April 20, 2021
Moms are a force to reckon with; with their undeniable and unfaltering consistent show of love and support that they give to those closest, to their formidable strength of selflessness, or even their powerful voices that command a room, a mom is something not to mess with. Being a mother, and a woman in general, should ignite a sense of passionate pride and eloquent strength that cannot be replicated. Mother’s Day gives all of us a time to recognize and appreciate all that our mothers do for us on a daily basis, both big and small. It is also a day for mothers themselves, to acknowledge their worth and admire what they do unconditionally on a daily basis because it’s not only gratifying to feel appreciated by those around you, but to also feel valued by yourself for your hard work and understanding you have towards yourself and your situation. Therefore, on this day of celebration for mothers who deserve all the love and care in the world, a little bit of gift giving is in order.
First and foremost, these are the two most classic acts of adoration that can be given on Mother’s Day, breakfast in bed and flowers. Although these two options are not necessarily the most unique, they are perfectly simple and extremely thoughtful, which is all anyone could really want. You do not have to go over top (unless you want to) to make them feel special on this important day; waking them up with an array of their favorite breakfast foods and treating them to a morning of pampering with a bouquet of their most favored flowers shows that you appreciate their rest and the caring that they do for you or your family and want to give this same type of caring back to them. Now if you really want to step it up, if the mom in your household is known for doing a lot of the cooking and the chores, take these tasks off her hands for the day and let her enjoy the nice air of spring on this Mother’s Day!
Speaking of food, you can never go wrong with some sugar. Try going to one of their favorite bakeries or sweet shops in town and picking out a few things for them to taste test. Not only are you buying a gift for them, but you will undoubtedly get to join in on the tasting as well! Grab a simple yet elegant card, package it all up nicely and thoughtfully, and you have a relatively simple and easy Mother’s Day gift that will make her feel appreciated.
Besides food, I am all for multiple small and little gifts, over one huge extravagant and expensive gift, so gift baskets full of all the things I love, or collection kits, are some of my favorite gifts to receive. Thus, try gifting her a collection of all of her favorite daily products whether that be makeup, skincare, workout gear, or bath products. Looking into buying a self-care/skin-care beauty kit or makeup kit from the mall or local makeup store is a fun and exciting gift. Not only does it give her a bunch of new fun products to try, but it’s also an easy and cost-effective gift! Making the baskets yourself are an even better way to make the present more customizable to the mother in your life as well! Try buying her a bunch of simple products you see her in every day, maybe its new hair care products, a new silk robe, and a new pair of slippers. It could also be a few of her favorite skin care products she uses every night before bed. Maybe she uses the same water bottle and pair of shoes every day for her workout, try replacing those old everyday items. Finding ways to gift the mother in your life new versions of the products she uses on the daily is an amazingly simple gift that will be sure to put a smile on their face. Gifts like these show that you care and take the time to notice the little things about their lives and their routine. You are presently aware of them and who they are as a person and care about their daily routine and their happiness within their day to day lives. Sometimes the simpler the gift is, the better it is!
On the note of simplicity, we may be slightly biased here, but a candle as a gift is literally never a mistake. Every mother loves for their home and their quiet moments of down time to smell eloquently beautiful. Therefore, if the mother in your life has a favorite scent, with some delicate and charming wrapping and a beautiful candle inside, you have a thoughtful gift that will undoubtedly be lit that same night. However, even if the mother in your life does not have a favorite scent, the more fun this gift giving experience becomes! TLC has an entire array of candle aromas that are elegantly alluring in their own unique way. Each TLC candle has a description of the scent notes and a paragraph describing a little more about what each scent evokes with every smell. By reading through all of these descriptions, you could handpick a candle that you think the mother in your life would love or simply pick out a candle that reminds you of them. This extra step of effort makes this candle even more meaningful than if you simply gifted them one, and companies such as TLC will never let you down with their quality and beauty in their scents and containers.
Mothers possess a unique sense of strength and power that is both delicate and beautiful, while being both persistent and fiery. Mothers are tough and level-headed individuals that balance out their crazy lives of caring for their families in whatever degree that may be, while also being nurturing to their families whether they have children or not. Being a mother is a job in and of itself and deserves to have a day of celebration. I, and many others, are all about the simple gifts; a gift that shows both care and thought and is personalized to the individual and their tastes, is all you need to make a Mother feel special on this Mother’s Day. Gifting a gift that shows you notice the little things about a person and pick up on all the small intricacies of them, is the most thoughtful act you could do to show someone that you value them and their presence within your life. However, none the less, if you are still at a loss for ideas even after reading this entire post, every woman loves a Target gift card.
-Kenzingon Baxter, Guest Writer
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