Mother's Day is right around the corner and what better way to show your love and appreciation than with a thoughtful and personalized Mother’s Day gift? However, we know that coming up with gift ideas for moms can be tough, especially when there are so many different types of moms out there. Whether you're shopping for an expecting mom, a new mom, a mom of toddlers, your sister, your mom, your mother-in-law, your grandma, or a mother figure in your life, here at Bocu we've got you covered!
In this blog post, we're going to give you mom gift ideas for every type of mom, so you can make this Mother's Day extra special.
1. Gift Ideas for the ‘Expecting Mom’
When it comes to shopping for an expecting mom, there are plenty of options to choose from that can make her feel both comfortable and excited for her new arrival. While practical gifts for the baby are always appreciated, such as a soft onesie or a cozy swaddle blanket, don't forget to also treat the mom-to-be to something special just for her. From a luxurious robe or slippers to a comfortable pregnancy pillow, there are plenty of gifts that can help her feel pampered and relaxed during this exciting yet challenging time. We would recommend our best-selling new mom gift box, The New Arrival Gift Box or you can get creative and create your own personalized self-care gift box in Build A Bocu.
If you really want to go above and beyond, consider gifting her with a gift certificate for a pregnancy massage to help soothe any aches and pains she may be experiencing. With a little thought and consideration, you can celebrate her pregnancy and make this Mother's Day one that she'll never forget.
2. Gift Ideas for the ‘New Mom in the 4th Trimester’
We are all about celebrating motherhood at every stage. We’re calling post-partum the “4th Trimester”. A time when people often go from showering the expecting mom with care to showering the new baby with love, leaving the new mom a bit of an afterthought. So for a new mom in the "4th trimester", consider gifts that meet her where she is at in her motherhood journey… healing, exhausted and tired. She doesn’t have much time on her hands, so "quick" self-care gifts, such as a face mask, shower steamers, body balm, and a sweet treat are all items that will help her to feel a bit like herself again.
An insulated coffee mug or a water bottle is also a must-have for busy moms on-the-go… but don't forget to add something to help her feel a sense of self and normalcy, such as a book, a journal, or a gift certificate for a haircut or manicure.
These small, thoughtful gifts will really show her how much you care - and at this stage of her life where she doesn’t get much time for herself, she will appreciate the thoughtfulness of this kind of gift more than you probably realize!
We love our Saveur Self Care Gift Box to celebrate new moms in the 4th Trimester!
3. Gift Ideas for the ‘Toddler Mom’
Shopping for a mom of toddlers can be challenging. A gift box for a busy mom is the perfect way to help make her day a little easier. A chíc yet functional notepad or undated planner to help her organize and streamline her chaotic life will be so appreciated.
Pair this with quick self-care gifts, such as a face roller, bath bomb, or moisturizing lip balm, to help to encourage her to take a moment to relax after a long day. We also love a gift with a touch of humor to keep her laughing through the chaos - a funny coffee mug or a witty book!
If you want to go big - consider something to help her sanity, such as a monthly subscription to a meal delivery service, or a gift certificate for a cleaning service.
4. Gift Ideas for the ‘Tween Mom’
Just when they thought they were in the clear from the challenging, sleepless days… then comes the tween years. This is a time when they are taking a lot of deep breaths! It’s less about managing their sanity, and more about maintaining their cool.
We recommend a wine-themed gift (even a bottle of wine would suffice!) or a gift that brings them some zen. Encourage mindfulness with a gift box centered around meditation, breathwork, journaling, and aromatherapy (like this Energy Clearing Aromatherapy face & body mist).
5. Gift Ideas for Your Sis or Best Friend
When shopping for your sister or best friend, make it fun and celebrate whatever stage they are in as a mama. Consider a champagne-themed gift basket, complete with a bottle of bubbly and a set of champagne flutes. You could also include reminders of the days where late nights meant parties, not restless babies, such as a fun cocktail book or a cute party dress.
