Mother’s Day Gifts

It happens every year, doesn’t it?! It’s almost Mother’s Day and you have no idea what to get her. Flowers? A hallmark card? A pedicure? What kind of gift screams “THANKS FOR GIVING ME LIFE!” Oh, wait… no gift can do that. It’s impossible. Breathe a little bit because a little extra thought into a gift, a little personal touch goes a long way. Back when one of my brothers was in grade school, he wrote my mom this super cheesy poem for Mother’s Day, and my mom still has it framed in her bathroom. He claims he copied the kid next to him, and most of my family still laughs and quotes it word for word, but my mom loves it. That’s what matters.

First all, STOP making Mother’s Day about your own kids celebrating your mom; here little Bobby made you a card, Susie wants to sing you a song. I’m sure your mom loves your kids just like my mom loves mine, but y’all that’s what grandparents day is for. Your mama gave you life. Your mama raised you. Your mama tucked you in at night and did all the things for you that you’re doing for your kids. Mother’s Day should be about your kids celebrating you and you celebrating your mom and so on. Every year I ask my dad what he’s getting mom for Mother’s Day and every year he jokes, “she’s not my mother.” Silly, but true. Take the time to celebrate your mama.

This is my mama ^^^ on the right


t this point, some of these may arrive after Mother’s Day (procrastinator over here), but as long as your card is on time then it’ll all be okay.

1. Jewelry – not just any jewelry. Moms love jewelry with meaning. Gift her a piece that says mom or has her kids’ names or initials or matching mom/daughter bracelets.

Rightly Royce I have 3 custom pieces from this company. They have big hearts, a tragic story that they’ve turned into something amazing, and beautiful pieces.

31 BITS I had a necklace made for my mom this year from them. Their pieces are handcrafted by artisans in Indonesia and Uganda. I love how unique they are.

2. Door Mat – you heard that right. It’s spring which means everyone is sprucing up outside. Order your mom a new and fun doormat.

Black & Wheat Co. – My childhood friend owns this Etsy shop. She makes customized doormats. The possibilities are basically endless.

Amazon – This won’t be personal but they have some fun ones (like the one I linked that says HELLO), and it’ll arrive by Mother’s Day.

3. Mother/Child Photos – yes, you may be grown, but trust me, your mama never grows tired of looking at your face. Find a local photographer to snap some timeless images of your and your mom (and your siblings if they’re close by)

Tim Davis Photography – I use this amazing husband/wife duo for all my photography needs. If you’re local to Wichita, KS, check them out. They are amazing at what they do.

4. Handwriting Gift – Our handwriting is so unique to us. Write a short phrase, sentence, or letter and have it transferred onto a gift.

Pillow – write a short phrase or use an old letter and this artist will transfer it onto a unique pillow just for your mom

Dish – Does your mom have a favorite recipe written down of yours or maybe from her mama? Have it printed onto a serving dish.

Jewelry Dish – Did you get her a custom jewelry piece? Get a special dish to hold it in to go with it.

5. Kitchen Must Haves – Does your mom love to cook or bake? Get her some fun must haves from amazon.

Wooden spoons – these are personalized and have prime shipping

Cutting board – such a fun way to add a little pizazz to your mama’s cooking

Cutting board – this one is a little pricier, but so cute & prime shipping

No matter what you do or buy for your mama this year, sit down and take the time to write her a handwritten note. I can almost guarantee you that it will be her most treasured gift. Hey, if you’re lucky, she might even frame it and put it in her bathroom (sorry, mom).

As a mom, the greatest gift for me is knowing that I’m loved. I don’t need a high five or pat on the back. I know I’m kicking rear at this whole parenting thing to the best of my ability. Lord willing, these girls are going to turn out alright.

If you’re a mama, know that you’re doing a good job. If you have a mama, hug her tight. If you’ve lost your mama, remember her and celebrate her well. If you’re longing to be a mama, grieve the hardship, but rejoice in the now. As always, thanks for being here. Love y’all big time


mama Gilmartin

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