How to choose a thoughtful gift for Mother's Day

She has always put you and the rest of her family first. She prioritizes everyone else's needs and rarely treats herself. Although one day doesn't seem like enough time to honour your amazing mom, it certainly is a start.

By Adrienne Brown

How to choose a thoughtful gift for Mother's Day
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This Mother's Day (the second Sunday in May), make sure your mom knows how much you treasure her by making her feel like the most important woman in the world. Give her a thoughtful gift.

Here are some ways to choose great Mother's Day gifts.

Spend time with her
Most mothers just want to spend quality time with their kids on Mother's Day (no bickering!) and there's nothing better than making a memory together. Rather than wrapping up an item, try to think of something you can go out and experience together. Take her to her favourite restaurant or to an art exhibit or to walk the halls of a museum. She'll get to see something new and spend time with you at the same time. Lucky lady!

Spoil her
Mother's Day is all about Mom, so make sure you choose a thoughtful gift -- something she would never buy for herself. She may say she doesn't need new perfume, but that doesn't mean she doesn't want it. Think about something you know she'd like to have, but wouldn't splurge on for herself. She'll be tickled that you got it for her, even if she says it's too much!

Keep it simple
While you might be tempted to invest in a great new gadget or upgrade something she already has, try not to gift your mom with something she'll have to sit down and learn (or re-learn) how to use. That can start to feel like a chore, which is exactly the opposite of what you want to achieve. Look for a straightforward, thoughtful gift that she can use right away without any work or extra effort.

The exception to this is if your mom specifically asks for something with which she's unfamiliar. If you do pick it up for her, unwrap it together and figure out its ups and downs as a team.

Most importantly, on Mother's Day, remember that it's the thought that counts and that moms always recognize our best intentions. Remind her how much you love her and she'll be thrilled.

Happy Mother's Day! We picked out 10 thoughtful Mother's Day gifts under $50.

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