Motherhood, Relationships

What Moms Really Want For Mother’s Day

Don't know what to get for a Mother's Day gift? This guide will help you give her the most priceless gifts she will truly appreciate.


If you search Google or Pinterest, you are sure to find an endless amount of Mother’s Day gift guides to choose from. They are filled with beauty products, kitchen gadgets, home decor and much more. But after talking to some of my mom friends, and of course including my own wants and needs, I’ve found that what moms want for mother’s day is actually pretty simple.

You see, most moms don’t care about how lavish or extravagant your gift giving is. They don’t care how much money you spend on them. That’s not to say they won’t appreciate it if you do go that route, they will I assure you. But the common theme among mothers is they feel overworked and underappreciated almost all of the time. Being a mom ain’t easy. So how can you show her you appreciate all she does?

If you’re wondering what the perfect gift to get her for Mother’s day is, keep reading. I’ve got you covered.


Let her sleep in.

Wake up before she does, and intercept the kids from waking her too. Bonus points if you make her favorite breakfast and bring it to her.

Make a home made card/craft.

If your kids are little, let them help you make a card for her. It doesn’t need to be perfect. Just the fact that you took the time to sit down with the kids and did something just for her will make her heart melt. She will probably cry but trust me- that means you did a wonderful job. Here are some ideas to get you started.



Give her a break.

Kick her out of the house. Seriously! Set her up with an itinerary for the day with things you know she likes to do. For example: nail/hair salon at 10am, her choice of lunch at 12, massage at 1, etc. (Pro tip: Call and book these appointments ahead of time!) Tell her she can’t come home until dinnertime and have dinner made for her. Take care of everything she normally does; clean up the dishes, the toys, do the bedtime routine.

Pay attention to hints.

Many moms want things for themselves but don’t get them because they put everyone in their family before themselves. Even typing this, I’m thinking about all the times I splurged on myself and felt immediately guilty afterwards. It’s like the mom curse or something and we’re all afflicted at one point or another. So, if you know she has mentioned wanting a certain something…go out and get it for her! This proves you actually listen to her and that is a gift in itself.


If there is one thing you should take away from this, it’s that the littlest things can be the most meaningful. The thought behind these gifts are a priceless way to thank the mom in your life for all she does on a daily basis. The best gift to give someone who thinks about and takes care of everyone else’s needs all day every day, is to return the favor sometimes. Don’t you agree?

What is the most meaningful gift you’ve given or received on Mother’s day? Let me know in the comments!


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  • Raquel, you hit the nail on the head! I hope I get each of these for Mother’s Day! I always joke with my husband that I want a night away, alone in a hotel room. Uninterrupted sleep would due though!

  • Janine

    Thanks for the tips, I almost forgot I need to get my mom a present. Great ideas especially for a husband or partner with little children!

  • Momma Addict

    This is a great list. As I have gotten older, I just appreciate a day out with the family with no arguing and complaining!

  • A C

    YES!!! I just want sleep. Leave the house and just let me sit alone… lol

  • These are great ideas! I want someone to come in and clean my house for me. That’s worth all the over-priced brunches in the world!

  • Maria Manlangit

    I love how simple this list is. How it doesn’t cover materialistic gifts! I am certainly one of those moms who never know what I want for Mothers Day, Birthdays, Christmas, or any other occasions. I would rather get something they thought of, rather than me telling them I want this and that. Motherhood shouldn’t be a one day thing anyway, I’d rather celebrate it several times a year because this mom thing is definitely an everyday, all day thing! I nominate you for the Blogger Recognition Award (!

  • sheislittlebutfierce

    Yes!! When I was little I made cards for my mom all the time, till this day she still has them. I think that it’s so meaningful even if it’s just an I love you.