People from all over the world read this blog, but I know a select few actually know my mom personally and everyone seems to have the same idea of her… SHE’S AMAZING!!! She has this spirit that just catches immediately when you are in her presence. It is the spirit of “YOU… I like you. And I want to be your friend.” She could turn the DMV guy (you know how much we hate them) into an instant friend in 2 seconds flat.
Have you ever met someone like this? Maybe your mom is dope as hell in this way too. Well, if you have a mom that is as amazing as mine, than you know that you can’t just give her some whack gift from the Target Easter clearance section. She deserves the world and all the universes combined!
So I have solved the problem! Check out these 10 Mother’s Day gifts and experiences that are all super unique and your mom will LOVE them. Please note, this blog is based in Portland and some of the experiences are exclusive to this city. However, check and see if there is something similar in a city near you!
The Gift of Survival – For the Practical Mom
I absolutely DESPISE a bland gift. I hate giving them that is. I just like something that is more unique. Especially for someone who I love and adore. Save the bland ones for your lame boss. HA! This gift idea is sort of out-of-the-box. But get her something that will help her with survival skills. For example, does she know how to swim? If not, get her a private swimming lesson. Does your mom constantly talk about the nukes and how Trump is going to destroy the world? Gift her with a survival kit full of ALL the necessities to help ease some of her fears. There are a million different things you could do with a survival gift! Did I get your creative juices flowin? I sure hope so.
2. The Gift that Gives Back – For the Giving Mom
Does she cry at the “save the snow leopards” commercials? Me too mom. Me too! Maybe this year, gift her with an actual donation to WWF and save those damn snow leopards so we don’t have to watch the commercials anymore and cry. There are TONS of charities that you can donate to. Choose one that she is passionate about!
3. MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION BOXES!!! – For the mom that loves surprises
BEST GIFT EVER! There is a plethora of subscription box ideas out there. Pick one that is unique to your mom’s interests and sign her up for a month or so. It’s exciting to get something new in the mail each month. One that is absolutely PERFECT for Mother’s Day is mommymailbox. It’s less than $30/month and your mom will get fun and uplifting gifties in a box. She will LOVE it. Kick it up a knotch and print off the voucher for her subscription box by getting a fancy card, with a thoughtful expression of your love for her handwritten inside, and attach some fresh flowers with it. Keep it cute, keep it grown and sexy, and keep it thoughtful.
4. HIGH TEA — For the sophisticated mom
If I didn’t know better, I think in a past life I actually was the black queen of England sipping my tea and thoughly enjoying my 3 tiers of delectables. I am a tea drinking SNOB!! I absolutely LOVE tea and cannot get enough of it. Nothing makes me happier than being in a high tea situation. Gift your mom with the experience of high tea. Just make sure you book EARLY because these sort of afternoon tea experiences book FAST. Especially here in Portland. The only true English tea experience that I am aware of in Portland is at Hotel Delux. This service is offered year round. The Heathman offers a high tea also, but only during the holidays. There may be some other tea options outside of Portland such as in Salem, Vancouver, Eugene… but in Portland the Hotel Deluxe is where it’s at. BOOK ASAP!!!!!
5. Pole Dancing Classes – For the Sexy Mom
She may have not told you she wanted to do this, but now that she has a gift to do it now is her chance! Give her the opportunity to get into shape in a unique way. Going to the gym and doing the same routine each time can get OLD. This is sure to stir things up a bit and maybe even give her a new obsession. Who cares if your mom wants to be in a pole dancing class!! Let the woman LIVE!!!! Click here for info
6. Tickets to a Lecture — For the Educated Mom
There are so many gurus out there that people follow. Help moisturize her mind by this awesome gift idea. Who is your fave guru that you would like to see? I’m really curious about Tony Robbins. The dude is a mad man, but with his infectious energy I might come out 10 pounds lighter, moisturized, $10,000 richer with a billion dollar business partner in hand. Let’s do this banana hands! (Shallow Hal reference lol) Here are some lectures in the Portland area.
7. A Photoshoot — For the mom that loves the spotlight
When is the last time your mom had her picture taken professionally? Give her the gift of professional photos of you & her together. What mom doesn’t love showing off photos of her family. This gift is ideal…. INSERT BUSINESS PLUG HERE… so of course as a photographer, I am offering you an incredible deal. $50 mini sessions at the studio for you and your mom. Click here to contact me and to see my website!
8. A Fitting for a GOOD bra — For the mom with big boobs
Sorry sons, but this is a true dilemma that moms with big boobs have! Bras just don’t FIT!!! Set up a fitting so she can get some GOOD underwear and keep her girls looking good. I am telling you, this gift will be THRILLING to really any woman that wants a good bra. As a mom with big boobs, this is something that I struggle with. These things are a blessing and a curse. The gift of no boobie muffin top would be greatly appreciated. If you are in the Portland area check out Just Like a Woman located on the Westside.
9. Dining in the Dark — For the Foodie Mom
I’m not one that keeps up with the trends or anything like that, but this trend is one that is actually a great gift idea. Treat your mom to Dining in the Dark at The Blind Cafe! It is JUST that. You eat in pitch black DARKNESS. The idea is that without the sense of sight, your other senses are heightened therefore creating a very unique eating experience. We are so driven to eat things that LOOK good, but what if that part is removed? The experience in Portland is offered at various times throughout the year and the meals are all vegetarian. Following the experience there is a discussion on community related issues. It’s cool to discuss your thoughts with fellow citizens. Plus this is a (501) C 3 Organization so you are giving back to a good cause. This is oh so very Portland and the foodie in her will LOVE This.
10. Luxury Laundry Detergent- For the clean freak mom
This may sound really weird to give as a gift but hear me out. My mom is obsessed with keeping things neat and tidy. She actually gets true pleasure from keeping her space clean. Is your mom like this? If so, treat her to some luxurious laundry detergent from The Laundress. This detergent is small batch and handmade in NYC. It is non-toxic, biodegradable AND you can use it not only to wash your clothes, but you can use it to clean your entire home! Your mom will absolutely LOVE this product. Make it into a cute gift basket, with several different products from their line.
If these ideas don’t get you to think outside the box, you always have old faithful…. a beautiful bouquet of flowers. They always bring a smile to their faces. NEVER FAILS!
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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MOMS!!!!!!!!!!