Do you ever stop to wonder what Moms REALLY want for Mother’s Day? May 14th, Mother’s Day, is just around the corner. This year my wish list is pretty much the same as usual, falling under Practical Mother’s Day Gifts: alone time and something new to wear. It’s fun to pretend Moms can have anything though! Today I’m sharing my annual list of What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day.
What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day
- A clean house – like deep clean – from the oven to the window screens to the corners of the scary basement clean. Oh and don’t forget the toilets.
- To be left alone anytime she enters a bathroom (lifetime guarantee – children, pets & spouses included)
- A hangover free morning after a girl’s night out that starts as a quick happy hour but doesn’t actually end until a late night Taco Bell run.
- To sleep in until we are served breakfast in bed (I’ll take Neils, bagels + lox, and a side of Prosecco)
- A pedicure by someone other than myself with a lengthy foot massage
- Every single piece of dirty laundry in the house washed, dried, folded and put away
- A silent back rub and scalp massage (meaning no children/spouses can talk while it is performed)
- Or maybe a kid-free weekend trip to somewhere tropical (with all inclusive services – Rosé, spa treatments, etc.)
We all know that the items above are not that realistic – especially being alone in the bathroom. I think MOST Moms just want some alone time and to be responsibility free for a day (or two). Our mental loads are SO heavy that it would be nice to not have to worry about anything but ourselves for a solid 24 hours.
Practical Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
An easy practical Mother’s Day gift (for myself) would be an update to all of our framed wall photos in the house. I would love to include our newest addition: Arbor in these photos. Another easy gift? Frame my daughters’ school artwork and hang it in the playroom! These are two projects I bet a lot of Moms would love to have completed by someone other than themselves.
Over the years I’ve received some of my favorite things, including sunglasses, homemade jewelry and a pair of fancy sandals. I always tell my family my main hope for Mother’s Day is to RELAX. I don’t want to lift an unnecessary finger. That means: no chores, no dirty diapers, and NO cooking. It also means that the house is cleaned before bedtime, so I wake up the next morning without a mess to clean up.
I’m sharing a few more ideas for your Mother’s Day Wish List in case you can’t think of something you want for yourself. Here are a few things most Moms will almost always love: homemade cards, comfy pajamas, personalized jewelry, or anything spa related.
One of my favorite pajama brands is LAKE because they have the most comfortable fabrics and classic prints. I own quite a few pairs in various styles – this is my favorite robe! I wore a pair of non-maternity pajamas by Lake in the hospital with Arbor. The dream knit fabric is oh-so-soft. Lake also makes matching pajamas for babies and kids – like our Garden Floral pajamas below! Use code GIFTLAKE for 10% off !
Mother’s Day in the Kitchen
For Christmas last year I received something I’ve been dreaming about: frying pans. The Greenpan set is SO good – easy to clean, easy to use, and safe for cooking on heat heat. Some other kitchen items for Moms include: a Corksicle to hold cold wine, a pizza stone, or a charcuterie spreader set. I own (and love) these knives, but be warned – they are very sharp!
I use my SMEG tea kettle and Ninja Coffee Maker every day – they’re worth every penny! If you’re looking for a more affordable kettle, the SMEG Mini or Cuisinart Cordless Electric Kettle are highly recommended. When it comes to cooking, the Lodge Cast Iron cookware collection is my favorite. They look like Le Cruset cookware, but are less expensive.
More Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Are you looking for more Mother’s Day gift ideas?
- Mother Day Wishes from 2017 – there are some great items on this list!
- Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from 2018
- Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Mom from 2019