How to Choose a Mother's Day Gift for Your Wife

How to Choose a Mother's Day Gift for Your Wife

A holiday is rapidly approaching and you can’t think of the ideal gift. Everyone goes through it, and on Mother’s Day it can be a challenge to celebrate your wife with something other than a greeting card, flowers, or a box of chocolate. Those are always viable gifts, but the best gift is one that is heartfelt. Consider her interests, your relationship, and her responsibilities throughout the year to come up with a meaningful gift. Whether you treat your wife to an extravagant trip or give her a peaceful day free from responsibility, show her that you love her and value her as a person.

Method 1 of 3:
Giving Small Presents

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Find a gift that matches her interests. Store-bought gifts are easy to tailor to your wife as a person. You can get her a pretty piece of jewelry, but also consider deeper interests. For example, if she likes reading, you can get her an electronic reader such as a Kindle. You can also assemble a basket with a bunch of new, bestselling books or her favorite movies. [1] X Expert Source Allen Wagner, MFT, MA Allen Wagner, MFT, MA
Author, Married Roommates Expert Interview. 6 March 2019.
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Personalize a homemade gift for her. Crafts require effort and show that you care. Make something that she’ll wear or display, such as a bracelet or a photo calendar. A photo calendar, for example, can be made at a craft store or print shop. You can include pictures of pets, children, or other meaningful images. Remember, it’s the thought that counts, so don’t be afraid to try. Get creative.[2] X Research source
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Let her choose her own gifts. Instead of selecting what you think she’ll like, get her a gift card to her favorite store. This way, she can enjoy shopping and choosing something she truly wants. You can also go along and spend time with her while she shops. A gift card to an online service such as Amazon or iTunes can also work, but this may feel more impersonal.
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Write her a poem or song. A card is one way to express your appreciation, but you can make it more impactful. Writing something is a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be a literary masterpiece. Instead, express your sentiments through your writing, perhaps recalling experiences you’ve had together. Perform your work for her on Mother’s Day.
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Method 2 of 3:
Taking Her Out

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Go out for a fun experience. Surprise her with an activity she’d like to try. You can dress up and take her to the theater or go out dancing with her. Alternatively, you can sign up for an art or cooking class. While you can let her go alone, you can also accompany her and have a memorable evening together. [3] X Research source For classes and other scheduled events, check her schedule to make sure there isn’t a time conflict such as work that would prevent her from going. Look at the refund policy on any tickets or class sessions you purchase. This may help you get your money back in case she cannot attend or wishes to quit a recurrent class.
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Pamper her with a massage. Relaxation is a positive gift during Mother’s Day. Get her an appointment for a manicure or a massage, if you think she’d like it. These ideas will get her out of the house and into the hands of a professional, where she can let go of stress and feel good. This can also be done at home. If you don’t typically give massages, surprising her with one can be part of a gift of spending time together.
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Make reservations at a restaurant. A night at a fancy restaurant or bar is another common gift idea. You don’t have to go someplace expensive, however. Try her favorite place or go somewhere meaningful to the two of you, such as where you went on a first date. Relax, reconnect, and have a romantic night together. For Mother’s Day, you can always hire a babysitter to watch the kids, but you may also bring the kids with you and celebrate as a family.
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Take a trip. Perhaps Mother’s Day is an opportunity to leave town for a weekend and reconnect with your wife. Go online and find a flight that fits your budget. You can take a vacation abroad or simply drive out of town and spend time together in a different environment. The gesture will appear spontaneous and romantic. [4] X Research source
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Method 3 of 3:
Giving Her the Day Off

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Cook for her. Before she wakes up in the morning, you can make her breakfast and serve it in bed. Children can also help out by mixing ingredients and serving. Later on, you can make her dinner or dessert. Try surprising her with her favorite food or make a new recipe you think she’ll enjoy.
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Take care of her responsibilities. Consider what your wife does around the house. For Mother’s Day, at least, tell her you’ll take care of her chores. If she is the person who handles the dishes in your home, take over for her. Assure her she won’t have to work at all this Mother’s Day. You can also give her an IOU on this. Make a slip that she can turn in on some days where she’d rather relax. Pick up her chores on those days throughout the year.
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Let her rest. This sounds like a strange idea, but many wives do enjoy a peaceful day without stress. Draw her a warm bath, light some candles, and leave a fluffy robe. Take the kids out for the day. Let her spend the day in bed without having to worry about work or children. You can couple this with another gift, such as personal care items or a box set of her favorite show. Instead of leaving her alone, you can spend time together but still allow her to choose what to do during the day.
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Get her maid service. Rather than take care of her household responsibilities for one day, consider doing it throughout the year. Professional maids can be hired for a day or for regular cleaning. Your wife will have less responsibilities to stress her.
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Method 1 of 3:
Giving Small Presents

