Need to give those husbands on the late-gift givers list an idea?  We compiled a few to help out!  


Okay, so it’s Mother’s Day weekend this Sunday.  I’d love to have a weekend away with my family or even my girlfriends but this year it just isn’t going to happen.  Given that, I would like to give some great gift suggestions to all those late-gift givers out there.  (Wives please stop reading, print this out and hand it to those husbands who tend to be on the late-gift givers list.)  



  • A really easy thing to do that is fairly inexpensive is to get your wife (or partner or significant other) a gift certificate to a local nail salon for a manicure and pedicure.  A manicure is just fine if you can’t spring for both.  Every woman could use a manicure to help out with dishpan hands!
  • A massage at the local spa could reap days and days of rewards for the entire family.  A relaxed baby-mommy is a happy baby-momma, ‘nuff said.
  • Dinner out or a Sunday brunch may be what she likes to make her feel special and appreciated or maybe a simple breakfast in bed prepared by the kids is the way to go.  Whatever you choose it’s always a good idea to give Mom a day or night off from cooking to make her feel like you appreciate all her sweat and planning over the stovetop.
  • For those of you who can afford it, bling is always the way to go.  It doesn’t matter if it’s yellow gold, white gold, platinum or a silver locket with the kids pictures inside.  Jewelry is always a good gift and it’s even better when you can afford diamonds! 
  • Flowers are always welcome.  Go for flowers that are in season.  If you are on a budget–tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils are beautiful and appropriate.  Roses are the cliche but by simply knowing her favorite flower and making those a gift, it will always score points. 
  • Last but hardly least, is anything homemade by little hands.  Truly the best presents are those that cost next to nothing. Precious fingerpainted pictures, crayon scribbles turned into a card, a necklace made from recycled wrapping paper or anything that little ones come up with on their own mean the most and will stay in Mom's heart forever.