Top 5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas - What Mom REALLY Wants

by Samantha on April 28, 2011

Once again Mother’s Day is upon us and we Moms will be fortunate to receive tokens of love from our children and spouses. And while we love the gifts you give us, we really do, we secretly wish you could read our minds and provide us with a few things that would truly make us smile, at least for that day.

On behalf of all moms, I felt it my duty to spill the beans that as much as we will ooh and aah over the bath soaps, cremes, new scarves and Dustbusters (yes, you read right - Dustbusters) that we receive, there are some things that we’d really like to get, but are afraid to ask for.

Flowers are great and all, but if you want to know what us moms really want, keep reading.

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Top 5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas - The Real Deal

1) Time Off - I think it’s safe to speak for the League of Moms in that we are a tired lot. Yea, really tired: bleary-eyed is our normal state most days. For that reason, please help us have some much-needed time off so that we can sleep, watch TV or read a book. We will appreciate it more than you can imagine.

2) A Cleaning Service - Cleaning is a drag. There, I said it. I know many people actually like doing it, but I’m not one of them. Take the load off of mom and hire someone else to do the dirty work, even for a day. She’ll thank you for it.

3) A Personal Chef - Coming up with breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas every day is a daunting task, especially when your children are fussy eaters, picky and prone to treating your kitchen like a restaurant. Ever ended up making two or three different meals at one sitting, just to make everyone happy and to assure that your children have eaten something? I have, and it’s no fun. Mom wants a personal chef. Okay, if that’s too lofty and expensive of a goal, how about getting one for just one day? A day off from cooking alone would make mom really happy, guaranteed.

4)A Laundry Person - Piles of steaming, dirty laundry are NOT what one wants to deal with at the end of the day, whether you’re working outside the home or not. Please wash the clothes for us, just this once. While you’re at it, kindly fold and put away the items, or get someone else to do us. Release us from our personal ring of laundry hell. Please.

5)A Personal shopper (groceries) - Okay, when is this supposed to be done? If you’re a stay-at-home-mom, you have to coordinate this in-between the little ones’ naps, lunch and snack times and various play groups. If you work outside the home, you have to do this after work when you are crabby and exhausted, your kids and spouse are hungry and the thought of stepping into a supermarket in your heels and power suit makes you want to rip your hair out strand by strand. It’s never a good time, really. Get mom a day or two (or three) of personal grocery shopping and guess what? She will love you, at least for 24 hours.

Does this list ring true? What other items have I missed? What else would Mom really love for Mother’s Day?

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Jackiedlc April 28, 2011 at 3:08 am


I totally agree with you on this list ….

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Samantha April 28, 2011 at 3:10 am

@Jackiedlc Thanks, Jackie! I KNEW that TIME OFF would be a biggie!!
Thanks for stopping by and following :)


Holly Ann April 28, 2011 at 4:37 am

Perfect list!! Can I also get a spa treatment while someone else is cleaning my house?? Ok, ok…sorry, I must've been dreaming of heaven. lol


Samantha April 29, 2011 at 1:37 am

@Holly Ann Holly - I was thinking the same thing! But I guess it was too good to be true….? ;)


Sylvia May 1, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I totally agree with your laments and perfectly understand the load and tasks that comes from parenting. An alone time to relax is certainly great and sometimes much needed.


Samantha May 1, 2011 at 10:31 pm

@Sylvia Hi Sylvia,
Yes - sometimes time to oneself is more valuable than any gift.

Thanks for commenting :)


Demika May 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Finally, someone has said it! I only want one or all of these for a Mother’s Day! :)


Samantha May 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm

You and me both, Demika!


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