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Celebrating More Than Moms on Mother’s Day

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Every spring individuals celebrate their mothers on Mother’s Day. It has evolved from a day to honor mothers to one that recognizes all special women. Therefore, if there is a woman in one’s life who isn’t a biological mother — but special nonetheless — Mother’s Day can be a time to tell her how much she is appreciated.

There are many reasons a person may want to honor a woman that is not his or her mother. Perhaps the person’s own mother has passed away or is not prominent in this individual’s life. Maybe there is a grandmother or aunt with whom one is especially close. There may be a teacher or mentor that has touched the life of a person in a special way.

Although Mother’s Day is built around giving thanks to Mom, it’s certainly acceptable to thank women in addition to mothers. Furthermore, one needn’t wait until a specific day in May to honor a notable woman. This can be done all year long with certain gestures and sentiments.

For those who are celebrating all women on Mother’s Day, here are some ways to set the day apart.

* Create a handmade card with personalized sentiments that reflect the unique relationship with this special woman. This can mean more than a prepurchased card that may not offer the right words.

* Find out her interests and spend a day doing entirely what she wants to do. It doesn’t necessarily have to take place on Mother’s Day. A trip to a museum or a day at the park — whatever it may be — can be a nice outing.

* Treat her to a special dinner. Ask about favorite foods and create a meal at home. If dining out is a must, choose a day other than Mother’s Day to avoid the crowds and have intimate moments with just the two of you, especially if you are also honoring your own mother on Mother’s Day.

* Find something you both enjoy and then go and do that. Maybe you met up due to a hobby or interest. Remember the first day you met and reminisce by heading to that place for a celebration.

* Have an extended family fiesta. Host a Mother’s Day party at home and single out all the special women in attendance. Serve cocktails and enjoy the time spent together.

Mother’s Day is a special time of the year to honor not only a person’s mom but also any other notable woman in his or her life. The holiday can be customized any way a person sees fit.

We would also like to suggest a few gift ideas that can beautifully express your gratitude to these special women. These are just 6 to get your started. There are so many more ideas on our website:

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Earth Angel Bangles

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I Love Nana Frame

Silver Plated Red Rose

Silver Plated Red Rose

Rectangle Roses Trinket Box

Rectangle Roses Trinket Box

Travel Mug

Travel Mug

Band of Daisies Frame

Band of Daisies Frame

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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

Carpe Diem

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,

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10 Gift Ideas under $30 for Mother’s Day

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Need a few SURE FIRE gift ideas to please mom this Mother’s Day? We have you covered. Here is a list 10 GREAT gifts for under $30 (sale prices in effect until May 11, 2015).

 

 

 

 

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Looking for something else to make your Mom happy this Mother’s Day? We have LOTS of great gift ideas that can be personalized just for her.

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