Mother’s Day is May 8th (just around the corner, friends) and as usual, we’re all wondering how to find the perfect gift for our #1 lady! Well, never fear; we’ve got your back to help you choose the best gift for your mom!
While it might seem obvious, the key to finding the perfect present is to recognize that moms are not cookie-cutter. They have unique hobbies, interests, and tastes. If you simply step back and focus in on mom’s personality, her individuality, and her personal tastes, it’s a cinch to hone in on the perfect gift! For example: Is your mom the…
a) Stylish Mom? Lots of moms out there have their fashion game on point. If this is your mom, then you’re in luck! Spring 2016 has brought some fun, wearable fashion trends, from bright & bold stripes, to sequins & sparkle, to romantic ruffles! Look for great pieces at Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Talbots and White House Black Market. Perhaps accessories are her cup of tea? The hottest pieces this season include chain-handled handbags, fringe-detailed everything, and big, bold statement earrings. Find accessories at all price-points at Belk, Francesca’s and Banana Republic. Want to spend a bit more on mom and really make her shine? Fine jewelry is always a winner (because who doesn’t love sparkle?!), so consider a personalized charm bracelet, a diamond tennis bracelet, or fabulous stud earrings! Start your quest at REEDs Jewelers.
b) Busy Mom? So many moms get very little downtime, so simply allowing her to relax and focus on herself is a great Mother’s Day gift. Treat Mom to some pampering, and make an appointment for her at the spa or the nail salon. Or, give her a gift basket filled with pampering products so she can treat herself at home. How about a bottle of the newest fragrance–perhaps a celebrity scent? We recommend shopping Bath & Body Works, Van Davis Aveda, Massage Envy and Glo MedSpa for great pampering items! Does mom like a relaxing day of reading or a night out at the movies? Books, DVDs and movie theater gift cards are sure to make Mom smile! Visit Regal Mayfaire Stadium 16 or Barnes & Noble!
c) Mom on the Go? These days, many moms are running to and fro, from work to soccer games to the grocery store. Whew! Consider gifting her a planner or datebook to keep her organized and on the run! We found some delightful options at Edwards Hallmark and Palm Garden. A fabulous tote bag with lots of compartments is also a winner. Fashion jewelry, such as a statement necklace or a printed scarf also makes a great gift for the mom who needs to accessorize in a flash! Great accessories are waiting at Belk, J.Crew, and Banana Republic.
d) Foodie Mom? Does your mom channel her inner Julie Child with her cooking and sharing of recipes? New cookware or kitchen utensils could be a hit with her! Maybe a recipe box is in order so she can finally write down her most treasured recipes! Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma have great selections. Other ideas for the Foodie Mom include edible gift sets of chocolate, assorted teas, or a delicious “I Love You” cookie cake. Find similar items at The Fresh Market, Williams-Sonoma, Starbucks and Harris Teeter!
e) Tech-Savvy Mom? Moms who embrace technology can be tricky to shop for, we admit it! When it comes to gifts, consider e-readers and tablets. Granted, the tech mom probably has these products already…so how about adding new accessories to her arsenal? New cases and covers to protect her devices are always a good idea, and bonus points for finding ones as chic as she is! We’ve already mentioned it above, but a fabulous tote is also a win for the Tech Mom, as she needs something stylish to carry her devices! You’ll find the latest in tech gifts at hhgregg, Belk and Palm Garden.
f) Athletic Mom? Does your mom enjoy yoga classes, gym time, or a run through the park? Support mom’s hobby by gifting new athletic apparel, tennis shoes, or headphones. Other great presents in this category include water bottles with motivational sayings, fitness tracker wristbands and carry-all bags. Apparel and gym bags can be found at Dick’s Sporting Goods and New Balance, while the fitness trackers and headphones are a must from hhgregg!
We hope this gives you some great ideas as you begin the search for the perfect gift! If you’re still in doubt, simply go with a gift from the heart. Mom is sure to treasure anything you give her when you take the time to show her you care!