It’s almost time for that annual event. Forget the flowers, buffet lunches and chocolates (ok, maybe keep the chocolates). Let’s get real. Here are the top 10 gifts us mom’s could really use, but probably won’t come right out and ask for:
1. Paint a room for her (without flinching)
No editorial comments or eye roles. To prepare yourself, just look in the mirror and practice saying “yes dear” until you can say it without sweating. You need to trust that she knows best here. You’ll love it when it’s done!
2. A gift certificate for heavy spring cleaning.
You know what I mean…clean the drapes and the baseboards type of work. The result? A home with that new house smell and a happy wife/mom. Priceless!
3. Wonder Woman Hottie Hoodie
Need I say more? This is hot. You can get it from Amazon.
4. The Gift of Nature
Get her a Gift Certificate to her favorite garden center and time to plant, putter, or whatever else she wants to do with her selections.
5. Portable GPS (purse size and cute)
What can I say. It’s cute, only 5 ounces so it fits nice in your purse. No more admitting you don’t know where you are. Probably does more than really necessary (the product description used the word “serious” about 20 times), but hey, aren’t mom’s worth it? From Amazon.
6. A Day to herself to do whatever she wants, no questions asked. Just because.
Take the kids and go. Anywhere. And don’t ask her what she will do with her time – that will just make her feel pressure to make it productive time. If she wants to wander around an empty house in her jammies all day, so be it.
I just like the name “PowerDock”! But seriously, wouldn’t it be nice to get all those iChargers under control? Charge up to four iPods or iPhones at a time. Also improves the chance that you’ll know where you left it! It may not cause world peace, but it will improve family harmony, and comes in white or aluminum. Available at Amazon.
(Side note: Don’t have an iPod or iPhone yet? Include one w/this gift for extra credit!)
8. Dream Dinners Gift Certificate
For the busy mom with things to do besides cooking, Dream Dinners is a great way to get dinner on the table. Bonus – she’ll spend less time at the grocery store! I’ve done this many times, and I’m completely sold on it! The food was great, and I saved ALOT of time!
And of course we want the handmade cards too. And breakfast in bed would be nice. That’s the part that makes our eyes tear up with delight.
If you see something that strikes your fancy, forward this post to those who can make it happen for you (or, just shop for yourself!) and know that you’re worth it! 🙂
Now, what would you add to the list? Which is your favorite idea?
***disclaimer*** I ended up picking out what I wanted for Mother’s Day, and it’s NOT on this list! So I guess #11 is a Digital SLR camera so I can bring you better photos here on this blog. 🙂
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Susan Jensen Smith says
So true…I think I cry tears of joy every year when I see the kids’ handmade cards. But I still appreciate the pedicure and lunch out. 😉
Wow…that stool has received a glowing review here! Glad you like it! 🙂
Jessica Moore says
Ooh, I would take the stool. I don’t really need it, but it’s so cute who could resist? Love the hoodie, too. I’m pretty sure my husband will clean for me. Yay!
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Now I have two perfect gifts for Mom this year .. Homemade bath salts I saw on an earlier participants site and that awesome Red Retro Step Stool.. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend.
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Oh you guys are really cracking me up this morning! First of all, YES dogs do count as kids, so go pick something nice out for yourself. And you don’t have to be a mom to get a Wonder Woman Hoodie! Spa packages are great too…we’ll make that #12. And sucking up time is totally expected!!! 🙂
Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home says
Great ideas! Thanks for these suggestions. ~Arleen
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Linda@Lime in the Coconut says
Ok…printing an putting in several opportune areas around the house. Sure to be seen and acted on.
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Terry Kearns says
#1 at our house is maximum sucking up by the children: They have to come over early, stay later, hug longer.
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Great ideas! My only addition would be a decadently expensive spa gift certificate. Mother’s Day is not the time to scrimp 🙂
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Ooooh, I want a wonder woman hoodie for myself! (I’m not a mother yet :))
I just realized that by not being a mom, I’m getting gypped out of a gift grab opportunity!!!! I have 3 dogs, do they count as kids?? 😀
I’ll take the GPS, the heavy spring cleaning gift certificate, and command central. A massage would be nice too!!
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