It’s a celebration!
and whether it’s Mothers’ day or Christmas or a birthday, it’s all about the best gifts for mom
More than three years ago, we relocated to the other side of the world. And, that means we are not able to spend Mother’s Day or Christmas or even birthdays with our families.
Sad as it is, it doesn’t mean we will not get to spoil our moms with awesome gifts, nor not be spoilt on this special day.
But how do I choose the perfect gift for my mom?
When this is a question you ask yourself every year, this post will get you thinking and help you to buy the best gift ever as I will share my secret gift choosing strategy to help you.
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My Secret Best-Gift-Choosing Strategy
Finding the perfect gifts for mom can sometimes be quite difficult. I have a secret strategy though to make the best gift choice a lot easier. And it can also work for you.
It is great for finding the right gifts for any celebration, including Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, Christmas and any other special occasion.
My strategy has two parts
Firstly, I make a decision to select a gift based on
1. the kind of person I am buying for, or
2. the kind of gift she would love to receive
It is always very easy to choose between these two options. I pick number one when I know someone’s likes and dislikes, and number two when I don’t know the person very well.
You obviously know your mom all too well, so for Mother’s day, definitely buy a gift according to your mom’s likes and dislikes.
But when your mom doesn’t have clear preferences, number two is likely to work better for you.
The second part of choosing the perfect gift is answering some basic questions
on what the person prefers in terms of color, fragrance, pets and more.
Let me share with you 6 questions I try to answer to find the best gifts for my mom. To help you out, I also added some awesome gift ideas for a bit of inspiration. You can also use the ultimate gift idea to get you thinking and choose that one-of-a-kind gift she will remember for years to come.
Have fun using this strategy and finding the perfect gift for your special mom or any loved one.
Best Gifts for Mom Question 1
The color my mom prefers?
Black and White OR Rainbow Colors
A mother who sees things in black and white generally knows what she wants and will appreciate
- a gift that is practical and easy to use.
Good gift options include
- a genuine-leather handbag with useful divisions
- a wallet with compartments or
- a planner and organizer to help her keep things sorted
- mom life organized planner
When your mom is able to see the silver lining around every dark cloud, she is probably a rainbow unicorn mother.
These are moms that love the bright side of life and will cherish receiving gifts like
The ultimate gift for a rainbow mom is often
You will make her day with these, check it out:
Best Gifts for Mom Question 2
My Mom’s favorite fragrance?
Classic OR Daring
Mom’s that enjoy classic fragrances are often relaxed and patient and they rule the house with love and care.
The ultimate gift for you classic fragrance mom
Daring fragrances are the preferred choice for moms who are exciting and like to be different.
She wants her house to look and smell exotic and be the talk of the town. She can never be described as dull and wouldn’t tolerate boring gifts.
Good choices include
Best Gifts for Mom Question 3
My mom’s favorite pet?
Cats OR Dogs
Moms who love cats appreciate quiet moments.
- She loves to snuggle under her favorite blanket and read a top novel.
- This introverted mom loves gifts that can spoil her secretly.
- Good choices are
- Rich body butter
- super soft bath towels
- a personal planner and
- luxury body scrubs are sure to make her smile
A dog-loving mom is often busy, on the run and gets things done.
She loves spending time outdoors and making sure everyone in her house is fed and happy.
She thrives on cool home gadgets like
Don’t waste this mommy’s time with time-consuming gifts like a top-seller novel.
Rather spoil her with
I think I found the coolest gift for your dog/gadget-loving mom! How awesome is this dual breakfast sandwich maker?
Best Gifts for Mom Question 4
In the kitchen, my mom loves?
Cooking OR Baking
The mom who loves cooking is the one you can easily find an awesome gift for.
Just search the kitchen section of your favorite only shop for best-selling gadgets and shop to your heart’s content.
I am a mommy who loves baking and therefore this category is the easiest one to answer.
You can win me and any other mommy alike, over with any new cake decorating tools.
A set of icing tips and tools is always welcome.
When you really want to impress me or your own baking mom over, consider a gift like this super awesome cake decorating airbrush kit!
Everything we bake has to naturally make its way onto a cake stand, and a very pretty cake stand at least …
And, of course, with the help of an even more pretty cake knife and server.
