Before you order another bouquet of flowers for your mother or allow your husband to think for one minute that a blender is a great gift idea, check out these pretty but practical gifts for Mom that are perfect for Mother’s Day!
While I love sparkly jewelry, as I get older my appreciation for practical gifts grows. But, practical gifts can also be attractive, interesting, or so incredibly helpful that you don’t even notice how sensible they are.
Although I believe the best gifts for young kids to give Mom are homemade and covered in glitter and scribbles, Dad can get the mother of his children a little something else. My husband and I are pretty low-key gift-givers, and I’m just happy for a little something extra to acknowledge the day.
With that in mind, here are nine practical gifts for Mom that are great Mother’s Day, Christmas, or birthday ideas.
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Practical Gifts for Mom: The Sanity-Savers
Spring Deep Cleaning: Did you know that you can purchase house cleaning services through Amazon? Probably the most practical gift for mom is some else doing the cleaning. While the gift itself isn’t pretty, the end result is! Our housecleaner comes every other week, and I go bananas picking up all the clutter the night before she comes. But, I’m truly grateful to spend time on things other than scrubbing my bathtub.
Cute Library Book Bag: As soon as they finish their favorite book, kids can put it right in this clever bag to return it to the library. No more towering stacks of books (or lost ones)!
Practical Gifts for Mom: Ladies Craft Night
Felt Succulent Craft Kit: This kit comes with everything needed to create pretty felt succulent decor, including step-by-step instructions. Add a glass of wine and some friends to make it a fun and crafty evening!
Pretty Corkscrew: No need to open bottles with a Swiss Army knife when there’s a pretty corkscrew that will do the job.
Practical Gifts for Mom: Rainy Day Relaxation
Cheeky Mug: If my husband doesn’t buy this for me, I’ll get it myself! If your mom or mama friend has a potty mouth like mine, she’ll appreciate this tongue-in-cheek mug.
Bedtime Tea: Hey girl, stop watching “House Hunters” and go to bed, dammit! You know they’ll buy the house that’s $50k over budget, anyway.
Cute Rainboots: Wellies are a must if you have kids and/or a dog! Mine aren’t as cute as these, but they stop me from ruining my “good shoes” while waiting for the kids to take their sweet time climbing in the car during a downpour.
I hope these suggestions help you find the perfect gift for the mom in your life (even if it’s you!).