Oops, I Forgot to Buy a Mother’s Day Present.
Are you saying this to yourself right now? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. 1 in 5 of us forget to get the mom’s in our life a gift on Mother’s Day, and we feel really crummy because of it.
Today we are going to take you from zero to hero with our top 5 ways to redeem yourself on Mother’s Day! You don’t have to go down as a total failure today. There are easy ways to show your mom you love her, even if you can’t keep track of a calendar.
Share an experience together
People love experiences and your mom certainly falls into this category. Depending on your budget for Mother’s Day, you can find many different experiences to share with her. We recommend travel.
Take her somewhere she’s never been and experience the joy of being in a new place together. This could be a surprise trip to the beach for the family this summer (announce it on Mother’s Day and plan it later) or a staycation where you treat her to a day of surprises in new places. Idea: plan a date to the park and surprise her with a lush picnic! Buy the Picnic Pack now.
Send her virtual flowers
Yes, we said it out loud. Don’t send her real flowers. Send them virtually. We recommend this because we can…virtual flowers do exist at virtualflowers.com and they are free. We recommend this option if you are in a real pickle and can’t get real flowers to your mom. Virtual flowers are immediate, more thoughtful than a card, and kind of cool.
Buy her tickets to a show
It’s a different type of experience, and one that always occurs in the future, so you give yourself a little bit of wiggle room to deliver a gift now that you don’t actually have to act on until the future. Tickets can easily be purchased online and delivered digitally or stuffed into a card. Voila, you have one awesome gift and your mom never knows the difference!
Give her an eBags gift card
An eBags gift card is the perfect gift for your traveling mom, because it allows her to select from a curated collection of travel items, but gives her plenty of products to choose from. Buying your mom a digital eBags gift card also buys you a bunch of time because you can email it to her or print it out – no snail mail for you! It’s a win-win for both of you because you get an immediate gift and she gets to buy whatever she wants. After all, you may think she likes Kate Spade, and she could be more of a TUMI gal. That’s her prerogative and now she has the power of choice!
Call her and tell her you love her
Ok, this may be a no-brainer but we had to include it because at times it really is that simple. Sometimes we think our moms are so complicated and we overthink what makes them happy. At the end of the day, your mom wants to know you are thinking about her and love her. Sometimes that is the best gift in the world.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mom’s in the world from eBags! Now, go have a great day!
It takes someone really brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child and someone special to love someone more than herself
Krista’s passion for exploration and world travel was ignited in college when she packed her suitcase and moved to Sweden to study International Business for a year. She hopped on a train or plane every weekend from her home in Uppsala and traveled throughout Europe, making new friends and new memories along the way. Soon after her college career ended, she felt the tug of wanderlust again, and this time went even further…to live on the beach down under in a little place called Australia! Krista’s traveling habit started stacking up frequent flyer miles and she didn’t have a way to organize or utilize all of the points she was earning. So she decided to take matters into her own hands and founded UsingMiles , a company that would help frequent flyers and road warriors become mile moguls. Fast forward to today and you will find Krista engaging with travelers from all over the world to help them find the perfect bag. And of course, planning her next trip.