For many, buying the perfect gift for their mother can be a struggle. Finding something that speaks to just how appreciated and loved she is can be difficult. That is especially harder when it comes to celebrating her 70th birthday, which is a huge milestone in your mother’s life.
In order to offer you a bit of inspiration, we’ve decided to compile a list of seven gift ideas that are perfect for this beautiful celebration.
- Crafting Classes
If your mother is a creative person or has always expressed the desire to try a crafty and fun activity, signing her up for a crafting class can be the perfect 70th birthday gift idea for your mom. Purchasing a weekend or a few weekend’s worth of classes can give her a new outlet to not only potentially reconnect with herself but to introduce her to a new hobby that she may find enjoyment from for the rest of her life. This will provide her with a wonderful and creative way to spend the vast amount of time that she now has at her disposal.
2. A Wine Carafe
Let’s be honest, the key to surviving parenthood is alcohol. With so much pressure placed on women, mothers, in particular, a bit of wine before bed or just after work is a traditional and common method to unwind after a long, demanding day. However, a lot of wine goes to waste if she can’t finish her bottle. A perfect way to make sure every drop is ready to grace her tongue–and a little bit of a humorous gift–is a wine carafe. Simply pouring the wine inside allows it to be stored in the refrigerator for next time’s indulgence. Practical and potentially saving Mama from another headache.
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3. The Perfect Plant
Flowers are a staple when it comes to celebrating women and mothers in particular. However, besides the usual roses or tulips this year, why not give her something a little different and easier to maintain this time? The Phalaenopsis orchid is a beautiful, purple, flower that is insanely easy to keep alive. All you have to do is add three cubes of ice to the pot, and the flower will grow from there. Since some gift ideas tend to require high maintenance–especially where flowers are concerned–this is a thoughtful gift that doesn’t put too much stress on her.
4. Make Her Own Scented Candle
Another common idea is candles. Usually, a high-priced candle to brighten her day up is the go-to, but this year, why not try doing something a bit more personal? Find out what her favorite scents are and perhaps make a new scent for her. Of course, it may take a few tries to find the perfect blend of scents that create the perfect smell. However, once it’s been created, name it after her and present it to her on the big day. She’ll love the personally crafted candle just for her.
- Take Her out for Dinner
Treating one’s mother out to a fine meal is one of the most thoughtful traditions you can have. Not only is this a good way of giving back for all those meals she cooked for the children over the years, but the setting gives room for some intimate, open conversation that allows for each party to check up on each other. The best part is someone else has to do the dishes afterward.
6. Scrapbook Collage
One of the staples of all things related to motherhood is scrapbooks. Hundreds of baby pictures, graduation photos, family vacation escapades are all collected in either messy or neat scrapbooks. Taking these photos and forming a large collage print that can be hung up on the wall allows her to look at some of her favorite pictures instead of them hiding away in barely touched scrapbooks. Not to mention, the fact that she didn’t have to create the collage is something she’ll love right from the start. Add a personal message or family motto to make the collage personal and meaningful to her and the family as a whole.
Either the cheapest or most expensive gift one can ever give to one’s mother is time. Since you are now a busy adult, probably occupied with your own children, she’s bound to appreciate some quality time together. Putting aside a weekend to spend with her could be the highlight of her year.
All About Her
She’s sacrificed a great deal for her children. With these gift ideas, that can be spun on its head and the family can express just how much she means to them and how appreciated those sacrifices, and her, are.