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Top 8 Mother's Day gifts and Celebration Ideas

May 5, 2021

Mother’s Day is a special time of year for millions of people.  Whether you celebrate your mother, stepmother, grandmother, aunt, or another influential figure in your life–you’ll want to make sure you are showing your appreciation to them on this special day. Not sure how? Then you’ll want to check out these top Mother’s Day gifts and celebration ideas!

Top 8 Mother’s Day Gifts and Celebration Ideas

If you are looking for some fun and unique ways to celebrate your loved one this Mother’s Day, then you’ll want to check out this list of eight top Mother’s Day gifts and celebration ideas:

1. Personalized Products

Arguably one of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas out there is a personalized product that features either their name, the name of their children and/or a favorite saying/expression. These products come in hundreds of different options, including:

  • Jewelry
  • Pillows
  • Canvases
  • Clothing
  • Blankets/Bedding
  • Linens
  • Artwork

The options truly are endless, which means you can personalize just about anything, and your loved one will treasure it for years to come. Whatever you choose to have personalized, just make sure that your loved one has proper directions on how best to care for the item.

2. Family Dinner Made by You

Mother figures are notoriously known for their skills in the kitchen! So, this Mother’s Day, why not take the pressure off her and take care of the dinner preparations yourself?

Of course, you can make this a family event and cook dinner together–just make sure mom isn’t taking on the brunt of the work. After all, the goal is to show her a little extra love and pampering–right? You can even take things up a notch and prepare mom’s favorite dish.

3. Tea Party/Brunch

Dinner’s always a great option; however, what lady doesn’t enjoy a nice morning brunch? While many places are offering eat-in brunches to help you spoil that special someone, you can also look into pickup brunch options or go the extra mile and prepare brunch at home!

If you want to take your brunch up a notch, then why not turn it into a full-blown tea party? This is especially great if you’re looking for a special mother-daughter activity this Mother’s Day. Whether it be at home on the patio, in the garden, or packed up and enjoyed at your local park–a tea party/brunch combo would make for a wonderful Mother’s Day celebration idea.

4. Flowers/Succulents

If you’re looking for a more classic, budget-friendly Mother’s Day gift idea, some beautiful flowers are always a great option. Spring is the perfect time of year to head to your favorite flower shop and pick out something that your mother-figure will absolutely adore!

Now, if you are looking for something that will last a little longer than your typical cut flowers, why not consider getting them a potted flower instead? That way, once the weather warms up, you can move it to a larger pot outside or even plant it in the garden!

Of course, not everyone loves the standard flower bouquet. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate something green to nurture and grow! If flowers aren’t the best option, then consider getting an instead! These plants are much hardier than most flowers and very low maintenance.

5. DIY Gardening Kit

If your mother has a green thumb but hasn’t had the time to garden much on her own, then another great Mother’s Day gift idea is a DIY gardening kit! This is an amazing option because these kits come in hundreds of different shapes, sizes and feature so many types of plants–the possibilities are truly endless.

If flowers aren’t exactly her thing, but she loves to spend her time in the kitchen, you can even get a DIY gardening kit that features various herbs. That way, she can grow her favorites and use them fresh in her favorite recipes.

6. Subscription Box

Variety is the spice of life–and if you aren’t sure what to get your mother but kind of know what she likes, then you could gift her a subscription box that features some of her favorites!

Subscription boxes are a dime a dozen and feature many different products, including:

  • Makeup
  • Snacks
  • Beauty/Skincare
  • Clothing
  • Tea

While you can always get a single box delivered, a lot of subscription boxes have amazing deals on multiple month subscriptions–allowing you to celebrate our mom for months to come.

7. Photo Album

With everything going digital, it can be hard to sit back and really appreciate life. If you’re looking for a gift from the heart this Mother’s Day, then why not consider taking some of your favorite photos and having them either printed and then put them in a photo album or even design a photo album to be printed (like a book) and gift it to your loved one.

Having this physical memento is a beautiful way to remind your mother that you cherish every moment you have spent with her.

8. Take part in a Virtual Class of Mom’s Choosing

Finally, if you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, then why not take part in a virtual class of her choosing? While many businesses may limit class sizes, there are so many that are offering at-home/virtual options for patrons. Whether it’s a virtual workout or a virtual/at-home painting and wine night, these activities are a great way to spend a little extra time with your loved one.

Personal loans for Mother’s Day from Mariner Finance

Need a loan to help with Mother’s Day expenses?  A personal loan could come in handy to cover costs.

Apply for a personal loan for this Mother’s Day, from the comfort of your home.

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