Mother’s Day Gifts: How the Tradition Began

Dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, we’ve been honoring our mothers for centuries. People in Europe used to observe something called “Mothering Sunday,” which grew out of an early Christian tradition of appreciating our mothers. Around the mid 1930’s, Mothering Sunday transformed into what we know today as Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day is a big day! Although we should be honoring our mothers every day, this day is specifically devoted to all the hard work and dedication that went into changing dirty diapers, waking up in the middle of the night and feeding us, and making sure we were housed, clothed and healthy.

This big day falls on May 14th this year, so it’s coming up rather soon. To help you prepare, we have an assortment of Mother’s Day gift ideas that she’s guaranteed to appreciate.

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mothers are essentially the superwomen of this world; and we can probably bet big time that your mom is one of the most important ladies in your life. This is probably why finding the perfect gift for her is so difficult. You want to find something she’ll use all the time, but you don’t necessarily want it to be strictly utilitarian. You may also want to get her a sentimental gift that she’ll adore. If you’re like most people, you might find yourself scrambling last minute to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. To help you out, here is a little insight on how to make Mother’s Day extremely special for the superwoman in your life.

4 Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Starting off – what makes mom happy? Seeing your lovely face, of course! But besides that, what else puts a smile on her face? Does she like to garden, get lost reading the latest bestseller, socialize, enjoy specialty food and desserts? Once you figure out what brings her a little bit of inner peace, you’re one step closer to locking in the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Take a look at our suggestions below for help sparking an idea!

  • Brunch, brunch & more brunch. Restaurants love to serve fancy buffets on big holidays like Christmas and Easter. But Mother’s Day, a day where doting children lavish their mother’s with pastries and prime rib, is one of the biggest brunch days of the year, so why not take advantage of it? Everyone loves a good mimosa or Bloody Mary from time to time. And if you want to ex-nay on the day-time cocktails, who doesn’t enjoy a nice cup of joe, alongside delicious food, paired with the love of her life: you!
  • Handwritten notes win the race. When was the last time you really got to express how much your mom means to you? Sometimes we have a better way of getting out all of our feelings with a pen and paper, versus out loud. Giving your mom a nice, long, hand-written note about how much you love and appreciate her will surely bring a tear to her eye and a smile to her face.
  • Pick up a broom and a dustpan. Mom can always use an extra set of hands. Whether it be with the garden, dishes, vacuuming or taking out the trash (the list goes on), mom will always appreciate the extra help around the house. After all, she lent many hands time and time again to take care of you when you were young and helpless.
  • Think chocolate x10. Chocolate…a gift guaranteed to delight, is a strong, iconic symbol of love, passion and care. And because of the substances in chocolate that trigger the release of dopamine, eating this delicious candy physically causes us to feel comfort, relaxation and joy. What better way for your mom to feel on Mother’s Day? And just to make it easy on you, we’ve hand-selected Malley’s favorites and created the most perfect Mother’s Day gift basket full of chocolate gifts just for mom to show her how sweet of a thanks she deserves.

Giving Chocolate for Mother’s Day

Chocolate gifts are the perfect way to express gratitude and love to the mothers in our lives. Showering your mom with fresh, gourmet chocolate will not only display your fine taste in candy but, when you choose Malley’s, you’ll be giving your mom the best of the best! With the Mother’s Day gift basket she’ll enjoy individually wrapped selections of Malley’s Ark, Malley’s Ohs, Milk Pretzels, Bordeuax, CHOC gift boc, Coco Chips, Pretzel Bars and Peanut Butter Cups. (Wow, say that in one breath). Not that this basket doesn’t say it all, but pairing it up with a nice book, hand written note or a special brunch treat will surely win her over!