Gift Ideas for the Most Important Women in Your Life: Your Mother


With Christmas just around the corner, you might be drafting up your Christmas gift lists and rounding up ideas on what to give to your family and loved ones. One of the most difficult people to give presents to is the matriarch of the family. What present is enough to convey all your gratitude and love to the most important woman in your life?

Mothers usually are happiest even with the littlest gifts, as long as they are remembered. However, let’s put aside the most common gifts – such as taking the time to be with her and date her – and focus on something tangible. This way we can filter out ideas and easily choose which one to give.

Giving her something she has always wanted to have but have (whether consciously or unconsciously) pushed aside to give way to other needs is ideal – not unless it requires a bit of a large budget. Take note that the most expensive gifts aren’t necessarily the best ones to give as well. The bottomline here is this: You need to know your mother well enough to know which gifts she would appreciate to have.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Sentimental Gift Ideas:
  • A memory album. Go out of your way to organize your family’s photos and memorabilia and arrange them in a memory album. Your mom will surely appreciate this.
  • Anything personalized. Go with mugs, aprons, shirts, silver lockets that bear your pictures and even the ordinary pen. The key here is make the personalized message touching. Phrases like “Best Mom”, “Mrs. Masterchef” and your dear monickers to each other will surely make her tear up and remember you each time she uses the item.
  • A family photoshoot. It might have been a long time since you were all gathered together as a family and had a formal or nice photoshoot. Why not hire a professional photographer to take portraits of you and your family and have them framed in time for Christmas?

Practical Gift Ideas:

  • Make-up sets, perfume, skin care products. Your Mom probably has a list of “to-die-for” beauty products she would love to try. Surprise her and give her a set!
    A gift certificate to a spa, salon. Women love to be pampered – your Mom sure is no exception!
    Accessories such as bags, scarves, sunglasses. Ask the help of someone who knows your Mom’s taste or is similar with how your Mom dresses.
    If your Mom loves books, scented candles, has hobbies such as knitting, gardening, crocheting and more – assemble a gift basket that has all the tools she needs to further develop her hobby or add to her collection!

Shopping catalogue web sites such as Top Catalogues offer a great variety of gift ideas for mothers with different personalities, hobbies and interests. It rounds up a list of reputable shopping web sites to and allows you to choose which one to shop in depending on your need. What’s great about catalogue web sites is that they not only make it easier for you to choose among their products and gift ideas, they also make it easier for you to shop anywhere, anytime with even payment financing methods available for customers who open a credit account with them.

Choose the one gift that will make your Mom the happiest – happy shopping!

Orly S. Agawin

The author Orly S. Agawin

Orly has been writing for The Jellicle Blog since 2008. He is a training and development consultant by day and an art enthusiast by night. He lives in Parañaque with his mom.

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