A gift made by a child is the best gift that any mom may want or ask for. While gifts can be bought, putting the time and effort into actually making a gift can have much more meaning than an item from a store. Think not only of store-bought birthday gifts for Mom, but also personalized gifts, such as gift baskets and photo albums, or homemade gifts like baked goods. You can get the entire family involved in her gift by having each member of the family, write her a special poem or letter of gratitude, or pitch in to get her a housecleaning service.
Spa Gifts: Mom deserves a little pampering, so giving her a spa gift is one of the best birthday gifts. You can get mom a gift certificate to a local spa for a massage, facial or a manicure and pedicure. You can also get her a spa gift basket that includes items such as bubble bath, bath salts, a loofah, bath robe, slippers, body wash, lotion and a manicure or pedicure set. Another idea for creating a spa gift is to include items like scented candles and a bottle of champagne.
Photo Gifts: Some of the best birthday gifts for Mom are photo gifts. These may involve having the family get professional photos taken at a portrait studio, putting old family photographs in a photo album or scrapbook, or getting her a personalized photo gift like an engraved picture frame or photo keepsake box. Whatever you choose, it's a good idea to have a mix of old and new family and pet photos.
Practical Gifts: Practical gifts are great for birthdays because they are things mom might want or need, but would typically refrain from buying for herself. These might include a purse or handbag, wallet, luggage, briefcase or laptop case, makeup bag, cell phone, MP3 player, GPS navigation system or a personal organizer. When choosing a practical gift for your Mom, think both of items she owns that need an upgrade, like trading in her paper organizer for a cell phone with electronic organizer capabilities, or items she has been wanting for a long time, but couldn't afford, like a designer handbag.