Working mothers should be celebrated every day, all year around, but on Mother's Day they deserve a little something extra. Here are 10 ideas for something to give the working mom in your life:
1.) Keep it healthy. Instead of chocolates and gooey treats, consider a bright and beautiful basket of carved fruit from Edible Arrangements. Can't do without a little chocolate? The Berry Chocolate bouquet features chocolate-dipped strawberries, which are always a treat.
2.) Custom-made perfume. Stock up on a new scent, or design one especially for her.
3.) Motherhood jewelry that's sleek, not saccharine. Linda over at Milk and Cookies has some great suggestions for elegant jewelry for moms, and Red Envelope offers a wide selection at a variety of price points. (And you don't have to get her a necklace, you know; take a look at these cool stackable pearl-and-silver rings or check out the birthstone brooches and bracelets, too.
4.) Amazing frames. Set her up with snapshots for the office by slipping them into a set of gorgeous frames, like ones made from slices of agate, available at Uncommon Goods.
5.) A Supermom action figure. Let her know that she has the power to save your day, every day.
6.) A great book (or the means with which to get one). Combine two of her biggest wishes by giving her a gift certificate to her favorite bookstore and the time in which to shop -- alone.
7.) A great book (of your children's artwork). Artimus Art makes it easy to create a coffee-table quality book of your kid's coolest creations -- they send you a pre-paid box for the art, you load it up and send it back to them, and soon you have a hardcover book in your hands.
8.) A day at the spa. This turned out to be the working mothers' number one choice for a perfect mother's day gift. Find a spa near you and get her a gift certificate. Then, make her actually use it.
9.) Something fun and funky, like a cool scarf or caplet from Silvia66. If your working mom works from home, she'll appreciate the fact that you shopped at Etsy and supported other mothers like her.
10.) Tea that's a feast for the eyes. Full Bloom Teas
are arranged into tiny bouquets that bloom as they steep. The $59 gift set
comes with a glass tea pot, two large cups, and 12 blooms to sample.