Mother’s Day is approaching , the day in which we celebrate the luck of having a mother like ours. And the fact is that there is only one mother, and for that reason, what minimum to dedicate one day a year to her that she dedicates to us every day .
We all know what a mother means: we know the sacrifices they make for us, their care and dedication. And if something characterizes a mother, it is that she always thinks of others first . But for a day, they will come first .
A few days before the appointed date, we begin to think that we are going to give Mom a gift on her day. For some reason, deciding on something is almost always an impossible task . We know she deserves it and we want her to like our gift, but what can we give her?
AVOID TYPICAL GIFTS THIS MOTHER’S DAY
We do not want to tell you what to give your mother, but we do want to tell you about those gifts that either because they are inappropriate, or because they are too typical or impersonal, should not already be part of the list of presents for the mother.
LIST OF ‘FORBIDDEN’ GIFTS
Finding a good gift is always difficult, especially if it is for someone as special as mom. But there are some gifts that you should avoid, either because they are too typical, or inappropriate, impersonal, or involve little imagination or dedication . She deserves the best, so to avoid messing up, pay attention to what not to give a mother.
Surely it has crossed your mind to give him a perfume or a cologne . Very typical, right? And is that a colony is a classic for Mother’s Day . But getting the smell of a perfume right is difficult, because it is something very personal. You can play it safe and take advantage of the fact that she has run out of her usual bottle, but if she needs it, she will buy it for her. Look for your gift to surprise her.
And if the cologne as a present is a classic, what can we say about the bouquet of flowers . Another typical gift without too much personality, not to mention that after a week the flowers wither and there is no trace of your gift . If your mother is a botanical lover, go for an exotic plant or why not a bonsai? Sometimes it is only necessary to give the initial idea a twist to make it more groundbreaking. And next to the bouquet of flowers, the box of chocolates always comes . Come on, you sure can do better, right?
Another compromised section is that of the home. Don’t take advantage of Mother’s Day to give her home appliances or decorative objects . First, because even if it is a last generation model or I will use it a lot, your mother is not just a housewife, the gift must be made thinking of her , do not be selfish.
And second, your mother is not the house . Your gift must be unique and personal. So he crosses off the list to buy her candles, a vase or any other decorative object. Push yourself a little harder and buy her something more stimulating. And don’t even think about giving him one more object for the trousseau. Unless she has expressly requested it, it is strictly forbidden to give tablecloths, coffee sets, sheets and other household utensils. The gift is for her, not for the house .
It is common to see our mother as that, a mother; and we forget that it is a woman, and therefore, a subscription for the gym, anti-cellulite creams or anti-wrinkle creams , however expensive they are , are discarded as present . You may have heard her say that she wants to lose weight or you have heard her protest those little wrinkles on her face, but that is because she wants you to tell her that it is not true and that she is beautiful.
REMEMBER THAT THE GIFT IS FOR HER, NOT FOR THE HOUSE
There is always something perfect for every mother : classic, modern, young, traditional … Of course, there are some gifts that it is strictly forbidden to give if you do not want to look terrible or do not want it to seem that you did not make an effort. But do not worry if any of them were options that you had already thought about, sometimes it is better to know what not to give to start looking for the perfect gift for mom .
INNOVATIVE GIFT IDEAS
Surely you are already looking for the perfect gift for that special day. This year, nothing to be stingy or not very detailed, and less with mothers. Next Mother’s Day you have to surprise her with original gifts .
There are many options, and sometimes those typical ideas are not bad, you just have to approach them in a different way so that our gift is personal and original . What do you think if we give you some original ideas to make your gift a success?
The first thing to keep in mind is that if she is missing something, she will buy it for her . Give her head a couple of turns and surprise her with something that you know she would never buy because she considers it a whim that she cannot or does not want to allow . Maybe those party shoes, or a dinner at an exclusive restaurant, some jewel that you’ve wanted for a long time … I’m sure you can think of something.
We have said that creams are out of the question, however a voucher for a beauty treatment in a specialized center or a day at a spa can be a great success .
A good idea is to avoid theory and go to practice . Perhaps your mother likes to cook or do crafts, or she is passionate about art. Whatever his passion, forget about giving him a cookbook, art book, or whatever. It would be more original to give them a subscription to a creative cooking course, or crafts , or drawing, or a photography course … With this gift, you will show that you know what their tastes are .
It is said that when you give a gift what counts is the intention. But what we want is to leave Mom with her mouth open, for the better, of course. For this reason, at PregDream, we have wanted to contribute our bit by making a list of forbidden gifts that are better to avoid in their day, and some great alternatives . We hope they have inspired you.