The special day for mommies is quickly approaching–next weekend to be exact. Have you gotten that special gift for your mom yet? If not don’t panic, there’s still time. However, you don’t want to get the Superwoman who gave you life just any old thing, right? Of course not! She deserves way better than that. This post isn’t just for those who are looking for a gift to purchase, it’s also for any woman who’s been asked the question, “What do you want for Mother’s Day?”
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I’m sure you’ve seen all the advertisements for Mother’s Day flowers, jewelry and so on. I don’t wear much jewelry and I love flowers, but sometimes I prefer gifts that are a bit more practical. An item that isn’t necessarily expensive but more than just something pretty to look at. I know a few other women in my age group who think the same.
So, if you haven’t gotten anything yet or are spinning your wheels in search of the perfect gift, I have a few ideas that just may work.
Schedule a future appointment for new eyebrows.
Does your mom complain about thinning eyebrows? As women get older, hormones take over and eyebrows might not appear as lush as they used to. Brows frame the eyes, and having to “draw” them on every single day can get annoying. Not to mention, it’s getting warmer and in an attempt to remove forehead sweat, it’s pretty easy to wipe them off–or worse, wipe only one of them off. Why not look into tatted brows? Personally, I don’t think this is for me, but many women swear by it. There are a few options available and one of the most popular is microblading. This is a two-step, semi-permanent tattooing technique that creates hairlike strokes to fill in sparse or thinning brows. The pigment can last from 1-3 years and usually costs anywhere from $500 to $1500. This treatment has been around for a while now and I’ve seen some gorgeous transformations. On the flip side, I’ve also witnessed total botch jobs, so you have to be careful and do thorough research before making that appointment.
I follow Nicole of SAVVY Creations on Facebook and she does an amazing job at Ombre’ Microshading. This powder technique is used to create a natural-looking tattoo that lasts from 18 months to two years and costs $300. This one is believed to be good for those with oily skin. Click here to see her stunning work or make an appointment if you are in the Chicago area. There’s a lot of variables to consider upon making the decision to get eyebrow tattoos such as skin type and allergies, so be sure to consult with a skilled, reputable professional before having your mom go under the needle.
Buy her a business.
Yes, buy her a whole business–or at least pay the start-up costs. If your sweet mother has ever expressed an interest in working for herself, maybe this is something that you want to look into. And, there’s no such thing as being too old, especially when you feel young at heart! There are tons of options for self-employment, from blogging, to direct sales, (there’s a company for everything–even wine) to opening up an online boutique. Many online businesses have relatively low start-up costs. I paid $169 for the company I’m with, and the value was worth so much more. Plus, I made back the cost of my investment and more in no time.
Pay one of her larger bills.
By taking on a monthly bill or two may give your mom the flexibility to do something she has been longing to do like take a mini-cruise, go to a nice bed & breakfast in another state or buy something she actually wants. Not saying you wouldn’t get her a gift she likes… you get what I’m saying.
Gym membership or dance class.
A yearly gym membership would definitely be one of my choices. It’s a way to tell your mother you want her to remain healthy so she can see many more Mother’s Days to come.
Yearly entertainment subscription.
If you have a Christian mom who loves movies but is always complaining about the content shown on regular movie channels or apps, try this one. I’m a big fan of action movies, comedies, and documentaries. Sometimes I’ll find an interesting drama to tune-in to. However, I will admit that it is refreshing to engage in shows that align with my beliefs. I’m sure she will enjoy this service.
Essential oil (EO) starter kit.
Any health-conscious woman needs to have a supply of quality essential oils. I could talk about the benefits of EO’s ALL day. They have replaced dangerous chemicals in my home. I cook with them, use them to add a wonderful scent to my home, and I apply them topically. You can use any quality brand, but my preferred company is Young Living. I’ve used them for years and haven’t had any issues. These oils have literally changed my life, and your mom may love them too.
Now, you have exactly one week to make a decision. Give your mom a gift that counts.
All the best, always.