No one deserves a splurge more than our mothers. Truth be told, we don’t need a special occasion to spoil our moms and show them some love. But since Christmas season is right around the corner, why not make an effort to get her something you know she’ll love. Read on for some tips on how to choose the best Christmas gifts for your mom.
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Christmas Gifts for Your Domestic Goddess Mom
Is your mom the type who can always be counted on to whip up something delicious in the kitchen? If so, it’s safe to assume she has quite an impressive collection of cookbooks and state of the art kitchen equipment. But any serious mom-chef worth her salt will tell you, you can never have enough! The editors of the Martha Stewart magazine agree.
A great cookbook will always make a great gift for your mom who is the queen of the hearth. Check out some of the recent celebrity cookbooks. But don’t just check out the reviews of the cookbook itself. Check out the videos available in YouTube to see which one would be a great fit for your mom.
By all means, if you can afford it, go ahead and upgrade her kitchen equipment. She’ll love a new over and a great food processor.
Christmas Gifts for Your Fitness Fanatic Mom
Whether it’s Zumba, Yoga, or Pilates, if your mom is the type who has her pulse on all latest fitness craze, it will be a breeze to get a gift for her. You can always get her a membership to an opulent, state-of-the-art health club. If she already has a gym membership she uses often you can also get her sessions with a great trainer to make sure her work out is up to date.
Of course, no work out is complete without a fashionable yet functional active pieces to go with it. If you are uncertain about your mom’s size or style, many boutiques have a return policy so she can have them exchanged.
Better yet, consider getting her a gift card to Lululemon. The brand offers cute clothes for yoga and various other active pursuits. You can also try Beyonce’s sportswear brand Ivy Park. Your mom will be the coolest, best-dressed chick in the gym or the yoga studio.
Christmas Gifts for Your Beauty Addict Mom
Whether she’s an always on the go working mom, a devoted stay at home mom, or a retired grandma, our moms deserve all the pampering in the world.
One great gift for her would be a make-over in a beauty salon. Give her the royal treatment with a new cut and color. While you’re at it, your mom will need her cosmetics updated to suit her new look. She would surely appreciate a trip to the department store’s beauty counter. Many makeup brands come out with new collections right around the holidays so this is a perfect time to replenish her make-up collection. For mothers and daughters, this would also be a great bonding experience.
Why not make a day out of it? Start out with a trip to the salon, some make-up shopping, and cap of the night with a sumptuous dinner.
Quality Time: The Best Gift for Mom
I can give you all the tips on how to choose the best Christmas gift for your mom but sometimes the best gift will be yourself and your presence during the holidays.
More often than not, no gift, no matter how expensive, will ever be as appreciated as your time. This is especially true for empty-nesters or mothers whose children have all flown the coop. It’s not enough that you spend the holidays at home.
According to the Five Love Languages, quality time means giving someone your undivided attention, talking to them, doing something with them that they enjoy. One great idea is treating your mom to a family holiday, perhaps a cruise, a tropical getaway, or a weekend in a cabin by the lake. This is quite pricey and it would be a good idea to get your siblings involved so you can all share the cost.
Whatever you beloved mom’s preference is, it’s always a pleasure and a treat to be able to make her happy. This Christmas, especially, go the extra mile. Our mothers certainly deserve it.