With Valentine's Day around the corner, you might be starting to wonder what to get the mom in your life. But what gift do you get for the mom that has everything? Flowers and chocolates are always an easy gift, but a bit boring, and (let's face it) sometimes it's not always the thought alone that counts. As luck would have it, we've taken the guesswork out of gift shopping with a list of great gifts for every type of mom. The best part? Some of these gifts don't cost a dime. You're welcome ;).
The Best Gift for The Mom With Grown Children: The Gift of Time
Sometimes all moms want is to spend time with their loved ones (crazy, right?). Make plans with your mom to go to a museum, go on a hike or just make a date to sit together on the couch and watch a movie, no phones allowed. If your mom lives far away, you can sign up for a virtual cooking class or wine tasting together. Heck, you might just find yourself enjoying this gift more than your mom.
The Best Gift for The Stay At Home Mom: The Gift of Alone Time
This is basically the opposite of the gift for the mom with grown children, and for good reason! When you're home with the kids all day, every day, nothing is more precious than "me" time. Take the kids out of the house for a few hours (no less than 3 hours to be specific) and let mom read a book, do an online work out, or just Netflix and chill.
The Best Gift for The New Mom: The Gift of Sleep
Being a new mom is tiring, no, exhausting. The best gift you can give a new mom besides "me" time (see above) is the gift of good sleep. Offer to watch the baby for a few hours so she can take a nap or let her sleep in one morning. Jazz up the gift presentation with a sleep mask or pajamas and voila!
The Best Gift for The Working Mom: The Gift of Food
The last thing a working mom wants to deal with at the end of a long day is feeding her entire family. Offer to cook dinner, order takeout from her favorite restaurant or sign her up for a meal delivery plan for a week. Throw in a bottle of her favorite wine and a back rub, and you'll have one happy mom on your hands.
A Good Backup Plan
If the mom in your life doesn't fit into any of the above categories, or if you read this article and totally forgot to plan anything, then try adding some lingerie to the flowers and chocolates you were originally planning on buying. Our sexy, high-waisted underwear is the perfect gift for moms of all ages and sizes.