The answer to what women want? Sorry to disappoint, but the answer to that question most likely doesn’t exist. There is no one perfect gift for all women, but there are such things as perfect gifts for one woman. For Mother’s Day this year, save yourself (and your bank account) a trip to Tiffany’s, because you’re not on the right track. Check out this list of things that your Mom actually wants on her day of honor, and relax knowing that you’ve found something that’s perfect for your leading lady.
Moms have a busy hectic life. After all the cleaning, cooking, working, playing, reading sometimes a gal needs a break. How often does Mom get the entire house to herself to just relax, take a bath, read a book, and watch TV? Probably not that often. Sometimes, what Moms want more than anything, is just time to relax all alone.
Moms have moms too, you know, and there aren’t always opportunities for the two of them to hang out anymore. Maybe all she wants to do is spend some quality time with her own mom. Think about arranging a dinner or lunch for the two of them to get in some mother-daughter time together and reconnect.
Spic and Span
Want Mother’s Day to be better than Christmas? If Mom wakes up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on Mother’s Day to a house that’s clean, laundry that’s done, and dishes that are put away, she’s going to be one happy, stress-free lady. Try to think of the small chores that your mom does to get the house in order. (The small things count for a lot.) Give her a Sunday she can finally enjoy without any cleaning.
All Together Now
With everyone’s hectic schedules, it’s often hard to find time to just be together. And it sounds so simple, right? But when was the last time your whole family was just… together? Hanging out? Catching a movie? It sounds silly and cliché, but your mom would probably really l-o-v-e some quality time with her favorite people.
Live in Luxury
Moms worry constantly about things and always want to make sure that her children are taken care of first. This doesn’t leave a lot of time to worry about her. Try going to a spa with her or getting her something you know she’d feel really guilty buying herself. That’s not to say you need to spend a lot of money – women feel guilty about buying silly things too, like DVDs, kindles, books, who knows. The point is, there is something your mom has said, “Oh I want this, but I don’t want to spend the money on it,” even though it’s only $20. Find out what it was and go for it.
About the Author:
"Katie Straw" is the Gourmet Scribe at GourmetGiftBaskets.com, one of the top suppliers of gift baskets in the nation, and currently resides in Manchester, New Hampshire.