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What Mom’s REALLY Want for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and this is the PERFECT time to plan out how you will spoil your mom and show her how much you care.

But, what to get her? What does she really want this year?

I can tell you from personal experience, moms LOVE gifts that 1. show that you have been paying attention to the things she loves in her life, and 2. show that you are willing to do something to make her life better/easier/relaxed/more fun. That’s it. Show you care, pay attention to what she likes and make her feel pampered.

I have always told my own kids that what I want most for Mother’s Day (besides clean bedrooms that I didn’t have to nag anyone to make happen) is something personal. Something they make themselves or have made for me. I also would like them to DO something for me. My ideal Mother’s Day goes something like this:

  1. Night before – Turn off any and all alarms. I am sleeping in.
  2. Wake up in the morning whenever I feel like waking up. Usually at least after 10am.
  3. Breakfast in bed OR on the deck, weather permitting. I usually buy my own breakfast stuff the day before (because I am picky about my fruit). I just want them to assemble it and serve it to me.
  4. Gifts from the heart – Special stuff they make or have made for me (definitely nothing practical. If I NEED it, I will get it another day).
  5. Chores – Do an extra one, just for me. Every year my son cleans my car for me on Mother’s Day. Which is good because this is the only time it ever gets done (it should be cleaned at least once a year, right…)
  6. Fun activity – It’s Mom’s choice! Do I want to go to a movie? The last few years, there is always a new Avengers movie out around that time, so we go to that. Even the teenagers, who would not be caught dead at the movies with their mom any other day of the year. OR maybe I want to play a game. Settlers of Catan anyone? Yes, mom, we would love to play that today. Sometimes I just want to read all afternoon in a hammock (or my reading chair if the weather is not cooperating with my plans…Mother Nature sometimes wants it HER way that day).
  7. Dinner at my favourite restaurant OR something delicious at home that I don’t have to prepare or clean up from. I want to just show up at the table, pour my wine, eat, and then go back to my book.

If only EVERYDAY could be like that one! But alas, real life dictates that this shall only be a once per year day of slothfulness and gluttony (maybe twice a year, for my birthday as well, if I am lucky). And I will enjoy every minute of it.

NOW, here is the thing you need to remember…YOUR mom is not me. My ideal Mother’s Day might be different than your mom’s Mother’s Day dream.

Maybe your mom loves a family hike and picnic lunch. Or a day of shopping. Or pampering at a spa. Or a HUGE family gathering to celebrate all the moms, grandmothers, aunts and sisters.

This is where your attentiveness will come in…what does YOUR mom love to do? How does SHE love to be celebrated in your family? How can you spoil her with things and activities that are JUST about her?

If part of spoiling her includes a gift, we have so many great ways to get personal and you can choose something that suits HER style and sends a message of love to her. How about a few suggestions to get you thinking:

 

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For the wine drinking mom

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For moms that love photos

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For moms that love pretty jewellery

For moms that love the garden

For moms that love the garden

Believe In Miracles

For moms that love adventures

There is still time

For moms that like vodka

(sidenote: I chose to highlight THESE particular 6 gifts because I love them all! Hint, hint to my family…)

We are CERTAIN that whichever gift you choose for your mom, she will LOVE it because you chose it out of love for her. Honestly, that is all a mom can ever ask for. Well, she would also ask that you call her more often. She would love that!

 

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

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For even MORE great gifts for moms, check out all of our Mother’s Day gift ideas on our website or find ithem in a store near you.

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Cheers To The (Not So) Humble Flask

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Here at Things Engraved, we know a thing or two about flasks. After all, flasks are among our BEST selling gifts! People love to give them for wedding party gifts, bachelor/bachelorette gifts, birthdays, or just because a flask is a FUN gift to give to someone OR to yourself!

We also love them because they have SO many options when it comes to style and engraving options. You can be funny, sarcastic, silly or literary in the engraving you choose for your flask.

Surprisingly, the flask has a very long place in history, and has also played a key part in character development in many movies, TVs shows, and in music. It also has a long and varied history, which you can read more about in this article. But most interesting, was it’s use during prohibition. The flask was a way to discreetly conceal your small supply of liquor.

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Photo courtesy of Historic American Building Survey, 1929

If you need another reason to convince yourself to buy a flask for a friend or for yourself, and for having it personalized with engraving, Drunkard Magazine, in this article called 86 Rules of Boozing, says that “A flask engraved with a personal message is one of the best gifts you can ever give. And make sure there’s something in it.”  I would say on THAT authority, you should feel confident in choosing to gift a flask to the kind of friend that can appreciate an article written by Drunkard Magazine and would love to know all 86 rules of bar culture etiquette (which definitely IS a thing!)

We offer 34 different flasks on our website, and in-store where you sometimes can find even more options. Here are a few of our favourite flasks in our product line up. These are JUST the beginning:

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The CLASSIC Stainless Steel Flask

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Black Flask with Plate

Carpe Diem

Mahogany Box Flask Set

Sweat is SEXY

Dragonfly Bling Flask

Believe In Miracles

Golf Flask with Tools

There is still time

Pink Stud Flask

 

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

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Classic, sporty, glamorous or practical, our line up of amazing flasks offer something perfect for the drinkers among us.

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Engrave Your New Year’s Resolution

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Resolutions can be difficult to keep up with, especially after the first month or so. A GREAT idea for you is to engrave a reminder of your goal or resolution on an item that you will see and use everyday. If you are supporting someone ELSE in their quest to make a change this year, these would make a gift that would be truly appreciated.

Here are some items ready to be engraved with your New Year’s resolution:

 

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Small steps are better than no steps.

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Look For Abundance

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

Sweat is SEXY

Sweat is SEXY

Believe In Miracles

Believe In Miracles

There is still time

There is still time

 

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

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These are just a FEW of the endless ideas to inspire you or someone you know it stay focused on their New Year’s goals.

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Find many more on our website or find it in a store near you.

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