Mother’s Day is a really important day for your mom. She loves being pampered and having a day of no cooking, cleaning, and working. You want to give her a gift that shows your love and appreciation, but that’s harder to do if she’s dealing with chronic illness.
Mothers tend to always desire the Flowers and Candy choice. Beautiful blooms and scrumptious candy is wonderful, unless your mom has allergies to certain flowers or is on a special diet. That’s why you have to be careful what you select as a gift. Below are a few ideas:
- Massage – Almost all women love to get a massage. It’s relaxing and soothing. A massage can also offer physical benefits to anyone who is dealing with chronic pain. Offer mom a nice Massage Gift Card.
- Manicure/Pedicure – Getting treated to a mani/pedi can be quite a treat. This wouldn’t be appropriate if your mom has allergies to nail polish or gets headaches from the strong odor.
- Comfortable and soft robe or pajamas. For moms who spend a lot of time being sick, they may wear pajamas all day. So, getting a new pair or a lovely robe is a wonderful gift.
- Gift card for a delicious delivery meal. Think beyond pizza and find out her favorite restaurant that delivers, and select a gift card for her.
- Cleaning service – If mom has trouble cleaning the house, because of pain, a gift of house-cleaning is superb. You could offer your own work or buy her a gift certificate from a cleaning agency.
- Decorative Journal – Moms that like to keep a journal would love a decorative journal. Find an unusual one that has hand-made paper or striking colors. Think about her taste and she’ll enjoy writing her thoughts down.
- Coffee/Tea Set – If your mom likes coffee, she’ll appreciate a cute mug and gourmet bag of beans. If she prefers tea, there are so many wonderful choices. Try to find a delicate tea cup to match her favorite tea.
- Take her to a garden show or craft fair. If she’s able to attend an event, find a special place that she would enjoy visiting. Purchase the tickets and spend the afternoon taking her on an adventure.
- Do you know her favorite author? Grab a new book or collector’s edition of one her favorites. If she has vision problems, you can find a great audiobook for her to listen to. You might even find a great set.
- Collectibles – Does your mom collect anything? See if you can find something that will make her collection complete. Check antique shops and online stores like eBay or Etsy.
These are some wonderful ideas for your mom, but don’t forget the thing moms want most: your time. Try to spend time with her as much as you can. Nothing cheers up a chronically ill mom more than the special moments spent with her children. She won’t mind if you can’t spend a big amount of money on her. Mom visits are always appropriate. Have fun on Mother’s Day!
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