None of us would be here or be the people we are today without our mothers! We should make sure our mothers know they are appreciated all year long, but once a year it’s time to put aside life’s distractions and dedicate an entire day to celebrating and thanking the women who raised us. The recipe for a perfect Mother’s Day is different for everyone. 

If you’re lucky enough to be able to see your mom in person on Mother’s Day, it probably involves a celebratory meal or activity. For those who don’t live near their mothers, it probably involves a phone call or video chat. Fun fact: more phone calls are made in the US on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year, increasing phone traffic by as much as 37%.  

Regardless of if you get to give your mom a hug or have to tell her you love her over the phone, the perfect Mother’s Day gift is an important aspect of the holiday. So, what is the best Mother’s Day Gift? What do moms actually want for Mother’s Day? This article will provide you with Mother’s Day gift ideas and help you choose a present that your mom will love! 

Sentimental Mother’s Day Gifts 

If your mom is the sentimental type—the mom that saves childhood art, watches home movies on repeat, and saves holiday cards—a sentimental gift will mean the most to her. Here are some ideas for sentimental Mother’s Day gifts that will bring on the happy tears. 

Frame a Family Photo 

Let’s face it, every mom thinks she has the most beautiful family in the world (or at least the most beautiful children). Nowadays most of us have hundreds if not thousands of photos on our phones but we rarely print off physical copies. A family photo in a pretty frame is a thoughtful gift that she will hang on the wall with pride and enjoy every day. 

Then & Now Photos 

If you want to go the extra mile and really tap into your mom’s sentimental side, recreate a photo from the past! Find an old photo that she loves and remake it for a gift that’s thoughtful and probably a little comical. 

A Gift that Brings Back Memories 

Do you have an inside joke, favorite story, or special place that you share with your mom? A gift that reminds her of the special connection is a great sentiment of your relationship. You’ll have to be creative with this one, but one idea is a photo or painting of a place that means a lot to you both. For example, if she has a favorite vacation spot, find a painting or photo of it for her enjoy all year long.  

Home Décor Gifts 

Does your mom love interior design? Does she have outdated decorations that she would love to replace with something new? If either of these things are true, home décor gifts are a great option! One of the key components of thoughtful gift giving is avoiding generic gifts and choosing something that’s perfect for your mom, not just any mom. Think about your mom’s interior design style and the other things in her home to make sure that your gift matches.  

Home Décor Gift Ideas: 

  • Paintings 
  • Vases–if your mom loves flowers, consider putting them in a cool vase that she can reuse or display. 
  • Lighting—lamps, sconces, chandeliers 
  • Decorative bowls, platters, and trays 
  • Candles and lanterns 
  • Books—look for a pretty book that your mom will be interested in reading and can put on the coffee table or a bookshelf as a decoration. 

Mother’s Day Gifts for New Moms and Moms-to-Be  

Motherhood is never easy, but the beginning can be especially challenging and exhausting. If you’re shopping for a new mom or someone who is expecting, consider buying them a gift that will help them through the early stages of motherhood.  

A Glider or Rocking Chair 

A comfortable place to sit while rocking their baby will be greatly appreciated during long nights and fussy days. A glider or rocking chair is a useful gift that can be passed down to new moms for generations. Make sure to find one that matches the nursery or play it safe by sticking to neutral colors. 

Take Something Off her Plate: Acts of Service 

Moms do so much for us! If your mom is typically in charge of cooking meals, doing laundry, or any other household task, show her how grateful you are by taking care of those things for her on Mother’s Day (or better yet, establish the habit of helping her out on a regular basis). Plan and prepare a family meal to celebrate her or deep clean the house and let her kick her feet up and relax! 

Best Gift Cards for Mother’s Day 

Who doesn’t love a gift card? If you aren’t sure what to get your mom for Mother’s Day, a gift card is a smart choice. Gift cards can be just as thoughtful as picking out a gift if you choose the right one and write a kind note to go along with it.  

Mother’s Day Gift Card Ideas: 

  • For the mom that deserves some “me time”—spa, nail salon, or hair salon 
  • For the fashionable mom—a clothing boutique 
  • For the homemaker—a furniture & home décor store 

Find the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift at Amish Elegance 

If you’re looking for a high quality, unique, and thoughtful Mother’s Day gift, stop by Amish Elegance! We have a wide selection of home décor gifts including paintings, picture frames, candles, lamps, ceramics, vases, trays, cutting boards, wine buckets, and more that you won’t find anywhere else. If you want to do something extra special for your mom this Mother’s Day, you could even buy her a piece of furniture! If you know she would love our store but aren’t sure what to buy her, grab a gift card. We also make custom furniture, so your mom could dream up her ideal gift and we will create it! 

Contact us today, visit our showroom, or browse our extensive catalog of items to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift!