Finding gift for someone is one hell of a task. And, when that someone is your mother, the task almost becomes impossible. The plethora of emotions, anxiety and excitement about it make it no less than a Herculean task. There is nothing worldly that you can buy for her and possibly feel contented. There are no riches available that can aptly express your love and affection towards her. Yet, the very feeling of gifting her something, that urge, is something that can never get old. Doesn’t matter if you are an 8 year old kid who has drawn a random scenery or a highly successful 28 year old woman with a fat bank balance and gifting your mother a swanky Apple product. It is the thought, the gesture that counts. You may load her with all the gold and glitter you want, but it can never ever be compared with the gift your mother has bestowed you with; the gift of life. But, let that not deter you from showing her all your affection and adoration with a token gift. Since that is bound to confuse you to no end and leave you in a cesspool of choices, we have come up with a comprehensive list of top 10 birthday gifts you can give your mom.
10. Take Her For Shopping
It might be a stereotype but somehow, it tends to hold true for most of the women out there. Let’s just assume your mom is one of them. Taking her to some mall or even a casual market place can be a great option. In this way, you can spend a lot of time with her on her birthday and, you don’t have to pull the chords of your brain too much while deciding for her birthday gift. Let her choose something she loves or has been meaning to buy for quite some time now. Give her some retail therapy. She deserves some pampering on her birthday!
It is an old saying that if you smell good, you feel good. Aromatherapy is not just a fancy fad after all, right? Buy some nice perfume for your mother and you can almost see her feel rejuvenated at that very moment. You may go for some high end fragrances by Burberry, Estee Lauder or Issey Miyake. However, if you are running on a tight budget, you may opt for some medium range perfumes by Diesel, Elizabeth Arden and the like. The motive remains making your mother feel good. A good perfume can add oodles of calmness and zest in your mother’s life, at the same time. Wrap it nicely and you are good to go.
Is there any mom who doesn’t like wearing jewellery? We don’t think so. Now, nobody is saying that you have to buy her a solitaire or else your gift won’t count. You can buy her a ring, a pendant, a pair of earrings or even a necklace, as per your budget. The dazzle of the diamond or gold or even the junk metal, if you buy junk jewellery, is going to make her eyes shine like a star. Try to make her feel special and loved on her birthday; for that, jewellery would do just fine.
7. Salon And Spa Session
If you have ever been to a spa, you would know that heaven lies on that mini bed. A nice spa session would not only rejuvenate her senses but also make her feel relaxed and calm her down. A nice mani-pedi regime will make her feel good about herself and instill a lot of confidence in her. Get her a gift voucher from a nice, and swanky spa and salon and watch her let go of her worries and problems.
6. Bake A Cake
Generally, our mothers cook for us so much so that we take it to be the norm and at times, even for granted. However, that is just not done. You can try to cook something for her, too. And what better day to start off with that than her birthday? You need not cook an entire meal if that seems too tough at first. You may bake a delicious cake for her birthday. Ordering it from the nearest bakery is way too boring. Add a personal touch to it. Look for some recipes online. Youtube is full of tutorial videos. Trust us, when you will present your handmade cake to your mother, she will be in for a nice surprise!
5. Gift Her A Vacation
You are growing up and she is growing old. The sooner you realise it, the better. It is inevitable that you would spend more and more time with your friends than with her. Take out some time from your busy schedule. Plan a vacation with her. Take her to some place she has always wanted to go to but never could due to her being busy with you. It will make her feel super amazing and bring you close to each other. Can there be any gift better than the warmth of family and kinship?
4. Photo Collage
Remember going through the family album again and again, without feeling stressed at all? Going through old pictures in a nice, old album has a unique old school charm to it. Why not take some inspiration from that and modify it with the newness of your generation? All you need is a bunch of good pictures of your mom and her loved ones. You can get a huge collage framed for her. It’s not only going to be its magnificent size that will leave her in awe but also, majorly, the memories that those photos are bound to bring along. Photos are a window to one’s past. Give your mother the gift of looking back into her life till now and let her recollect all the beautiful memories captured in those snapshots.
3. Surprise Party
Ain’t no party like a surprise party! Are we right or are we right? Call her friends, relatives, colleagues and all the people close to her. You may plan it at your house or go for some fancy restaurant. Whatever you do, just make sure nobody spills the beans on you! Decorate the place with balloons and fancy lights. Set the music right and get her walk into an apartment full of her favourite people on her special day. It will certainly blow her mind and make you feel super proud of yourself for having pulled off such a difficult task. The look on her face when she enters the place will certainly be priceless. You don’t want to miss out on that now, do you?
2. Handmade Greetings
If you produce something with your own hand, it means that you have literally put your effort in it. Making a gorgeous card from scratch can not be beaten by anything else. You may write heartfelt notes on it or doodle some cute stuff. Just let your emotions flow and creativity will follow. The very gesture of you putting all your heart and soul into fashioning a gift for you mother all by yourself is enough for moving her to tears of happiness. The personalised touch of a card made by oneself can never be matched by a mass produced greeting card. You can customise it as per your own will. You may paste some pretty pictures of you and your mother on the cover to make it more personal and then, just watch your mother’s eyes twinkle.
If you are a person who does not really tend to be vocal about their feelings and emotions, then this option is the best for you. If you are a person who is completely opposite to that, even then this option is beyond awesome. Take out a pretty letter pad or a nice piece of paper you have. Pick up a pen. Start writing. It is as simple as a gift can possibly get. You can express all your emotions that you always wanted to but somehow could not due to something or the other. let your hesitation go for a ride and talk real stuff. The touch of your handwriting on the beautifully smelling paper is enough to tell your mom how much you love her.