Whether you’re honoring someone who gave birth to you or appreciating someone who has stepped into a mothering role in your life, taking the time to choose a thoughtful gift doesn’t have to be a chore.
Our top tip: shop early so you’re not scrambling at the last minute to get Mom something that truly shows your appreciation. And that way you can make sure you’re maximizing your cash back during our Mom-Approved Deals event. Just download the app or install our browser extension to see what deals are available.
Tailor gift ideas to your mom
Nothing is better than gifting your mom something colorful to brighten her day. Flowers and jewelry are classic gifts for a reason, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make them personal. It’s just a matter of considering your mom’s unique lifestyle and preferences.
For busy moms that are already overwhelmed with taking care of things, giving them a plant to keep alive might not be the best choice. On the other hand, if your mom has a thriving green thumb, she might even enjoy a new plant for her vegetable garden over a dozen roses.
As for jewelry, make sure you pay attention to what she normally wears and match new purchases to her favorites. If she exclusively wears silver, for example, buying her a gold necklace means it probably will never leave her jewelry box.
Dig deep to share your appreciation
Here’s the secret we’ve learned about moms: it’s less about the gift you give them and more about how you share her feelings for her. That means a thoughtful note or card with your gift will be treasured long after she’s eaten the chocolate and the flowers have wilted.
We promise not to tell if you resort to an AI chatbot to write your message, just make sure you write something more than just your name at the bottom of the card. Bonus points if you take the extra time to take a picture with her and post it on your social media to show her how important she is in your life.
Give her what she really wants
Above all, what we hear the most that mothers want (especially mothers of young children) is a break. This gift is great if your budget is tight and you’re out of ideas. You could do the grocery shopping for her, clean the house or hire a cleaning service, or just ask what task she’s been putting off that you could complete for her. Then send her to have a nap or do something fun while you take care of everything else.