Forget flowers, expensive jewelry, or candy. As a mom of three little ones, there are many more things that would mean the world to me.
The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Sanity Saving Ideas
Moms are constantly pulled in every direction at all times. I hate to admit it, but every once in a while I lose my cool and become a crazy nutbag. When I’m left alone, I’m a super calm person. I get CRAZY when I’m in the middle of a perfect storm where I am tired and also feel like I’m being pecked to death by
my children chickens.
Can you relate?
If I could ask for one thing for Mother’s Day, it would be some time OFF from this crazy rollercoaster called MOTHERHOOD.
My perfect gift can come in many shapes and forms. The only requirement is that it be something that will rejuvenate me for the 364 days ahead of me until the next Mother’s Day!
12 Awesome Gifts That Will Save a Mom’s Sanity
Here are 12 ways you can save a mom’s sanity – mine or any other mother’s! Whether she’s a mom of one or five, trust me, she’ll LOVE these gifts!
No homemade DIY intricate kids crafts for us! We want what I’ll really remember. A rejuvenating Mother’s Day experience:
1) Day at the spa…my #1 choice for the perfect Mother’s Day! A relaxing experience with calm music where no one raises their voice or event asks me to do a single thing!
2) Promise you won’t whine or complain ONE SINGLE TIME all day long (this goes for husbands, too!) – If you feel it coming on, remove yourself from my presence (and look for your Dad). 😉
3) Head rub – Maybe it’s just me, but I carry a lot of tension in my neck, shoulders, and scalp. A nice long head rub is just the thing to help release all that tension and make me less likely to LOSE IT on someone. 🙂
4) Leave me alone for hours at a time. Tell me to go read a book, relax with my favorite show, drink some coffee, or whatever suits my fancy. This NEVER happens to me anymore.
5) Back scratch / rub – There’s something so relaxing about getting your back scratched (or rubbed if that’s your thing). If the spa isn’t an option, this is a really nice alternative.
6) Arrange a lunch with one or two of my friends who don’t have kids. I never get to see them anymore, and I would love to catch up.
7) Don’t let me do anything that involves taking care of others for the day! If this requires Dad to be ME for the day, so be it!
8) Do some chores I’ve been procrastinating because I have no time! Plant the flowers around the mailbox….clean out the garage….sort through and organize the junk drawer….
For example 🙂
9) Do the chores I’ve been procrastinating because I really dislike doing them! Dust the window blinds IN EVERY ROOM, scrub the mildew off the porch molding, detail clean the van…..
10) If you want to buy me a gift, make it an EDIBLE one. Maybe one of those nice fruit baskets with chocolate dipped strawberries? Yummy! Or just make me some chocolate covered strawberries. That would be so nice.
11) Make a full family meal for dinner, and just let me know when it’s ready. I want to spend time with my family, but I don’t want to do all the work. A nice alternative would be dinner out at my favorite restaurant. But make those reservations now because you know they’ll be busy on Mother’s Day!
12) Foot massage or pedicure – Another way to be pampered that doesn’t cost quite as much as a day at the spa.
Helpful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – Can You Add Any to the List?
I think these are the ultimate in thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift ideas. Every mom is different, but there is a way to personalize one or two ideas from this list into something she’ll love and truly appreciate.
If you’re a mom, make sure to share these ideas with your significant other. HINT! HINT! WINK!
If you are looking for some affordable Mother’s Day gift options, here are 14 items that cost less than $20 from some of my favorite designers over at Etsy that will be sure to make mom happy!
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