Hallmark estimates 96 percent of U.S. mothers participate in some type of Mother’s Day activity. How are you planning to make your celebration stand out? For the woman that raises your children while she juggles her own work/ambitions … and still finds time to make your grilled cheese just the way you like it … nothing is too good. She might say she doesn’t want anything, or not to bother, but that doesn’t mean she won’t be touched by your thoughtfulness. If you can’t afford to rent her a private jet and sweep her off to Paris for a diamond-spree, the tips below might help you figure out how to make her smile almost as much.

I Feel Oh So Pretty

A trip to the nail salon will have her feeling like a new woman. Nails need some TLC to, but are often neglected and abused by scrubbing, wear and tear, and being, well, superwoman. You can never go wrong with a gift certificate to her favorite nail salon, just make sure it includes both a manicure and pedicure (because her feet need attention, as well).

Escape to the Spa

The best way to relieve stress from the daily grind is with a day at the spa. Getting your wife a relaxing spa gift certificate will have her jumping for joy. You can select one for her (90-minute relaxation massage or 90-minute body massage) or let her chose whatever she wishes. Skin is the largest organ of our body and is frequently forgotten about, often attacked by harsh weather and not moisturized enough. Have her feeling better and looking better with a trip to the spa.

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

Bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings. Jewelry is the perfect accessory to any outfit. Diamonds may make a poor best friend, but they certainly make a rich addition to every dress in her closet (emeralds, rubies, and sapphire work). Don’t buy on a whim though, make sure you pay attention to cuts and styles she likes. Take a look through her jewelry box before you run to the store, you want to be sure you’re getting something that fits her taste.

Sexy Undergarments

Who doesn’t want to feel sexy and appreciated? She wants you to fantasize about her as you did when you were courting. A rendezvous to Victoria’s Secret will have you picking up sexy panties in no time. Look to what she already owns for inspiration: If all she wears are boy shorts, don’t get her a bunch of thongs — it’s safe to say she doesn’t like wearing those. If you’re not sure, you can never go wrong with a silk nightie/robe set.

Handmade With Love

Every woman loves something handcrafted. So making something by hand will really show her you care. A coupon booklet will be precious to her: offer to make her dinner, clean up the house, watch the kids for the evening or any other tasks she does on a daily basis. She will be sure to love the needed break — even if it’s just for one day. If you’re a handyman, make her a jewelry box, fix the broken drawer on the bureau, or repaint the living room in that chartreuse shade she’s been begging for. Not only will she be touched, you will score a million “good listener” points.


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  1. Makori says:

    want to be THAT guy