Ah, Mother’s Day. The day we celebrate our mothers for all the wonderful things they’ve done for us. From the day they gave birth to us (how many times did you hear that story?) to making us walk to school (uphill - both ways), to giving us haircuts without a license to use a pair of scissors, rubbing way too much Vicks VapoRub on our chests, and so much more. Moms are awesome and they deserve a wonderful gift as a gesture of apology for all the crazy, stupid things we did as kids, but more so to tell her how much we love them. For those of us with aging parents, Mother’s day is especially important, and I don’t need to say why. Either way, be sure to include one of our hand-written cards - you just tell us what to write and our professional hand-writers will make it look beautiful.
With all this though, someone who gets overlooked is your wife/partner and mother of your children or stepchildren. What about her? After all, she IS a mother. Yet, in conversations we’ve had with our friends, you’d be surprised to learn how many people forget these important, beautiful people.
After all the conversations and all the notes we took, here are some tips to remember this Mother’s Day.
- Don’t forget your spouse. Seriously, when you start your shopping, set out looking for gifts for your mother AND your mate.
- Include a handwritten note and say something meaningful.
- Don’t wait until last minute to look for a gift. If you’re reading this, you may already be too late.
- Do NOT go to the local stores at which your spouse shops. If she sees a branded box from a jewelry store in town, it won’t look like you put enough effort into this.
- The gift should tell a story. Be ready to tell her who made it, the materials used to make it, and why it is so special.
Well, there you have it. Everything you already knew about buying a gift on Mother’s Day! Now get shopping.