Tip for a Happy Mother’s Day:
Every couple has their own “gifting style”. I really like ours! For my husband and I, we don’t leave much room for thoughtfulness and creativity when it comes to gifts: we just say what we’d like for a particular occasion, and then we get it! Often, the best gifts aren’t even “things”, but having a listening ear and helping the giftee accomplish a goal of some kind. Sometimes that goal is more sleep or time spent together. These are meaningful gifts but don’t cost anything.
Whatever your goals are, the secret to getting what you want for any holiday is by directly ASKING!
Talk to your spouse about what you’d like to have happen for your day, then make it happen! We don’t mess with surprises in our home. I know I’m not alone saying this, but the element of surprise often times is set-up for stress, and sometimes disappointment. So- call us unromantic, but we celebrate the gift-giving occasions on the same page! For the record, this has been our gifting theme for most of our eight-and-a-half years of married life:
- Valentines: Josh gets me roses from Costco- which I love- and we go on a special date: planned together.
- Birthdays: I like to plan a day “off” of being mom and go do something fun on my own.
- Anniversary: No gifts. We usually try to plan something big (like a cool hike or an overnight stay) and sometimes (ahem… rarely) this actually happens! We do go on regular dates though so I can’t complain 🙂
- Mothers Day and Fathers Day: Sweet gestures: breakfast, give a massage, etc. ANNNND We use these holidays as an excuse to buy something we want too!
Here are some great ideas that are perfect for a Mother’s Day gift to yourself! I know they are all on my list this year! Now to narrow down this list…
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Both these suits are under $20 bucks, they have great reviews on the quality, and free shipping!
I LOVE one-piece swim-suits as a mom. I feel like I can move around chasing toddlers and get in and out of the lake with everything staying in place. Summer is around the corner and it’s time for a new one!
My Mother’s Day tradition: Build our kid- friendly library: fun books to read to my kids so I can be all “motherly”…
Mo Willems Pigeon Book Collection $17 This is the set I ordered this year.
Amelia Bedelia Book Set $10 This is the book set we got last year!
A book set also makes a great gift for Grandma if she enjoys reading to her grandkids!
Darling Headbands- Awesome Deal on Prime: $8.99/set! I’m pretty sure I will be a calmer mom if I have plenty of headbands to put on our new baby. Am I right? What a great find at that price!
Child Customized Portraits from Three Chicks Couture – $14.99 These were really sweet and would make a very special gift for Grandma! I think they are perfect for Mother’s Day to anyone.
Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day. Make it easier on your spouse and start planning how you’d like the day to look and feel. Hopefully, this way you won’t be disappointed! How lucky are we that we get to be a mom to a little mini-person/people! It’s a journey; and I hope your Mother’s Day gives ya something to look forward to 🙂
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