In my opinion, Mother’s Day Gifts don’t get the attention they deserve. It is undisputed that mom’s work HARD. They are constantly balancing so many different aspects of life, one day of celebration is the least they deserve!
That doesn’t mean that mother’s day gifts aren’t hard to think of. You might want to get the best gift ever…but there is some pressure to know what that might be!
I’m here to help. Whether you are looking for a Mother’s Day Gift for your wife, a special first Mother’s Day gift, or Mother’s Day gifts to grandma, your daughter, your sister or your best friend I’ve come up with creative ideas that will help the mom in your life feel respected, revered and celebrated.
When is Mother’s Day 2022?
Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 8 in 2022. To make sure you receive your Mother’s Day gift on time, I recommend purchasing customized Mother’s Day gifts no later than April 3.
What do mothers really want on Mother’s Day?
Let me start off with the overall idea of what moms really want on Mother’s Day. Obviously, the mom in your life might feel differently, but I am pretty confident the majority of moms would be thrilled with some or all of these four things for Mother’s Day.
- Recognition: We work hard, and we probably aren’t acknowledged every day for what we do. You can give a mom recognition on Mother’s Day by giving her a handwritten card or note, helping your kids write or draw a picture, by giving her a special gift (see below!) and by giving her the day off!
- Relaxation: Especially if the mom on your list is in the throes of mommyhood, giving her part of the day (or all of the day, ideally!) to relax, that would be such a great gift! When we had small kids and babies, my Mother’s Day relaxation looked like getting to sleep in while my husband took care of the kids for breakfast and morning time. Now that my youngest is in school, I get pretty much the whole Mother’s Day to do what I want to do! It is so nice not have to worry about meal prep, laundry and child care for a few hours or a whole day. Give her what you can! You can also purchase a gift that will encourage her to relax on other days besides Mother’s day (see below!).
- Pampering: Moms can often feel run down and touched-out. Some free ways to pamper mom on Mother’s Day include giving her a massage (hand, foot or full body!), giving her a manicure or pedicure, or letting her sit and read or watch a favorite show. There are also lots of self-care gifts you can purchase for Mother’s Day that will help her pamper herself more often.
- No stress: Make sure that as you give your Mother’s Day gift, that you do it with a great attitude. For dads, Mother’s Day is hard work! But if your wife or partner feels like you are doing it half-heartedly or grudgingly, then it will make her stressed out and annoyed. Mother’s Day should be as stress-free for moms as possible. Give her a day where she’s got no worries. Hakuna Matata!
Now let’s get into some concrete gifts you can purchase for Mother’s Day!
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First Mother’s Day Gifts
Your first mother’s Day, whether it is when you are pregnant or after you’ve had your baby, is such a special and important day! It is so important to acknowledge a new mom and let her know she is loved and appreciated. Here are some creative First mother’s Day Gift Ideas.
Sentimental First Mother’s Day Gifts
This cozy “mama” sweatshirt will be comfortable and cute for a first mother’s day gift! A personalized necklace with your baby’s name and birthstone would be a sweet gift for a new mama to show off her baby love! This Q&A a day Five Year Journal would be such a great gift for a first mother’s day! It takes the stress off of mom recording memories by having a simple prompt and a couple of lines for mom to record things.
Another sentimental first Mother’s Day gift (this time from Etsy) This custom name cuff comes in three different types of metal. A mom will love showing off her baby’s name with this sweet bracelet. https://www.etsy.com/listing/499763004/skinny-personalized-stacking-cuff?click_key=2ad7d539a9e7357b422931b9b17372c07c991856%3A499763004&click_sum=f3a7318b&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=new+mom+gift&ref=sr_gallery-1-33&organic_search_click=1&etp=1&sts=1
Pampering First Mother’s Day Gifts
This Shiatsu Shoulder and Neck Massager with Heat would be an amazing pampering gift for a first time mom! An ice roller is a huge help for moms with puffy eyes, headaches or general aches! As a new mom, you spend a lot of time nursing and resting, so it is hard to feel pretty and put together. A soft, cute robe can go a long way to make a new mama feel good.
Mother’s day Gifts for Wife
Okay men, if you didn’t read above, go back and read the four things mom’s really want for Mother’s Day! Think specifically about your wife, and consider some of her pain points and how you can help her alleviate those with gifts for your wife. Here are some ideas!
Pampering Mother’s Day Gifts for Wife
This self-care gift basket for mom comes with six pampering products that a mom will love! This facial steamer will be like a mini spa trip that will make a tired mom feel pampered. This is a pricey gift, but this shiatsu foot massager would be like heaven and a great Mother’s Day Gift!
Sentimental Mother’s Day Gifts for Wife
I love these customized mother stacking rings. Your wife will wear them proudly! If you want to score some serious points, gift a set of frames for a gallery wall AND make an appointment for family pictures with a local photographer! Or you can just print pictures of your kids and have the frames ready to go. This personalized keychain with birthstones is adorable!
Useful Mother’s Day Gifts for Wife
One of the best gifts you can give a mom is entertainment that doesn’t make them feel guilty. Audible is a great option! Mom can listen to books while getting things done! A year Audible subscription plus wireless earphones or an Amazon Echo dot would be a useful Mother’s Day Gift for your wife. A fun and useful gift is a movie projector with an inflatable screen! Mom will love doing outdoor movie parties and connecting with kids. My Kindle Oasis is my absolute favorite gift ever. Not only is there a backlit screen, but it is also waterproof! This is the most expensive model and works seamlessly with audible (using bluetooth headphones) but you can also purchase the Kindle Paperwhite.
Mother’s day gifts to grandma
It is so sweet to recognized your grandma with a special gift on Mother’s Day.
Gift a Grandma Brag board (pictures included if you want to go the extra mile!). This Alex and Ani Because I love you Grandma bracelet would be an amazing Mother’s Day gift! Help grandma stay comfy cozy with a personalized blanket with all of her grandkids’ names on it!
Mother’s Day Gifts for Daughter
Watching your daughter become a mother is such a blessing. I think it is wonderful to buy a gift for your daughter on mother’s day. Most of the above ideas would work for a daughter gift, but here are some more Mother’s Day Gifts for you.
What can I send my daughter for Mother’s Day?
This Mother Daughter necklace is beautiful AND has such a special message behind it. This relaxing candle smells amazing and has the important message “Relax Girl” on the front. You could include a note reminding her to take some time for herself and even add a coupon for babysitting! Some luxuriously soft bamboo pajamas are a lovely self-care gift for moms!
Mother’s day Gifts for Sister
If you want to give your sis a pat on the back for Mother’s Day, these gifts are a perfect way to say I love you.
This gorgeous bracelet cuff gift for sisters is engraved on the inside, “A sister is God’s way of making sure we never walk alone.” An insulated “Best Sister Ever” tumbler is a great gift for a mom and will definitely get used. You can’t go wrong with bath bombs, but what about shower steamers? Either one would make a self-care Mother’s Day Gifts for your sister.
Moms are so special and important! Show the mom in your life love that she deserves on Mother’s Day by giving her one (or many!) of these gifts. And most importantly, continue showing her love by helping her and serving her every day.