overly complicated model that would be frustrating to deal with. Install the machine yourself and walk her through the different features and maintenance steps. Do not forget to include a pack or two of her favorite beans so she can start brewing right away.
4. Spa Day
Mothers deserve to be spoiled any chance possible, and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to do that with a rejuvenating spa day. It could also be a great chance to spend some quality time together. Make a day out of it; pick up your mom for an early breakfast and a friendly tennis game before you can cool off and unwind at the spa. Since it is Mother’s Day, go all out and treat your mom to the royal package so she can come out feeling like a new person.
5. Theater Tickets
Take your mom for a special soirée to see her favorite play in the theater. If you cannot make it or believe that she would prefer to go with her theater connoisseur friend, then treat them both and be the son/daughter of the year. Confirm with your mom the date and time first before spending a fortune on the usually sold- out play. This way, she can have enough time to prepare and make arrangements with her friend.
If your mom has been doing well with her smartphone for some time now, it is time to introduce her to e-books. Get her an e-reader so she can have her books on the go instead of having to carry a heavy tote full of books every time you go on vacation. She will be hooked in no time, and it will forever change her mind about that “book scent” theory.
You do not have to stress over your Mother’s Day gift. The truth is, mothers are so used to giving that it feels extra special whenever they get to be on the receiving end, no matter how big or small the gift is. As long as you put some thought into it and do it with love, your mom will surely love whatever you gift her with this year.
Published by Samantha Brown