Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

114 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Who needs some last minute Mother's Day ideas? Here's some ideas for kids and husbands!

  1. Flowers. Either buy some from a store/florist, or make your own bunch from the garden or even from coffee filters! (Click link for directions.) 
  2. Compose and sing her a song.
  3. Make her a homemade card. 
  4. Take the kids toHome Depot or Lowe's and make a special Mother's Day gift. (I just read 12/2017 that Lowe's was discontinuing their kids workshop, so please check with your local store.)
  5. Breakfast in bed.
  6. Let mom sleep in.
  7. Don't let mom do any chores for the day!
  8. Plan a weekend away.
  9. Surprise her with a "date" night with the kids (or grandkids)  (movie tickets, dinner, snacks, etc.)
  10. An e-book reader. Barnes & Nobles usually have plenty in stock at their stores. The Kindle is available at Amazon.com or is available in some stores like Staples. For an added bonus, have some books she has wanted to read already loaded on it!
  11. Take her out to eat or cook her dinner. Trust me, it is really nice to eat something we didn't have to make!
  12. A bottle of her favorite wine and some glasses.
  13. If she already has an iPad, Nook, or Kindle, buy her a new case.
  14. Take her to a movie, without the kids!
  15. Set up a Skype or Face Time session with her favorite out of town person.
  16. Chocolate.
  17. A gift card to her favorite book store.
  18. Gift card to a spa or already have a surprise massage appointment set up.
  19. Subscription to a magazine.
  20. Write her a poem.
  21. Set up an appoint at a paint-your-own pottery place. We did this one year and it was lots of fun!
  22. Paint your own clay pots and fill with candy.
  23. Buy or make a cake or cupcakes and let the kids decorate.
  24. Donate to her favorite charity. Here is one of mine: Heifer.
  25. Give her a digital frame already loaded with your favorite pictures with Mom.
  26. iTunes gift card, CD.
  27. Gift Certificate for zip lining.
  28. Perfume.
  29. A photobook. There are some stores that offer same day options.
  30. Breakout, Escape the Room experience. Groupon normally has these for cheaper!
  31. Plant her a garden or build a garden box.
  32. Patio ride. Here's the link to the Denver Patio Ride, but there are other cities that offer it. Google your city and "patio ride" or "peddle wagon". 
    Photo from Yelp
  33. Buy her jewelry with all of the kids initials. Other options are to get her jewelry with everyone's birthstones on it. Have the kids design something just for mom.
  34. Give her chocolate dipped strawberries. I've had good luck with Edible Arrangements.
  35. Take her to a design-your-own-jewelry store.
  36. New camera.
  37. Concert tickets.
  38. New bathrobe with bath salts.
  39. Clean something. Really, we'll take just about anything!
  40. Potted plant. 
  41. Make her a dessert "pizza".
  42. Video camera. I have a Flip, which is really easy to use.
  43. Paint a picture. Buy a canvas at a craft store and let the kids paint Mom a picture. 
  44. Make your own gift basket. Examples: favorite kind of coffee and a new mug,  bubble bath with bath salts and a robe, wine and glasses, chocolate.
  45. Tickets to a play.
  46.  Towels...if she wants them. Seriously, my mom asked for towels one year.
  47. A puppy.
  48. Create a frame, picture, or message out of Legos.
  49. Organize babysitting for a mom-day.
  50. Make clay hand prints of the kids (craft stores have handprint kits).
  51. Paint a room that she has been wanting changed.
  52. Candles.
  53. Make clay hand prints of the kids (craft stores have handprint kits).
  54. Tell her how beautiful she is.
  55. Bon Bons.
  56. Gym membership. I would only do this if she has asked for one, otherwise you may be getting smacked.
  57. Make canvas handprint art. You can buy canvas online. You can also buy at a local art/craft store and make your own special piece. (click here for directions!)
  58. Wash Mom's car.
  59. New cell phone or Apple Watch.
  60. Glass blowing lessons.
  61. Foot rub.
  62. Buy her a piece of furniture.
  63. Write inspirational messages on her mirror (we love you, you're beautiful). Just make sure you use something that can be washed off!
  64. Especially for kids: make your bed, brush your teeth, clean your room, or clean up the toys without being asked!
  65. Yoga class.
  66. Fix something broken around the house.
  67. Give Mom a hug for no reason.
  68. Horseback riding.
  69.  Video your kid reading his/her favorite book for Mom. Seriously, it is super cute. Plus when he/she is in the horrible teen years, she can pull it out and remember the cute times. Or at least use it as blackmail.
  70. Buy her favorite dessert.
  71. Plant a tree or a bush.
  72. Wash the windows.
  73. Duck tour. Here's the link to the Boston Duck Tours, but other cities have them too. Google your city and "duck tour".
  74. Buy her a new purse.
  75. Change all the diapers for the day.
  76. Color Mom a picture.
  77. Tell her you love her in a different language.
  78. Take her on a hot air balloon ride.
  79. Help her with her blog. (Can you tell my husband came up with this one?)
  80. Gift card to her favorite store. Amazon will ship a gift card to your person's house or send it to their email.
  81. Create (and print) a photo collage.
  82. Framed picture of you and Mom (or mom with all kids and grandkids). It's a classic!
  83. Make smiley faced pancakes. Chocolate chips and berries work great for the face!
  84. Bake her cookies.
  85. Boat ride (paddle boat, dinner cruise, tour).
  86. Airboat ride. We went to Airboat Rides At Midway a couple of years ago and had a blast.
  87. Buy her favorite flavor of Jelly Belly. Some stores let you buy individual flavors. My favorite are the Cherry! 
  88. Rent a romantic comedy. (Check for free Redbox rental codes.)
  89. Teach her your favorite game or sport.
  90. Create a playlist for her. (Old school: burn her a CD. Older school: make her a mixed tape.)
  91. Buy her a book or e-book.
  92. Go to the park. Bonus: Picnic in the park! Pack a picnic basket.
  93. Take her swimming or to the beach.
  94. Make her an edible message. Spell out a message in letter pretzels/alphabet soup.
  95. Watch the sunset with her.
  96. Make her a candle. Most craft/hobby stores will sell kits.
  97. Scrub the toilet.
  98. Take her to a game. (Only if she likes the game though!) 
  99. Do the laundry. Bonus: Iron the clothes!
  100. Get her a pedicure or manicure.
  101. Buy her a blanket.
  102. Buy her permanent flowers (wooden, bronzed, glass).
  103. If she has a pond, buy her plants or goldfish for it.
  104. Rent a limo for the day or for dinner.
  105. Buy her a locket with the kids pictures already in it. There are a few lockets that have spots for 4 pictures.
  106. Take her to a wine tasting .
  107. Plan a scavenger hunt for her.
  108. Potty train your child. It's harder than it looks.
  109. New car.
  110. Make her a sculpture.
  111. Take a tour (historic, ghost, gangster, winery, brewery...)
  112. Buy her new cake pans and supplies. (If she likes to bake.) 
  113. Embroidered gift. Get a bag, apron, etc. embroidered with her initials, her name, or all the kids names.
  114. KitchenAid stand mixer, and/or fun attachments (ice cream, pasta, meat grinder
  115. Cookie bouquet.

1 comment:

  1. Love your ideas! Happy Mother's Day to you!


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