Are you like earth mother with endless patience for your kids… a kind and gentle soul? Or maybe you are a super active mom, hiking, skiing and doing all the things outdoors with your kiddos? Or perhaps you are the Pinterest mom, busting out arts and crafts at every turn?? Or…a devoted fur mom carrying your fluffy cat in a baby bjorn (please see the pic of Kate Beckinsale doing just that here.) Or all of those? No matter what type of mom you are, we have some awesome Mother’s Day gift ideas in this post.
Mother’s Day Gifts
This is my mom, Peggy, above with all of her grandkids and one great-grandchild, Evan. I’ve lived away from my family since I was 25 years old. I miss them all the time, especially when we get together and they shower Gage and Elizabeth with love. I am reminded that no one loves your kids like your family, and there is nothing quite like your kids hanging out with their cousins.
Every Mother’s Day for more than a decade I’ve mailed my mom flowers.
Beautiful flowers not only brighten a room, they deliver joy. And, hopefully, remind my mom that I’m thinking of her. I appreciate her. And, I think she’s VERY special! I think flowers are one of the best Mother’s Day gifts for those of you who have moms in faraway places. I also love to give photo books and framed photos. (More gift ideas directly below).
Being an Older Mom Versus Younger Mom
Where are my AMA moms?? For those that don’t know, AMA stands for “advanced maternal age”. Isn’t that an awful title, btw? I had Gage at 35 and Elizabeth at 38… so I am an older mom.
For me (and everyone is different) as an older mom, I feel more equipped to handle the daily challenges that children present. I have a LOT of life experience to draw from, which helps a great deal. I think I’m more patient and settled than I would have been in my 20’s.
Having an older husband helps even more since he has even more life experience to share with all of us.
It’s also REALLY nice that we are both more settled in our careers and have the ability to create a lifestyle that we all love. I have often dreamed of giving my kids the childhood I never had, but always wanted. And, I can sit back now and appreciate the fact that we are doing exactly that. It’s such an emotional realization.
What do you think?? Are you an older or younger mom?? Share YOUR experiences in the comments below.
Happy Mother’s Day to moms, grandmoms and fur moms.
For the Fashionista Mom
These are gifts you can buy the mom that’s fashion forward and loves a good trend! Some other ideas are a super chic and trend bag or a fun accessory she’d never buy herself.
These Bala bangles were all over Instagram at the start of the pandemic and still are! If you’re unfamiliar, their wearable 1 lb. weights that you can put on your wrists or ankles for workouts or while doing daily chores…want to add a little definition while doing dishes? Throw these on your wrists!
This new baking cookbook is all about incorporating new grains into baking, which is something that’s becoming more and more popular. Plus, the color is pretty and will add a pop to a cookbook collection.
This handheld device helps calm your mind with guided meditations, breathwork, and soundscapes. It also measures your heart rate to determine if you’re in a calm state of mind and tracks your progress over time.
Pura has become one of the most popular fragrance diffusers on the market. It’s a programmable diffuser you plug into the wall that offers fragrances from popular brands like Nest, Bar & Co, Capri Blue, and more. You can load it up with two fragrances to swap between, set what time it goes off, and manage the intensity of the smell…all from an app on your phone.
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