mom's day is just around the corner!

@cher913 (25899)
Canada
April 21, 2009 11:07am CST
i am at a loss what to buy mom for mother's day this year. you see, my dad passed away in early february and so life has been tough for her lately of course. does anyone have any ideas? what will you get your mom for mother's day? what would you like? (i probably wont get much because we are saving money to go on a trip - but i hope my daughters at least make me a card!)
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@ShepherdSpy (8565)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
21 Apr 09
I'm sorry for your loss...Celebrating Mother's Day doesn't have to be anything big financially,just so long as Your Mom feels included,wanted,and Loved by all of her Family,especially at this time..I hope all goes well for Your Special day!
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
30 Sep 09
Thanks for the Best Response..How did You and Your Mom get on with Her Mother's Day celebration?
@raydene (9875)
• United States
21 Apr 09
Hello Doll I lost my own mother when I was 21 and then my step mother when I was 40 but even though my x is my x I still consider my mom in law my mom. She is 91 and has everything she needs so I will just send a card...Giving her a gift just stresses her out because she then has to decide what to do with it. I donate to the kidney foundation for my mother each year as a combination b-day momday and all hilodays. xoxooxoxxo
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@ravinskye (8247)
• United States
21 Apr 09
Well the one thing I have been hinting about for the last few mothers days might be a good fit for your mother. what about a spa package? Like a day of beauty and massage or something like that. She probably is pretty stressed and beat down right now, i know i would be if i lost my husband, so a relaxing day might do her good. I don't know what kind of packages you can get or price but maybe you two could do the day together as a mother daughter thing for mothers day. I was going to suggest some sort of memory book with fond photos of your father but that might be a little too soon.
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Since your mom is alone now why not just take her out to dinner, she would probably just enjoy the evening out with company, relatives and friends. She probably has everything else that she needs.
• United States
22 Apr 09
Yeah, thats probably what I would do, she would enjoy being out with family. I know my mom would, I think I'm going to go spend the day with her that day.
• United States
9 May 09
it is my first mothers day. my daughter is 6 months so im just enjoying the time i have with her. she is growing so quickly. spent the day with my mom yesterday to celebrate it since we both work tomorrow. we went and had our nails and feet done. she me chocolate covered strawberries and i gave her a pic of me and my daughter and wrote her a poem. i also ordered her some prefume that she really likes.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
22 Apr 09
WEll I always try to get my mom something. This year money is tight so i just bought her a bracelet. Usually though i take her out for breakfast but the last two years that idea has gone out the window when our church started making breakfast for the moms. Which is great because thats my treat. I personally dont want nothing because of knowing how much everyone is struggling. I want turn a gift down but i hope they use their money for real needs. A home made card for me would be fine.
@winterose (39916)
• Canada
22 Apr 09
a picture frame with all the family in it, or something engraved, I say on everybody loves raymond a toaster engraved with everyone names saying I love you on it.
• China
22 Apr 09
Monther has always been the greatest career,there is no monther there would be no us.Monther's Day we will be given to the mother when the advent of the most precious gift.We should always remember Mother's Day.In fact,most mothers want to do is to grow their own sons and daughters,happy forever
@bing28 (3801)
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
My son just treated me and the whole family out for dinner on Moms Day, but that's great. He would give me extra allowance for my weekly activities. My daughters would just buy me blouses and slacks and goes home with sweet delicacies. Anything is great for moms as long as they are getting remembered on Mother's Day. I missed my mom, who was so happy receiving from me a red duster (casual loose dress wear at home). How I wish she still live that I could offer her little things that would make her smile on Mother's Day. All I can giver her now are prayers. That's very good of you cher thinking of gifts for your mom on mother's day, anything that would make her happy will do.
@messageme (2821)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Sorry I can't think of any great ideas for you to give to your mother. I think spending the day with her would over joy her if she just recently lost your dad, she must be lonely. Love that is all you can give a person. did you know they are trying to get rid of mothers day?! they say it is offending to those woman that are not mothers!!! I was shocked when I heard this! What about fathers day or grandparents day? Wouldn't that be the same thing? I think it was a stupid suggestion who ever made it! I actually heard that on the news a few weeks ago, but haven't heard anything of it since.
@jands1 (835)
• United States
22 Apr 09
My condolences on your father passing. Have you thought about showing up with the stuff to treat your Mum to an In House Spa Day? Your Mum would get pampered. Your Mum would get time with you and daughters. It seems like a win-win situation.
@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
22 Apr 09
For my mom we are getting her new kitchen cabinet knobs, we have been redoing her kitchen for the past year and this is the final phase in the process. For my MIL we had picture of all of the grandchildren in 11x18 and having it for her, this is what she asked for what do I want, to go to church with my family then to a nice peaceful lunch. I would love a trip to the spa.. I hope my husband finds this
@JABeau59 (446)
• United States
21 Apr 09
Cher, the very thing you want, a card made by your children, is probably a perfect gift for your mom. Try to find a picture of yourself when you were little and put it on the front. I am 50 and last year I told my mom that when I grew up I wanted to be just like her. She thought it was funny and I think it made her day. I also got her a nice houseplant. I got her a grocery store gift card once because I knew she would use it. I am sure lots of small things would mean a lot to her. Good luck.