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Tips for Finding or Making a Perfect Mother's Day Gift

Ridge45 Apartments Blog, Traverse City, MI  Make a memorable Mother's Day for a mother or mother figure in your life by trying these gift ideas.


Mother’s Day on the 13th is coming up, so make the day special for your mother or a mother figure in your life by delivering on a great Mother’s Day gift. This week, the Ridge45 Apartments Blog has some tips for finding or making a good gift this month — right in your apartment or in stores near you in Traverse City, MI.


Decide on a Gift

Think about what type of gift would be best. Cater your choices to your gift recipient’s tastes. Does she prefer sentimental, homemade items, or practical, store-bought ones? Would she prefer breakfast in bed to a card, or a coupon book of acts of service you’re willing for her to cash in on? Think about what you know about her and especially what she’s asked of you so you can ensure she’ll appreciate your gift and your consideration.


Shop online.

You’ll probably be able to find something at a mall or shop in Traverse City, but if you don’t have the time to get out, make the most of the time you have to shop online and wait for it to arrive in the mail. Online shopping has its benefits because you can look at multiple products at multiple stores at once without feeling pressured to buy something you may not love. Uncommon Goods has a host of unique Mother's Day gifts you can choose from, including a What I Love About Mom By Me book, literary candles, and more. Real Simple has a list of 42 Mother’s Day Gifts that any mom would love, including a personal embosser so your gift recipient can leave her mark on books, letters, gift tags, and more.


Make it yourself.

Pinterest also has some great Mother’s Day gift ideas. We especially love this “I Love You Because…” chalkboard you can make with a frame and chalkboard vinyl so you can express your love and appreciation all year long. If you want to make this holiday special all day, use these Mother’s Day printables as gift tags or cupcake decorators.


Give your time and thoughtfulness.

If none of these ideas appeal to you, another option is to give your mother a gift of time or service. Make arrangements to take your mom out to lunch or dinner — not just this month, but throughout the year. Flowers are a lovely Mother’s Day gift, but go one better and arrange to have flowers delivered every few months throughout the year. Offer to help with a project your Mom is working on — just be sure to follow through with the service.


What tips do you have for making Mother’s Day special? Where do you like to shop locally in Traverse, MI? Share your thoughts with us by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading. Good luck!