If these aren’t the best gifts for wives on Mother’s Day, I’ll eat my chocolate covered pretzels. These ideas for husbands range from quick, free gifts (massage coupons) to more expensive electronic items (ereaders).
And, here’s a quip to write in your Mother’s Day card.
“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” ~ Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty.
See how much your wife has given of herself? Being a mom is hard work. My favorite gift idea for Mother’s Day (this year) is a Broadway Basketeers Mom’s Chocolate Photo Gift Box for Mother’s Day. Chocolate and photos of her children…what else could a mom want?
And here are more Mother’s Day tips…
8 Best Gifts for Wives on Mother’s Day
Homemade massage gift coupons
My husband gives these to me every Christmas, and I love them: about 10 “massage gift coupons” that I can redeem anytime I want. Some are for hand massages, others for foot massages…and some are for other special fun things that I won’t mention here. This is a perfect gift on Mother’s Day, especially for moms who work hard.
Electronic reader – and time to read!
Is your wife a reader? Does she need to escape from reality? The Kindle Wireless Reading Device is getting better and better all the time — it’s a bit of a splurge, but the people I know who have Kindles, love them. If your wife likes to read, give her an e-reader along with actual time time to read. Create a “reading schedule” for her — for instance, she has to read every Tuesday and Thursday evenings while you take care of the kids and do the dishes. This is the gift of time, and it’s one of the best gifts you could buy your wife for Mother’s Day.
For more tips on giving electronic readers, read Best eReader Gifts for People Who Love Reading – Nook, iPad, Kindle, Sony.
Active video games
Active video games, such as Dance Dance Revolution, the Nintendo Wii and Guitar Hero, are a great family activity! If your wife wants to get fit but doesn’t have time — and she wants to spend more “quality time” with the kids — get her something like a Wii Fit & Balance Board.
O, happy day! If you’re still wondering what to buy your wife for Mother’s Day, give her six months or a year of housecleaning services. This is one of the best holiday gifts I can think of, because it’s not about buying more stuff and spending more money. It’s about saving time and spending your life doing stuff you love.
Something musical – such as a docking station
For his birthday, I bought my husband an iPod docking station (I bought it at Future Shop — I can’t believe how much cheaper it is on Amazon!). He loves this portable, digital music box — and so do I. If your wife has an iPod or iPhone, she might love the ability to listen to her favorite music all over the house.
If these gift ideas don’t hit the spot, go to Amazon’s best gifts for Mother’s Day.
New software, photography, or computer tools (yes, for Mother’s Day!)
How about more memory for the tech gadgets she already has, or an upgrade to a piece of electronic equipment? Here’s what a cool gift a wife gave her hubby: “My husband was going on a long cross-state bike ride, and was weighed down with all the chargers for the little devices that are somehow necessary,” says Alex Sharp, Suite101 Audiobooks/Ebooks Feature Writer. “So I researched and found a solar charger (such as a backup rechargeable charger for iPods, iPhones, BlackBerry’s, Kindles) that would work for multiple devices. He had less stuff to carry, less imposition of having to find outlets, and less stuff to clutter our lives.”
A book about love and relationships – for you
I read a lot of books about marriage, love, and relationships for my “Quips and Tips” blogs. Whenever I see my husband reading my books about love and relationships, I melt inside! It makes me think he wants to improve our marriage and love life, and that he thinks our love is worth spending time on. A marriage or love book that you vow to read and discuss is one of the best Christmas gifts you could give your wife. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman is both popular and practical.
An Oprah-related Mother’s Day gift
Have you met a woman who doesn’t like Oprah Winfrey? My husband gave me a magazine subscription to O, The Oprah Magazine for Christmas, and I loved getting it in the mail every month. Another Oprah gift idea for wives is O’s Big Book of Happiness: The Best of O, The Oprah Magazine: Wisdom, Wit, Advice, Interviews, and Inspiration. Oprah’s magazines and books help women discover and express their authentic selves, which isn’t something you can buy for your wife for Mother’s Day…but you can nudge her along!
What’s the best gift you’ve ever given – or received – on Mother’s Day? Comments welcome below….