May is here, which means Mother’s Day is just around the corner. After looking through some very odd ‘Top 2023 Mother’s Day gifts, I thought to myself: I hope nobody gets me any of that. There were lots of personalized wall signs, birthstone jewelry, chocolates, and plants that I just don’t want to be honest. It got me really thinking, what do most moms want for Mother’s Day and why do we keep giving them useless things?
There are different types of gift-receiving mamas out there, ones that like material gifts and moms that like gestures and experiences. Gifts that busy mamas would love:
Photo Sessions – If you look on any mom’s phone, you will find a bunch of photos of her babies, random photos of kids doing something silly with dad, and just a handful of awkward selfies of a mom trying to get all the babes to look into a camera with her. Moms don’t have pictures of themselves with their kiddos. It’s just not something we can manage most days, so what better way to help her cherish the moment the family is than by gifting her a photo session? This will allow her to get everyone together, including herself, and capture memories she can have forever. You can even go above and beyond and gift a printout of the family photo on a canvas or put it in a frame.
Massage/Spa Day – There is not a mama out there in the world who doesn’t have a sore back from birth or carrying their child around. Or sore feet from standing all day. Or stress weighing down on her neck. Moms need massages because nothing sounds more relaxing than a few hours of complete silence while someone rubs the knot out of her lower back. And if mom isn’t a massage person, just having a spa day and a facial in silence can do wonders for her mind. The key component is relaxing in silence.
Time to herself – A gift that doesn’t require any money and can be just as meaningful, alone time. A lot of mamas are primary caregivers 24/7 and are rarely without their kiddos. And while we love our babies, a break from being everything is always needed. So what better way to show a mama you care than by helping her out? Take the kids off her hands for a few hours or even the day. Allow her to reset, recharge and focus solely on herself.
A Chef – Having to be in charge of dinner the majority of the time is extremely exhausting. Most moms have to cook dinner every single night, so Chef Dad, it’s time to do you’re thing. Not only will she appreciate the effort of you volunteering to cook dinner for everyone, but it will also take it off of her plate. Not all gifts have to be bought, some are just meaningful gestures and this would mean the world to her. If you don’t know what to cook, head over to my recipes page for some delicious ideas.
Stanley Cup – I don’t recommend this being the only gift, but if you wanted to do an add-on, get her to the popular Stanley Cup. Silky mamas on Tik Tok are raving about their Stanley cups. It comes in a variety of colors, has a handle, can fit into a car cup holder, and is super cute. Moms can pour in their hot or cold beverages and it even comes with a little straw!
A Maid – As a mama with multiple kiddos, the house is a mess. And it’s usually a mess that mom gets stuck cleaning the most of. Take the imitative to clean up the house do the laundry and wash the dishes before she can ever think about doing it herself. Removing time-consuming things off her to-do list gives her a chance to be present in her day with the people she loves the most.
Whatever you decide to gift or do for the mama in your life, make it thoughtful. Mamas always love thoughtful gifts.
And to all the busy mamas out there, Happy Mother’s Day! 💕
XOXO – A Busy Mama