Chances are, you have women in your life that you want to celebrate all year long. From moms to grandmothers, sisters to aunts, daughters to friends, and doctors to teachers, there are so many ways to say thank you, I love you, and you deserve this. While everyone has unique interests and style, here are some gifts that any woman in your life would love to receive.
It doesn't matter if the woman you're shopping for isn't your mother. If you want to show her that she's been a mom, a mentor, or a meaningful part of your life, showing some recognition on Mother's Day will bring her a lot of joy. Veer away from practical gifts and go for something that is just for her. Mother's Day gifts range from robes to Seagrass Baskets. You know her best, so choose what will suit her needs and make her smile.
The holidays are great opportunities to get creative with gifts. You can find a big-ticket item that the whole family goes in on, or set out a bunch of smaller presents that she'll get a kick out of unwrapping. Maybe there's a stunning piece of jewelry that reminds you of her, or a book she keeps saying she'd love to read. For winter holidays, a cashmere sweater or cashmere-lined women's gloves are luxurious and loving gifts to give so you know she'll feel both warm and wonderful every time she wears them.
If the woman you're shopping for already has it all, try finding an experience you can do together. Whether it's a weekend getaway to a nearby beach, or a fancy dinner at the spot she's always yearning to go, think about what might show her that you're listening, and that you care.
Teenagers aren't the easiest to shop for, so our best suggestion here is to aim for something lighthearted or open-ended. Find pajamas with funny prints for the jokester in your life, or a snack subscription that will keep her whole year filled with reminders of your love. If all else fails, gift cards tell her that you trust her judgment and will encourage her to find her own joy.
For younger girls, think outside the box. While it might be an easy fix to buy her small trinkets or jewelry, it's tough to figure out a growing girl's aesthetic unless she's shopping with you. Try for something that will help her show off her big kid room with bean bags for kids. With all kinds of fun and cute patterns to choose from, you're sure to find the one that will light up her smile and her room.
This one applies to any anniversary you can think up. Your wedding anniversary is an obvious one, and a great place to start. However, if you want to celebrate the anniversary of the day she started her dream job, or the day she said yes to getting the kids a pet, make the most of every day and celebrate her with a gift.
If she can spare the time, surprise her with a voucher for a vacation to a place she's always dreamed of going. While a trip to Bora Bora might not be in the budget, a quick hop to the Florida Keys or the coast of Maine might just blow her away. When out-of-state travel is outside of the question, look for a quaint weekend rental through Airbnb or VRBO. Try finding one that you know she'll love, and be sure to ask the host about any local activities that might be fun for the two of you.
Sometimes you just feel the urge to say thank you to the women who work hard to keep us safe, smiling, and secure. Whether she's part of the family (by blood or by friendship), or she's your kid's favorite teacher or pediatrician, there's always a way to express your gratitude through thoughtful gift-giving. You can buy a certificate for a local spa day, equipped with a massage, facial, and anything else you think she'd find relaxing. Always keep their preferences in mind, so if you know they're super ticklish, maybe leave out the mani-pedi.
If you aren't sure if a spa day would be welcomed, create a relaxation gift basket instead. Pull in natural products like honey face masks, body butter, and sugar scrubs. Be sure to include scents and products you know, or think, she'd love. Top the basket off with a luxurious women's robe or pair of personalized monogrammed slippers so she knows this gift was made for her, by you.
You don't really need a reason to give gifts to the special women in your life. If you're shopping and see something that reminds you of her, get it! You can always hold it for an upcoming event like a holiday or birthday, but why wait? Moms are mothers every day, so there's no need to keep that present hidden until Mother's Day.
If the young woman in your life has been getting great report cards, rave reviews from her teachers, or you've noticed a conscientious current running through all of her actions at home, show her that you love her approach. Think of things she might already have on her holiday wish list and surprise her early with a gift to show your appreciation. From that video game she's been asking for to that teddy bear for her cozy collection, any small token will do.
One gift that everyone loves to receive is your time. If you're far away, take some time for a catch-up call every once in a while, or schedule monthly video chats where you can see each other's love face to face. Or, if you're close by, commit to taking weekly walks together. In the end, you're both going to remember your time together more than anything else.