15 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts

Mothers frequently go above and beyond their roles. They often serve as as a counselor, cook, house-cleaner, financial advisor, nurse, fashion consultant and more. If you’ve been blessed with a great mother, here are fifteen gifts to consider for this Mother’s Day.

1. Photo Bracelet

If you want to give her a gift that her friends will envy, this is the one. It includes photos of her children, grandchildren, or other special people (or even pets) in her life. To order one visit http://www.memorymakerbracelet.com/. It is best for you to put the photos in – try to collect photos of her children/grandchildren, etc. then have them sized down at a copier (or you can do it yourself if you’re familiar with Adobe Photoshop) – and put the bracelet together. It’s a gift she’ll cherish for a long time.

2. Gift Certificate for a Professional Massage

Who doesn’t want a professional massage? Not only are there many health benefits of massages, it is a perfect gift that shows she deserves to be pampered. Try to find a reputable one – ask friends/family for recommendations. You can also visit http://www.amtamassage.org to find a local therapist.

3. Personalized Plate, Mug or Bowl

Most cities and larger towns now have a paint-your-own ceramics studio. To find a studio near you, go to http://www.paintyourownpottery.net. Not all studios are listed, however, so you might google your city name and “pottery studio”. If you can’t locate one, you can order one through http://makit.com/ or www.tobysplates.com. If you can locate a studio, some ideas are: a plate/platter with everyone’s handprint or baby’s footprints, or a special note from everyone saying how much they appreciate her.

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4. Membership to a “Gift of the Month” Club

This might be pricey, but hey, she’s worth it! If you visit http://www.findgift.com/, and click on “Gift of the Month Clubs” towards the bottom, you will see various gift “clubs” she can join. Some are ice cream of the month club, one dozen cookies every month club, movie of the month club, candle of the month club, puzzle of the month club, soup mix of the month club, and lobster of the month club. It’s a unique gift that she’ll treasure!

5. A Mother’s Ring

Every mom needs a mother’s ring! It is a ring with the birthstone of each child. You can never go wrong with jewelry. Visit your local jewelry store or http://www.mothersringsonline.com/ for that special gift. Alternatively, you can also make a mother’s necklace or bracelet.

6. Digital Picture Frame

A digital frame is an excellent gift for her to set on her office desk or leave at home. It is an electronic frame the rotates through various pictures. You can buy one and most electronic stores, or even Wal-Mart, or you can order one online at http://www.digitalframez.com/. It is best if you set it up for her, especially if she’s technologically challenged.

7. A Cookie Bouquet

This unique gift would be great delivered to her work or home the Friday before. Her coworkers and friends will be envious of this one-of-a-kind edible present. There are a variety of “bouquets” – a collection cookies designed to look like flowers – that you can choose from. To order, visit http://www.gourmet-cookie-bouquets.com, or http://www.cookiesbydesign.com/.

8. Gift Certificate to a Bed and Breakfast

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Weekend getaways are very therapeutic, and your mom deserves a mini-vacation every now and then. Visit http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/ to order a gift card. She’ll thank you for this memorable experience that she can enjoy with the man in her life.

9. A Picture Purse

A Picture Purse is a bag that includes photos of her children, family or pets. She enjoy showing off these photos and its makes a great conversation piece. To order, visit http://www.bagettes.com/. Its the perfect gift for moms who carry stuff. (Hey, don’t all moms do that!)

10. Dinner and Tickets to a Broadway Show

Don’t worry, you won’t have to fly her to New York City. If you visit http://www.broadwayacrossamerica.com, you can locate a city near you that offers Broadway Hits. if you don’t live near a city that provides one, perhaps get her tickets to a local dinner theater or community play. Alternatively, you can take her to the nearest city and pay for her hotel room. Broadway plays are a fun experience for women of all ages.

11. Personalized Scrapbook

This is especially great for Grandmas, who love to have a “brag book.” This gift involves purchasing a mini (or large) scrapbook, and putting pages together for her to enjoy. It could have a theme, such as “Why I love Grandma”, and each children can write a special message to her. If you’ve never scrap-booked however, it might be best to save this gift for a later time. It’ll be a great present when you have more experience.

12. Coffee Shop Giftcard

If she works and drives by a coffee shop everyday (or even if she doesn’t) consider this gift that will brighten several days, not just Mother’s Day. Try to get a gift card for at least 10 lattes, or whatever she likes the best. She’ll love to be treated to gourmet coffee for a month or so.

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13. Gift Certificate to a Meal Preparation Place

Okay, this one’s a little controversial because it involves her having to work, but some women really enjoy this. If you think she might like preparing meals in advance, this is a great gift. Visit http://www.supersuppers.com/, http://www.dinnersready.com, http://dreamdinners.com, http://www.supersuppers.com or http://www.makeandtakegourmet.com, http://www.dinnerafare.com, and http://www.dinnersready.com to find one near her.

14. Lawncare Work

This is probably best for single moms. If her yard looks like it could be cheered up, this would be an excellent gift. Offer to commit to a few weekends to plant flowers, bushes, maybe even a tree or two. Alternatively, you can get a gift certificate to a local landscaper who does that for a living. She’ll be pleased to have the best lawn on the block.

15. Gift Certificate to a House Cleaning Service

If you know she would love to take a break from cleaning the house for a month or two, this is an excellent gift. There’s nothing better than coming home to a clean house and being able to relax. Try http://www.merrymaids.com/ or search around for a reputable housekeeper.

If none of these work, all moms always enjoy a nice bouquet of flowers! Happy Shopping!