Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it feels like it has snuck up on us! I wanted to create a list of gift ideas for the mom that enjoys receiving unique, out-of-the-box gifts and prefers experiences or non-typical presents. Here is a list of fun ideas to gift mom this Mother’s Day!
1. Couples Cooking Class
A cooking class is something I have always wanted to do. This would be such a fun and unique Mother’s Day gift I’m sure the mom who enjoys cooking or trying new recipes would love. Cooking classes would also be the perfect date night activity for as soon as Quarantine is over and everyone can resume normal life. Check out Sur La Table for classes near you. If you want to do something special on Mother’s Day, there are virtual cooking classes available as well. Home Cooking New York hosts virtual private classes, parties and interactive group classes.
2. Subscription Box Service
Subscription boxes are so much fun! It’s like receiving a gift every month or every few months with all sorts of surprising goodies. There are so many different kinds of subscription boxes that you can sign mom up for depending on her likes. Some of my favorites are:
Fab Fit Fun: This box is great for the woman who enjoys self-care, beauty, fitness and fashion. This one is delivered quarterly and gift cards can also be purchased.
Box of Style: I have heard amazing things about this subscription box. It’s on the pricier side so I haven’t tried it myself, but it was created by fashion designer Rachel Zoe and is delivered seasonal. The box includes high-end fashion and beauty full size products which makes the price tag worth it.
Birchbox: This is a great subscription box for any beauty lover. It can also be set-up on a 3, 6, or 12 month cycle. Birchbox has a variety of beauty products that are high-end samples.
Ipsy: I had a subscription to Ipsy and loved receiving my bag every month. They offer three different sized options (Glam Bag, Glam Bag Plus, Glam Bag Ultimate). The fun and unique thing about Ipsy is that each month you not only receive your beauty products, but you also receive a new makeup bag with your products. The Glam Bag Plus and Ultimate both send full-size products while the Glam Bag sends sample size products. Definitely go with either the Plus or Ultimate size as a gift!
Boxycharm: This is another beauty and skincare product subscription box that can be set up for monthly, 3, 6 or yearly options. Each box contains 5 full-size brand-name beauty products.
3. Spa Massage
Every mom deserves a spa day and massage and I guarantee she will be thanking you for the relaxing afternoon being pampered. My husband gifted me a spa and massage day my first Mother’s Day and it was heavenly. I never knew how badly I needed a spa day until that moment. A spa day is seriously one of my favorite gifts and I know it will be appreciated by the special woman in your life.
4. Manicure & Pedicure
Manicures and pedicures are the best form of self-care for any mom. An afternoon spent getting her fingers and toes painted will be sure to make her happy. Make sure to figure out who her regular nail tech is before booking an appointment and get the works when booking a manicure and pedicure so that she can get extra spoiled for her special day.
5. Private Chef In-Home Dinner
A private chef in-home dinner is a unique and sure way to make mom happy. Schedule a babysitter to take care of the kids while mom and dad have a date night at home being wined and dined by a special at home dinner from a private chef.
6. Broadway or Concert
Buy mom tickets to her favorite concert or broadway show that she will be sure to love. Plan a dinner for her before the concert or broadway and make sure to book a babysitter if both parents are attending!
This will definitely be a gift that mom will appreciate and cherish forever. I love getting professional photographs done with the family for special occasions and what more special of a day than Mother’s Day? Even if you can’t schedule the photos on Mother’s Day, book a reputable photographer for some family photos.
A blowout is a fun way for mom to feel extra special and spoiled for the day. Blow dry bars have become super popular recently and will pamper the special lady in your life. Mom deserves an afternoon to feel the most beautiful and get her hair done by a professional just for fun. Maybe once it’s done, you can also treat her for a special dinner so she can show off her new do!
9. Meal Delivery Services
Sign mom up for a subscription meal service so that she doesn’t have to think of what to cook for dinner every night of the week. There are many different meal subscription services you can sign up for depending on what kind of food everyone enjoys. You can also schedule how often you want the meal service delivered. I have tried Hello Fresh and my husband and I loved it! It was so simple and the meals were actually really tasty. I think mom would definitely appreciate receiving this as a continuous gift. Here are some that I recommend checking out:
10. Weekend Getaway
We all know that mom could definitely use a weekend getaway. This may be something difficult to do right at the moment with quarantine happening around the world, but as soon as that is lifted I guarantee mom needs a relaxing weekend away from momming. A trip can be planned for mom and dad or even plan a girls getaway with girlfriends, mom or sister. She will come back refreshed from this little trip and ready to full-time mom again.
Hope this list was helpful and wish all the beautiful moms out there a wonderful Mother’s Day!