Mother’s Day is here again, and my family is dying to know what I want for a gift. Every year, my husband asks me what I would like, and it would be easy to say I want something he could simply go out and buy. But that’s not the case at all. Truth be told, it’s true that the best things in life are free, and that’s no exception on Mother’s Day. This post, I’ll tell you all the things I secretly want for a gift.
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Every year, I see lots of Mother’s Day gift guides posted all over the internet. Most of those gifts are nice, and some are just plain weird, but to be honest I don’t really care for expensive trinkets.
I’m sure you don’t believe me, but it’s the truth. For most Moms, life is always such a constant whirlwind, that it makes us appreciate the small things. You know, the things we used to take for granted before we had kids.
Of course, having children is the most amazing experience in life, but the price tag is also pretty high. A mom usually has to give up a whole bunch of things, like a career, hobbies, sleep, sanity. If you’re a Mom, I’m sure you exactly what I’m talking about.
Trust me when I say expensive gifts are nice, but when the time comes to get real, every mom out there will absolutely die for one of these!
10 Amazing Gifts Mom Is Guaranteed To Love
1. Not getting up early
I would just love to be able to stay in bed without little voices calling me or little fingers prodding my eyes open. Are you planning to have an early morning surprise for Mom? Don’t do it. Let her sleep in, I beg you.
2. Having an Instagram-worthy breakfast or lunch
Sorry, kids. Mom is just not into runny eggs and burned toast. If breakfast in bed is a tradition, you’d better make sure it’s a dang fine breakfast, good enough to post on Instagram. Can’t pull it off? Order something.
3. Not cleaning up
If you do decided to cook something for Mom, make sure you clean up after yourself. Mom doesn’t love to clean the entire kitchen after the family decided to surprise her with the aforementioned runny eggs and toast. In fact, a clean house is a gift so wonderful, Mom will cry tears of joy.
4. Not wiping butts
Moms with preschoolers and toddlers dream of a day when they don’t have to wipe someone’s butt anymore. Yes, I know it’s a tough job and Mom’s the one to do it, but please give her a break for at least one day. On a note, Mom could also use a break from wiping boogers and slime from little faces.
5. Owning the remote
For once, let Mom have the remote so she can watch whatever she darn well likes. And no interruptions, please. Everyone should try to find stuff and do things without her help. Should you feel the urge to interrupt Mom, it better be because you just want to make sure she likes her mimosa.
6. Bathroom alone time
Mom just wants one day when she can go to the bathroom by herself and stay there as long as she likes without anyone knocking on the door. As thrilling as it is to have little eyes for an audience when she goes to the bathroom, it gets old after a while. Just let her stay in there as long as she likes.
7. A long shower or bath
Mom also wants to be able to take a shower without anyone coming in with “urgent” requests. I’m sure everybody can stay alive while she takes a relaxing, very long bath. Perhaps she’ll even be able to finally shave her legs! You never know.
8. Get dolled up
I don’t mean Mom wants to look like a celebrity on the red carpet. She only wants to do her hair, maybe put on a little makeup, just to remember what it felt like to look put together. Perhaps she’ll want to get a mani pedi, too. Once a year can’t hurt!
9. Wear nice clothes
Mom simply wants the time to be able to pick out a real outfit, not just a t-shirt and yoga pants. A shirt without any icky stains on it is a marvelous treat. Just for the day, keep those sticky, chocolate-covered little hands away from mommy’s clothes.
10. Drink a hot cup of coffee
It’s been so long since Mom had some hot coffee, she might not remember what it tastes like. Or a hot cup of tea. Or a hot meal. A freshly-made, hot cup of delicious coffee, not warmed up in the microwave, will almost certainly be the best part her day.
Moms are the embodiment of unconditional love, and that means that Moms best appreciate gifts that truly come from the heart. You can spend a million dollars on a fancy gift for Mother’s Day, but she’ll also treasure that time you let her sleep in and have a nice, big cup of hot coffee. Trust me, she’ll love you more for it.