Mother’s Day is a holiday that acknowledges the importance of all mothers across the globe.

That means you need to put a lot of thought into what you’re going to buy for your mom to truly show her just how much she means to you. So, if you’re looking for some inspiration, our Mother’s Day gift guide will help you plan the perfect surprise for your mom.

After all, she definitely deserves it!

Plan Out the Day

Mother’s Day is just that — an entire day dedicated to our moms! So, make this holiday special from morning to night. 

For starters, make sure to give her a call as soon as you wake up, so she knows you’re thinking about her. 

If possible, you could plan a fun trip just for the two of you. Go on a picnic, or take her someplace you know she’ll enjoy. However, if the weather isn’t all that great, you could also plan a movie marathon. Gather up all her favorite movies and spend the day together.  

But if you’re not able to spend the whole day with her because of your busy schedule, at least take her out for some coffee, or surprise her at home. No matter how small, she’s bound to love the gesture!

Make a Gift Category List

There’s nothing worse than setting out to buy a gift without knowing what you’re looking for. It’s easy to go to the first store that comes to mind and tell an employee you’re looking for something to get for your mom. 

Yes, it’s true that most stores have Mother’s Day cards and pre-packed gift baskets at the ready, but do you really want to get your mom something so boring and generic?  

Now, we’re not saying cards and gift baskets are a bad idea. However, we are saying that, if you’re planning on going that route, make sure to personalize your gift. In order to do that, you need to first make a gift category list. If you’ve never done this, feel free to use our examples below.

The Perfect Gift for Book-lovers

If your mother is the ultimate bookworm, then buying her a book would be an obvious choice. However, before doing so, you will need to find out what her favorite genre is, and even better, who her favorite author is. 

For example, if your mom loves reading crime novels, James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell and Dan Brown have a vast collection of best-selling novels for you to consider. In fact, there are plenty of great box sets you can order online. 

On the other hand, if your mom enjoys reading and collecting the classics (books such as Gone WIth the Wind, Pride, and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird) consider buying her a beautiful hardcover copy of her favorite books. 

As a final touch, add a heartfelt inscription on the inside of the cover for her to cherish forever. 

The Perfect Gifts for a Sporty Mom

If a treadmill or elliptical machine doesn’t fit your budget, there’s no need to worry. Small weights, jump ropes, and sweatbands are affordable and overall useful.

But sports equipment doesn’t always have to be generic. If you want to get something special for your sporty mom, why not order her a custom water bottle? Or, you can opt to order her a custom T-shirt that she can wear during her daily run.

The Perfect Gift for Wine Connoisseurs

Ultimately, buying your mom a bottle of Cabernet isn’t a horrible idea, but it is a bit boring. 

Luckily, for those moms that enjoy a glass of wine in the afternoon, we’ve got plenty of options to offer. 

For example, you can buy her a custom-made wine glass. Or, depending on your budget, you can pay for her subscription to a wine club.

On the other hand, a cheese plate is also a cure idea, or maybe even a bottle chiller.  

Keep Track of Your Gifts

With so many holidays all year round, it’s easy to get confused when it comes to shopping for presents. Even worse, you can end up buying the same gift twice without even noticing!

But we find that, if you take the time to keep track of the gifts you buy, you’ll never have to worry about accidentally buying your mom the same gift as last year!

Check In With Your Siblings

If you’re an only child, then feel free to skip this part. On the other hand, if you have siblings, always make sure to check what they’re planning on buying your mom, so you don’t end up getting the same thing. 

Alternatively, if you’re on a tight budget, why not consider splitting the cost? 

Consider a DIY Gift

DIY gifts are always fun to make. You can really get creative with what you buy, and your mom is bound to be impressed with your attention to detail!

In our opinion, the best thing you can do is make her a personalized gift basket full of her favorite things. And you can even choose themes for your baskets!

For example, if you’re going for a book theme, you can add a cozy blanket, some fuzzy slippers, a bookmark, and of course, a book by her favorite author. 

You can also make a basket full of her favorite snacks, flowers, skincare products, etc. Best of all, there’s no limit to what you can add to your basket!

Don’t Forget the Card 

No matter what you end up buying your mom, never forget to include a card. In the end, she will love anything you buy her, but (funny as it may seem) she’ll cherish the card the most.

You can add a poem that describes your relationship or add a funny anecdote from when you were little. Ultimately, anything from the heart will do!  

The Conclusion

Obviously, there’s no universal gift for moms. Some mothers enjoy cooking, whereas others consider it a chore. Some moms are sporty and hate missing their morning run, whereas others would rather enjoy a good book and glass of wine from time to time. You get the point. 

Consider what kind of things your mother likes, and go from there. Ultimately, our Mother’s Day gift guide is here to help you get your mom the perfect gift she can cherish for years to come!