JAM | May 9, 2023

Mothers’ Day gift ideas

Tamoy Ashman

Tamoy Ashman / Our Today

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Mothers’ Day is a very special occasion that presents every child the opportunity to honour or show their appreciation to one of the most special women in their life with a gift, experience or memory.

As the day draws close, endless gift options are lining the shelf, in addition to countless sales, concerts and more.

However, with so many options available, finding the perfect gift for your mom, grandma, or mother figure can be a challenging task. Whether you are looking for a sentimental gift or something practical, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Well, Our Today has got you covered!

Here are eight Mother’s Day gift ideas that you can use to put a smile on your mom’s face.

1. Plants

A bouquet of her favorite flowers or a potted plant is always a classic and thoughtful gift, especially if your mom loves to take care of plants.

Has your mom been speaking about a specific plant that she has been wanting but she cannot find it or afford it? Well this is the perfect gift option for you!

If she’s not a plant lover, a simple bouquet of roses or her favourite flowers can also do the trick.

2. Personalised jewelry

As the popular saying goes ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’. This means you can never go wrong with a piece of jewelry that your mom can wear close to her heart, especially if it is personalized.

Has your mom ever said something that will always stick with you? Or is there a phrase that remind you of her? Well that phrase or quote is the perfect thing to put on a bracelet or necklace for a gift.

If you can’t think of a quote, there is also the option to place a special photo in a locket of you and your mom, grandmother or aunt.

3. Gift basket

A gift basket filled with her favorite treats, snacks, and pampering products can make your mom feel special and appreciated.

Particularly during this time of year, gift baskets are lining the streets of Half Way Tree, downtown and just about any commercial space you can think of.

To make the basket even more special, consider buying the items needed and making it yourself.

4. Spa treatment

Treat your mom to a relaxing spa treatment such as a massage or facial.

Many Jamaican and even Caribbean moms like to remind us that they carried us for nine months, growing inside them for ‘no charge’. They would then go on a rant about all the sleepless nights they had and the backache they developed from carrying us around all day.

As a form of thank you for all the physical, emotional and mental energy that she put into raising you, consider giving her a gift that can make her relax.

5. Personalised photo album

Has your mom ever spoken about not having enough pictures of the family or kids? Well, gather some of your favorite family photos and create a personalized photo album or frame.

The album can include pictures from your childhood or even five months ago.

If you can’t find enough pictures on your own, consider reaching out to other family members or friends who may have some.

6. Gift card

If you are not sure which gift to get your mom and you do not have the time to shop around, then a gift card is a great last resort gift.

Find a place that caters to her interests, such as clothes, beauty products, books, or gourmet snacks and purchase a gift card.

7. Kitchen gadget or cookbook

If your mom enjoys cooking or baking, consider a new kitchen gadget or cookbook to add to her collection.

A cook book may also be a great gift if your mom is not the best in the kitchen, but is willing to learn. The step by step instructions will surely be helpful.

Kitchen gadgets are also a great gift. Does your mom have a specific pot, blender or salad spinner that she has always wanted? Well that can be your Mother’s Day gift.

8. A heartfelt letter or card

Sometimes the simplest gift of all can be the most meaningful. Write a heartfelt letter or card expressing your love and gratitude for all that your mom has done for you.

The letter may also include core memories that you guys have shared together that you will forever treasure.


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