Moms have it rough. Many mothers, particularly those who work, have the sometimes unrealistic responsibility of being every woman. She’s a provider, she’s a caregiver, she’s a at-home nurse, a cook, a wife, and the list goes on and on. With so many hats to fill, you can only imagine the little appreciation they get from those around them.
This Christmas holiday be sure to let the mother in your life know just how much you respect and love her for all that she does. Whether she’s your own mom, a relative or a friend, finding the perfect gift for the “Centric” mom takes careful thought and specific taste. Thankfully, we’ve gathered the best gift ideas all for your convenience. Check it out!
All moms know that there’s no place they spend their time more than in the kitchen. Whether having one or four mouths to feed, having the right essentials is imperative. Empower your mom or sister-girlfriend with a new cooking pot set that is both easy on the eye and practical. There’s nothing that meets that description more than the Rachael Ray 10-piece nonstick hard-anodized cookware set. It has all your basic needs covered, including hard-anodized construction that evenly distributes heat; rubberized handles provide a comfortable grip; nonstick interior ensures effortless cleanup; tempered glass lid locks-in moisture and flavor. Trust us, she’ll love you for this.
Price: $170. Where: www.khols.com.
With all the stresses that come with motherhood, sometimes all a mom needs is down time and relaxation. Treat the mom in your life to a spa day with an aromatherapy massage, a swedish massage, a deep-tissue massage or even a hot-stone massage. Allow her to let go of her troubles and responsibilities and simply live in the moment, full of bliss and pleasure. Try going on Groupon to find some of the best deals in her location. Purchase a package, and she’ll be very appreciative to you.
Price: Varied. Where: www.groupon.com.
Ring With Children’s Birthstones
Everyone knows that no one is more important to a mom more than her kids, so why not incorporate them into your gift? Dazzle the Centric mom in your life with a ring or necklace with their children’s birthstones. It’s fashionable, regal and most of all thoughtful. We recommend Kay jewelers, which sells beautiful diamond pieces perfect for such an occasion.
Price: $100-600. Where: www.kay.com.
Family is everything to a mother and wife. Show her how much you care and respect her by giving her a pendant necklace or jewelry frame, with an image of her adoring family. Photojewelrymaking.com allows you to personalize your jewelry gift for your loved one to make them feel extra special. And the best part is that it’s totally inexpensive--plus pictures last a lifetime, so the gesture will go a long way.
Price: Varied. Where: www.photojewelrymaking.com.
Chocolate Gift Basket
When you’re a mom 24/7, you’re often obliged to live a lifestyle of healthy foods, which includes no sweets and very little junk food in the house. What better way to spoil the mom in your life by indulging her sweet tooth? Gift her with a wonderful chocolate gift set filled with the finest delectables. We recommend the Godiva Dark Chocolate Gift Basket, a hand-crafted gift filled with dark chocolate truffles, almonds and the works. The receiver of your gift will certainly bask in her sugar glory. Why not?
Price: $50. Where: www.amazon.com.
(Photos from left: Ruslan Dashinsky/Getty Images, Kohl's)