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5 Tips to Getting Thoughtful Birthday Gifts for Mom

Every single year, your mom has made a big to-do about your birthday, otherwise known as the the day you came into this world and doubled the size of her heart. Now it's her birthday, so let's get to celebrating your mom (who brought you into this world!). These birthday gift ideas for mom are properly personalized, simply great, or tap into the warm and fuzzy side of mom. Show your oh-so-generous self, and Mom will be happy to know she raised you right.

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Appeal to her mother's pride

She loves her family, and it makes her so happy when you share photos. So surprise her with birthday gift ideas for Mom that blow up a favorite family shot, create a custom portrait, or incorporate family photos in some fashion.

2

Remember moms also love to be pampered

Like women everywhere, you can't go wrong with birthday gifts for Mom that are inspired by a spa or simply feel indulgent. Give her a basket of soaps and lotions to be used in Mom's precious me-time. Add on a gift card for a pampering service she loves most (like getting her hair done). And sneak her favorite pint of ice cream in the freezer.

3

Bring her into the modern age

Your mom may be slow to accept all the latest advancements in technology (does she even know how to text?). But she also looks to you to weed through which devices she should have - because you kids gift the must-haves devices to her. Give her a gadget she really needs, along with a personal lesson on how to use it.

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Think about her hobbies

Maybe your mom makes the very best pie. Or she's taken up watercolors. Is your mom the most avid reader you've ever met? Whatever interests are filling her time, give birthday gift ideas for Mom that help her pursue what she loves to do.

5

Give her something sparkly

She's the one who always puts everyone else first - and never splurges on herself. So splurge on Mom with a pretty piece of jewelry that she'll treasure (siblings could do a joint gift!).