They say, “it’s the thought that counts”—and it’s true. While it’s always lovely to receive a beautiful gift or two, what really matters is how you feel about them. That’s why, on Mother’s Day 2021, it’s time to take a moment to acknowledge just what an amazing person your Mom is and show her some gratitude. We’ve made a list of some of the most thoughtful gratitude gift ideas for this Mother’s Day.

But, before we get started…

When is Mother’s Day in 2022?

Just in case you don’t know, or have forgotten all about this special occasion, Mother’s Day in 2022 is on Sunday, 8 May 2022. So put that sticky note in your diary, add it to your smartphone, or write it in your calendar—just don’t forget it!

Best gratitude gift ideas for Mother’s Day 2022

Because she’s worth it! That’s why it’s high time you tell your mom just how much you love her. Or better yet—show her. And we’ve got just the trick up our sleeves for you. Check out our Mother’s Day 2021 gratitude gift ideas below.

1. Simple yet meaningful Mother’s Day card

Forget about generic cards. This time, it’s time to go personal. To get your mom the perfect card for the perfect day, you may need to spend a little time browsing in the store (or online store) to find the perfect verse or picture. A little care and some hard work, and we’re sure you’ll find the right words to say how you feel.

Got a creative streak? Why not make your own and simply write down how you feel. Your mom will love the personalized approach.

2. Framed picture

Memories matter, and sometimes all that we have left is a photo or two to remind us. That’s why, this Mother’s Day, a beautifully framed picture could be just the trick for a mom who has everything. Print out a snap of you and the grandkids, or one of you and your mom, or something equally stunning, and fit it in the perfect frame for a gorgeous and meaningful gift.

3. Garden flowers

Nothing says, “I love you,” like flowers, right? Well, what about going one step better—a lovely gift of blooming garden flowers. Ideal for the mom who loves the outdoors. Show her she’s special by ordering her favorites. After all, you wouldn’t want to order roses for a mom who prefers lilies. Plants give the gift of life and can symbolize the growth of a relationship as you watch it bloom each and every year stronger than before.

4. Night-in relaxation gift

This is one for the busy-bee mom. You know, the one who never seems to sit down. Gift your mom a restful evening of relaxation. So what does that look like? Every mom is different, but here are some quick ideas. Draw her a warm bubble bath and put on her favorite binge-watch show, cook her a favorite meal, buy all her fave snacks and give her that much-needed alone time. Whatever your mom is into, simply give her the free time to do just that.

5. Sunday Mother’s Day brunch take out

Mother’s Day during a global pandemic can be a total challenge. That’s why, it’s time to get creative. This Mother’s Day, it’s time to do things a little differently. So, why not go for a Mother’s Day brunch takeout. Grab that take out from a local spot, make up a few mimosas or orange juices, and set up a brunch picnic in your garden or local socially distanced safe spot. The best part? Spending time with your mom and having some laughs.

6. Personalized necklace

Jewelry is a time-tested gift that lasts. It can even be passed down to the next generation. So this Mother’s Day, it might be time to invest in a little loving history and buy your mom a personalized necklace. There’s lots of options to choose from—from a simple golden pendant to a bespoke piece from Etsy, a little online hunting, and you’re sure to find one that suits your mom to a tee.

7. Lookback journal

For this gratitude gift, you’ll need to start it a little early to get it done in time. But it will be so worth it. A lookback journal is a creative way to detail your life and relationship with your mom and gives you both something to look back on. When you hand it over to your mom, we guarantee you’ll spend hours sharing the memories from those old pictures.

8. Sunday drive and ice cream

Time is the most precious thing we have, and that’s why, this holiday, it’s time to gift your mom time. Something as simple as a Sunday drive and an ice cream can hold far more meaning than all the gifts in the world. That’s why, this Mothering Sunday, take the time to spend with your mom, share a little conversation, and a whole lot of love.

Bonus: Show your gratitude your way

If none of these ideas are quite what you had in mind. Don’t worry. You will find the perfect gift for your mom. What’s important is not how much you spend, but how much you love your mother. So make sure she knows it and get her something personal that suits her. An inside joke, something she loves, or something personal will do just the trick.

Written by Maria Isabella Neverovich
Maria is an Irish writer, Health Editor at Verv, lover of forests, mountains and all things nature. She enjoys discovering new vegetarian dishes, creating...
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