What does Mom really want? I asked this question on social media recently and the same answers came pouring in one after the next: A DAY OFF, A CLEAN HOUSE, A SPA DAY. There were a few wild card responses like “plastic surgery with time away at a 1 month healing clinic”, “lip filler and a gucci bag”, “Taylor Swift tickets” to name a few.
After asking my Instagram and Facebook audience of over 300k, the consensus was, Mom’s need a day off, in a clean house that they didn’t clean, with a cherry on top: a trip to the spa. Based on the sheer volume of these responses, I’m guessing my audience is primarily made up of moms of kids living at home still, in the thick of raising kids.
Can we make this happen for Mom? She’s not asking much. She’s saying can someone ELSE do the dishes, sweep the floor, scrub the toilets and empty the dirty laundry basket? Can she please have a moment to herself where she can have a full thought, without parenting, cleaning, and maybe getting pampered at the same time? This feels easy. Doesn’t even have to be a full out spa day, book her a pedicure!
If you’d like to include a gift beyond the basics, I’ve rounded up a few ideas made up of some of my favorite things, and some that I even have a discount for! Who doesn’t want a deal?!
Here we go:
New purse or bag. Moms carry all the things, why not be stylish doing it? The Lululemon belt bag has been the top selling crossbody bag for at least a year. I love mine for walks with our dog, trips to the ballpark, or paired with an athleisure sweat set or outfit. To step it up a notch, wow her with a Clare V fanny pack. I splurged on one a few years ago and have added a few more since because it’s truly my favorite bag. It can be dressed down, or dressed up! The best part, I have an exclusive discount code for 15% off, valid May 1-7th. Code: Jennycookies15
Skin Care: Spoil mom with a new skincare routine. I have been using Sunday Riley for about 9 months and have loved the visible differences in my skin. I love their Vitamin C (CEO) line. It has brightened up my skin, which is something all moms could use! My favorites are the CEO glow face oil, CEO serum, CEO afterglow, and AutoCorrect. The Autocorrect brightens and depuffs under eyes. Can I get an AMEN? I have a 25% off code good through 6/1 on all Sunday Riley products! Code is: Jennycookies25
New Kitchen Towels: Might seem like a cheesy gift, but let’s face it, Moms spend a LOT of time in the kitchen, whether they want to or not. I started treating myself to Geometry House Towels about a year ago and as silly as it seems, having a lux towel like Geometry, it really perks up the kitchen! I have gifted them to just about every person I know, and they always tell me later how much they love them and how they want more! Surprise mom with a week of no dishes, and a new drawer of fun towels. Use my code JennyCookies for 15% off.
Jenny Cookies Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed SMASH Box: Moms want to lay in bed, sip coffee and enjoy a sweet treat. Save the trip to the donut shop and order Mom this exclusive themed box of delicious treats from Jenny Cookies Bake Shop. If you’re nice, she might share!
Photos WITH Mom: Mom is always behind the camera so why not give her the gift of family photos? I treasure family photos and have always felt like spending money on photography was an investment as photos are passed down for years and years. No matter where you live, Flytographer can capture your memories! With professional photographers all over the world, Flytographer can capture your memories in your hometown or on your vacation! Use code: JennyCookies50 for $50 off a photo session. Also, don’t miss my giveaway for a 30-minute Flytographer shoot (Gift card will have a $285 USD value) over on my Instagram page!
Give her a glow: It’s that season where we’re just coming of winter and we’re pale! At least here in the PNW. I have been using SaltyFace self tanning foam for the last few months and have fallen in love. No orange coloring, no bad smells, just a sunkissed glow! Use code: jennycookies for a 10% discount.
Get Mom her Greens: I can’t not share about my must-have MOM energy source: BetterGreens. If you haven’t heard me gush over them on social media, I’ll do it here. These magical organic greens provide the perfect source of caffeine, and two sticks provide your daily serving of vegetables. We know mom needs energy to do ALL the things she does, and why not get your fruits and veggies in at the same time? Use code: Cookies for 10% off.
The Stanley: If you know you know. They’ve become a limb to everyone I know who uses one, and it’s time for mom to join the Stanley squad if she isn’t already a part. Their Adventure Quenchers have taken the world by storm so we know she’s going to love it. Get one HERE.
The Coziest Blanket: She said she wants to sleep in, take a nap, and be alone in her room. Give her the cutest and softest blanket ever made, and don’t be shocked when you realize you want one too. Now until May 14, get $10 off with code: formom.
I could list ideas all day, but these are my personal favorites that come with an extra discount which is fun! Whatever you do for mom, make sure you tell her how much you love her and appreciate her! Happy Mother’s Day to all you hard working Moms, I see you!