Mother’s day Gift Guide


Mother’s day is coming up and this year it has a whole new meaning for me since it’s my first as a mother. I always knew that mothers are a special breed but these first nine weeks as a mother made me appreciate my own mother in a different light. The thought of having to care for someone else for the rest of my life is very stressful and I don’t think that feeling will ever go away.

I would like to take a moment to say a few words about my own mother since she really is a special person. I really don’t know how she manages to do it: She works late hours and still finds the time to manage a household, take care of her elderly mother, her kids and help with her grandchildren. Whenever I need her she is there, and she always knows how to sort problems out. She is a true source of inspiration.

What are you waiting for then? It’s time to start thinking about a thoughtful present for your mother so you’re not rushing last minute.

Here are some idea’s to get you started…




  1. For the Soccer mom: She won’t miss a game with this Halftone Calender and by next mother’s day, she’ll fill in all the dots and complete the image. Make it extra special by using a photo of your face (unfortunately, it only works with a close up picture).
  2. For the mom who has it all a Gratitude necklace, for obvious reasons.
  3. For the mom who loves to cook a Measuring spoon set , so she can add those secret ingredients to any dish.
  4. This one is for any mom, Inspirational flip flops cause we all need a little vacation.
  5. For the sentimental mom: Personalized family tree.
  6. For the hip mom, Personalized paper dolls, these are just super cute, I would love to have these on my front door.
Now, as much as I love my mother, I don’t think she would enjoy any of these gifts, she is the old fashioned mom, for her a big flower bouquet or pictures of her grandson are the best way to go. Sometimes simple is better. And although it doesn’t sound like much, I’m sure that all your mothers would most appreciate some help around the house. I know I would…

2 Responses to “Mother’s day Gift Guide”
  1. Abba says:

    Karen, Ima might not particularly like a flower bouquet, but in my opinion she prefers a nice plant. Flowers wilt and die, but a plant will survive for years if properly cared for. The classic story of our second wedding anniversary (the theme of the 2nd wedding anniversary is flowers; the first is paper – we bought a lithograph-, the 25th is silver and the 50th is gold) is as follows: I went to a flower shop and bought a huge flower arrangement. As I walked home, people were looking at me and laughing because they couldn’t see my face, only the flower arrangement. When I got home, I rang the bell, and Ima opened the door, took one look and said: “You mean to say you went out and wasted our money on something like that!???!!!” Needless to say, I’m not a big fan of buying flowers for your mother…

    • Karen says:

      I remember this story, however, like a plant, people grow as well. I think that today Ima likes flowers… The only gifts I gave her recently that were appreciated were flowers, cooking books and a frying pan. She does likes practical gifts, but in the past few years I noticed that she likes flowers a s well.

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