Mother’s Day Gifts. I asked my friends to tell me what they really wanted for mother’s day and the most popular response may surprise you – a day of solitude. Handmade crafts and lots of hugs and kisses from the little ones were also highly coveted. The best gifts in life really are free.

The Very Best Mother’s Day Gift

Here are some of the responses I received when I asked a bunch of modern moms what they really wanted for mother’s day.

Susan – One day alone in a room with a comfy couch, lots of sunlight, and a great book. And a big salad. Then, at the end of the day, I go home and find that my kids and husband also had a great day, and that they are glad to see me!

Leslie – To sleep in!!!!

Liz -….a day ALL ALONE…. no children, husband, errands, dinner making etc. That said, my favorite gift on Mother’s day would be a great latte when I woke up followed by a sunny breakfast outside with my family and then a day (even half a day) to myself to go do what ever I wanted. Concluded by dinner with my family (no dishes).

Lisette – the prerequisite to any good Mother’s Day is being allowed to sleep in then waking up to lots of hugs and kisses…and a big cup of coffee!

Liza – I know this is bad, considering the holiday and all, but I also know there’s no way I’m the only one with this Mother’s Day dream: A couple of hours alone, in my house, which hubby and the kids clean before they leave. Then they take me out to dinner so there’s no cooking/clean up!

Angela – Okay pretty simple …my dream mothers day would be sleeping in with my hubby (baby miraculously has all needs taken care taken care of by someone other than us). Then everyone leaves the house and I get a day in my own home with total peace and quiet 🙂 – I would spend ample time in the tub and would curl up the sun with a great novel the rest of the day!

Sayeh – All I want for Mother’s Day is a day in the spa. But getting a gift cert is only half the battle. I want someone to schedule my spa day and arrange for the kids to be taken care of so that I could do my spa day in peace! Now if money is no object in addition to the above I would also like a 2 tone (rose gold) with pink face Rolex watch large size please!!

Gaby – I would love a week at a spa. Yoga, healthy food, lots of rest, and a personal trainer for the week.

Nicole – Wake up – go for a jog (without anyone telling me to “stay home mommy”), meet up with my mom and sister for two hours at the spa with massage, have a late lunch with my whole family (kids, husband, mom, dad, etc, let all the kids play together while I sit on a lawn chair, read a book and take a nap, get an unexpected gift from my husband (in a robin’s egg blue box), then find out I’ve won the lottery and I can quit my job – maybe that should go to #1 on the list

Helen – The following sounds perfect to me…getting to sleep in a little, breakfast in bed, handmade cards expressing their deep appreciation for all that I do.

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Sterling Silver Signature Mom Charm
When in doubt, jewelry usually works too. This wonderful mom pendant is available in both gold and silver at Stella & Dot .



Don’t forget to order flowers for your sweet grandmother, your favorite aunt & your mother-in-law! This pretty bouquet is from ProFlowers. I have ordered from them many times and have always been extremely happy. Save 50% on Mother’s Day Spectacular Flower Bouquet, only $19.99


Jonathan Adler Jet Set Icons Duchess Tote Bag
Every mom loves a great bag! This cute and incredibly practical spring/summer tote will add the perfect hint of color and charm to mom’s days in the sun.


Tory Burch Wood Logo Cuff Bracelet
For the fashion forward mom who loves to make a bold statement – a chic cuff bracelet from Tory Burch.



Little Giraffe Luxe Faux Fur Robe
I know I am not the only mother who was jealous of her baby’s super duper dreamy soft and silky blankets. Now moms can wrap themselves in one! Available at Layla Grace.



Vosges Chocolate Truffles
Yum Yum Yum! Add a little bubbly and mom has her afternoon snack…



Personalized Journal & Stationery Sets
These sets from Minted are wonderful – excellent quality and lovely designs (I have one and love it!). You can even have your children write notes and draw pictures in the journal and send it to their grandmother. She’ll love it!



Inspiration Quote Bangle
I love the secret message and birthstone tucked inside this simple, chic bangle. Such a special way to let you mom know how truly wonderful she is. Save 15% on All Orders at RedEnvelope



Tiffany Marlow Hobo Bag
Who doesn’t want a beautiful bag from Tiffany!



Meet the Cast of Mad Men
Does your mom swoon over Don Draper? Get her tickets to meet the cast of Mad Men and if you are lucky, maybe she will bring you along too. Place your bid at CharityBuzz today.


Personalized iPhone Case
There are many wonderful designer iPhone cases and colorful personalized ones (like this one from Clairebella) to choose from. If your mom drops her iPhone as much as I do, she’ll probably love a new case too.



Dress #30 by tracciamenti
This delightful digital print is available at The Working Proof. A percentage of the sales benefit Teach for America.



Burberry Rubber Thong Sandals
Get mom ready for beach days and pool parties with these stylish Burberry sandals. Include a certificate for a pedicure so her toes will look pretty too.



La Mer – Crème de la Mer
Crème de la Mer has inspired a devoted following with its extraordinary facial results. Your mother has done so much for you over the years – she deserves fabulous skin.

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