It is a globally-acknowledged fact that mothers are biased in loving their sons and men are attuned towards being overly possessive about their moms.
Thus, it makes perfect sense in taking a few moments out of your daily schedule to ensure that this Mother's Day (May 13) you do something to showcase how much you adore your mother. This article tries to provide some handy tips on choosing Mother's Day gifts that will help to make her feel appreciated, reassuring her that she continues to be the most cherished woman in your life.
Our mothers always care for us. Even if we are not living with them, they're always worried about our well-being. Probably, this is their inherent nature. To cater to this nature of our mothers, gifting her beautiful greenery she can also tend to, would be a good idea. These plants would add colour and fragrance to the home.
Remember the times when your mom got you the things you wanted even before you asked for them. Some role-reversal will be appreciated now. Give a shopping voucher to your mom and let her buy what she wants. In a way you would be letting your mom choose her own gift. Accompanying her to the store would be an icing on the cake.
Candles spread light, just like mothers spread their love all around the world. Besides, a mind-clearing fragrance which emanates from candles is extremely soothing. Nowadays, beautiful candles made of environment friendly elements are readily available. We're sure your mom would love them.
It may not be Diwali or an anniversary, but a gift basket can still do wonders. The basket should be really well decorated and should look beautiful. Stuff that with her favourite foods, sweets, and other stuff she likes (maybe even a DVD of a flick she loves).
Some men may not be really bothered with their bed linen or the curtains in their rooms but detail-oriented moms want such stuff to be neat, clean and beautiful. After all, they want their homes to look distinguished and fresh. All these years you've only contributed to the mess in the house; this day add to it's cleanliness and beauty.
Unlike you, your mom may not be a tech-geek but still she'd love it if you give her a new-age smartphone. It can be her companion when you're not around. And she would love to be in touch with you via that phone. Apart from this, laptops, desktop PCs, MP3 players are also good gifting options.
Those who love reading also love it when they are gifted books. No matter how many books she already has in her library, if your mom is into reading, she'll love it if you gift her a copy of her favourite book. Try and find out beforehand about her literary tastes, favourite authors etc. before you head for the bookstore.
It may just be a humble little piece of glazed, colourful paper with lots of design on it, but it can mean a lot. And what matters the most is the message you write on that card. At times, there's nothing better than some affectionate words of appreciation.
Unless she's a part of a minute minority, your mom would always love sweets. Chocolate, of course, is your safest bet, but then there are options galore. You can choose between traditional Indian sweets and a number of packed sweets available in the stores. Gifting a neatly decorated sweet basked would be perfect.
When you were young she bought you the choicest garments. Imagine how she would feel if you get her a pretty saree or a suit. Now, you are not good at buying clothes for ladies. Go shopping with your girlfriend, aunts etc. But no need to strictly adhere to what they suggest. Use your instincts. After all, who knows your mom better than you? But make sure you get the stuff your mom would love.
Much more than any gift, what really matters is your true concern for your mother. Make sure you always make her feel special, not just on a Mother's Day, but all throughout the year.