Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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Coming up with a new, unique, and personal gift idea for your mother can sometimes be difficult. You want it to be special and preferably a surprise. This page contains Mother Day gift ideas.
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Following my 70th birthday in Jan of 2005, my four grown children got together and sent me a beautifully hand-decorated box of little slips of paper.

On each little slip of paper was written a Thank-You note for something I'd taught one of them during their early childhood, teenage and young adult years.

There was over 300 little Thank-You notes in the box.

From my oldest daughter and firstborn, I laughed when I read, "Thank you Mother for teaching me that there are other colors besides just red and green". Those were the only two colors she wanted to use in her first coloring book, and dogs, cats, chickens, houses and trees were all either red or green. I remembered sitting down with her one day, and talking about the sky being blue, and some flowers yellow, etc.

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From my middle daughter, I laughed when I read, "Thank you Mother for making me wear that dress to Jimmy's birthday party. It got me my first kiss". Sure enough, she'd come home that day from her little friend's birthday party so full of herself. She had a "boyfriend". It lasted 4 days, then it was a new boyfriend. What was special was that first kiss though, and she gave me the credit for it because I wouldn't let her wear her raggedy old blue jeans. (She was my tomboy).

From my youngest daughter, I almost cried when I read, "Thank you Mother. Thank you so much for helping me to save the money for my horse". Her first horse was a 17 hands high jumper and she looked so tiny up there on him, but she wanted that horse so much and I matched her dollar for dollar in order for her to save up enough to buy him.

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And from my youngest child, a son, I cracked up laughing when I read, "Thank you Mother for showing me 1573 times how to tie my shoes".

Everything they could think of that I'd taught or helped them with was written separately on a little "Thank-You" note. It took hours for me to read them all, and for all the laughing and crying and talking about each one... but I'll say this. It was the most wonderful gift I've ever gotten in my whole entire life.

That pretty little box is my most precious treasure, more than any diamonds or gold or rubies worth millions of dollars. If this house were to catch on fire, (God forbid), I'd grab my kitty cat and that little box and hit the door.

As far as I'm concerned, I've been given everything I'll need now for the rest of my life.

I just wish I'd thought to do that for my Mother. I have so many things to thank her for.

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Source: My four children.

By Julia from Boca Raton, FL

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With Mother's Day approaching, I thought I would suggest a few of the gifts I have received through my many Mother's Days that I have truly appreciated.

From free to more expensive, not in order however:

Remember a gift is always nice, but it really is the thought that counts, just being remembered by the children they choose to have is what means the most to any Mother.

By Ann Winberg from Loup City, NE

Editor's Note: Do you have any favorite Mother's Day gifts that you would like to suggest? Post them here!

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For Mother's Day, after quizzing my mom about what she wanted/needed, one of the things my mom requested was a joke book. I considered checking a used bookstore for a unique and inexpensive joke book but am making one myself for cheap!

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So here is a really neat idea for making Mom a happy camper when she comes home after working hard and has sore feet. With a little adult supervision, this could be done by children and would be no problem for a teenager.

Soothing aching feet for Mother's Day.

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A wonderful gift for Mother's Day would be to go clean an area and plant some flowers at a walk-way, right outside a window where she can enjoy the view, or at the mailbox.

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Last year, I wanted to give something to my adult children on Mother's day to show them how much their mother loves and appreciates them. I made them coupon certificates for 4 hours of baby sitting. They loved it.

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I read an article in Ann Landers from a girl who said she was always too busy to take time out for a visit for her Mom. It says; "One of these days will never come because Mom has passed away.

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For the very first time in her wonderful, unselfish life, she was the one who didn't have time for me...

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April 28, 2005

With Mother's Day and Father's Day coming up, the best gift you could ever give is your presence. But if this is not possible, send them several prepaid calling cards so they can keep in touch with you and their grandchildren more often than maybe their budget will allow.

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One of my favorites is "Grandma Knows Best But No One Ever Listens!". The author is Mary McBride. Lots of advice for Grandmas with a lot of humor. It would make a great gift for a new Grandma-to-be or Grandma's gift for Mother's Day.

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Mother's Day is coming up and this cake is the perfect treat for the kids to make for mom! It is so easy they can make it with almost no help.

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This is what I did last Mother's Day and have been asked by my mother to do again. I love scrapbooking and had done some pages for my mother, but last Mother's Day, I decided to let her ...

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May 7, 2005

With Mother's Day and Father's Day coming up, the best gift you could ever give is your presence. But if this is not possible, send them several prepaid calling cards so they can keep in touch with you and their grandchildren more often than maybe their budget will allow.

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May 7, 2005

With Mother's Day right around the corner I thought I would send a tip that I like to use. We live several hours away from the closest relative so we need something easy to send.

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April 27, 2011

What are some really good and thoughtful Mother's Day gift ideas?

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April 28, 20110 found this helpful

You could give her homemade coupons for vacuuming, dusting, doing dishes, a spa night (you run the bath, put in bath beads, light candles, play music etc). Anything that your mother does that she doesn't have to do anytime she presents one of the coupons that you make her.

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May 8, 2009

What are some thrifty ideas that children, 12 and under can do for Mother's Day for their parents?

By Ms. Tiger from Desoto, TX

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May 8, 20090 found this helpful

Fix them breakfast in bed or bake there favorite cookies.

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April 28, 2007

What are some pointers on getting mom that special gift for Mother's Day?

Amanda from Shorter, Alabama

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By Unk Wes (Guest Post)
April 29, 20070 found this helpful

Tell her to give you a list of 5-10 things she would like, then pick one. Anything homemade also wins points.

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April 30, 20070 found this helpful

Hi Amanda,
My Mom isn't young anymore, but neither am I! She has just about everything I can think of. I got a cardboard box, wrapped it for Mother's Day and filled it with special cookies, snacks and things she wouldn't buy for herself, but I know she loves AND I made a special card to tell her how much I love her and am so glad she is my Mom.
Love and respect are what Mother's Day is about.

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By GranInTallassee (Guest Post)
April 30, 20070 found this helpful

My mom loved a movie basket. I got a basket with a DVD movie I knew she had not seen,specialty popcorn,a one liter of her fav. soda, and a box of candy like the theatres have. with flower and a big bow.

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Grandson Chris sent me this azalea, and he happened to be here when it was delivered. He was surprised, and then upset that it was red, because he had ordered the lavender one.

So a few days later I received a second gift of the color he ordered. How lucky am I to have such a thoughtful and sweet grandson? And the company he ordered them from, sent the replacement and said to keep the red one, too.

By Vi Johnson from Moorpark, CA

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