I’m going to go ahead and put it out there that I don’t want flowers this Mother’s Day. Which is, by the way, on Sunday May 13th.
Flowers are, by far, the most popular Mother’s Day gift but this year I am putting my foot down. So listen up! If someone near or far is sending me a thoughtful gift and thinks that ordering flowers is the way to go, maybe check out the options I’m generously throwing out below. You can order most of them online too and I will get much more enjoyment out of them than I would out of a pricey bouquet of flowers that’s just going to die in a few days anyway.
So really, this list is more for my husband *cough* than any of you but there are some excellent Mother’s Day gift ideas here, people. Mom approved gift ideas. I posted an informal poll on my Facebook page and dozens of moms responded. The top three responses and several more ideas they offered for what they really want for Mother’s Day made the list. You cannot go wrong with any of the purchases below, trust me. If the lady in your life doesn’t dig any of this stuff send her my way and I’ll set her straight.
Oh, and here’s a tip from me to you. No breakfast in bed. LET MOM SLEEP IN! The crack of dawn burnt toast and runny eggs the kids helped whip up is nice and all but just… let me rest! I’m not the only one that feels that way. As Huffington Post recently reported, of 19,000 women polled, 8 of 10 said they prefer to sleep in this mother’s day.
So, I was saying, before you whip out your credit card to order yet another boring bouquet destined for the garbage, click through the gift ideas below and see if something there doesn’t catch your eye. And hey! If mom really digs flowers then go ahead and get some but maybe combine them with one of the super affordable ideas below.
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