Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

Jewels, cut flowers, lavish gifts, and gold! These are Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day! Or, are they?

Believe it or not, what Mom wants has little to do with money and is much more about experiences, pampering, and practicality.

In an informal poll of 65 moms, we learned practical gifts outnumbered impractical 25 to 1. That is pretty strong evidence for practicality!

Jewels, cut flowers, lavish gifts, and gold! These are Gift Ideas For Mother's Day! NOT! What Mom really wants has little to do with money and is much more about experiences, pampering, and practicality.

Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

The gift ideas in this list are real ideas from real moms! They are meant to get your creative juices flowing so you can make Mother’s Day extra special for the mom in your life!

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Experience Ideas For Mom

Moms just want to have fun! Give the mom in your life an experience she won’t soon forget!

  • No Saying ‘Mom’ all day! Dad is in charge today! No need to ask Mom!
  • Go For A Family Walk
  • Take A Family Hike
  • Go Camping
  • Have A Family Picnic
  • Take Mom Out To Eat
  • Give Mom A Day With The Girls
  • Let Mom Hear You Laugh!

Pampering Ideas For Mom

Moms spend their days devoted to their families. Take a day to pamper the mom in your world!

  • Wash Mom’s Car
  • Pay For A Pedicure
  • Gift Mom A Hair Cut
  • Give Mom An Entire Day Off To Do As She Pleases
  • Clean The House
  • Let Her Sleep In – THIS was a huge hit!
  • Treat Mom To Breakfast In Bed (after she’s slept in, of course)
  • Family Dinner At Home – NOT made by Mom
  • Arrange A Massage For Mom
  • Give Her Time Alone – Mom needs time to recharge!
  • Let Her Nap

Practical Gift Ideas For Mom

Moms LOVE practical gifts! The possibilities are endless.

Listed below are just a few practical gift ideas Moms have suggested! Pay close attention to the mom in your life to discover her practical desires!

  • Comfy Pajamas
  • Food Saver
  • Hand Mixer
  • Cookie Scoops
  • Potholders
  • Roomba
  • Vacuum

Your mom wants something ‘Her’! She wants to know you put thought into her gift! She is thrilled to discover you’ve listened to her desires throughout the year.

Gift Ideas Moms Love

  • Anything Homemade – Hands down, Moms cherish anything homemade. Homemade cards are a huge hit!
  • Potted Plant
  • Flowers for the Garden
  • Cut Flowers
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries


If we learned anything from our informal Mother’s Day poll, we learned moms want to sleep in, eat a meal with family they didn’t prepare, and be treated with something homemade or practical! It’s her day and she would love nothing more than to hear the laughter of her children!

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