Choosing thoughtful Christmas gifts for women is much easier with a little bit of attention to detail, and some careful strategies. When picking out a present for a mom or mother-in-law, always be sure to think about her personal preferences, and take personality into consideration as well. In general, however, a mother will typically enjoy gifts that demonstrate the love and attention of her children and/or grandchildren.
Personalized “Mom” Picture Frame Gift
Personalizing a nicely framed family picture makes a thoughtful and unique Christmas gift for a mother or mother-in-law. In order to complete this project, each family member should write a personal message on the blank mat portion of the frame. Choose a happy family photo that includes all family members, and add a “We Love You, Mom” message across the top of the frame’s mat.
Flowers as Gifts for Christmas
Flowers are a great way to say “I love you” to Mom or Mother-in-Law at Christmas. Create a personalized flower message for mothers using the Language of Flowers. Include a translation card for Mom, that explains the meaning of each flower or herb in the bouquet. Some choices for this bouquet might include:
- Camellia Japonica, Red: Unpretending excellence
- Chrysanthemum, Chinese: Cheerfulness under adversity
- Fennel: Worthy of all praise, Strength
- Myrrh: Gladness
- Oak Leaves: Bravery
- Pear: Affection, Comfort
- Branch of Currants: You please all
- Agrimony: Thankfulness, Gratitude
Some of these items may be easier to come by than others – During the Christmas season, a florist or greenhouse is the simplest choice for greenery and flowers. Bunches of dried herbs from a local herbalist can be added to the bouquet as well, since the meaning is the same regardless of whether the item is fresh or dried.
Give Mom the Gift of Pampering for Christmas
A mom tends to avoid pampering herself, while lavishing attention on her kids. Christmas is a perfect opportunity for the kids to get together and make sure Mom gets pampered for a change. A gift certificate for a Spa visit, a manicure-pedicure session, or a massage are all potential ways for kids to make sure Mom gets pampered for Christmas.
Thoughtful Christmas Presents Show Mom that She’s Loved
A thoughtful Christmas present, chosen with care, will show any mother that she is well-loved by her family and children. The presents above provide a variety of possibilities for well-planned Christmas gifts. If the occasion arises, however, that a last-minute gift is needed, here are some suggestions: Last Minute Christmas Gifts – No Shopping Ideas.