Moms, does Mother’s Day stress you out a little bit? You try not to have high expectations, but admit it. There’s a part of you that really hopes the husband and kids will pull through and surprise you with something you love — whether it’s purchased from a store or not.
Well, why wait for someone else to make your Mother’s Day dreams come true? No one’s got your back like you do, girl! Decide what you want and go for it.
Here are a few ideas for gifts you can give yourself — from the free stuff to the cute things you can find online.
Gifts that don’t cost a thing
Let’s start with the truly meaningful gifts, shall we? These are the types of things that can turn your day around in an instant — even if dinner’s burning, the kids are tearing the house apart, or your husband completely forgets about Mother’s Day altogether. YOU are ultimately in charge of your happiness, girl. And that is really great news.
Pick any one of the gifts below to give yourself a day you’re sure to remember!
The gift of not judging yourself
How many times have you beaten yourself up about feeding the kids cereal for dinner, gaining a few extra pounds, or even losing your temper in a moment of weakness? Whatever your idea of perfection is for yourself, let go of it. At least for one day. Pat yourself on the shoulder, take a deep breath, and say, “I’ve got this.” Even better, try giving yourself a sincere compliment. That lady in the mirror deserves it!
The gift of taking a break
Like so many moms, you probably have a list a mile long of things you need to get done. But here’s a secret: Nothing’s going to implode if you steal away for a few minutes. On Mother’s Day especially, you should be allowed to take a break. Go for a walk, crack open a book, take a midday soak in the tub with your favorite bath bombs. Do whatever refreshes you!
The gift of rest
You might think this is the same as taking a break, but this one’s all about the zzzzzs. That’s right — take a nap! A little shuteye isn’t just for the kiddos. Experts say naps can do wonders for adults, too. Lock your bedroom door, cozy up with your favorite blanket, and snooze away! You’ll wake up a new woman.
The gift of connection
Take time to consciously connect with the people that you love. Have a face-to-face, heart-to-heart conversation with your kids. Put the cell phone down and cuddle up to your significant other. Call your friend or that family member who lives far away just to check-in.
The gift of laughter
Ahhhh, how good does it feel just to LAUGH? All the stress and tension of the day just melts away when you let go and embrace the humor in life. Watch your favorite comedy, Google some funny memes, make silly faces with your kids… It really gets the happy hormones going in your brain.
The gift of fun
When’s the last time you dropped everything and just played? It’s so easy to get into the rigid adult mode, sometimes we forget to tap into our inner child and find joy in simple pleasures. Time to break out the board games, the volleyball net, the family kite … whatever gets your mojo going!
The gift of gratitude
The happiest people in the world have figured out this one secret: gratitude is a superpower. Taking time to be grateful for all the big and little things in your life is a surefire way to make any day a good day. Trust us — even in the worst of circumstances, there is always something to be grateful for.
And then there’s the stuff you actually CAN buy
The gifts above may be priceless, but there’s also something to be said for the cute and fun things too! At SexyModest Boutique, that’s what we do best. You could spend hours pouring over all the options on our website, but here are some ideas to get you started.
A pretty dress
It’s a scientific fact that what you wear affects how you feel, so buying a new outfit is an easy way to boost your mood! And there’s just something about a new dress that really takes your confidence to a whole new level, don’t you think? That’s especially true when it fits well and provides all the right coverage. The Brigitte Brianna dress collection from SexyModest features dozens of modest dresses for women — from comfy, to cute, to classy, and more! Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.
A monthly box of surprises
For years, our founder Brigitte has been compiling a monthly collection of her favorite gifts and goodies and shipping them out to lucky owners of the My Favorite Things Box subscription. Well, if you’ve ever wanted to give it a whirl, you can now buy a one-time My Favorite Things Box to see what all the fuss is about! It’s like giving yourself a little bit of Christmas each month. Be warned — you’ll get hooked!
A healthier you
While you can’t technically “buy” a healthier you, you can make an investment in your health by subscribing to Brig’s private fitness group. As a former Olympian and fitness expert herself, Brig shares all her ideas for meal prep and workouts here. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that can help you achieve your goals! If you’ve always wanted to look AND feel better, this one’s a no-brainer.
Need a last-minute gift idea?
If you do need a last-minute gift for Mother’s Day, we’ve got the perfect suggestion. There’s nothing worse than scouring the internet and hoofing it around brick-and-mortar shops only to realize the gift you got for someone was met with lackluster enthusiasm. So… why not let your mother (or whomever else) pick out something they’re sure to LOVE?
Whether it’s for Mother’s Day, a birthday, or some other special occasion, you really can’t go wrong with a simple gift card from SexyModest.com. All you have to do is purchase it online, enter your recipient’s email, and voila! Instant gift, guaranteed to bring a smile. Get your SexyModest gift card today!
To all of the many incredible women, mothers, and mother figures out there, Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at SMB!