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1
Find a gift that matches her interests. Store-bought gifts are easy to tailor to your wife as a person. You can get her a pretty piece of jewelry, but also consider deeper interests. For example, if she likes reading, you can get her an electronic reader such as a Kindle. You can also assemble a basket with a bunch of new, bestselling books or her favorite movies. [1] X Expert Source Allen Wagner, MFT, MA Allen Wagner, MFT, MA
Author, Married Roommates Expert Interview. 6 March 2019.
Image titled Buy Your Girlfriend the Perfect Gift Step 17
2
Personalize a homemade gift for her. Crafts require effort and show that you care. Make something that she’ll wear or display, such as a bracelet or a photo calendar. A photo calendar, for example, can be made at a craft store or print shop. You can include pictures of pets, children, or other meaningful images. Remember, it’s the thought that counts, so don’t be afraid to try. Get creative.[2] X Research source
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3
Let her choose her own gifts. Instead of selecting what you think she’ll like, get her a gift card to her favorite store. This way, she can enjoy shopping and choosing something she truly wants. You can also go along and spend time with her while she shops. A gift card to an online service such as Amazon or iTunes can also work, but this may feel more impersonal.
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4
Write her a poem or song. A card is one way to express your appreciation, but you can make it more impactful. Writing something is a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be a literary masterpiece. Instead, express your sentiments through your writing, perhaps recalling experiences you’ve had together. Perform your work for her on Mother’s Day.
Advertisement

Method 2 of 3:
Taking Her Out

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1
Go out for a fun experience. Surprise her with an activity she’d like to try. You can dress up and take her to the theater or go out dancing with her. Alternatively, you can sign up for an art or cooking class. While you can let her go alone, you can also accompany her and have a memorable evening together. [3] X Research source For classes and other scheduled events, check her schedule to make sure there isn’t a time conflict such as work that would prevent her from going. Look at the refund policy on any tickets or class sessions you purchase. This may help you get your money back in case she cannot attend or wishes to quit a recurrent class.
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2
Pamper her with a massage. Relaxation is a positive gift during Mother’s Day. Get her an appointment for a manicure or a massage, if you think she’d like it. These ideas will get her out of the house and into the hands of a professional, where she can let go of stress and feel good. This can also be done at home. If you don’t typically give massages, surprising her with one can be part of a gift of spending time together.
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3
Make reservations at a restaurant. A night at a fancy restaurant or bar is another common gift idea. You don’t have to go someplace expensive, however. Try her favorite place or go somewhere meaningful to the two of you, such as where you went on a first date. Relax, reconnect, and have a romantic night together. For Mother’s Day, you can always hire a babysitter to watch the kids, but you may also bring the kids with you and celebrate as a family.
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4
Take a trip. Perhaps Mother’s Day is an opportunity to leave town for a weekend and reconnect with your wife. Go online and find a flight that fits your budget. You can take a vacation abroad or simply drive out of town and spend time together in a different environment. The gesture will appear spontaneous and romantic. [4] X Research source
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Method 3 of 3:
Giving Her the Day Off

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1
Cook for her. Before she wakes up in the morning, you can make her breakfast and serve it in bed. Children can also help out by mixing ingredients and serving. Later on, you can make her dinner or dessert. Try surprising her with her favorite food or make a new recipe you think she’ll enjoy.
Image titled Make Your Girlfriend Want to Spend Time Alone with You Step 11
2
Take care of her responsibilities. Consider what your wife does around the house. For Mother’s Day, at least, tell her you’ll take care of her chores. If she is the person who handles the dishes in your home, take over for her. Assure her she won’t have to work at all this Mother’s Day. You can also give her an IOU on this. Make a slip that she can turn in on some days where she’d rather relax. Pick up her chores on those days throughout the year.
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3
Let her rest. This sounds like a strange idea, but many wives do enjoy a peaceful day without stress. Draw her a warm bath, light some candles, and leave a fluffy robe. Take the kids out for the day. Let her spend the day in bed without having to worry about work or children. You can couple this with another gift, such as personal care items or a box set of her favorite show. Instead of leaving her alone, you can spend time together but still allow her to choose what to do during the day.
Image titled Clean a House Step 17
4
Get her maid service. Rather than take care of her household responsibilities for one day, consider doing it throughout the year. Professional maids can be hired for a day or for regular cleaning. Your wife will have less responsibilities to stress her.
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