Give an experience this Mother’s Day

It’s that time of year again when Moms get their moment in the sun: Mother’s Day.

We take 24 hours to show our appreciation and it is glorious. For me, Mother’s Day is a big deal because my husband and I share the same birthday. This is the only celebration that feels like it’s only for me!

According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey, this year’s Mother’s Day spending will total 23.1 billion. It’s estimated Americans will spend an average of $180 per person.

About two years ago, my husband gifted me with three tools to make fresh pasta on our standing mixer. While we’ve enjoyed making pasta as a family, I much preferred the following year’s gift of a full 24 hours of “Yes” to any request. This included no questions asked and zero attitude from my family. It was truly a blissful experience!

If you want to shake things up this year, try some of these Mother’s Day gifts will make her feel truly pampered.

Birchbox gift subscription: It’s like a gift card that provides mom with monthly hair, skin, makeup and other beauty samples for just $10 per month. You can choose to pay in advance for three months, six months or a year. Mom receives an email, fills out her personal beauty profile and receives a package each month with generous samples that will have her glowing.

CrateJoy’s Pause and Unwind subscription: Moms are usually so focused on their family, they often need a reminder to pamper themselves. This is monthly “me time” delivered. Every box includes five organic, all-natural handmade products from women-owned businesses and brands across the U.S.

Scribd membership: For moms who love to read, you can gift unlimited access to hundreds of thousands of books, magazines and audiobooks for $8.99/month.

REI membership: For outdoorsy, active mothers, $20 will get her lifetime access to the REI community. It includes members-only special offers, access to in-store REI Garage sales, discount pricing on REI classes/events and a 10% annual members dividend.

None of these quite fit the bill? Check out Groupon to see what experiences or pampering packages are available near you or your mom. Groupon currently has a page on its website dedicated to local Mother’s Day offers, and has categories for tech moms, foodie moms, adventurous moms, glam moms and more.


Myriam DiGiovanni

Myriam DiGiovanni

After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help ... Web: Details