Top 5 Gifts Moms Won't Buy For Themselvesby Elizabeth MacDonald
This article brought to you by mothers everywhere. Partners, open your ears (and wallets) as you read it, and take note.
Mother’s Day is here, as in HERE here. It’s not time to come up with some elaborate handmade item that will sit on a bookshelf. It’s time to pull out the big guns.
When a mother is still in the trenches of motherhood, surrounded by young children, toddlers, and poop-filled diapers, Mother’s Day becomes ‘just another day.’ She will say she wants the day off, but all that equates to is double (or triple) the work on Monday.
Moms smile at flowers, breakfast in bed, handmade cards, and nice meals, but the truth is that there are other things they could get excited over. Of course, don’t skip the handmade love notes and delicious food, but don’t let them talk you out of getting them something awesome.
Most partners (and grown children) stick with the basics on Mother’s Day. There’s delivered flowers, brunch, and a simple gift. There’s nothing wrong with this tradition, but I’m here to inspire you to go deeper! Mom’s hate spending money on themselves (but have you seen your children’s closets?).
Now is the time to take the leap and splurge on something you know she won't buy herself (but completely deserves).
Top 5 Gifts Moms Won't Buy For Themselves
#1 Professional Photo Shoot With the Kids
When was the last time she was in front of the camera? Her Facebook page may be filled with current pictures, but none are of her. A photo shoot can get expensive, but there are packages and photographers who will work within your budget. The tangible memories will stay close to her heart forever. You cannot go wrong with this gift!
#2 A FULL Day at the Spa
I’m not talking about a mani/pedi. I’m not talking about a Swedish massage. I’m talking about a day of champagne, saunas, mud masks, massages, and any other pampering provided on site. Yes, it’ll cost you, but she’ll come home glowing with thanks! An even better idea is to coordinate the gift with her best friend’s partner so she can escape with a mom-friend and have really have a great time.
#3 A Piece of Beautiful Jewelry
You can pick out something you know she will love. You can also include your baby's birthstone, name, or birthdate.
#4 A Full Car Detailing by a Professional Service
Have you looked inside that minivan in the last few days? Don’t even bother, there is no way that sucker is actually clean. A mom would never splurge on anything more than the $1.00 vacuum and a drive thru car wash. Let her hop inside of a near-new smelling van again.
#5 A Tattoo
So many moms want a tattoo that represents their babies, but they don’t ever go for it. What’s stopping them? If this is something that has been mentioned at any point, think about just how much fun the day could be if you booked her a session with an awesome tattoo artist?!