With Mother’s Day around the corner, you are probably wondering what you should gift your mom. However, sometimes the best gifts are memorable surprises. Sure, she is expecting something like flowers or a sweet card. But you could surprise her with something better, if you could only find out what she wants, needs, or would love. The following guidelines are a how-to in sneakily discovering the best gifts to give your mom for Mother’s Day.
Be Stealthy but Observant
Sneaky is the key word here. You have to stealthy, like a gift-giving ninja. Stay aware of the conversations your mom has, as well as the things she does throughout the day. Observe her hobbies, interests, and likes. Really pay attention, but do so in a way that isn’t apparent to the average onlooker. For a surprise to work, you have to make sure your mom doesn’t suspect anything.
Lure Your Mom into Nonchalant Conversations
Bait your mom with nonchalant conversations about everyday stuff. Ask questions, find out what kind of things she loves lately, and formulate a plan. Has she been really into interior décor lately? Snag a retro décor book to give her a glimpse at interior design through the years. Or, if she loves flowers, plant a small garden of beautiful blooms, then lead her outdoors to show her the gift.
Invest in Something Practical but Memorable
Trinkets, such as a willow tree angel, are nice and sweet, but it can be better to gift your mom something she can use. Even practical and functional gifts can be memorable. If you insist that a trinket or figurine is the absolute best present for your mom, then get her something practical to go with it. For example, if you get a collectable for her trinket collections, invest in a cabinet to put them in too.
Ask Around (to Those that Can Keep a Secret)
Your other parent, dad, grandparents, siblings, or your mom’s closest friends, should have some intel into what your mom would love for Mother’s Day. Ask around, but do so with the loved ones that can keep a secret. You don’t want anyone ruining the surprise while you’re still piecing it together.
Your mom is a super-special lady, and she deserves the absolute best for Mother’s Day. It might be sneaky to gather ideas for the perfect surprise present, but it’s for a good cause. Her smile, appreciation, and love for her gift will make all the hard work worth it.