Finally, a day just for us.
Mother’s Day is on the horizon, which means it’s about that time to drop some not-so-subtle hints on what your significant other and kiddos should be sending your way on Sunday, May 12. While your partner may have the best intentions, we’ve whittled it down to the things we really want — but don’t just take my word for it.
I asked a few of my go-to mommy friends what they’re hoping to open up this Mother’s Day and the results are in. Here are the four things you didn’t even know you wanted (read: needed) on your special day.
You deserve it. We all do.
Pro tip: “Accidentally” email this list to your significant other ASAP.
1. Some Solo Self-Care
Ahhhhh… a little alone time.
Yes, we love our kids, but every now and then getting away for a day at the spa can be just what the doctor ordered. Massage, facial, nails – whatever the treatment, find your version of solo self-care and enjoy the quiet. Bonus points if you can round up a few of your favorite girlfriends for a fun brunch after. Enjoy the brief time and space of being spoiled.
If a day at the spa isn’t an option, check out a few of these gift ideas for bringing the spa to you.
2. A Personalized Gift for Everyday Wear
Personalizing a gift shows that you took a little time to find something just right for the one you love. Whether it’s a phone case, the perfect tee, or a dainty ring, there’s no shortage of ways to take a simple gift from good to great.
This is a chance to get creative too – think roman numerals for your kids’ birthdays, the coordinates of where they were born, or simply the initials of everyone in your family. Having a little daily reminder of the people who matter most will put a smile on any mom’s face.
3. Those Sentimental Notes
Apparently, I’m not the only sucker for a sappy card — there is nothing wrong with getting a little mushy, a little emotional even. Whether it’s a homemade card from your little or a heartfelt note from your SO, it’s nice to hear how appreciated you really are.
Nudging your partner to get the kids involved in gift giving makes it that much sweeter. We really will keep it forever.
4. Fresh Blooms
Flowers are great, but a fresh plant is even better. Not only do they last longer, but you can display it in a place of your home and it can serve as a reminder of how great of a mom you are.
I love a good fiddle leaf, snake plant, or ZZ plant, as they are not only super stylish but are also relatively easy to care for. It’ll be fun to watch your plant change and grow, just as your family does alongside it.
You’ll always remember that your kids gave you that plant for Mother’s Day.
Tell us, what gifts are you hoping for this Mother’s Day? Leave us a comment!