We all know that every single mom is different. I am sure you know about the 5 different ways people experience love. These are famously called the “5 Love Languages.” Quality Time, Physical Touch, Gifts, Words of Affirmation, and Acts of Service. With Mother’s Day approaching (May 10, 2015), I thought it would be really helpful to offer up some great gift ideas for fulfilling Mom’s love language on Mother’s Day. If you are always racking your brain for the perfect gift idea, you are in the right spot. Considering ones love language is a thoughtful way to approach gift giving. I am going to give you a whole bunch of ideas to consider when buying for the women in your lives.
Finding the perfect gift can happen when you start in the right spot. Groupon’s Mother’s Day Gift Shop has a bunch of great ideas that fulfill each one of the love languages. Whether your are shopping for you mom, wife, sister, friend or want to send this link to your husband as a not-so-subtle hint, I think you’ll get excited about the gift options available.
What is your love language? I’d love to hear more about that and what gift you’d like to receive in my comment section. I can tell you that my love language is definitely words of affirmation. That said, out of the gifts listed below, I think I’d most love receiving a massage or house cleaning. Hubby – You reading this right now?
Gift of Quality Time
Some moms would want nothing more than spending time with their spouse, family, friends or kids. Quality time with others speaks to their heart and gives them energy. If this describes the mom in your life, I think you will find these ideas that I found on Groupon helpful.
- Brunch or another Meal Out
- Baking or Cooking Classes with Friends
- City Tours or Adventures
- Water Activities – River Rafting, Paddle Boarding, Sailing or Boat Tours
- Outdoor Recreation – Golfing or a Hot Air Balloon Ride
- Art or Pottery Classes
- Family Bowling & Other Family Friendly Activity
- Wine Tasting
Some people feel most loved through physical touch. Of course your mom can receive hugs, cuddles and kisses to help fulfill this need. However, there are gift ideas available to help her get the human touch she is craving in another way.
- Hair Salon
- Nail Salon
- Spa Day
- Body Treatments
Does your mom always seem to come up with the most thoughtful gifts, and you can see the joy in her face as she gives them? This might be a great indication that receiving gifts is her love language. Does Groupon have gift ideas too or is it only experiences? I can tell you there are great gift ideas to be found on Groupon.
- Photography Gifts
- Specialized Food and Treats
Words of Affirmation
If the women in your life experience love through words of affirmation, I have the gift ideas for you. It’s hard to conceptualize how words of affirmation can be given in much more than a card or through verbal communication. However, when searching through Groupon I found a number of unique ideas to express to someone how much they are loved. With these, I would encourage you to think about how you can tie in words of affirmation onto the gift.
- Personalized Wine Bottle – Think of etching what you love about someone into a wine bottle.
- Necklace with Affirmations or Names of Kids Etched into It
- Personalized M&M’s – How about the M&M’s say what you love about mom?
- Personalized Re-usable Grocery Bags
- Custom Photo Blankets
- Personalize Cell Phone Case
- Custom Mugs
- Word Art Canvas
Acts of Service
Some moms could care less about the expensive gifts. What speaks to them most are acts of service. What is on mom’s plate that you could help take care of for her? I would think this could happen in two different ways. First, you could get her one of the experiences listed above. While she is away you could take care of the housework, yard work, responsibility with the kids or anything on her to-do list. Make it a surprise! You might wonder if there are gift ideas that you can purchase that act as a service to her. Yes, there are. Why not mark things off her to-do list by buying her one of these great gifts:
- House Cleaning
- Yard Work
- Window Washing
- Car Detailing (make sure this is what she would want – not just you)
- Carpet Cleaning
- Gutter Cleaning
- Roof Cleaning
- Pressure Washing
I hope these ideas gives you a lot of inspiration to honor the moms in your life.
I get to tell you about a great giveaway happening with Groupon too. They are offering a Mother’s Day $0 Deal for 1 Year’s Worth of Spa Days on Groupon. In their own words: “The winner of the sweepstakes will receive $1,200 in Groupon Bucks, which they (or their mom) can use to experience the joys of free spa days for an entire year. Though the prize won’t cover a trip to the spa every day, it should provide enough indulgent appointments to carry a lucky spa-goer through a solid year of consistent bliss.” Good luck in the giveaway!