Mothers Day Gifts / March 1, 2019 / Eve Owen.
Two years after her mother died in May of 1905 Anna Jarvis and her friends began a letter-writing campaign to gain support in declaring a national Mother s Day holiday. She felt children often neglected to appreciate their mother while the mother was still alive. She hoped this day of celebration would increase respect for parents and strengthen family bonds. On May 8 1914 the Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother s Day. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother s Day as an official national holiday. Mothers Day has been observed annually thereafter.
So how do you buy a gift for your wife? Here area few ways to get you started. Think original If the first thing that popped into your mind when you thought of a gift for your wife was flowers you need to think again. Flowers are typical and cliché you shouldn t even be getting them for your mom let alone your wife. How hard could it be to think of a nice appreciative gift for her? Remember that since it isn t Valentine s Day your gift doesn t have to be romantic and since it isn t Christmas or her Birthday it doesn t have to cost a fortune or your annual savings. The key to a good mother s day gift is appreciation .
Here s how you can buy a truly unique gift for mom. Think objectively Does mom really need more flowers? Does she really need the king size super deluxe floral arrangement that has flowers from the Amazon rainforest? They re going to die any way if not in two days then in a week. Flowers are flowers; the typical mom gift. No matter how big the arrangement is it s still going to die. What you ve just done is spent a whole lot of money on a whole lot of nothing. If you ve really got that much cash to burn burn it on something that s worthwhile. Think outside the box For every person who vows to get their mom a gift that s totally out of the box there are at least ten who will sell out for flowers.
Try fresh fruit bouquets they re a good alternative for flowers and mothers day fruit baskets. How will mom feel about the gift? Before you buy anything for mom ask yourself how it will make her feel? It shouldn t be anything that reminds her she s getting old or that she s got something to finish up in the kitchen. The gift should make her feel appreciated and special. Take for example mothers day gift baskets; a basket filled with cookies might make her feel like a grandma she might not like one filled with candy at all and cheese is a big no-no. Of course specialty food baskets like fruit bouquets are a good option and moms are known to love them. What are you planning for mother s day? Have you picked the flower shop where you re going to stand outside in a long line to buy flowers for mom? Is your gift as predictable as the next sappy Mother s day commercial or are you actually planning on doing something different? The typical flowers may keep mom from thinking you don t care about her but if your brother or sister comes up with an even better gift it s bound to make mom choose a favorite.
They are available online as are numerous discounts on them and they re guaranteed fresh. The best part is that they re unique and a break from the ordinary mothers day gifts like gift certificates and flowers. Greeting cards are always best bought in stores. The ones online are usually handmade (simple stuff that you can do yourself) and hugely overpriced. It s even cheaper if you try and replicate something you ve seen online. You can t do all your mothers day shopping in one spot so it s good to pick the best place for everything and then explore the variety. Choosing the right gift for Mothers Day can be really difficult.