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What are you going to get your mom for Mother's Day?

Asked by Mamradpivo (9655points) May 3rd, 2009

My wife and I are flying home for next weekend, for reasons other than Mother’s Day, but it will be Mother’s Day. What should I get my mom? To me, I feel like a $300 plane ticket plus a weekend with my family ought to be enough, but I know that my mom will be upset if I don’t buy her something on top of that. What are you doing for your mom for Mother’s Day?

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Allie's avatar

I’m having a few of the photos of me and her together when I was a baby reprinted and putting them in a picture frame for her. The picture frame is handmade and one of a kind. A lady in my town makes them and sells them downtown.

casheroo's avatar

I’m not sure. I know my father and husband will probably make a big breakfast for us. I never know what to get my mother.

oh, thanks @Allie, i have to follow your awesome answer.

Lothloriengaladriel's avatar

Just take her an orchid or something, Who doesn’t love orchids?

Supacase's avatar

I got her a set of personalized stationary – notecards, notepad, post-its, and a nice pen. I am also making lunch for her, my MIL and our 3 grandmothers.

Likeradar's avatar

I’m getting her the gift of me… We live states apart and I haven’t been home since Thanksgiving. It was supposed to be a surprise visit, but she’s been nagging me for months about when I’ll visit, so I told her.

But now I think I should get her something else too…

figbash's avatar

Have you thought about bringing her a selection of great foods from where you live? That way you’re not walking in empty-handed, but you don’t have to go and get an additional gift. I live in the PACNW so whenever I go home, I bring a bunch of local high-end seafood and baked goods.

To answer your question more specifically though, my family’s a little on the eccentric side and not into mainstream gifts. Every time I’m home, I take note of what my Mom needs to make her life easier (solar walkway lights, foldable cutting boards, special items for her studio) or small, luxury items and then work from that list. This year I’m on a tight budget so it’s Anthropologie monogrammed mugs and latte bowls to add to the interesting finds I collect for her kitchen.

knitfroggy's avatar

I got my mom a night gown and a card. She always says not to get her anything, but I’d feel like an ass if I didn’t get her anything.
If you haven’t seen your mom in a while, she’ll probably be happy with a card and hug. Moms are cool like that.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Meh, I dont’ know, just flowers, I guess

justwannaknow's avatar

Same thing she wants every year, My annual visit to her.

SeventhSense's avatar

I thought I’d buy her the new book by the first female African President of Liberia-
This Child Will Be Great. She lived there (and I was born there in Monrovia 1967), and I thought it might be interesting for her to see the state of affairs and to enjoy the biography of this dynamic woman.

sandystrachan's avatar

This year she got Bruce Springsteen digi pak album/DVD. Next year i have no clue as of yet Maybe something for her Wii
Mothers day was a while back (over here ) today i just found out not everyone celebrates it on the same day .

Skippy's avatar

As a mom, I would like to have some $$ added to my Itunes account.
BUT with one in college, and one in HS with no job, just spend the day with me, fix me breakfast and bring me coffee in bed while my eggs and sausage bfast is cooking.

After letting me relax and watch a chick flick on the big screen, we should grill out some dogs and burger for dinner, and NOT have me do a thing!

Homemade cards are always great, I have many in the drawer that I still enjoy looking at! Flowers from my garden in that old vase from under the sink!

Perfect day!!!!!

gimmedat's avatar

I won’t buy any Mother’s Day gifts. As a mom, I would like a day of:
1. Breakfast in bed (I know that’s going to happen – it does every Sunday).
2. An afternoon massage, mani, pedi, and cocktails.
3. No bickering between my children.
4. No talking back.
That would be NIRVANA!

Aethelwine's avatar

My mom lives five miles away from me. She knows that I am broke and I have nothing to spend on her, so she is happy that I am coming over with the kids and spending just a few hours with her. Moms just want to know that you still love them and that they are important to you. Acknowledge them and tell them how much they mean to you. That’s all that they want.

ashler's avatar

Just get her a pair of simple pearl earrings or a pearl strand. I am sure that would make her happy. Or you can gift her a nice watch.

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