All women who have a caretaking role deserve to be honored this Mother's Day. Whether she's a mom, aunt, grandmother, sister, pet parent, mentor, or another important lady in your life, you can celebrate her in many different ways. We've put together some creative ideas to gift the mom or mother figure in your life.
Mother's Day Gift Ideas:
Pamper Mom: Bring the spa to your mom. Fill a basket with a body scrub, lotion, face mask, facial moisturizer, lip balm, manicure tools, nail polish or other spa accessories. Throw in a robe, comfy socks, or slippers as a finishing touch. If the mom you're gifting has children at home, be sure to give her a few hours of alone time so she can use her Mother's Day gift.
Book a Family Photo Session: In many families, mom is the one behind the camera. Schedule a family photo session to capture the whole family. She's sure to treasure the pictures for years to come. Some photographers offer "mini" sessions, where you get a short photo session, usually a half hour or less, at a predetermined location such as a park, farm or studio. You receive a set number of edited photos for a fraction of what a full photo session costs.
Clean Her Car: If you're celebrating a mom with kids under driving age, her vehicle may be filled with their stuff. Book a car detail session for her or do the vacuuming and cleaning yourself. If it's warm outside, the kids might like to help you wash mom's car.
Host a Family Game Night: Families are busy and mom may appreciate some together time. A game night can be inexpensive but meaningful. Put away your devices, order pizza, tune into your competitive spirit, and play your family's favorite game.
Get Active: If the mom you love enjoys fitness or adventure, consider spending time with her doing a physical activity such as hiking, kayaking, rock climbing or taking a fitness class. If it's in your budget, treat her to new gear or give her a gift card to a sporting goods store.
Garden Together: If your mother likes to garden, help her plant some seeds or bulbs. Don't know much about plants? Check with your local independently-owned garden store. Often the staff are very knowledgeable and can help you pick out something perfect.
Get Crafty: If your mom likes to make quilts, paint, knit or do some other craft, get her tools for her hobby that she wouldn't otherwise buy for herself. Does your crafty mother like to try new things? Sign her up for a class -- calligraphy and paint nights are popular choices.
Bake or Cook Together: If the mother in your life is a fabulous cook or baker (lucky you!), choose a recipe to make together. Or get her a new kitchen gadget. We hear air fryers and electric pressure cookers are hot right now.
Help Others: Mother’s Day is the ideal time for family members to team up and give back to their communities. You can volunteer at an event, participate in a charity walk, or donate dollars to mom's favorite charity.
Dine Out: A wonderful way to show mom you care is by taking her out for a nice meal. Let Venezia remove the stress of planning a memorable Mother's Day for you. Book a table, and we'll take care of the rest. We have a Mother's Day Brunch with seating from 10:30 am to 1 pm and a private dining menu.
We hope this list of Mother's Day gifts sparks ideas for celebrating mom this year. Let us know in the comments if you have some to add. We'd love to share your ideas with our readers.