It's the thought that counts. That's what mom always said, right? It's entirely true, but when it comes to Mother's Day, a perfect gift to match the loving thoughts can make a mom feel appreciated.
That's all we want. We want a thank you for doing the laundry, scrubbing the bathtub, cooking your favorite meals when you are down, finding lost toys, giving late night pep talks and keeping a positive attitude when all we really want to do is whine, complain or take a nap. We need a sincere, meaningful thank you for willingly handing over our heart, soul and savings to our children.
Do you feel guilty yet? Don't worry, there's still time to make your mom feel special. Here are five ideas that are both affordable and available right here in Brookfield:
- Switch-Flops are shoes that allow you to "change your look without changing your sole." An affordable way to give your footwear a little kick, they make a terrific mom’s day gift. I was thrilled to find this shoe line at .
- Stop by for unique gift ideas. They offer hand-crafted gemstone jewelry, all natural soaps made with grape seed oil and wine from Napa Soap Company and eco-friendly Bridgewater Candles.
- Treat mom to a massage or facial at . You can purchase a gift card and let her choose which type of treatment she would like. Choices include: Swedish, deep tissue and hot stone massage and a variety facials and anti-aging treatments.
- A clean home is a treat for every mom, especially if someone else does it for her! Check out and schedule a house cleaning. If a maid isn’t in the budget, clean for her.
- Spring flowers are a traditional gift for Mother's Day, but how about buying flowers that will last? Purchase a potted plant or flowers that can be planted in the garden so she can enjoy them all season. Shakespeare's Garden has a beautiful and diverse selection, including heirloom plants.
Think about her on this day, even if you cannot be with her, because her thoughts are always with you.
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren