There are some people that are notoriously hard to get gifts for. Either the presents you procure don’t quite hit the mark or just the mere idea of coming up with ideas leave you in cold sweats. Getting gifts for your partner is considered problematic but at least you should know what they like and don’t like, as well as the fact that they may well have dropped a million hints in the days and weeks leading up to that special day.
Now, when it comes to getting gifts for your parents, this is a real head-scratcher. Though clearly, we all know our parents well, the idea of selecting a present for them isn’t one that is easily resolved. For whatever reason, we may not quite get it right, and therefore there is a tendency to play things safe.
Great Gifts for Your Mother’s Birthday (That Won’t Break the Bank)
In order to help you resolve this conundrum, here is a selection of great gifts for your mother’s birthday that will not only be ideal for their tastes but will also not end up costing the earth.
The customized jewelry market has grown rapidly in recent years and the online jewelry industry is booming. This should play in your favor as you look to select something truly stylish and also press the right buttons when showing a sentimental side to your gift-giving.
So how about a mothers necklace with children’s names, this is particularly effective if you have one or two siblings. What better gift for your mother on her birthday than one that shows just how important she is to you, and your brothers and sisters. You can pick one out that meets your budget and there are plenty of different designs and looks, which means you are bound to find one that really suits your mother’s tastes.
A Wine Club Subscription
Perhaps your mother likes a nice glass of wine, and maybe even is something of a connoisseur, in which case a wine club subscription is a very thoughtful gift that might be perfect for her birthday. There are plenty of great wine clubs out there and they cover a multitude of types so that means whatever your mother is interested in, you can find a subscription that fits her palette.
You can set these up for three, six, or 12 months and most plans include nice additional gifts and will act as a tasting journey that offers the subscriber the chance to journey around the world in as many wines as they choose.
DNA Testing Kit
You never forget where you come from, isn’t that the expression? Well, what better gift for your mother than one that can help trace her roots and help to find out where her ancestry lies.
The popularity of these kits has been aided by a number of television shows that are predicated on the narrative of a celebrity trying to find out who their great great grandparents, and beyond, were, and where they came from. These kits are very easy to complete, order and the results can be truly astounding, just the type of gift that will interest your mother!
Your mother will no doubt love the idea of a gift that involves being pampered, so why not invest in a spa weekend, perhaps you can also join her? A day spa, or a weekend break, will take a bit of time to arrange (especially if this means you need to make some arrangements for your own kids), but it will be well worth it.
This will give you a good chance to unwind and spend some quality time with your mom, and you get to enjoy the therapeutic benefits too. It’s a win/win thing. There is also the option of having an in-home spa day, where you have the relevant oils and candles etc.. delivered to your door, and you can then invite your mother over to yours (perhaps even booking an in-home masseuse).
Either of these options will serve to mark your mother’s birthday AND give you a chance to bond on that special day. Maybe you can combine this gift with the wine subscription for additional bonus points.
Airbnb Gift Card
This is a nice alternative present that your mother will be blown away by. Basically, this gift card can be used in any Airbnb location, of all types (from hostels to castles) and can be recouped as and when your mother chooses to.
Now that we are starting to move away from the restrictions that have plagued us during the coronavirus pandemic, this type of gift might be just what your mother would like. It also could work out well for those who live far away from their mothers, offering them an opportunity to come to visit and stay handily nearby if you don’t have room to host them in your own apartment.
Beekeeping Starter Kit
This is definitely something of an eccentric gift but perhaps that fits your mother’s personality? If your mother lives in a location that has a large backyard, and maybe has something of an outdoor streak to her, then this beekeeping starter kit could be just the ticket.
The kit comes with relevant instructions as well as a hive crate, a veil, a smoker, and a guidebook. Perhaps most importantly, it also comes with sturdy protective gloves. Beekeeping has become a very popular pastime and for those with mothers who have something of an environmental ethos, you can’t get a better well thought out gift than this.