Tuesday, April 16, 2013

What Mom REALLY wants for Mother's Day!

What mom really wants for Mother's Day

If you have stumbled upon this post, you are likely asking yourself "What can I do for mom this Mother's Day?"  What you might not realize, moms are generally easy to please.  Moms don't expect you to shower them in gifts!  The truth is, most moms really just want some time to themselves.

Mothers Day Ideas

What does mom REALLY want this Mother's Day??

A Day Off!
And NO, this does not mean mom can ignore the household responsibilities for the day only to have them build up and she has TWICE the work the day after!  This means that the other members of the family give mom a day off and are responsible for taking care of the daily chores for mom... the pick-up, the laundry, the dishes, the cooking!  Now this is a REAL treat!

Gifts for Mom

Why this is GREAT NEWS for dads and kids...
You have nothing to plan for, except perhaps dinner.  But mom is not going to care if you decide to skip the hassle and take her out to eat that day anyway!  You just have to be willing to be in charge of keeping the house standing for one day so mom can use the day as she pleases.

ideas for mom

What could mom possibly want to do on her Day Off?
Well, here are some ideas shared by moms...

  • Read a book
  • Snuggle with her kids and be showered with kisses
  • Sleep in and/or Take a nap
  • Have a day to herself... perhaps to go shopping, get her hair done, sit and enjoy a coffee in a quiet little coffee shop... a chance to escape the reality of having children dependent on her for one day!
  • Not cook!
  • Enjoy her favorite hobby
  • Be Pampered!
click for this free printable at Holiday Snob

Great Gift Ideas for Mom
If you are so inclined to give mom something more on Mother's Day, here are some great ideas.  But again, the REAL gift here is the Day Off... these gifts should be seen as the "icing on the cake" if you so chose to give them.
  • An appointment or gift certificate for a manicure and/or pedicure
  • An appointment or gift certificate for a massage
  • An appointment or gift certificate for a facial
  • A new book (if she likes to read)
  • Flowers to plant in her garden (if she likes to garden)
  • Homemade gifts like those below...

Sweet & Spicy Sugar Scrub for Mom
at Stephanie Lynn

at Honestly... WTF

mother's day note
at Kitchen Counter Chronicles

at Make and Takes

at Oh Happy Day

at Raegun Ramblings

Giraffe $89
at Formia Design

jar of sunshine
Create a Jar of Sunshine Full of Love Notes
at How Does She?

Top 10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Wishing you all a Happy Mother's Day!


  1. we always spend our mothers day hiking, but a pedi-mani would be a close 2nd up:)

  2. Really i appreciate the effort you made to share the knowledge.The topic here i found was really effective to the topic which i was researching for a long time


I LOVE hearing from you! Your feedback means so much to me. Thanks for your comments!