25 Apr 2016 | 4 min Read
Prisha Lalwani (Mummasaurus)
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When thinking about the best of Gifting Ideas on Mother’s day for Mommy dearest…
She doesn’t seem too fond of it!
Umm, she doesn’t like artificial, and I don’t have the budget for gold!
Yes… Spa Coupons!!!
No… she wouldn’t spend a day there and will call it a waste of money!
Maybe some DIY…
But then how will I manage the time to do anything with baby needing attention all day???
If this is the kind of monologue you have had with yourself, then here’s a guide on how to choose an appropriate gift for your mother on Mother’s Day!
No matter what you decide to gift, personalizing it adds all the zing! Get her name printed, involve pictures or activities by her kids or her grand kids, use pictures, quotes – do it all. Personalized gifts are awesome gifts and hold more emotional value.
2. Reward Her
Her gift should be a reward – may be something she is very fond of, or something she has been wanting to buy for some time now – or simply, a day off of her daily chores and a routine life.
3. Show appreciation for what she has done for you
This mother’s day, let gifting ideas be of the kind that appreciate her for the sacrifices she made – the sleep she gave up, the wishes and hobbies she gave up – quotes and emotional lines on your gift or a simple Thank You Note on your gift will do wonders and go a long way in making it worthwhile for her!
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4. Refurbish her loved objects
There must have been amazing things she did for you – maybe she fought with your dad to buy you the Barbie Doll you really wanted, or sewed a beautiful frock on your 7th birthday – if any of those old things are still lying around, ignored, in some corner of the house, refurbish them, freshen up their condition and present it to her on that day – reminding her of all those instances. If you cannot find something like that, just dig up really old albums of your family and sit down with her, chit chatting and reminiscing in the glory of old memories – of your vacations to Nainital and of how funny you and your siblings look in some of the pictures – and how beautiful she was and still is!
5. Gift her an Experience that she wouldn’t otherwise indulge in
If she can spend some time outside, give her an experience Gift – take her to a 3D movie if she has not been to one in a while, may be to a resort, spending some time in the pool, sponsor a short vacation of her and your father or with all of you – spend money on something that enables her to spend some time with her beloved family members and remember the day for a longer period of time!
It is usually the little things that matter to Moms (and I’m sure you can very well relate to that now). So go ahead and make it an awesome day for her this year!
Happy Mother’s Day to you, and to Your Mom!!
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