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Meaningful Mother’s Day Gifts, Even if Your Mom Has Passed Away

Mothers Day Gifts Even if Your Mom Has Passed Away

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Although the specific date changes from year to year, Mother’s Day is one of the busiest times of the year for restaurants, post offices and floral shops. Mother’s Day can also be one of the most painful days of the year for those who have lost their Mom. I thank God I still have my Mom with me, but I know the agony of losing a parent since my Dad passed away this last week. That’s why this list includes gifts and ideas whether your Mom is still here or if she has passed. Take a look at these thoughtful (and really affordable) gift ideas that will honor her on Mother’s Day or any day of the year.

#1 Family Photo with Picture Frame

Photos are what make any house a home and they always add warmth and happiness to any office or workspace. Even if your Mom has a million photos, she will appreciate having one more set in a lovely frame. If your Mom has passed away, printing a favorite photo of her is a great way to honor her memory and keep her image near you. The picture frame on this list comes in white, white & gold or antique brass for only $8 on Amazon. 

#2 Handwritten Letter to Mom

When was the last time you sat down to actually write a letter to someone? I’m not talking about writing a few words on a Hallmark card or sending off a text or an email. I’m talking about a real handwritten letter. If there’s one person in this world we should do this for, it’s Mom. Whether your Mom is here or not, setting aside some time with your thoughts and writing them down is not only a gift to your mother, but it’s extremely therapeutic for you as well. Write about how much you love her, include some of your favorite memories, write about what you admire most about her and remind her of all the ways in which she has blessed your life. It’s the one gift that won’t cost you a thing, but it will truly be priceless.

#3 House Plant with Pretty Planter

We all know that flowers are the obvious gift for Mother’s Day, but flowers die too soon. A plant can last forever. Plus, they purify the air and will add continuous beauty to your Mom’s home or office. If your Mom has passed away, you can always buy yourself a plant--pick one that reminds you of her or if she had a favorite kind of plant, choose that one--and nurture it as a way to honor your Mom and the life she gave you. The classic white planter in the photo has a vintage-looking diamond design and will perfectly complement any decor style. It’s just $17.99 and has perfect reviews on Amazon.

#4 Have a Potluck

When holidays like Mother’s Day roll around, we’re reminded about the importance of spending time with family and friends. Having a potluck brunch or lunch with your Mom and the family is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and all those invited. You will be creating a memory for your Mom that she’ll never forget. If you have lost your Mom, a potluck is also a beautiful idea and a great way to start a new tradition. Share the occasion with friends and family (including those who have lost their moms) and have each person bring their own Mom’s favorite foods so you can reminisce and share stories. You’ll be healing and nourishing not only your body, but your soul.

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Written by Mar Yvette

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