Moms are very special people. They do the world’s toughest job, day in and day out, with a smile on their faces and love in their hearts. Moms often prioritize the needs of their families above their own, and so on a day like Mother’s Day it is very important to ensure that the Mom in your life knows how special she is. We have some great gift ideas for moms-to-be as well as some thoughtful things you can do to make sure she knows you love her and appreciate all she does.
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If you’re thinking about buying a mom-to-be or mom with little ones jewelry this year — try going for something a little different with Chewbeads! Chewbeads are 100% silicone beads, free of toxic materials such as BPA and phthalates. These unique necklaces provide for both moms and babies, as they add a dash of style to every outfit, but can also be used as teethers for babies! The soft beads will soothe their sore gums and emerging teeth, and are completely dishwasher safe, making Chewbeads the most functional jewelry option for moms of teething babies.
Moms-to-be will appreciate the thoughtful gift of a jar of Substance’s miracle belly jelly! Belly Jelly is a balm made up of shea butter, essential oils and oats which prevents stretch marks, helps to relax skin to allow it to stretch during pregnancy, reduces scar tissue and soothes itchy skin! It smells amazing and is extremely easy to apply, making it one must-have for any pregnancy.
Substance’s mineral soak is a good gift for any mom in your life, as it will allow her to have some time alone to relax and pamper herself! The natural mineral salts will help eliminate dead skin cells and relieve muscle soreness, and the essential oils will create a relaxing environment. The calming and soothing scent of the mineral soak, combined with the special blend of natural salts and essential oils are sure to give her a spa-quality, relaxing bath. To make this gift even more thoughtful, you can draw her a bath with the mineral soak at the end of a long day and surprise her with it!
This lightweight, decorative star from aden + anais is a truly multi-functional gift. For new, nursing moms, the serenity star acts as a breastfeeding diary. Moms can enter the last side of the body the baby fed from and at what time, ensuring that feedings are easily tracked and mom and baby do not experience any discomfort from an irregular feeding schedule. In addition to a feeding diary, it acts as a soothing sound machine, room temperature indicator and nightlight – ensuring that both mom and baby are well looked after.
Children come with a lot of stuff — so often times moms have to say goodbye to their favourite, stylish purse in favour of a more functional diaper bag so that they can be prepared for any situation when out with their children. The Charlie diaper bag from So Young combines the function of a high quality diaper bag with a stylish design, which sets it apart from most other options. With many inner compartments for both the baby’s things and her own, and an easy-to-clean inner material, this bag is a great gift for moms-on-the-go.
These are just a few of the many thoughtful, functional, and mom-centric gifts to get the special women in your life this Mother’s Day. However, Mother’s Day is about more than just buying gifts. More than any gift, moms will appreciate a thoughtful, sentimental gesture that demonstrates how much you love them!
A great way to start the day is with breakfast in bed, hand delivered to her when she wakes up! Moms are very busy people, and the chance to relax in bed with a delicious breakfast made by the people she loves most will be an amazing start to her special day.
This recipe for “Egg in a Nest” from spoonful.com is a great recipe to make with the kids, as it is both easy and fun! Simply use a cookie cutter to cut a fun shape out of the middle of a slice of bread (a heart is a great idea for Mother’s Day, as this day is all about showing her how loved she is) and fry the bread lightly. After the bread has been fried, crack an egg in a bowl and pour it into the cut-out hole in the bread. Cover the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, and the egg will have settled into the bread “nest.” For step-by-step instructions as well as pictures, check out this recipe on: http://spoonful.com/recipes/egg-nest
Another great gesture is to have the kids hand-make a gift! Get the kids involved in a handmade card craft — it will mean so much to her that you all spent time together making something for her, and it can also be a fun activity for the kids! There are many different ways to do this but one cool idea is the layered, circular flower card craft that we found on enchantedlearning.com!
Check it out here: enchantedlearning.com/crafts/cards/circleflowercard/
If you want to be especially creative, instead of making a card, you could try a personalized Mother’s Day video message or photography project. Have fun with it — you could even dress up in costumes, and put on a performance that details how much she means to you. You can play it for her or show it to her during her breakfast in bed!
Mother’s Day is one day of the year where we can show appreciation to those moms in our lives that care for us, support us and love us every day of the year. Whether it’s a thoughtful gift, or a handmade craft, or a delicious meal cooked especially for her, it is the thought and the love that you have for her that matters the most. We hope that these ideas will help you to make this Mother’s Day one she will always remember.