A mother’s job is hard. On any given day, she is a housekeeper, a cook, a nurse, a teacher, a therapist, a groundskeeper, and a chauffeur. She doesn’t get any sick days or vacation days, and her hours extend well beyond the typical 9 to 5. She’s on-call 24/7, and her average annual salary is a whopping…nothing. Zilch. Zero. Instead, Mom gets paid in love, and somehow that manages to be enough. So when it comes time to find gifts for Mom, how would you like to show her your appreciation? Let Kirkland’s point you toward the best Mother’s Day gifts!
Melt Her Heart: Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love
This isn’t the time to be plucking something off the display shelf on your way out of the department store, folks. This should be special. And whether “special” comes in the form of something she can unwrap or an experience she can treasure, your Mother’s Day gift can be just as exceptional as the woman you’re giving it to.
Something To Unwrap: The Best Gifts For Mom
She’s given so much to you; it’s only natural to want to give something back to her. When choosing that gift, make sure it’s something that speaks to her–something that communicates just how much you appreciate her and love her. Here are a few Mother’s Day gift ideas:
A jewelry armoire: Over the years, she has amassed a small collection of pretty things that have managed to escape the clutches of destructive little hands. Give those pretty things a safe, secure (and stylish) place to live with a beautiful jewelry armoire. Kirkland’s has free-standing, wall-mounted, and over-the-door options, and each one would look fantastic in her bedroom. Just saying.
Picture frames: Pick out a nice frame that will complement her style, then add a memorable picture of the two of you. If she’s a grandmother, a nice candid photo of the grandkids is always a safe bet. You can even up the ante by going with a collage frame and stuffing it full of family pictures and memories. And I definitely recommend putting pictures in ahead of time. That way it’s truly a gift and not just another task on her never-ending to-do list.
Bath and body products: Mothers have spent their lives taking care of everybody but themselves. They cook, they clean, they bandage, they wash…and they do it all for their families. They could use a little pampering. From scented lotions and body wash to hand cream and scented candles, Kirkland’s new bath and body line is a great place to turn when you want Mom to just relax and focus on herself for once.
A cookbook with exciting new recipes: No, you’re not saying she can’t cook and she needs all the help she can get. You’re not even saying that she’s been cooking the same things for years and needs to try something new. Instead, you’re just giving her fun, new recipes to explore and further expand her culinary talents. Unless it really is one of those first two things–in which case, you should probably say it’s because of the last thing. It’s better for everyone.
Kirkland’s gift cards: When all else fails, gift cards never do. You know she loves our store, so why not let her pick out exactly what she wants? And if she’s on the other side of the country, or you’re one of those unfortunate few who are reading this way too late to make average shipping times or stop by a store, just send her an eGift card. It’s just like a regular gift card, only it’s sent through email and arrives in minutes. Because of that feature, it’s also been known to save lives (figuratively speaking, of course).
An Experience To Share: Take Her Out For Mother’s Day
There’s another possibility to consider when deciding on a Mother’s Day gift: no gift at all. Instead of wrapping up something pretty with wrapping paper and a bow, why not treat her to some one-on-one time with you, her child? Take your mom out on a date; she’ll love it. Start with dinner at her favorite restaurant, or sample someplace new and exciting together. It’s all about the experience, after all. And you can ask any mother: the food is guaranteed to taste better if she didn’t have to cook it. After dinner, go for a walk in a nice, picturesque setting. Ask her how things are going. Ask her opinions on things that are happening in the world. In other words, talk to her about things that don’t strictly involve motherhood; even she needs a break sometimes. Or, if she’s not the walking type, take her out to a movie–something funny that will have both of you laughing and enjoying the experience. Just keep the outing focused on her, and everything will be just fine.
Let’s face it; we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for our mothers. Literally—we wouldn’t be here. So take one day out of the year (and one day out of your routine) and do something special for yours.