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What Is the Best Gift for Mom this Year?

There are some Mother's Day staples, but not all mothers are happy about the traditional gifts. So what do you think is the best gift a mother can receive this year?

 

With Mother's Day coming up on May 13, everybody has that perfect gift for Mom on their mind. Year after year, the traditional gifts come up - flowers delivered to work or home or handed to your mother, mother-in-law or the mother of your children over Mother's Day Brunch. For some women, that's all they need. A day to be reminded they're special and their family knows it.

But there are others who want something less traditional, something that says their family knows who they are and what it is that would make them really happy. It might not be flowers at all. It might be an iPad because now that you've gone off to college it's a way for Mom to spend some Facetime finding out how you're doing. Or it could be a nook, because now she's finally retired she has more time to read. It might be a day at the spa to relieve some stress in a busy life, a night at the opera because she just never gets the opportunity to do that anymore, or it could be a canvas with all her children's little handprints, But whatever it is, it's something that signals you know exactly what it is that will make her happy. 

So what special gift do you think is the perfect Mother's Day gift to show the mother in your life just how much she is appreciated? And to moms out there, this might be the perfect place to let your family know, in a subtle way, what it is that would make Mother's Day 2012 extra special for you.

Athens Area Humane Society May 08, 2012 at 02:19 PM
The Athens Area Humane Society is offering sponsorships for their adoptable animals who won't have moms this weekend... So it's a great way to support the animals while honoring your mom at the same time--it's a gift with some heart and compassion behind it, and I think most moms can truly appreciate that. (Those who purchase sponsorships will receive a certificate to present as a gift. Visit wwwAthensHumaneSociety.org for more info.)

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