Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and it’s time to get serious about choosing the right gift to show her you care. While the phrase, “It’s the thought that counts,” still applies, it doesn’t have quite the support that it did when you were a child. Moms tend to appreciate any gifts from those they love, but it’s still just as important to show her that you’ve taken the time and effort to select the perfect item just for her. Here are seven perfect gift ideas for Mother’s Day.

 

1. Digital Photo Frame

Moms love to be surrounded by pictures of the ones they care about. These can bring back memories of eventful times that you’ve shared together.  A digital photo frame is just as much a service in organizing her photos, as it is a tangible keepsake for her to enjoy every day.

2. Personalized Photo Book

If she’d prefer to have something to flip through at her leisure, a custom photo book is the perfect gift for your mom. Sites like Blurb.com allow you to upload your personal photos from your computer and design the layout of a printed hardback book.

3. Accessories

Many moms only buy the clothes they need so they can save a penny or two for their family. Give your mom the accessories she wouldn’t buy for herself like a pair of trendy sunglasses, a cute bracelet, or a pretty scarf.

4. Hat

With summer coming fast, there’s a perfect hat for every mom.  This could mean her favorite baseball team’s cap, a shady sunhat, or even a trendy fedora.  Get her a hat that will fit into the rest of her wardrobe, ensuring that she will wear it again and again.

5. Massage

Give your mom the treatment she deserves with either a day at the spa or a specific treatment that you know she’ll enjoy.  Massages are pretty standard, but always appreciated.  Personalize the day by adding a facial or other service.

6. Pedicure

Another way to pamper your favorite lady is to take her to a nail salon.  Manicures are a great gift, but I actually prefer pedicures because they will last longer.  Just make sure that any service you choose is one she doesn’t often purchase for herself, making it special.

7. Flowers

Whether purchasing flowers as a complement to another gift or as the total present, I recommend live flowers. You can purchase outdoor perennials or a bulb, such a lily, that can blossom indoors.