Mothers Day Gifts for the Mom Who Has It All

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Not sure what to get for mom this upcoming Mother’s Day?  Consider these thoughtful gift ideas that won’t break your budget, add to her clutter, or be forgotten any time soon.

+You’ve done flowers before, but consider a hand-crafted paper bouquet that will last quite a bit longer.  Displayed on a bookcase or dresser, the “flowers” will be a visual reminder of your love—and craftiness!

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+Write her a letter.  Take some uninterrupted time to sit down and think of all the reasons you love and admire mom.  She’s sure to hold on to it, and sure to reread.  What a fantastic gift for a person who works so hard.

+Create a photo slideshow of you two throughout the years.  Set to a song you know she loves or that has special meaning for your family.

+Compile a coupon book.  Sometimes the greatest gift is a helping hand.  A book of coupons that she can redeem throughout the year will take a bit of pressure off of her.  Add things like “1 free car cleaning”, or “breakfast in bed.”  

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+Plan a mini-vacation!  Chances are your mom has a lot on her plate.  And chances are there are things in her own backyard she’d love to do, but hasn’t gotten around to  yet.  So this Mother’s Day, make a list of the shopping, dining, outdoor, or any other activities she’s been wanting to check out.  Then spend the weekend crossing off as many as you can!

 

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Gift Ideas for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we are reminded of how grateful we are for mothers everywhere. While there isn’t a single gift we could give to encompass everything that they do for us, here are some gift ideas for you to give the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom on the day of your wedding to show your appreciation.

Jewelry:

Show your mom how much you mean to her by gifting her a piece of jewelry. To make it extra special, get a mother and daughter necklace for each of you to keep.
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Custom Handkerchiefs:

Write a personalized message on a handkerchief to give to your mom on your wedding day. This functions as both a keepsake of your wedding and a tissue to wipe away her tears as you walk down the aisle.

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Coffee Mugs:

Coffee mugs are a very practical and useful gift that any mom is sure to love! There are so many fun designs out there to choose from or try your hand at designing your own at a local pottery shop.

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Keepsake Boxes:

Personalize the bottom of the box by writing a thank-you note that will last forever. Another fun idea is to include a piece of jewelry inside the keepsake box for an extra surprise.
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Honor Thy Father: Thank You Gifts for Dad (2 of 2)

Whether you are daddy’s little girl or not, we all have a strong love for and bond with our dad’s. On your wedding day, what better way to show it than with a gift that says it for you! Here are some gift ideas for Dad to tell him how grateful you are to call him Dad.

For the outdoorsy, fisherman type Dads, a personalized fishing lure is a great gift. It is something he could use regularly, and whenever he does use it he will be thinking of you.

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Another gift idea is a custom tie pin or tie, so he can wear a little piece of you during the wedding. Fun ways to make it really personal would be to put an old picture of you or a quote on a pin, or sew a heart with a personal message on the underside of a tie.

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A pair of customized socks is a fun way to make the walk down the aisle even more special. What better way of marking the walk than making sure the feet that do the walking do it in style. The best part is that the socks can be washed and worn again, or kept as a memento.

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Honor Thy Mother: Thank You Gifts for Mom (1 of 2)

Family is a big part of who you are, and on your big day you want your parents to know how much you really appreciate them. There are not enough words to tell them what they mean to you, so be sure to give them something to show them. Here are some awesome gifts for Mom to express your love and affection for all she has done over the years.

A customized handkerchief is an excellent idea for mothers who tend to easily get teary-eyed. If you give your mom the handkerchief before the ceremony, she will be sure to get great use out of it. It is also something that could become tradition and get passed down for generations.

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For mothers who worry and stress a lot, a massage or spa day will be well deserved after trying to make sure everything with the wedding proceeds smoothly and on time. Treat your mom with a trip to the spa to help her relax after your big day.

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Another idea is a customized wine glass, so she can unwind after the big event. This is a great idea for moms who love a bit of wine, and advertising their daughter’s marital status. Just be sure to also include a bottle of wine so she can enjoy her gift in style right away.

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Honoring Your Parents: Thank You Gifts (1 of 2)

You can never thank your parents enough for all the love and support they have given you throughout the years, especially after helping you put together a memorable wedding. Why not give them a personalized gift to show them just how much they mean to you?

Thank You Platter: Display it, or use it to serve food. Either way this platter is such a practical gift that your parents are bound to love!

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Restaurant Gift Card: Send your folks out for a well-deserved dinner and night out on the town. You could even check Groupon or other discount sites, such as Living Social, to save a few bucks.

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Custom Photo Album: We all know parents love showing off pictures of their children. What better thank you gift than an album of memories from your special day? Your parents will love being able to flip back through these photos and share the memories with their friends for many years to come.

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