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Gifts That Will Make Mom Happy on Mother's Day

Don't know what to get mom for Mother's Day this year? Here are a few deals and ideas for gifts she will love.

Ok mom, when you’re done reading this article, leave the webpage up or print it out and “accidentally” drop it into your child’s backpack or your husband’s briefcase. Post the link on your Facebook wall and hope that your grown kids see it. This is one article you’ll definitely want your children and husband to read!

Mother’s Day is May 8. If you haven’t already planned out how you’re going to honor your mom, here are some great ideas. Heck, even if you already have something in store for your mama, these are awesome add-ons.

But, before we move on, let’s clear the air about something...

Husbands, you don’t have to buy your wife a gift for Mother’s Day since, obviously, she isn’t your mother. You may, however, choose to buy her one as a way of thanking her for mothering your child. And, if your child is a toddler or infant, your wife probably expects you to act as a proxy.

If this is mom’s fist Mother’s Day with her infant child, dad will want to give her a gift she’ll always cherish—a keepsake of her baby’s handprint and/or footprint. Dad can find a printing kit at various stores, or order one online from Babies “R” Us.

This is one of the most touching gifts a new mom can receive. Those little hands grow so quickly. Prints will help her always remember how tiny they once were.

Another great gift for a new mom (or, any mom for that matter) is personalized jewelry. If you want to give mom a customized piece, you can go to kay.com and order birthstone or engraved Family & Mother’s Jewelry. Orders must be placed by 11:59 p.m. on May 2 for Mother’s Day delivery.

Flowers are another traditional gift for moms of all ages. has a cash and carry special that fits into any budget—a dozen wrapped short-stemmed roses for $14.95. 

And, don’t forget about dinner! Why not take mom out for some fancy eats at ? Franco’s will open at 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day, which is earlier than it usually opens on Sundays. Reservations are strongly recommended.

The full menu will be available, and, if you text “francos” to 91944, you’ll get a promo message valid for a free fried zucchini appetizer.

Flowers, dinner, keepsakes and bling, these are a few of a mom’s favorite things! Now, there’s just one thing missing from the list—SHOES!

For a unique gift that mom will really love, visit and check out the shoes everyone’s talking about.

One Soles are an interchangeable shoe system that allows the lucky lady who owns them to turn one pair of Soles into dozens of different pairs of shoes by snapping on various tops. The Soles, or heel of the shoe, are available in black or cork. Tops are available in numerous colors and patterns for sandal, clog, sling-back and other style results.

A pair of Soles with one pair of tops sells for $79.99 at Crossroad Florist, where you’ll find a variety of other tops priced between $14.99 and $35.99 per pair.

Crossroad Florist also carries many other distinctive gifts for mom, like pedicure slippers and fire pots, in addition to gift baskets and floral arrangements.

Still haven’t figured out how you’d like to recognize mom this year? Our column is full of local services and activities mom is sure to enjoy.

Lisa Kimball May 02, 2011 at 12:35 PM
If you are the type of person who waits until the last minute to pick up flowers from a gas station and a card from a convenience store – you might want to listen to this. Forbes magazine survey says Moms are tired of getting junk for Mother’s day. What they really want is help with the stuff they already have. The website www.wehelpU2.com makes it easy to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. For $79.00 they will send one of their helpers to your mother’s house for four hours. The helper will help clean up a cluttered room, remove junk, dig a garden, move furniture or boxes, any job that your Mom might ask you to do for her. The best part, you do not have to lift a finger.
Hannah May 02, 2011 at 07:36 PM
As a mom, I’m tired of all the usual gifts. I’d love a little time to myself. Some quiet time. Anyway, while I was looking for a gift for my mother, I came across an interesting website, www.liveafantasticlife.com that offered Fantastic Mom Memberships. I ordered a three month membership for my mother and one for my mother-in-law. I really liked the idea that they would get something new every day. Kinda like Mother’s Day every day. They do so much to help us out with the kids that I wanted to do something really special. Something more, but didn’t want to brake our budget. The three month membership was only $21.99. I thought it was great gift and just wanted to pass it along. Oh, and they also had a free dinner questions membership. I signed up for that too. They send you free questions to your cell phone for dinnertime. The kids will love it!
Sarah Beth Martin May 03, 2011 at 03:22 PM
Here are some more great ideas. . . Stella & Dot Jewelry: You know your mama wants some of the high fashion jewelry worn by today's hottest celebs and seen on the pages of the most popular magazines! Check out http://stelladot.com/sites/andreabosco to get mom and irresistible and affordable piece. Orders must be placed by evening on May 3 to arrive by Mother's Day. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium: If mom loves animals, she'll love a free day at the zoo. On Mother's Day, mom rececives free admission when accompanied by her child. There are also some pretty cool afternoon activites with mom in mind, such as free chair massages and self defense demonstrations. Check out the Zoo's website for more info - http://www.pittsburghzoo.org/event.aspx .
nicole October 02, 2011 at 04:02 PM
thanks for the ideas my mom will love this

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