By Raquel Parks

Creating an element of surprise for mom on Mother’s Day can be challenging. The effort to top previous years without boring mom is the ultimate goal. Getting a wow-worthy-moment-gift is not as hard as it may seem.

Keep it simple. Consider everything mom does everyday and think about makes her happy to gain a little inspiration. Hint: A little can go a long way. Here are some simple yet stylish, thoughtful gifts to get mom this year:

For the Mom that Loves Tea

Typically, it’s a good idea to avoid giving mom kitchen items as a gift because it can suggest an obligation to be in the kitchen and it’s not very exciting. However, a tea set is a very elegant gift that displays thoughtfulness.

If mom loves drinking tea then a tea set is a stylish way to enjoy it. It also encourages mom to sip a delicious brew in solace or invite friends over for a tea party. The set can also work just as easily for coffee. Either way mom is sure to smile and have plenty to brag about with this unique gift.

For the Working-Mom or the Mom that Travels Often

Whether mom is constantly traveling or spends a lot of time in the office, she will definitely appreciate a new bag. A travel bag or a new work bag are considerate, especially since mom is always on the go.

Nothing shows style more than a carrying a statement-bag so choose wisely for mom. A travel bag should be spacious and petite enough to hold all of her items for a long flight but just small enough to easily carry.

A work bag or briefcase is equally-important to a mom for her day to day. It should have several compartments to store important paperwork and supplies between the office and home. Quality is very essential because mom needs a bag that looks good and is durable for everyday wear.

For the Mom that Has Everything

Shopping for a mom who is always five steps ahead and seems to have a bit of everything in her closet can be very difficult. But there is a great way around that. Surprise her by personalizing an item that she already has or purchase something new that is personalized.

For example, if she loves jewelry, consider getting her a necklace or bracelet with all of children’s birthstones in it. It’s unique, memorable, and something she’ll truly be excited to wear. Personalizing an item can be fun and allows more options to surprise mom with something new.

For the Mom that Loves Makeup

A fashionable mom must always be ready to touch up her look in a flash. Therefore, she’s always prepared with her makeup at all times. Yet it common for simple wear and tear to cause a cosmetic bag to fall apart.

Make mom’s life a little easier by picking up a trendy, new cosmetic bag for all her beauty items. For bonus points, slip in a new compact mirror and a gift card to buy her favorite makeup. She’ll appreciate it and it will give her a great excuse to go shopping.

For the Mom that Loves Music

A mom that likes jamming to her favorite tunes will greatly benefit from a gift that allows her to do just that. If mom is into technology, then consider treating her to a stylish pair of headphones. From home to the gym she will enjoy the distraction of her music.

For the mom that is more traditional, shop for a beautiful record player or vintage radio. Mom is sure to be floored by the creativity and uniqueness of the gift. Plus, it’s guaranteed to serve as impeccable décor. It will for sure promote plenty of impromptu dancing.

There are several local places to find these items for mom. Crimson Rose Antiques and J. McLaughlin in Birmingham are some of the excellent places to shop. When shopping for mom, stay mindful to her hobbies, her likes, and figure out what really excites her. It’s not about the price; it’s the quality, thought, and sentiment that will make the gift a win. Celebrate mom by celebrating what she loves and she’s sure to have an awesome Mother’s Day.

Raquel is a Michigan native with a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Michigan. She loves fashion and writing about life’s everyday stories. She has written for various local publications that include Dearborn Press & Guide and Detroit Fashion Pages. Raquel also writes for her own local events blog, Metro Diva Pages.


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