She will love this as much as she loves the memories you both share of those pre-baby days!
6. Gift Ideas for Your Mom
When thinking about gift ideas for your mom, take the time to consider what really sparks her interest.
Perhaps she's always dreamed of taking a cooking class with a famous chef, or maybe she's been eyeing a new set of high-quality knives. If your mom is an avid gardener, she might appreciate a personalized garden bench or a subscription to a gardening magazine, or our Me Thyme Gift Box that is perfect for the green thumb!
You could also consider booking her a day at a spa, or taking her out for a fancy dinner at her favorite restaurant. Whatever you choose, keep in mind that it's the thoughtfulness and effort you put into the gift that will truly make it special and show your mom how much you care. If you’re looking for more ideas like this, check out our other article, Gifting 101: How To Find the Perfect Present for the Mom Who’s Hard to Buy For.
7. Gift Ideas for Your Mother In Law
Let's face it, not all mother-in-laws are easy to please. But don't let that discourage you from finding the perfect gift. Take the time to think about her interests and put together a fully customized gift box based on her favorite things. By doing this, you're showing her that you've put thought and effort into the gift, which will go a long way in winning her over… and if you're lucky enough to have a dream mother-in-law, then why not do the same thing and show her how much you appreciate her.
We love this hostess gift box for you mother in law. Plus, the beautiful gift wrapping and handwritten card is a detail that will not go unnoticed.
8. Gift Ideas for Your Grandma
Grandmothers are the matriarchs of the family, and they deserve to be treated as such. Grandmas love to sneak a treat (or two or three) to their grandkids - remember the saying “what happens at grandma's house stays at grandma's house”?!
To make her feel special, treat her to sweets to remind her of those special days with you as a little one or restock her cabinet for the next visit with your littles. Add on something that she can indulge in, like a good book or a little self-care moment. Hand cream or shower steamers in her favorite scent will not only make her feel pampered but also show her how much you care.
9. Gift Ideas for a Mother Figure in your life
Moms come in all forms, and whether it's an aunt, a friend, or a mentor who has played a significant role in your life, Mother's Day is a great opportunity to say thank you. A thoughtful gift can go a long way in expressing your gratitude. Consider what she enjoys doing in her free time or what she's passionate about, and use that as a starting point for your gift. It could be a book on her favorite subject, a subscription to her favorite magazine, or a gift box full of things that represent your relationship. If you need a little bit of extra help, we’ve share more tips in this article.
10. Gift Ideas for Grieving Mother
Now, we don't want to end this article on a sad note... but it's important to take a moment to think of all of the women who are grieving during this time of year. Whether she is struggling to conceive, recently lost a pregnancy, or is grieving the loss of a child, Mother's Day brings their pain to the forefront. If you have a loved one in your life that is on this journey, consider sending them something as simple as a card, a thoughtful text, or a Starbucks digital gift card for a cup of coffee to let them know you are thinking of them. That's what gifting is all about. Letting others know that you are there for them even if you can't physically be there in person.
The simple act of acknowledging their pain or the journey that they are on will lift them up if even just for a few moments.
So - let’s wrap this up (see what we did there!)
Believe us when we tell you, gifting for Mother's Day doesn't have to be stressful. With Mother's Day approaching, it's important to remember that there's no one-size-fits-all Mother’s Day gift for every type of mom. From expecting mothers to grandmothers and everyone in between, each mom is unique and deserves a thoughtful gift that shows her how much she's loved and appreciated. Whether it's something practical, indulgent, or sentimental, the key is to choose a gift that reflects her personality and interests.
By keeping these tips in mind, you'll be well on your way to finding the perfect gift that will make this Mother's Day one to remember (and don’t forget, we’re here to help!)
So, go ahead and show your mom, mother-in-law, grandma, or mother figure just how much they mean to you with this year's Mothers Day gift that is the perfect gift for her.
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