Sure, you're expecting something fabulous from your husband and kids this Mother's Day . . . but do you ever use the holiday as an occasion to honor all of the other moms in your life? Whether it's the women whose influence has shaped the way that you parent, the friends who provide much-needed "grown-up time," or perhaps most importantly, your own mom, we have six ways to make them feel extra special.
What's the craziest thing you've ever gotten for Mother's Day? From a shiny new rock collection to a caged bird that brings happiness, moms share the funniest — yet sweetest — gifts they've ever gotten from their kids. Click through to read some amazing Mother's Day stories that will leave you rethinking what a great gift is really like.
In our collective experience, the only person more excited than mom and dad to meet your baby is grandma! Congratulate her on her latest title this Mother's Day by gifting her with a present that celebrates the newest addition to your family. From photo frames, brag books, and printers to personalized jewelry and an updated family tree, these eight gifts are perfect for your mom, who's now a very proud grandma!
It's difficult for moms to stay up-to-date in this fast-paced digital world — which is why she relies on you to break it all down for her. Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to teach Mom about the latest gadgets and trending websites and apps. Plus, there's always room to teach her the basics of her DVR and the iTunes store, too!
- For You: She can offer perspective. When you're in the thick of sleepless nights, endless teething, and toddler temper tantrums, motherhood can seem overwhelming. But your mom survived it, and she can tell you how quickly "this too shall pass" and remind you to appreciate the fleeting moments.
- For Her: You can allow her to revisit the early days of being a mom . . . without all the stress. Changing diapers, making bottles, and soothing baby breakdowns can actually be fun when you're grandma (or at least that's what our moms tell us), so let her step in and take a trip down memory lane.
- For You: She can provide worry-free (and free!) babysitting. Grandparents are second only to you when it comes to caring about your kids. Take advantage of her desire to spend time with your lil ones and take a break!
- For Her: You can give her your time. Offer to help her with a project in which you have expertise. Help her figure out that iPad or fancy camera, weed her garden, or just (finally) clean out your childhood closet.
We enlisted the help of some of our favorite moms — our Sugar editors — to reveal what they're hoping for this Mother's Day. Posh handbags, designer interior goods, camera accessories, and even a tree are just a few of the things we'd like to receive, though quality time with our families (and sleep!) is also high on our wish lists. Keep clicking to see what editors from Fab, Fit, and, of course, Lil really want this Mother's Day — and to check out some pics of our impossibly cute kids (if we do say so ourselves!).
As if the balmy days of Spring weren't cause enough, this month's flurry of events and occasions call for plenty of celebration — and plenty of reasons to give the perfect gift. Here, 20 utterly elegant, splurge-worthy options to take you from Mother's Day to graduation — to every bridal shower and birthday in between — without missing a beat.
She gave birth to you, fed you, cleaned you, raised you, gave you that ridiculous curfew, cried at your college graduation, and still slips you a little cash in your purse every time you visit. Mothers are incredibly special human beings, and this Sunday is your day to show it. We covered lovely and affordable gifts for mom; now it's time for those splurge-worthy, luxury gifts to indulge mom. Click our slideshow to see 10 special, very stylish ways to pay homage to Mom.
Calling all daughters! Mother's Day, celebrated this Sunday, May 8, is fast approaching. Don't have a gift in mind? Here are some last-minute ideas.
Brighten your mom's day with a colorful vase, like these retro crystal options from Macy's ($150). Before you give it to her, head to a local flower shop to select your mom's favorite flowers and build a unique bouquet by hand to fill it up. If you're hoping to pamper your supermom, shower her with this Philosophy Amazing Grace Mother's Day set ($50), filled with feminine and floral smelling shampoo, shower gel, body butter, and fragrance spray. As a picture-perfect bonus, the box comes with a photo frame you can fill.
For moms who enjoy poetry, consider Caroline Kennedy's new book She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems ($14). The former first daughter says her mom inspired it. Or, treat your mom to a homemade brunch — YumSugar has your guide to a scrumptious Mom's Day menu. For more ideas, check out TrèsSugar guest blogger and author Emily Giffin's 10 gifts for any woman in your life. Any ideas to add?
There's nothing quite like your first Mother's Day! After years celebrating her own mom, it's quite a treat to be feted on that special day. While experienced moms may have wish lists filled with items they'd never buy for themselves, new mamas aren't always sure of what they'll need. Check out these fun gift ideas for the mom who is just learning the parenting ropes.