In my opinion one mothers day gift canít ever be enough because one day canít really be enough to show mom how much she means to you. Iím not one of those people who think Motherís day is just a dumb hallmark holiday. I just think one day really isnít enough because as much as I plan to give mom a really great surprise Iím always disappointed with my efforts because whatever I buy or do, it just doesnít seem to do the trick. I gave mom flowers three years in a row because thatís what everyone else does but I never really got the feeling that mom liked them for what they were; a mothers day gifts . She only liked them because they were flowers and it would be nice to have some around for a while.
Since then Iíve experimented with several things to send my mom in the week leading to mothers day. Some good and some bad and Iíve noticed she cherishes most if not all of them and she doesnít really miss the flowers I used to send her. My mothers day gift giving regime is pretty simple and straight forward. The no. one rule is no splurging, mom can tell if Iíve just thrown money at a sparkly something to make her happy and she doesnít like it. She ends up feeling guilty herself which isnít something that I hope to achieve when I buy a gift for my mom. In my opinion these are the best mothers day gifts Iíve ever given to date;
Scrapbooks and picture albums seem like a childish idea at first and I definitely thought that my mom wouldnít want any more pictures but to my surprise she loved it! It wasnít the ordinary picture filled scrapbook. I added some other memories from my childhood, (ones Iíd shared with my mom) to it, like a hand woven bracelet she taught me to make and some Girl Scout memories.
I compiled a collection of all the special family recipes in one album and complemented it with pictures of mom giving me cooking lessons and me and my sisters having fun in the kitchen. I found tons of stickers to decorate the album and even had a label and dedication printed on it. The book was dedicated to my mom and had a special mothers day message to accompany it.
Hand knit sweater
This one didnít come out as well as Iíd hoped it would, I was a first timer at it and it didnít come out as neat as it would have if my mom had made it and it took me two months to make it. This isnít really the kind of gift you can give your mom if youíre short on time but you can consider it for next year. (Mom gave me a book on knitting basics on my birthday that year)
I had no idea that my mom liked getting gift baskets; I was browsing online and looking at all the different mothers day gifts baskets and bought one on a whim. It was food themed, and made of fruit. It