Mom, Mummy, Maa, Mumma, Aai, or Amma! These are the first words you utter from your mouth. Because it’s the mother who brings you in this world and nurtures you to be what you are today.
Her role, her contribution, and even her sacrifices at every step of your life are stupendous. That’s why the saying, “God made mothers because he could not be everywhere”.
Mothers are just next to God in our culture because of their unconditional and flawless love. And it is to commemorate this love that people around the world celebrate the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day.
How did Mother’s Day begin?
In case you’d be interested to know, otherwise, see the Mother’s Day gift ideas below
The origin of Mother’s Day as celebrated in the United States date back to the 19th century.
It’s the time before the Civil War, when Ann Reeves Jarvis, a social activist of West Virginia started “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children. These clubs later became a unifying force to unite people in the country still divided over Civil War.
Following the death of Ann Reeves Jarvis in 1905, her daughter, Anna Reeves Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day to honour the sacrifices mothers made for their children.
Many states, towns and churches had adopted Mother’s Day as an annual holiday and Jarvis had established the ‘Mother’s Day International Association’ to help promote her cause.
In 1914, then US President, Woodrow Wilson officially declared the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day is celebrated in various forms across the world. For example, in Thailand, Mother’s Day is always celebrated in August on the birthday of the current queen.
In Ethiopia, families gather, sing songs and eat a large feast as a part of a multi-day celebration honouring motherhood.
Whatever be the way, the main idea behind Mother’s Day is to remember the sacrifices and contributions of our mother in our life. And this should be done throughout the year and our whole life. Not only on Mother’s Day.
Still, the day marks the occasion to make our mothers feel special and express our love and gratitude for her.
So, here are the best Mother’s Day gift ideas to present your Mom or Mother-in-law.
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Before the gift ideas, understand….
How to choose the best gift for your mother?
That’s simple if you keep 3 things in mind:
- Your mother’s taste. Every mother has her own likes/dislikes based on her profession, personality, etc.
- Utility. How useful will be the gift for your Mom?
- Your budget. How much you have to spend for the Mother’s Day gifts? Just remember, it’s not important to give an expensive gift, but a gift with true feelings. So, choose a gift you can actually afford.
Mother’s Day Gifts for every type of mother
These mother’s day gifts ideas are based on the job, role, and taste of every type of mother as a special tribute to her.
1. Thermos and Flasks
If your Mom is a tea or coffee lover and prefers to carry her home-made tea to office, this is the perfect gift for her.
Opt for the stainless steel variety over aluminium ones as it is rust-proof, retains the heat for over 5 hours, and is perfectly healthy to use.
‘Milton’ is the branded name in Thermosteel flasks that offers various choices in size and price range. Plus, the products are easy to carry in a bag without the fear of a spill-over. (You can easily get a quality product under Rs. 500/-)
2. Sipper Water Bottles
As compared to the normal water bottles, sipper bottles have the following benefits:
- They are lightweight, durable, air-tight, and more attractive.
- Make drinking water easy and effortless while travelling. You just need to squeeze the bottle and drink. So no fear of water getting spilt.
- Normal plastic bottles are toxic and release chemicals into the water at freezing temperatures. This is not the case with sipper bottles which are an ideal choice to carry cold water in summers.
- They can be easily stuffed in your Mom’s handbag without occupying too much of a space.
Moms, especially working Moms are Planning-holics. Be it the household chores or the office work, they love to organize and plan their day. Diaries also help them pen down their thoughts and feelings which they may not share with anyone else.
So, help them keep a tab of their schedules and express themselves with your gifted diary.
You can also write a ‘love’ quote for your mother on the first page of the diary you gift her so that whenever she opens it, it fills her with joy and happiness.
Long gone are the days of old, boring, and simple diaries. Instead, go trending with this latest collection on Amazon.
4. A watch
A watch is the women’s second beau just next to jewellery. Do you know why?
- It’s a never fading style statement
- Most convenient way to see the time
- With so many brands, styles, and designs, it’s easy to find a watch that suits everyone’s taste
So, whatever be the ocassion, watches are an ideal gift for your loved ones and can never be out of trend.
