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7 Gift Ideas for the Mom in Your Life

How to Spoil her this Mother's Day

The moms in our lives are pretty special ladies. That’s what makes giving them a gift on Mother’s Day so difficult. It can’t be just any cute coffee mug or vanilla candle. They want something unique that says, “Hey mom… We put some time and thought into your gift.” Well we’ve got you covered – here are 7 fool proof gifts that will have the mom in your life singing your praises this Mother’s Day. (You can thank us later).

For the Mom Who Wants a Night Off

Bruno Mars tickets and a night at the Hotel Donaldson in Fargo– Go big or go home people. This trip is guaranteed to immediately relieve stress in mom’s world. Friday, August 4th, one night away for live entertainment and a 100% down feather comforter with breakfast in bed the next morning. Need I say more? No, I didn’t think so.

For the Mom Who Enjoys Pampering
The classic and timeless gift – a spa day. Give mom a gift certificate to the closest spa where she can have her choosing of a facial, deep tissue massage and/or pedicure. Nothing feels better than a little pampering and with moms dedicating their days and sleepless nights to the littles, it can take a toll on them physically and mentally. Mom will appreciate the “me” time and come home refreshed and feeling like a brand-new woman.

For the Mom Who Loves Memories
Surprise mom with professional photos of the kids (or the whole family). Sometimes the hardest part is finding the time to schedule a photographer. Insider tip: you’ll get bonus points with mom if you go buy coordinating outfits for the photos.

For the Mom with a Green Thumb
Impress her with an air plant. Why’s it called that? It’s a plant that doesn’t need soil to live. These low-maintenance little plants need a 12-hour soaking in water every two weeks. If you’re looking for a more traditional plant, consider a potted lavender plant for the bedroom. It’s probably the most well-known of all plants when it comes to inducing sleep and reducing anxiety levels. The smell of lavender has also been shown to reduce crying in babies, sending them into a deeper sleep; while simultaneously reducing stress in both mother and child – score for mom and baby!

For the Mom Who Loves Fashion

Moms are nurses, teachers, counselors and taxi cab drivers all rolled into one. It can be hard for moms to find the time to shop for themselves. A subscription to Stitch Fix, an online personal shopping service, will set mom up with a new wardrobe that she gets to try on in the comfort of her own home. Mom will set up her own online style profile and a stylist will hand pick 5 items to mail to her.

For the Mom Who Likes a Tidy House
This is undoubtedly something that any mom will love. Hire a cleaning service to buy mom some free time to take kiddos to the park or get in some hobby time. You could hire them for a one-time deep clean so mom doesn’t have to clean out the cupboards this spring, or even better, hire them on a regular basis. If you give her a clean house and free time year-round, she will be grateful for her improved life.

For the Mom Who Loves Shiny Things
A classic Mother’s Day gift is jewelry. Wow mom with this mama necklace by This 18K gold necklace is for all the proud mama’s out there who love a little bling.

Or skip the gift idea all together and make mom a homemade meal from scratch. Let mom play outside with the kids or sleep in a little later than usual. Cook up her favorite breakfast foods and have a late brunch or go outside and have a BBQ.

When it comes down to it, whether you spent $20 or $500, Mother’s Day is about showing love and appreciation to the moms in our lives.

Written by Brianna Ludwig


Brianna is a marketing professional who enjoys cooking, fitness and (mostly) healthy eating. She and her husband live in Bismarck with their two toddlers. Reach her at

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