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Best Gifts for Mom: Your Essential Guide
A mom can be so many things: a confidante, a role model, a caretaker, a professional. She can also embodies so many qualities: She may be funny, strong, creative, sensitive, spiritual, or a fashionista. Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for the best gifts for mom.
Consider her interests
Maybe mom has a favorite hobby, or she's expressed an interest in something recently that she'd love to learn more about. Indulge those things she identifies with.
Reminisce on her past
When was the last time you saw mom light up over something? Think back on things she's been excited about before and might be tickled to revisit.
Some of the best presents are rooted in the past. A gift that reminds mom of her childhood or some other revered time in her life could be the most valuable gift of all because it contains sentimental value, and you can't put a price tag on that.
Think experience vs. object
The best gifts for mom don't always have to be things she unwraps; they can be adventures or experiences that unravel instead. Mom might enjoy tickets to a play, a gift certificate to a new restaurant, or a reservations at a bed and breakfast.
Brainstorm a theme
Is there something that's particularly significant to mom? The year she gave birth to you, a destination that changed her life, or a a celebrity she has a serious crush on? Extrapolate on that thing by aggregating a bunch of related gifts, and present them to her in a themed gift basket.
Introduce her to something new
While there's a lot to be said for listening to what mom says so you can get a clear picture on what she might want, sometimes a novel idea is the best idea. Odds are you know mom pretty well, so consider gifting her with something she doesn't yet know she'd enjoy -but you do.
Introduce her to something you love
The best gift for mom might be something that is extra special to you, be it an accessory that comforts you: a book you love, or a food you crave. There's a special bond created when you share something you love with someone one you love.
Sure, any gift that requires thought and care is personal, but actual personalization? That's a whole other ball game. From picture frames emblazoned with her favorite quote to jewelry engraved with her initial, personalized gifts are unique because they exist for one person only: Mom.
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