Published on May 4th 2010 by Leon Shepherd

This list is for those of you who want to do something special for your mom, wife, daughter, grandmother, auntie or niece. Since Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9th, I decided to make a list of The Top 10 Mother’s Day Gifts. This list is a compilation of several articles that I read regarding gifts that mother’s appreciate the most on Mother’s Day, and it’s also based my own personal experience in deciding on a Mother’s Day gift. Many of the gifts on the list are gifts that you may have already given in the past, but the goal here is to (1) Remind you of what’s important to mother’s, (2) Give you a couple of fresh ideas in choosing a gift, and (3) To make sure that the gift you choose brings a lot of smiles, happiness, and surprises this Mother’s Day!


10. Book / Magazine Subscription


Does your mother like to read? Then surprise her with a book by her favorite author, or, surprise her with a magazine subscription that she would enjoy reading.


9. Picture Gift


An updated picture of you, or, of you and your siblings placed in a nice picture frame will always bring a smile to mom’s face.


 8. Gift Basket 

Everyone loves gifts, and what better way to show your love for your mother than with a beautiful gift basket. The nice thing about gift baskets is that you can’t go wrong with them. You can place a number of items in the basket including, a box of gourmet chocolates, a CD, a DVD, body lotion, hand lotion, flowers, etc..


7. Perfume


Surprising mom with her favorite perfume will not only make her feel feminine, but every time she puts it on, the fragrance will remind her of Mother’s Day and that she received it from you. 


  6. Jewelry


I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Well, you don’t have to buy mom diamonds, but if it’s in your budget, a nice necklace will work just fine.  To make the gift even more memorable, add your mother’s birthstone on the necklace. Can you imagine your mother wearing the necklace you gave her when she goes out wanting to show it off to her friends?


5. Gift Certificate / Spa


Give your mother some “Me Time” by giving her a certificate that includes a relaxing massage at the spa, a facial, a manicure, and a pedicure.


4. Dinner Out


Get Mom out of the kitchen and treat her to her favorite restaurant.


3. Breakfast in Bed

Get up early so that as soon as your mom wakes up, you can surprise her with breakfast in bed.


2. Flowers




Flowers are a symbol of life and beauty, and always appreciated whatever the occasion. Mother’s Day is no exception. Flowers are a great way to show your love and feelings on Mother’s Day.


1. Card


Mother’s Day cards are the number one Mother’s Day gift. Hallmark reports that more than 150 million will be sent from U.S. households to mothers this Mother’s Day.  Whatever you decide to do for your mom on Mother’s Day, be sure to include a card. When you purchase a card, make sure that you take the time to buy one that conveys your true feelings, and one that honors your mother on her special day.

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15 Responses to “Top 10 Mother’s Day Gifts”

  1. Shack II Says:

    Great category to post- This observance is much more productive than Valentine’s Day which can be a beating!

  2. Roy Says:

    To your wife???? I did not know Leon!

  3. Leon Says:

    Roy, I’m full of surprises!

  4. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    Okay Leon, Being a Mother who was born on Mother’s Day was a double blessing for my Mom!LOL. I was quite a surprise since I was expected in June. I love Mother’s Day and I have received every one of these gifts and every one has been just as special as the other. You can’t go wrong with these unless you’ve been asked for something different. :-) . I love it Leon and I agree with Shack that is is a much more productive Day than Valentine’s Day. Everyone has a Mother…

  5. Leon Says:

    Thanks for sharing, Lenora!

  6. Trisha Says:

    Great idea for a list Leon…like Roy said “your wife”??? and on Mother’s Day…wife and kids…lol…”Happy Mother’s Day to everyone.

  7. rod moore Says:

    Happy Mothers Day to everyone! This day always brings back wonderful memories of my Mom while growing up. Valentines day is not a beating. I actually enjoy the day. It is what you make it.

  8. Shack II Says:

    To Rod – Think most men consider VD as a “have to do” as opposed to a “want to do”. As the years go by, many men become 2nd/3rd class citizens, particularly if there are kids. The older we become, the less we less we get! The “beating” can come in if/when you run out of ideas/gifts/surprises/enthusiasm etc!
    I’d give anything if my mom were still here! Can’t really compare the two but Mothers Day rules in my opinion!

  9. rod moore Says:

    I miss my Mom also & understand your point & not trying to compare the two. For me its a want to. Ive been through that 2nd/3rd class citizen thing already & know the feeling but not this relationship. I feel like the luckiest man in the world because of her not beaten & dont mind letting her know it & she appreciates even the smallest of things I do so showing her that on VD is just showing her that love & appreciation I have for her.

  10. Shack II Says:

    Sounds like a terific person – perhaps we’ll get to meet her someday!

  11. Joi :-) Says:

    Hey ya’ll! :-) I know I’m a day late, but Happy Mother’s Day to all the ladies! :-) Great list Leon! :-)

    I think the list and the comments were right on! About everything! Thanks for sharing! I’m sure you gave some men a few ideas. :-)

    Happy Birthday, and Happy Mother’s Day Ms. Lenora! :-)

    And last but not least, I agree with Shack about V.D., AND I also agree with Rod. What I will say is that many women see V.D. as a “have to do”, opposed to a “want to do” too! Besides, if you love me, everyday’s V.D., and if you’re a momma, EVERYDAY IS YOUR DAY TOO (cuz u ain’t got no choice)!!! So, whatever the day nJoi it!!! :-)

    And Leon, HANDLE YO BIZNESS MANNN!!!! :-) God bless. :-)

  12. Leon Says:

    Thanks Joi!
    And by the way, I’m surprised there were no comments from you regarding the Top 10 News Stories.

  13. Joi Says:

    Leon, I’m late!!! lol. :-) I havent checked it yet. I’ll check it soon! :-)

  14. Leon Says:

    OK Joi, lol !!!

  15. Lenora Dorsey Says:

    To Joi Thank you for tha Birthday and Mother’s day wishes.