Wednesday, 24 April 2013

14 Personal Gifts for Mom

English: Mother's Day card
Has Mother's Day snuck up on you? Mother's Day (May 13 for those not sure) is probably the next important day after Christmas and Valentine's Day for guys. Forgetting your mother on Mother's Day is like finding yourself in a dark alley surrounded by a gang who you have inadvertently insulted. They are both things that you do not want to happen and can result in serious injury.

While mother's deserve to be recognized and celebrated throughout the entire year, showing well deserved appreciation on Mother's Day has become the one day where we collectively take time to show our undying appreciation with personal gifts for Mom. However, it can also be one of the hardest times of the year to find a gift that is meaningful, personal and not found by making a quick trip to the mall to buy the first thing you see.

The iWishfor team has put together a list of 14 Personal Gifts for Mom to help you with your search to find that perfect gift for the special Mom in your life. Here are:

14 Personal Gifts for Mom

Spa Gift Basket: Make a gift basket by combining a few of her favorite things. Find scented toiletries in soothing aromas like lavender or chamomile. Tuck a comfy spa pillow and a gift certificate from a local spa into the basket, and you’ll create a gift mom will love.

Framed Photos: Find a few of mom’s beloved photos and head to your local framing shop. Choose frames that match her d├ęcor and add mattes to finish the look. Once framed, hang them on the wall, and add a bow. This is a gift that will be appreciated every time she sees it. 

Family Photo Album: Take the picture idea a step further and create a scrapbook from a cherished family vacation or event. Have each person write a few of their favorite memories and incorporate them on a page along with a picture of the person. Use other keepsakes or mementos in the scrapbook as well, such as shells from the beach or tickets from a play.

Hobby Classes: What kinds of things are on mom’s bucket list? Has she wanted to learn to cook? Do you suspect she’d be great at making pottery? Has she considered resurrecting the French that she learned in high school? Find a cooking, art or foreign language school, and make lessons a reality for her.

For the Kitchen: A classic tea set makes a beautiful Mother's Day gift! Cups, saucers, cake stands, and a tea pot in elegant ivory porcelain are home essentials for entertaining guests, and the perfect companions to coffee and conversation.

Also check out: 10 Mothers Day 2012 Gifts Under $50

For the Bedroom: Nothing says love and comfort like a plush throw blanket. Pair it with a couple of colorful pillows for a mini bedroom makeover for mom.

Floppy Hat With Ties:

Is your mom still sporting the visor she won at the 1972 Ladies’ Doubles Championship? This raffia-and-cotton hat is a stylish substitute. Bonus points for the adjustable tie.

To buy: $68,

Smartphone Wallet: This slim, zip-up case may outsmart her smartphone. It holds the ultimate on-the-go essentials: phone, cards, bills, and coins.

To buy: $49,

Personalized Smartphone Cover: A personalized smartphone case with photos of the kids can be a neat gift for the Mom with a smartphone. You can personalize smartphone cases at Shutterfly, which has a great selection and tons of different styles for personalizing a cool smartphone case for the Mom's in your family.

Watering Can Gift: One for green-fingered mums! Find a really vintage looking watering can and fill it with a mix of gardening and beauty products to use after gardening. Some products can include items like Barrier Cream, Hand Scrub, Intensive Hand Balm. Talk to some of the assistants at stores like The Beauty Shop for ideas of items to include.

Jambox Speaker: If space is a premium, but music is crucial, buy your mum this sexy-as-hell wireless speaker that delivers incredible quality sound in a tiny package. $299.00 at Best Buy

Also check out:  Eco-friendly Gifts for Mothers Day 2012 

My Mom: Her Stories, Her Words:  Use this tiny book as an interview journal and get to you know your mom like you never knew you could. Inside are questions to spark the memories of her life with plenty of room to record the details. Laugh with her, hear her stories, honor and celebrate her life. Sure to become a treasured family heirloom. From the line of family journal books that includes Mom, Dad, Grandmother and Grandfather.

For the New Mom: She may get teary when she unwraps this reclaimed-wood keepsake box with an image of her little one. Upload a photo on, choose where on the box you want the picture featured, and they'll take care of the rest.

(12.5"W x 9.5"L exterior, 11"W x 8.25"L interior, 2" deep; $95,

For the Busy Bee: Complete with feminine floral cotton lining, these bright Woolrich Leeward skimmers (pictured here in cherry) are a stylish gift for a mom who's on her feet most of the day.

(Also available in deep sky and crocus; $39.95,

For the Flower Lover: Colorful glass Lovlig bud vases are a gift someone even on the tightest of budgets can afford. Fresh blooms not included (but encouraged)! 2.99 each at Ikea
Hopefully, we've been able to provide you with some ideas in finding some personal gifts for mom. If you have any ideas that have worked for you in the past, we'd love to hear them! As always, the free iWishfor app is a great way for you to save those gift ideas you see throughout the year for your mom.

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