Every year as Mother’s Day comes along I get the dreaded question, “What do you want for Mother’s Day?” And every year, I can never think of a reasonable answer for that question. While there are a thousand different things we could ask for, let’s be honest: material gifts aren’t really what mothers want unless it somehow makes our lives uncomplicated. Honestly, I could rattle off a list of things that would put a smile on my face, but here are the top things that I hear moms would like for Mother’s Day:
- A Weekend Off
I think any and every mom would agree that having a couple of days off to hang with her mommy friends, non-mommy friends, or by herself would be so amazing. Being able to sleep in without kids asking “What’s for breakfast?” or going to the bathroom with little spectators each time. All moms agree that a Mommy Vacation would be a great gift. Check Groupon to find great deals on local or non-local hotel packages.
- A Spa Day
As a member of the sweat pants and yoga pants crew, a day of beautification is definitely always a good give!! Hair, nails, massage; all those things that make you feel like you are a Hollywood mom for a day. Mix this in with the weekend off, and you will be a star gift-giver in any mom’s eyes!!
- Instapot & Air Fryer
First, The INSTAPOT IS LIFE!!!! It makes meals so easy, and for working moms, it’s quickness enables you to feel like a super employee and a super mom without much fuss. Check out this post on Instapot meals 5 One Pot Meals for some awesome ideas. The air fryer is another magical invention that allows you to have crispy foods without the guilt of oil. Both of these gadgets are a life-saver and help mom’s save time as they satisfy your belly.
- A Simple “Thank You”
As moms, we don’t do what we do to be recognized on a day. We are moms because we simply love our children and our families. The best gift that you can give a mom is a “Thank you” and a heartfelt hug, a simple expression of appreciation and gratitude for what moms do every day. I mean, breakfast in bed with pancakes that spell it out are just as awesome, in case you are looking for a creative way to say it.
Moms don’t want a lot, although we know that we deserve a lot. We want our families to be safe, secure, and happy. If we can accomplish those things, then our Mother’s Day is complete.