Birthday Presents for Your Mom

When buying a birthday present for your mother, you want it to be just right, something special that she will use, enjoy, and remember for years to come.

But if you’re stumped this year on what to get her, here are some good ideas to help you decide:

–If you and your family can work it in your budget, pool your money together and save up for a vacation package, maybe a cruise, or plane tickets to a destination she’s never been before and has talked about for a long time, like Alaska, Hawaii, or Australia.

–A surprise birthday party.

Maybe you’ve been diligent about getting her presents, but a genuine party has fallen by the wayside because she thinks she’s getting too old for them. But the truth is, a mom is never too old for a party. It makes her feel special and appreciated. Invite some of her closest family and friends, have some of her favorite foods, music, and games, and just help her have a ball.

–Gift certificate.

This will help your mom get the gift she’s always wanted. It certainly takes the guessing game out of finding something at the last minute.

–Free trip to a day spa.

This is great for the busy mom who refuses to take time out for herself due to work and family obligations. Sometimes these moms need a pretty strong nudge, so give her a gift certificate to a nice day spa. Here she can unwind with a massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, perhaps some swimming or a relaxing time in the hot tub.

–If she is into wine, take her to a wine tasting party or on a vineyard tour. But don’t take her back home without buying her a nice bottle of vintage wine.

–Yes, mothers still like flowers, no matter how young or old she is. Together with a pretty card and a box of chocolates, it’s still a good gift she will love, just because it comes from you.

–A gift basket of her favorite things.

This could be a piece of jewelry, some beauty products, a music CD, a DVD of her favorite movie, tickets to a show, and an assortment of meats, cheeses, chocolates, or wine. Perfume is also a nice gift to include in a basket. Whether choosing parfum, cologne, or toilette water, you’re sure to find something to please her, as basically they are all indistinguishable.

–A free membership to a local gym or aerobics studio. This is the perfect gift for the mom who cares about her health and likes to stay in shape. Maybe she’s been too busy to do this on her own. The gift of health will show her how much you care.