What Your Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day – 10 Brutally Honest Ways to Spoil Her
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Mother’s Day is around the corner and if you are sweating for the best gifts for mom, I’m here to ease your mind. Us moms are simple! Yeah, jewelry and candy are nice but every mom I know craves something simpler that hits home! I recently surveyed moms on my Instagram and gathered a little insight into what moms really want!
10 ideas to spoil the mama in your life this Mother’s Day and some don’t even cost a dime!
The number 1 answer from my followers across the board is sleep! Us moms are just really exhausted! We want sleep. Of course, we still want to spend Mother’s Day with our family and precious babies but let us get some rest first! And I’m not talking about the “kids are upstairs or in the next room watching a movie” kinda sleep. Please take the circus out of the house J Get the kids to the park to burn off some early morning energy and let your mama sleep in peace, alone! Better yet, book her a hotel room for the night and send her away to the paradise of room service and fluffy robes.
2. A Spa day/ self-care time
The second most common answer was a spa day/ self-care time. I am sure you’ve all seen the joking memes that motherhood means you’ll never go to the bathroom alone again. Let’s give our mamas some much needed restore time. Sending her to a fancy spa is amazing or you can achieve similar thoughtful result with a homemade spa kit! Us moms just want to feel glorious, pampered and have a second to breath! Grab a large basket and fill it with her favorite products, candles, eye mask, candies, whatever she fancies and leave it with instructions for a relaxing afternoon! Bonus points if you can make her a playlist to remind her of how much she is loved while she pampers herself! Here are some of my tried and true products from Dove to include in the basket that I found at Sam’s club that won’t break the bank!
Dove Body Wash Mousse with essential Rose Oil. Talk about a silky, spa like experience! The new Dove Body Wash Mouse dispenses in a rich, creamy lather that smells like heaven! It feels indulgent and silky as it wraps around your body! Experience a unique shower experience with NEW Dove Body Wash Mousse with essential Rose Oil. Indulge in a creamy lather that will wrap your body in its most pampering shower experience yet. It will leave her skin smooth and radiant. The scent alone is spa worthy! Pair this with a rose scented candle and leave her some rose peddles in the basket for brownie points.
Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. Because postpartum hair is more prone to breakage and dryness, gift her the feeling of silky nourished hair that she won’t want to hide in a mom bun. This system nourishes to make hair softer and 5x smoother. The 40oz bottles with a pump from Sam’s Club will last her for a long time so she can pamper herself daily.
3. Massage please!
While this goes hand in hand with pampering and self-care. Please leave this to the professionals. Yes, a coupon for a home massage is so thoughtful but we really just want a trained pro, in a dark room, with no talking.
4. Date night with hubby!
I love this suggestion by a follower. Moms want a break from the daily routine. The thought of getting dressed up and taken out on a night in town gets me so giddy! Maybe take her back to your first date restaurant, try that crazy dessert place in China Town, or think outside the box with a drive-in movie. Anything sentimental or adventurous or even just simple and thoughtful is so appreciated!
5. Cook for her, but also please clean up the mess.
Forget brunch in bed because when you have toddlers like me, coffee and bed doesn’t mix. Just cook us a meal and LET US EAT FIRST, while the food is hot. LOL! Maybe even hand us the remote for some junk TV. But above all, please don’t leave the kitchen a wreck. The job is done when you finish the dishes too ;)
6. A clean house!
This is my personal wish! Honestly, I don’t even want my husband to spend hours cleaning the house while I take care of the kids. I just want it done. Maybe splurge for a deep cleaning maid service and get her out of the house while someone else cleans. That way she comes home to a clean space at the end of the day!
7. Hire a professional organizer!
Hiring an organizing specialist to tackle a space mom is always complaining about would give her peace for a long time. Maybe it’s the pantry that is over flowing or her closet mess where she doesn’t know where to start or even the playroom that’s become a disaster zone. An organized space means clean slate and less work for mom.
8. Show her some appreciation!
Someone suggested this and I think it’s so important to let mamas know how good of a job they are doing! Get the kids involved and write down 50 things you appreciate about mom and put it in a jar. If she is the social type, this holiday is your chance to go ahead and post that sappy collage memory or appreciation letter on social media. Shout just how amazing she is from the rooftops!
9. Family photo session.
Time to capture those memories! I’ve had the honor of styling a few Mother’s Day mini sessions with a photographer and always want to cry when the husbands actually books the session, sends the mom for hair and make-up and show up smiling even though they might be uncomfortable in front of the camera. She’ll cherish those pictures for years to come.
10. Homemade gift.
You know out of the million art projects my kid makes in school, the ones I save forever are the hand print or foot print arts. Something about a craft that preserves their ever-growing digits is like a time capsule for their innocence. Kevin and made handprint ornaments for my first Mother’s Day and every time I look at them, I just get so emotional, remembering ever bit of what Kai was like when her whole hand could fit into my palm. Another friend made foot print stepping stones for their garden every year as the baby grows.
For your special Mother’s Day prize, please send me a DM @Ruth.durack!