Griffin Gazette’s ultimate gift guide for Mother’s Day

If you need gift ideas for Mother’s Day, you’ve come to the right place!
Dont just get your mom another coffee mug, gift card, or nothing at all! Make this years Mothers Day the best one ever with a little help from this gift guide.
Don’t just get your mom another coffee mug, gift card, or nothing at all! Make this year’s Mother’s Day the best one ever with a little help from this gift guide.
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LOS ALAMITOS, CA – You need a gift for Mother’s Day, and pronto! But what do you get? A mug that says “#1 Mom”? No way! (You already got that last year.) You need something that is personalized and heartfelt. Here’s a gift guide so you can make this year’s Mother’s Day the best one ever!

The dog/cat mom 

Admit it, your mom loves your dog or cat more than you. But that’s okay, since she’ll love a gift inspired by her fur baby! If you’re thinking of showcasing your pet in a gift, why not try a cute picture frame (like this one) or a photo collage? For something more custom, a pet portrait is the perfect gift! Additionally, a dog/cat ring holder or planter can add style to any of your mom’s spaces. But what if you want to get a gift that’s functional? Try a cute sticky note holder or pens! That way, she’ll be reminded of her favorite kid all day long!

The cool aunt

Your aunt is already the coolest person ever, but you can bring it up a notch for Mother’s Day this year! Let her know that she’s now part of the “Cool Aunts Club” with a sweatshirt or keychain! Maybe your aunt is too cool for even that. If so, you can get her a boba mug or boba kit, so she’s always in style. Speaking of style, your aunt will totally love a cute cosmetic bag. Even if you don’t get her any of the gifts listed above, she’s still the best aunt ever. 

Your grandma

Whether your grandma has some sass or is simply the sweetest person ever, she shouldn’t be left out on Mother’s Day! Grandmas love their grandchildren, right? So get her a gift inspired by YOU! (And your siblings and cousins, of course, but mostly you.) A photo display is always a perfect option, whether it has a sweet or funny message. But maybe your grandma already has too many pictures. (Said no one ever!) A necklace, bracelet or other accessory inspired by her grandchildren is another great way to show your love. If all else fails, you can get your grandmother a special paper flower bouquet, so she’ll have something to remind her of your love all year long!

The expert baker/chef

Is your mom a sourdough bread enthusiast, a pro-level cake decorator, or simply a passionate foodie? Get her something that she will love as much as her favorite dish! You don’t need to be an Iron Chef to know that every family cook needs a great apron, so make it personal! If your loved one is already a seasoned chef, maybe they need a recipe box to store all their secrets. (Secret ingredients, that is.) Or does she prefer to read out of a cookbook? Then you should get her a stylish cookbook stand! To be more specific, if your loved one is in her “homemade bread phase,” then a bread book is a must! Show her some appreciation and love this Mother’s Day so she’ll keep making those delicious recipes. 

The zen enthusiast

Whether it’s meditation, candles, face masks, or just some quiet time, your loved one definitely deserves all the tranquility for Mother’s Day! For the ultimate relaxation, get her a reading pillow so she can enjoy her book in peace (or scroll through her phone, she can do that too.) Speaking of relaxation, a good massage after a long day wouldn’t hurt, so get her a neck massager she can use at home. Too expensive? Calming candles or a face mask set will also do the trick!

The inner botanist

Maybe it’s your grandma who is always seen out in the garden, or maybe it’s your mom who just loves a good floral arrangement. Either way, the nature nerd in your life will love these gifts! If she has a green thumb but DOES mind getting her hands dirty, then get her some cute gardening gloves! For another backyard gift, get her a stylish herb-growing kit so she can add “farmer” to her long list of titles! If she prefers to stay inside, a bonsai kit or propagation set is perfect. This Mother’s Day, give a gift inspired by Mother Earth!

If your mom, grandma, aunt, or loved one doesn’t fit with any of these gift ideas, don’t stress! Mother’s Day is a time to show love and appreciation to the women in your life, not box them into categories. Make sure to get her something genuine – even if it’s just a nice card and some flowers, she’ll still know it was from the heart. Happy Mother’s Day!

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    Victoria TroncosoMay 13, 2024 at 12:21 pm

    Absolutely loved this article, Katie! I could really hear your voice in this writing! I will definitly will be using one of these ideas next year!