Best Gifts for Mom Question 5
My mom loves to drink?
Coffee OR Champagne
Yes, of course, your coffee drinking mom also enjoys a glass of champagne at the right time.
But she always asks for that cup of caffeine first. A mother enjoying her coffee obviously loves it even more when served in a Best Mom travel mug, or coffee mug, stirred with a personalized spoon and topped with perfectly frothed milk.
The perfect cuppa!
The champagne drinking mom is a diva!
She loves being the center of attention and she wants to be spoilt for Mother’s Day.
You will have to go all out to make this Mama happy.
Make her feel like the princess she is with stunning, yet affordable crystal candle holders like these.
Diva mom tip
Make your champagne mom shine this Mother’s day with
- lots of love
- honest compliments
- and a shiny necklace.
Be the favorite and choose one of these beauties
Best Gifts for Mom Question 6
The shoes my mom prefers?
Pumps OR Heels
The mom running around all day keeping her family happy and healthy appreciates the little things that make their lives better and easier.
Being able to serve her family yummy fresh juices makes her happy.
She loves serving homemade frozen yogurt.
She also adores a small gift that makes her feel special knowing that you picked it especially for her – think personal and handmade here…
What about 2 free audiobooks …
Moms in heels are super beings.
They get everything done just like moms in pumps. But they do so graciously wearing pretty heels.
How do they do it?
Perfect Gifts for Mom
I don’t think a more perfect gift exists! A spa basket filled with yummy lotions, salts, soaps and scrubs!
This is a sure way to spoil your mom in a very special way we all love.
Unique Gifts for Mom or Grandma
A great quality charm necklace will warm any mom or grandmoms heart this Mother’s Day.
The personal message is so awesome and this is a truly unique gift for mom!
Thoughtful Gifts for Mom
A beautiful journal where mom can write down her thoughts is a great mother’s day gift.
There are so many options available, and I suggest you search Amazon or your favorite online shop and choose one that reminds you of your own mom.
For inspiration check out the great journal gifts for mom ideas above.
Did you consider home services before? A very thoughtful gift your mom will love.
Handmade Gifts for Mom
Giving a handmade Mother’s day card will warm any mom’s heart. It need not be a complicated task though.
Have a look at these stunning but easy DIY cards.
We also made our own card for Mother’s Day. One with lots of pretty butterflies.
It was simple and easy enough for the kids to do by themselves and have lots of fun too.
If you don’t get time to make your own card, at least consider grabbing one of these special handmade real wood cards. They are beautiful!
Trendy Gifts for Mom
There is a lot of hype at the moment about the value of essential oils.
It has awesome benefits and there is one for every occasion.
Why not use this opportunity to introduce your mom to the awesome aromas and stress-relief benefits of this natural essential oil set.
Unusual Gifts for Mom
If there is one gift that I will be wishing for this year it is this personalized bracelet.
It is a stylish, high quality, gold cuff, engraved bracelet.
Since you can choose the message, it adds something personal. Think about adding your mom’s name or a memory that you share. Something like ‘best mom ever’ or ‘most awesome mom in the world’ are great choices.
DIY Gifts for Mom
Making your own gift for mom will always be the most cherished mother’s day gift.
A DIY suncatcher is one of my favorite projects and any mom is sure to adore this.
You can find a great tutorial on making your own beaded Mother’s Day suncatcher here.
If you love the idea of gifting an awesome suncatcher but time is running out, cheat a bit and buy your mom one!
Useful Gifts for Mom
All moms have to shop whether they like it or not.
Why not make it a little bit easier with this nifty fold-up reusable shopping bags. It folds up into its own little pocket. Perfect to fit into your handbag.
I would love to have …
Off course, I love most of the gifts mentioned above and would love to receive any of it! But, if I have to choose one this year,
My ultimate gift has to be this cool work station, so I can work anywhere!
The perfect gift for any Mommy Blogger, don’t you think?
But of course, also nothing wrong with a little scrub pampering or stunning jewelry pieces…
I would sure love to be spoiled with any one of these great gifts. Or maybe I will just spoil myself a bit…
Please leave a comment
and let me know what your ultimate mother’s day spoil would be.
Happy shopping and have a super awesome celebration!
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