Moms are amazing. They work hard to elevate their children’s accomplishments, sacrifice time and energy to make sure every need is met, and do many small things to make sure the household runs smoothly. Really, they deserve so much more than a single day of celebration. While we don’t make the rules, we can certainly inspire you to make every day special for mom. Here are four gift ideas that will help you do just that.
Jewelry From Her Alma Mater
It can be hard to imagine your mom as a young woman setting off for college, studying for exams, and hanging out with friends in her dorm room. There’s a good chance that it’s hard for your mom to imagine herself as that person anymore, too. A piece of jewelry that honors her school of choice can help reignite her school pride and spark memories of her college days.
If your mom happened to graduate from Colorado University, for example, CU jewelry with the school’s logo or mascot engraved is a nice way to recognize her many accomplishments. While there are other memorabilia you can gift mom to remind her of her college days, jewelry has the elegance and style that suits moms so beautifully. For example, CSU jewelry featuring CAM the Ram is a great balance between fun and style — two things you can always count on your mom to exude.
Encourage Her Hobbies
We may be forgiven for sometimes forgetting that moms have lives outside of their children. However, they often put their hobbies on the back burner as their family takes center stage. This Mother’s Day, think about the things that bring your mom joy, or the things she takes pride in. Does she enjoy showing off her flower beds? A trip to the garden center could be just the thing she needs to find the perfect plant to bring the yard together. Does your mom love art? New art supplies or a gift certificate for lessons are a sweet way to inspire her creativity. Whatever brings your mom joy, a thoughtful gift that encourages her passions will show her you’ve noticed what inspires her.
Gift Time Together
If there’s one thing moms love to do, it’s spending time with their kids – especially after you’ve moved out and started a life of your own. Going to the movies together, a lunch date, cooking her a special meal – these are all great ideas to spend some quality time with your mom. Having the opportunity to reconnect with you will surely be welcome, and knowing that you want to spend time with her will be an amazing gift in and of itself.
Compile a Video
This will definitely take a little more work than an online shopping spree, but the emotional payoff can be huge. Putting together a video of memories and messages of love and gratitude from friends, family, and anyone else who might have a kind word to share about your mom can be a wonderful way to remind her of just how many lives she’s touched. It can also be a good opportunity for you to learn more about the things your mom does for the people outside of your family, and it’s sure to be an emotional hit once she pushes play!
Mother’s Day is not only the perfect opportunity to celebrate everything your mother has done for you, but also a time for you to acknowledge the special person she is beyond the label of Mom. With one of these thoughtful gift ideas, your mom will know exactly how important she is to you.