For many, including my poor husband, finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift is tough. He flounders when trying to come up with what I would consider a thoughtful gift. The gifts that make me swoon are the ones that show a little forethought and celebrate my life as a mom. Typically that includes a desire for feeling pampered in some way and a gift of an everyday item that reminds me of my children that I can enjoy all year long!
Pairing photo gifts like these (which I received compliments from Shutterfly) with some of my very favorite things are perfect. Picking items I either don’t naturally buy for myself or don’t take the time often enough to do, is a fabulous Mother’s Day combination.
The Summer Fun Package ($40+): Create a custom reusable shopping tote on Shutterfly just for her and fill it with some of her favorite things. Perhaps some magazines or new books, sunglasses, beach towel, sunscreen and sandals for soaking up some sun. Tie it closed with a new scarf in spring colors and present the filled tote!
Coffee or Tea Lover Package (Total Cost: $30+): Surprise her with a personalized ceramic mug (or stainless steel travel mug) from Shutterfly and pair it with her favorite coffee or tea. Toss in a gift certificate to her favorite coffee shop so she can indulge guilt free at her convenience!
The Working Mom Package ($60+): Create a custom photo cube with family pictures from Shutterfly that she can display at her desk and present it in a new tote, perfect for carrying things to and from the workplace. Add a new fashionable lunch bag for those meals in the office and include a gift certificate for her favorite restaurant to eat lunch with her friends or an IOU to take her to lunch yourself!
The Modern Mom Package ($60-$100+): Create a custom iPhone case from Shutterfly and pair it with something that will transport her away from the stresses of her on the go lifestyle. A gift certificate to her favorite salon or spa for some pampering and an IOU for watching the kids is a fabulous option. Keep it simple with manicure or pedicure or go all out and include a haircut or massage! If budget is an issue, an offer to watch the kids while she takes a long bubble bath will work in a pinch. Include a bottle of wine and chocolate that she can enjoy while she soaks!
The Foodie Mom Package ($20+) Pamper her on Mother’s Day by telling her she can sleep in and then surprise her with breakfast in bed, lovingly presented by you and the kids. On the tray include her favorite breakfast (whether elaborate or simple) with a single flower, handmade cards from the kiddos and an inexpensive photo magnet of the family from Shutterfly. The magnet will a beautiful reminder each time she opens the fridge. Continue the theme throughout the day by offering to prepare all meals and clean up after. This gift may be budget friendly but packs a powerful punch!
I hope this gives you some great ideas for that special mom in your life. Remember, gifts don’t have to be expensive to make mom feel pampered and appreciated!
*****Be sure to enter the Mamarazzi Package in our Mother’s Day Gifts Galore event where you can win all of the Shutterfly products featured in this post (worth over $100) and several other prizes, a value of over $450!
Disclosure: I received samples however all thoughts remain my own.