Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for 2011

Gift Ideas for Mother's Day 2011Moms everywhere will have their day in the sun on May 8. For all the hours spent carpooling, cleaning up messes, fixing snacks, soothing sick children, offering advice and putting in endless shifts day after day whether in or outside the home, Moms deserve to be recognized and maybe even pampered!

A 2008 Redbook magazine survey of over 700 participants confirmed what we suspected: Mom’s need a break. Asked which professional help was most needed in their lives? The No. 1 response by far at 43% of responses indicated maid service would be a welcome treat. With more than 1.46 million houses cleaned in 2010 by Molly Maid, we can safely say the demand for our service is higher than ever before.

So we got creative and came up with a top 10 list of ideas for mom, including of course, Molly Maid service. There’s sure to be a perfect fit for the mom on your list.

Mothers Day Gift Certificate1. Molly Maid Gift Certificate

Give Mom the gift of time with Molly Maid house cleaning service. Imagine her joy when you take vacuuming, dusting, polishing off her mile-long To Do list!

Custom Recipe Book from Shutterfly2. Custom recipe book from Shutterfly

Take your favorite family recipes and bundle them with personalized photo pages of you and her! You can also give her a personalized photo book to brag about her wonderful children and grandchildren! Shutterfly also has Mother’s Day cards

3. Fill in the Blank coupons

You know your mom better than anyone else. Fill in the blank on a customizable coupon for breakfast in Bed, a foot rub, an afternoon, etc. to show her how much you care.

4. Send Mom flowers each month

Why stop your celebration of mom at only one day? You can set up flower deliveries once per month and make those positive feelings last.

5. Register your Mom’s first and last name as a .com

Naming a star is so 90’s. How about registering you mom’s mom’s name as a .com, .org, or .net and give her the gift of a new hobby. If she has a common name that is already registered, think of a phrase that describes who she is and what she likes. Set up an appointment to show how she can use her new domain. Mention that she can have an online voice with a blog, and set this up for her using free blogging software.

6. Make Mom her favorite cake 

Think of the birthday parties and school events mom has baked for over the years. Return the favor with a homemade cake and use her favorite colors when decorating!

7. Wheel of affection

One greeting card can’t possibly express everything mom means to you. Make her a wheel of affection and share the many ways she makes your life happier.

8. Sign up for Groupon 

Even better than their love for shopping is their love for saving money while shopping! Sign up for Groupon in your area and save big restaurants, home services, or a special spa day to treat  your mom. Then sign her up to receive daily alerts to keep the savings going.

9. Chore Chart

Kids can customize and print a chore chart to help mom with household tasks. Post the list on the refrigerator to remind mom every day that you want to make her life easier.

Infant Car Seat Cover from BabbaCo10. Gifts for New Moms

Do you have a friend or child who just had a baby? Check out these fabulous products that make functional AND super cute gifts for new mothers from BabbaCo.com.  She’ll thank you for making her life easier! Coupon code for 25% off: MOM25

In addition to any gift you give mom, take the time to tell her how much she’s appreciated. Author Tenneva Jordan is most famous for her quote about the willingness of moms to sacrifice for her children, “A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”

by Molly Maid