10 Mother’s Day Gifts: What Your Mom REALLY Wants This Year


With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect way to show the special mom in your life just how much she means to you. Let’s face it, while macaroni necklaces and handmade cards are cute, they might not be exactly what she’s hoping for this year (sorry, kiddos!). Another coupon book? A morning of “breakfast in bed” and “sleeping in” while there is chaos and destruction happening in the kitchen (only to have to clean up the mess later)? We’ll pass. Fear not, I’ve got some ideas for Mother’s Day gifts that moms REALLY want – no macaroni in sight. 

1. An afternoon of bliss

Busy moms are always putting others first, but it’s important for them to take care of themselves too! A massage from Elite Aesthetics Wellness Spa is the perfect way to help her relax and unwind, while also reaping the benefits of improved health and well-being. Plus, with their top-notch services and serene atmosphere, Elite Aesthetics will make her feel like a queen for a day. I have been a long-time lover of Elite Aesthetics and have gotten several services in the past. From a facial, to lashes, to a massage – you can’t go wrong! Give her the gift of self-care, and watch her stress melt away.

2. A way to get outside and enjoy the outdoors

If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift that’s both beautiful and practical, a plant or a selection of seeds might just be the perfect choice. I love Larry’s Bellevue Gardens and make a visit every year to pick out flowers and greenery for my home – both inside and out. It is the perfect place to find the perfect plant for Mom, and their staff is always happy to lend a green thumb and a smile to help you pick the perfect plant. Plus, unlike a bouquet that eventually wilts, a potted plant will continue to bloom and bring joy all summer long. So give the gift that keeps on giving, and make Mom’s day with a trip to Larry’s Bellevue Gardens.

3. A pretty way to stay on top of it all

Moms are superheroes, but even superheroes need a little help sometimes! A planner is a perfect gift for the mom who does it all. I’ve searched high and low for the perfect planner and I’ve found it in the Simplified Planner. Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner is a great choice for its simple and effective design, versatility, high-quality materials, and intentional features. The planner’s minimalist design allows for easy navigation, and with a variety of sizes, layouts, and beautiful covers to choose from, users can find the planner to fit their specific needs and preferences. Plus, with its durable materials, this planner can handle even the busiest and messiest of schedules. So go ahead and give the gift of organization – trust me, mom will thank you for it!

4. A trendy way to get her water in on her HMW (Hot Mom Walk!)

As a mom, I know how important it is to stay hydrated throughout the day. Whether you’re running errands, shuttling the kids to their activities, or tackling your own to-do list, having a refreshing drink within reach can help keep you feeling energized and focused. That’s why a nice insulated cup can make a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Insulated cups are a fantastic way to keep your beverages at the perfect temperature for hours on end. Whether you prefer your drinks icy cold or piping hot, a high-quality insulated cup can help maintain the desired temperature, so you can savor every sip. When it comes to keeping drinks cold, though, I have found that the cheapest option isn’t always the best at keeping ice. It’s worth spending a few extra dollars if you love ice-cold water (like me!). It’s a practical and thoughtful way to show that you care and appreciate all that she does. Cheers to staying hydrated and refreshed!

5. Not needing to worry about what’s for dinner

A home meal kit can be a great gift for mom on Mother’s Day, saving her time and energy in the kitchen while still allowing her to prepare delicious and healthy meals for the family. These kits are packed with fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes that cater to even the pickiest of eaters. Plus, they’re pre-portioned, so no more worrying about serving sizes. Your mom can whip up delicious and healthy meals FAST without breaking a sweat. Go ahead and give her the gift of a culinary adventure without leaving the kitchen!

6. A way to keep all essentials on-hand

Moms are the original keepers of the Boy Scout motto – “Be Prepared.” For everything and anything. That’s why a belt bag can make a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. With its convenient design, a belt bag allows you to keep your phone, wallet, and other essentials close at hand, without weighing you down or getting in the way. Whether you’re out running errands or spending time with your family, a belt bag can help complete any outfit. Belt bags have made a huge comeback – she’ll be the most stylish mom on the block.

7. A clean home

Let’s face it, cleaning is not exactly the most thrilling activity, and it can be exhausting. So why not give your mom the gift of a sparkling clean home without having to break a sweat? With a professional cleaning service (even just one time!), your mom can put her feet up and relax while someone else takes care of the chores. Plus, you’ll earn some serious brownie points for such a thoughtful gift!

8. A clean car

Moms deserve a break from the mess! A car detailing service for Mother’s Day is the perfect gift to give her a sparkling clean ride and a little peace of mind. Let’s be real, with all the snacks, spills, and crumbs, her car has probably seen better days. Show her some love by taking care of the detailing for her. Trust me, she’ll thank you when she can finally see out the windows again!

9. Time away from the kids

Mama loves her kiddos fiercely, but I’ll let you in on a little secret: she wants time away too! Give mom the gift of some peace and quiet by leaving her the choice of either taking the kids and letting her relish in the quiet and comfort of her own home, or encouraging her to get out of the house and spend some time (dare I say, a night?!) away. Letting her recharge her batteries the way she prefers will let her refocus on being the best mom ever when she returns!

10. A morning retreat

Let’s be honest – mama doesn’t need a brunch with kiddos, she needs a brunch with her girlfriends, mom, and/or sisters. She needs a time to reconnect with all the special women in her life. Give her the gift of time with them by getting her a gift card to a beautiful brunch spot and organizing the morning out with all those special women. You will also get BONUS POINTS if you arrange a way for her to get home so that she can enjoy all the mimosas she wants!

For more Green Bay Area Mother’s Day Gift ideas, events, and more check out Ultimate Guide to Mother’s Day | Brunch, Gifts, Events

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Katie Knapp
Meet Katie, a dedicated mom and avid writer who is passionate about sharing her experiences and insights with other parents. With her warm and engaging writing style, Katie has built a loyal following of readers in her professional career who turn to her for advice, support, and inspiration. As the Communication Coordinator for a local Green Bay nonprofit, she is passionate about improving the community she calls home. Katie has been married to her loving husband Mike for 5 years and together they are raising their beautiful 1 year old daughter and their furry companion, Remi. As a mom, Katie knows firsthand the challenges and joys of parenthood, and she is always eager to share her insights and tips with other moms. When she's not busy with her family, you'll likely find Katie with a Dunkin iced coffee in her hand and burning no less than 7 candles in her home at once (a decrease since she became a mom!). Katie also loves to get outside and get in the garden! She believes that self-care is an essential part of being a good mom, and she encourages other moms to take time for themselves as well. Overall, Katie is a passionate and dedicated mom, wife, and friend who is committed to supporting and empowering other parents. Whether she's sharing her own experiences or connecting with other moms online, Katie is always there to lend a helping hand and spread positivity wherever she goes. You're always welcome to pull up a chair and stay awhile.


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