Mother’s Day is a special day to honor the Mother’s in our lives, and if we are Mom’s ourselves, hopefully have a day that we can spend how we enjoy as well.
I asked my Facebook group what they really wanted for Mother’s Day, and you may be surprised at how simple some of their answers were. Sometimes we think money can buy the perfect gift… but what I found, is that many of the things they wanted would cost very little, or nothing at all.
- A clean house
- Time with grown kids who aren’t living at home
- Manicure, Pedicure, Facial
- Handmade cards or gifts
- Gym membership
- A nap
- Time alone (many Mom’s with little ones requested this)
- Sleep in
- Flowers to plant outside
- To have someone else make dinner, or dinner at a restaurant
- Time spent with husband and children
When you are thinking about what to get your Mom or Wife for Mother’s Day, think simple. Most of us don’t need anything extravagant and just want a day to relax with our loved ones, and some time alone, too!
In all of the responses what I found is what almost every single one of them mentioned wanting time. Either time with their children, or time alone. As a Mom myself, I know how overwhelming it feels to constantly give of myself… and to be honest, on Mother’s Day I really enjoying having a day to whatever I’d like to do.
Some years that has included spending time with family, other years I’ve left for an afternoon and gotten a pedicure and perused the aisles of Target ALONE. Whatever this Mother’s Day brings though, I hope that you will take the time to make the Mother’s in your own lives feel important, special and appreciated… even if you can’t spend the day together.
When choosing a Mother’s Day gift this year, don’t think it has to be extravagant or amazing. Pick up the phone and call her, or show up on her doorstep… unless she’s requested time alone 😉 But seriously, save your money, give her your time and attention, and I promise, she won’t be disappointed.