Mother’s Day is right around the corner and approaching quickly. When we turn on the t.v or radio we are inundated with a stream of commercials for everything under the sun. Retailers are hoping to get you to come in and purchase their goods for your mom. There seems to be a sense of urgency to ad homage to our mothers, grandmothers, or sisters who are mothers.
So, the question of the day is what do moms really want this year? Is it jewelry, flowers, clothing, or a nice dinner. All of these things sound great, but if you sit down and ask most moms what do they really really want for this Mother’s Day, it may not have any monetary value at all.
Moms basically want security and love. We want to know that our families are happy and they are taken care of to the best of our abilities. We want to know that when we go off to work our kids are safe at school or home. None of these things have monetary value. Sure, a nice trip out away from the kitchen is nice, but a good old spaghetti dinner and a homemade card will do the trick too.
Most moms have everything they need or want at this point in their lives so truly, I mean truly put some thought and personality behind your gift and make it personal this year.
Here are some tips on gifts that I would love to receive:
- A DVD with pictures throughout the year of me and the family doing various things together. Add music and you might just get a few happy tears.
- A nice photo collage or album with photos that I can look through of family outings, selfies, or just us having fun. I can reminisce on this album for many years to come.
- A nice homemade candle lit dinner for 4 in my own living room. Yes, you can add some flowers if you wish, but it’s not necessary.
- A yummy dessert either homemade or store bought.
- A nice family comedy movie from Redbox, Netflix, or Amazon
- A good book
- A new journal
So, there you have it. It’s the simple things in life that really count on days like this. The world is in such an upheaval at this time and family is more important than ever before.
What do you really want for Mother’s Day? We’d love to hear from you.