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The Best Gift For Mom

Last updated on January 27, 2022
Best Gift For Mom

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Our Picks For The Top Gifts For Mom

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 True Keepsake

Knock Knock Fill-In-The-Blank Journal Gift For Mom

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Knock Knock

Fill-In-The-Blank Journal Gift For Mom

The 112-page book gives you the opportunity to write a love letter to your mom via cute cute questions you fill in the answer to. It is a timeless piece of customizable literature that will be read again and again.

Overall Take

Personalized CharmThe fill-in-the-blank book is an excellent gift for moms from kids and adults of all ages.

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Harmony Tree Collections Religious Picture Frame Gift For Mom

Harmony Tree Collections

Religious Picture Frame Gift For Mom

The 9.5-by-14-inch wooden picture frame has a rustic look and displays a 5-by7-inch photo on the right side and a heart-warming poem on the left side. The poem featured—A Prayer for My Mother or My Mom, My Friend—depends on what frame color you choose.

Overall Take

Rustic LookThe picture frame gift for mom is great for those who want to bring joy to the mother they treasure so much with a customized gift.

MoCuishle Pain Relief Massager Pillow Gift For Mom

MoCuishle

Pain Relief Massager Pillow Gift For Mom

The deep tissue back massage pillow has four modes and a heating function that soothes tired muscles, works out knots and boost circulation. The adjustable straps prevent the massager from moving around.

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Versastile MassagerThe stress-relieving back massager works on necks, shoulders, legs, and feet and is a nice addition to any home or office.

Kafete Wooden Classical Music Box Gift For Mom

Kafete

Wooden Classical Music Box Gift For Mom

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Buying Guide

Moms are notoriously difficult to shop for, and rightfully so. What do you give someone who has played so many roles in your life, from cheerleader and therapist to chef and housekeeper?

Thankfully, there are tons of options to choose from, whether the matriarch you adore could use some relaxation, a sentimental surprise, a fashionable accessory or a life-enhancing gadget. No matter the occasion — Mother’s Day, a birthday, or just because — we’re confident that one of our picks will delight that special someone who deserves all of the love and appreciation in the world.

What to Look For

  • Back massagers are great gifts for moms who spend a lot of time on their feet or suffer from muscle aches.
  • For a gift that will bring your mom joy for years to come, opt for something sentimental or customizable such as a picture frame or book.
  • If your mom struggles with or is hesitant to accept new technology (for example, she is happy with her landline phone), a smart device may not be the best gift.

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The American iteration of Mother’s Day — a holiday celebrating motherhood in various forms throughout the world — was created by Anna Jarvis in the early 1900s. Prior to the Civil War, Jarvis’ mother, Anna Reeves Jarvis, helped establish “Mother’s Day work clubs” to teach local women how to care for their children.

After her mother’s death in 1905, Anna Jarvis came up with Mother’s Day as a way to honor sacrifices mothers made for their children and lobbied for the day to become a United States holiday. Her hard work paid off in 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure making Mother’s Day every second Sunday in May — but she became disgusted by the holiday’s commercialization and started a campaign against florists, greeting card companies, and other profiteers that capitalized on its popularity.

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