Show Mom You Care: Creative Gift Ideas

Moms are great, right? Who else would spend all the time and effort mending your clothes, cooking your meals, cleaning your boo-boos, helping you with your homework, and counseling you through those tough teenage years? Your mom is so special to you that shopping for her may seem like a very serious undertaking. After all, it’s hard to equate your great appreciation to such a practical gesture as a present. Fortunately, there are some great ways to show your mom how much you care about her, which will be sure to have her smiling from ear to ear. Here are some creative gift ideas for mom:

A scrapbook. You don’t have to have any artistic talent to pull this one off, but it will take a lot of thought. Compile some old photographs of you and mom and then write small blurbs about what each one means to you. Include special memories and humorous anecdotes that mom is sure to remember. Fill a scrapbook with these photos and write-ups and send your mom on a heartwarming trip down memory lane.

The royal treatment. Sure, you know your mom is queen of the home and family… but does she get the chance to feel like a queen very often? Chances are she is more concerned with caring for others than she is herself. Give your mom the royal treatment by treating her with a gift certificate to her favorite spa.

Turn the tables. How many times did your mom put a good, hot meal in front of you and watch you scarf it down before she could even make her own plate? Probably more times than you can count. Turn the tables by surprising your mom with a special meal – a meal that YOU cook. If you’re not sure of your cooking abilities, then find some recipes you know she’ll love and take them on a test run before you unveil your talents to your mom.

Keepsake jewelry. Moms love jewelry – especially pieces that come from the heart. You don’t have to break the bank here. Simply pick out a special trinket that signifies how much you love your mom.  Owl gifts, like charms and pendants are great jewelry ideas that mom can keep close to her at all times – especially if the owl or another animal has a significance.

You have no doubt that your mom is extra special. Show her how you feel by treating her to one of these extra special creative gift ideas.