5. Handbags and wallets
They make nice and decent gifts for any women, whether she is 25 or 65!
And this is my personal choice to gift my mother this Mother’s Day. Because since long, she has been searching a wallet that can fit in her mobile, cards, and cash without getting puffed up and feeling heavy.
Luckily, I found this on Amazon.
Well, that’s my choice for my Mom as she utterly needs this one, but you can choose from a variety of handbags and wallets here.
How not to think about this gift on Mother’s Day. Even if she has tons in her locker, a personalised necklace, ring or bracelet from your side is enough to put a long smile on her face.
1. Kitchen Apron
What better way to appreciate your Mom’s culinary skills and give her a token of motivation than a kitchen apron.
But, an ordinary kitchen apron won’t work. Therefore, go for these beautiful and quirky kitchen aprons on Amazon that have love quotes for your Mom.
Not only working Moms but even housewife Moms love ornaments equally.
And this personalised range of necklaces, rings, and bracelets from Amazon are perfect to tell your Mother how much you love her.
3. Indoor plants
According to a study by NASA, indoor plants improve the air quality inside the home by giving off oxygen at night and helping you sleep better
So, help your Mom sleep better and healthy with this range of indoor plants from Ferns N Petals.
If your Mom is a book lover, she would love to have a good addition to her personal library.
Choose books as per her taste – spiritual, motivational, fictional, etc.
Some common books every Mom would love to read:
A fitness freak is always on the lookout for a product that can help him/her monitor their steps and calories burnt. But with safety and precision!
So, a SmartWatch or a Fitness Band is an ideal Mother’s Day gift for such a fitness-loving Mom.
If you are in doubt regarding the safety and usefulness of Smart Watches, read this post by a fitness blogger, Ashvini.
Other fitness products you can gift your Mom are:
Personalised gifts for Moms
If you are really low on budget but want to gift something special to your Mother, here are Cheap and Incredible Mother’s Day gifts ideas under 10$!
What can I Do for Mother’s Day with no money?
Think you can’t celebrate Mother’s Day without spending a lot of money?
Well, the good thing is YOU CAN! You can express your love and gratitude for your mother, even without spending a penny.
In this way:
1. Breakfast in bed
Serving her breakfast in bed is always a hit with Mommies. And you need not be a Master Chef to do this. Just a simple toast with tea/coffee/orange juice are good to go.
But, if you are really interested in cooking something special for her, make the preparations before the D-day.
2. Do household chores
If you are not in the habit of doing any household chores, Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to make a new beginning.
Start helping your mother in daily household chores like cleaning, laundry, dishwashing, cooking, etc. And continue with this habit in future as well.
You can’t even imagine how much relieved and happy your mother will be. This will be the world’s biggest gift for her.
Especially the boys, if you keep your own room clean and organized, and can do small daily chores yourself, it would mean a lot to your mother.
3. Spend Time Together
So, give her your TIME. That’s the most priceless and valuable gift for her. Ask her in advance how she would like to spend her day and plan accordingly.
Maybe you can take her out for a movie, to a park, a museum, or spend the day with your entire family at home.
4. DIY/Handmade Gifts
Anything handmade can never go wrong, especially when it is for your Mother. And Moms are such who are satisfied with just your efforts to do something for them, and not how perfectly you make it.
Here are some sources to find over 50 DIY/Homemade gifts for your Mom:
Winding-up with Mother’s Day Gifts Ideas
Countdown has begun! With Mother’s Day just round the corner, you have a limited time to make it big for your Mom.
So, pull things together, plan your budget and choose the most apt gift for your mother from the list above.
Wishing you all a very HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Ah! Some of you might have missed the bus and couldn’t find a perfect gift for your Mom till now!
Don’t worry, I have a few last minute gifts ideas as well. Read them here.
So, what are you gifting your Mom this Mother’s Day? Wanna share with me? Oh! I would love to know it in comments.
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