You may not be able to celebrate with a traditional brunch this year, but sending flowers and a card just doesn’t feel special enough for the woman who gave you life (in addition to a few thousand band-aids, sleepless nights, and hugs that lasted for days).
Even if she’s far away, the most important woman in your life can be spoiled in a way that will make the distance a little more bearable.
We’ve put together a list of ideas for those who Mommed really well this year…and quite frankly…every darn day of your life.
Step #1 – Start with a well-written note
Finding the right words to express your gratitude can be especially difficult when it’s someone you have a long history with, and yet there is no one who deserves a thoughtful letter more than your mother. Instead of struggling, find some inspiration with a great quote. Use it as a foundation for what you’d like to say, and build upon it to make it personal to her.
We’ve put together a good list of mother’s day quotes for you to draw from, including ones that are affectionate, sentimental, and funny:
“Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.” -Lady Gaga
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Sooner or later we all quote our mothers.” -Bern Williams
“A mother understands what a child does not say.” — Jewish Proverb
“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.” — Jessica Lange
“My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.” -Carly Fiorina
“I know that [my mother] was the kindest, most generous spirit I have ever known and that what is best in me I owe to her.” -President Barack Obama
“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” — Tenneva Jordan
“Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” — Susan Gale
“It is never easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” — Betty White
“Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.” — unknown
“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” — Princess Diana
Step #2 – Choose a gift that she will appreciate
This may seem like easy stuff, but you’d be surprised how many moms feel like their kids just don’t get them. Mother’s day is the one day of the year that you focus on HER, and consider everything that will bring her true joy.
We’ve got plenty of unique gifts that your mom is sure to love receiving on Mother’s Day. Here’s a list of what we’ve all sent to our own mothers. And if they are good enough for OUR moms, they are good enough for YOURS. (Just sayin’)
Gifts for World Changing Moms
If your mom has a hard time accepting gifts for herself, she may enjoy accepting them for others. She’s made the world a better place for you, so you may want to consider giving to others who haven’t been as lucky. Make a donation in her name to a cause that is near and dear to her heart (and then listen to her gush about how she raised you right!)
If she doesn’t already have a favorite charity (that you know of) choose one of these terrific organizations in the name of motherhood:
Every Mother Counts – a non-profit organization that works to make childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere.
Newborn Baby Kits – These newborn supply kits purchased in Mom’s name will help the International Rescue Committee provide healthy and safe deliveries and adequate medical care to three mothers in need.
I Support the Girls – A non-profit that supports women in domestic abuse relationships as well as homeless moms and their daughters by providing bras and feminine hygiene products.
Mother’s Day Movement – 100% of your donation goes to different charities in the fields of education, health care and other areas helping women and their families throughout the world.
Step #3 – Send it in a special box built just for her.
Time got away from you AGAIN this year? We’re last-minute Mother’s Day Gift certified! We’ve got the connections to get it out to her in time, even if you are less than a week away. AND we’ll even send you a reminder for next year (so this doesn’t keep happening!) You’re welcome.