Showing posts with label Mothers-day-gifts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mothers-day-gifts. Show all posts

Friday, April 17, 2015

8 Unique Twists on Classic Mother's Day Gifts

Americans spend approximately $20 billion on Mother's Day each year, making it the second most expensive holiday on the calendar behind the winter holiday season. While most of that money goes towards flowers (almost $2 billion) and cards (approximately $671 million), we’ve thought of a few unique ways to tell your mom you love her.

36% of Mother’s Day gifts are homemade, and you can’t go wrong with beads. Even if you’re not a kid, sit down at a table with mom and make something together. Not different enough for you? Well, let’s continue…

Ever wondered what Jupiter tastes like? Chocolates are a fairly common Mother's Day gift, but these celestial chocolates designed to look like each of the planets within our solar system are anything but ordinary. In fact, you might say they’re out of this world. 

A coffee mug is a good gift idea because it’s the kind of gift that people use the whole year. Therefore, this 22 oz. behemoth of a mug is a subtle year-round reminder of just who holds the power around the house. 

Flowers and...

Mother’s Day accounts for a quarter of all flowers sold for any given holiday, second only to Valentine's Day. The most popular and traditional flower for moms is pink (or red) carnations. And yes, you can order Mother’s Day flowers on eBay. 

...a Priceless Chinese Vase
Americans spend a staggering $1.9 billion on Mother’s Day flowers. With that kind of money, a rare 815-year-old Qingbai vase—at $2.7M—is just pocket change. What, you were gonna stick those flowers in a simple mason jar? 

Handmade Clothes
Socks are a pretty great gift when you don’t quite know what to get the other person. On one hand (well, foot, actually) socks are a little boring. On the other, everyone pretty much wears socks most days so they’re a very practical gift. Why not kick it up a notch and do something completely different like get her an industrial knitting machine? Mom will surely keep you—and the whole family, probably—in socks for a lifetime. She may even start her own sock company. All thanks to you. 

A Shared Experience
The bond between a mother and child is a very special thing. Much like the bond between two pieces of velcro. Why take mom to a Mother’s Day brunch or dinner—like approximately 34% of Americans do—when you can jump on a velcro wall together? It sure beats potentially awkward conversation over poached eggs and mimosas. 

A New Ride
We’ve all heard of helicopter parents: the kind that “hover” over their kids and monitor their every move. If you know a mom like that, why not get her a real helicopter this year? For a mere $279,000 you can show what it really means to be a helicopter parent.

Yes, some of these gift ideas are outlandish, but hopefully they gave you some good ideas. Do something a little different this year. Because while it may be nice to get a giant mug or even a helicopter, what really matters is that the gift comes from you. And remember: Breakfast in bed and a homemade card are perfect gifts, too, and they don’t have to cost a thing.

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