Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 10 Ideas That Rock

Mother’s Day is next Sunday. Whatchu gonna do for your mama? I’ve put together a wonderful Mother’s Day Gift Guide for you.

Here are 10 ideas that rock. You’re welcome!

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Spa Me

Channeling Taylor Swift here (hey I have a middle schooler)…I will never, ever, ever turn down a gift card for a mani/pedi or massage. Ever. A little escape and pampering is always a great choice for a busy mom and ALL moms are busy, right?

Killer Tees

My favorite cool mom t-shirts are from Peace Love Mom. Love this Grateful Mom tee which pays homage to the Grateful Dead. Mama needs a cool mom t-shirt to go with her non-mom jeans.

Bodacious Bling

I love Lisa Leonard’s new Fair Trade collection (how awesome is it to give a gift that gives in return?) In fact I just WON this Saffron bracelet on A Southern Institute. Happy early Mother’s Day to me! I also love personalized jewelry from Tiny Tags and monogram necklaces, such as this fun acrylic pendant from Two Sisters Embroidery & Design. Etsy is also great for gift ideas. I love my Twitter handle necklace from Jessica Ely Jewelry which is perfect (and perfectly priced) for the bloggin’ mamas out there.

You’re Own Personal Shopper (sing this one to Depeche Mode baby)

Looking for something for the mom who has it all? How about a gift certificate for a personal shopping experience such as Tog & Porter, which I reviewed last year? Perfect for the busy mom who loves to shop online. The consulting with one of their fabulous stylists is done via Skype. No driving around the mall looking for a parking place. Yes!

Hands Up

I always save any cards or art work featuring my girls’ hand prints. A special card or gift with your child’s sweet hand print as the focal point is always special. I love this canvas handprint kit from Red Envelope (you could easily recreate these on your own for a fraction of the price.) One year we gave my mom and mother-in-law stepping stones featuring the girls’ handprints.

Pampering Products

Moms are usually so busy taking care of everyone else, that they don’t always take the time to take care of themselves. I love bath and body products and products that give back to a worthy cause, such as Nashville’s own Thistle Farms, offer twice the gifting!

Personalized Tech

I love all my gadgets, from my smart phone to my Kindle. Anything personalized, like a monogrammed phone case in mom’s favorite colors, is always great.

Now, are you really starting to run out of time? Here are a few very last-minute ideas that always work.

Fresh Flowers

You know how some women say they don’t like getting flowers? I don’t think you can ever go wrong with a fresh bouquet of flowers!

A Clean Ride

One of the best presents hubby and the girls ever gave me was a CLEAN car, inside and out. Yes, that made me a happy mom.

A Day Off

Give the mom in your life a day off – a hand made card and a special order to do no cooking, no cleaning, and totally be off the hook for any and all responsibility. That’s ALWAYS a gift!

Fellow moms, what do you want for Mother’s Day?

Speaking of Mother’s Day gifts, starting tomorrow I will be a guest editor on 365Hangers’ Facebook page in honor of Mother’s Day. They are a great flash-sale site and I love that they showcase their fashions on real models in real sizes so you can see how different outfits/tops/dresses look on different body shapes. I’m giving away a $30 gift card so you’ll want to stop back by!


  1. Peter G McDermott says:

    I love your suggestions! Thanks for the reminder. I really need to get something in the mail!

    On another note, have you checked out Paul’s Chocolate Gallery in Cool Springs? He has some _awesome_ stuff there and it can all be personalized. Last time I stopped in he had a ton of stuff just for moms.

  2. Blonde Mom says:

    Peter, I haven’t but I will definitely check it out. Thanks for the comment and the share on Google+!

  3. Sherry says:

    I’m with you on the spa card!!! I’m pretty good about getting pedis (I pass on the manis!), but give me a free massage or facial, and I am one more happy camper!

    Those Peace Love Mom shirts are so cool! Just might have to get me one of those.

    One thing you forgot on your list…wine! 🙂

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