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Best Mother´s Day Gifts For 50+ Moms

Thelma is a Filipina expat living in Germany. She is a very creative person, shares tips and DIY about anything she has done in life.


Mother´s Day Again!

I know, I know! It´s time again for us to celebrate Mother´s Day next month and so I thought I have to write something for this day. How I wish my mother is still alive but she passed away 7 years ago. She´s in my mind and my heart while writing this. God bless her wherever she is now in our universe. I will dedicate this hub to her knowing she would love to have these gifts I am going to write about. Well, some of these Mother´s Day gifts are personalized gifts that you too might want to give to your beloved mother. Take care of your mother, you will never know when her time ends.

As I have said, Mother´s Day is fast approaching. It will be on May 10, 2015 the second Sunday of May here in Germany. Is it the same Mother´s Day celebration in your country? As a mother for more than 30 years, material things don´t count much anymore but I would be hypocrite if I would not like some of the material things I might receive. I would start with the most gift a mother should treasure in her life. The time with her kids.

Sharing Time Together

Family bonding on Mother´s Day.

Family bonding on Mother´s Day.

Most Valuable Gift Ideas

1. Family Bonding

As the children are mostly away from home and have their own families, a family bonding day is a special gift sons and daughters could give to their mothers. A time they can share with their mothers and their kids. A time to tighten the family relationship within the family where the mothers are the center of attention. Mothers always value the visits of their children especially now that their grown up kids have no more time for them. At least Mother´s Day is a reason to visit their mothers. It does not matter if she has to do a lot of cooking at home for the family bonding day as long as the children will come.

2. Spending Time

Spending time with your mother by visiting her in the home for the aged and get her out of that place for at least on that Mother´s Day. Spend time with her in those places which bring back a lot of wonderful memories for her and maybe yourself too. Let her choose where she wants to go or if it is a surprise, think about the things she had done in her younger years. Things she loved most.

3. Saying "I Love You"

Don´t forget to say "I Love You" to your mother. How I wish I have said that to my mother when she was still alive. I have showed my affection but I have never said that to her and I regret that I have not done that.

A heart gingerbread. "I mog Di" is a Bavarian dialect of saying I love you.

A heart gingerbread. "I mog Di" is a Bavarian dialect of saying I love you.

Some Gift Ideas:

1. Spa Voucher

A spa voucher for a relaxing treatment like ayurvedic massage, hot stones, facials, paraffin wax treatment for her hands and feet. Of course it is fun for your mother if you go with her if you are a daughter. It´s just like mother and child bonding day.

2. Dinner with her

Having dinner with her in a restaurant of her choice after spending the afternoon with her walking in a park or watching a movie in a cinema.

3. Museum ticket

It is a good idea too when giving a gift to your mother. That is, if she is interested in arts and is fond of going to a museum.

4. Books

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Books for your mother to read but I think it is better if you give her a book shop voucher as a gift and she just have to go to the shop and choose the book she would like to read.

5. Flowers

There are lots of beautiful flowers you can give her like dancing lady or phalaenopsis orchids, roses, lilacs and of course the favorite flowers your mother adores so much.

6. Concert ticket

A ticket for a classic concert or any kind of music she likes to listen.

Remember! These ideas would be a lot of fun if she is not alone. So, why not share your time and spend it with her. That would be lovely!

Affordable Gift Ideas

  1. Lipstick
  2. Hand lotion
  3. Body lotion
  4. Selfmade Mother´s Day card
  5. Bubble bath
  6. Body scrub
  7. Photo with you and your mother
  8. Perfumed candles
  9. Diary / Journal
  10. Hand-held fan for the summer
  11. Laced handkerchief
  12. Perfumed soaps
  13. Tea or coffee mug with your photo
  14. Chocolates
  15. Perfumed body powder
  16. A glass with her name
  17. A breakfast in bed

Those are some of gift ideas you don´t have to spend much. Maybe you can add more to these gift ideas. I will add more when I can think of a few.

Tips For Giving Dinner For Mother´s Day

When planning to give a small family dinner on Mother´s Day,

  1. You can keep it a secret first from your mother. Your mother might help in preparing something for the dinner. Remember, it is her day and she has to relax in that day.
  2. Prepare the food that she would love to eat. Maybe one of her favorites.
  3. Don´t talk about problems on that day instead talk about something else that might ignite her interest.
  4. Maybe you can play her favorite game after dinner. It could be charade or something else which includes all the members of the family.

Enjoy Mother´s Day!

I hope you enjoyed reading this hub and that you have chosen something for your beloved mother. I know, you don´t have to spend a lot for your mother but spending time with her is the simpliest, affordable and memorable gift you can share with her. Enjoy your time with her! Cheers to all the mothers out there!

Thanks for reading my 100th Hub!

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© 2015 Thelma Alberts


Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on November 15, 2016:

So sorry to hear about your mother Chin chin. Enjoy bonding with your mother-in-law. Thanks for dropping by. Advance Merry Christmas.

Chin chin from Philippines on November 09, 2016:

My mom passed away already, but my mother-in-law is still alive at age 79. These are great gift suggestions, perfect even for Christmas. Thanks for this list.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on January 01, 2016:

Happy New Year 2016 colorfulone! Thanks for your wonderful comment.

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on December 19, 2015:

A gift that says "I love you" is the best gift of all. You have lots of great gift ideas, Thelma. All these gifts would be great for any special occasion.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on October 07, 2015:

Thank you very much swalia. I can relate to your mother. I don´t need luxury in life. Drinking a cup of tea or coffee with my son is enough for me. The time that we spend together is precious enough.

Shaloo Walia from India on October 07, 2015:

This is a great list! My mother appreciates even if I make a cup of tea for her. All she wants is some love and some time!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on July 14, 2015:

Yes, mothers are blessings to all of us children. Sadly, most people realizes that when it´s too late. Thanks for your wonderful comment Minnetonka Twin. Have a wonderful day!

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on July 14, 2015:

Wonderful ideas on Mother's Day gifts. I've always loved receiving the hand-made cards from the kids or the certificates they would write up. They would be certificates for massages from them or doing certain chores. Mother's are a blessing to all. I haven't had my mother since I was nine years old. What a hole it's made in my life.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on June 05, 2015:

I agree with you Entourage 007 that handmade cards are great part of Mother´s Day especially if you really make it yourself. I can relate to what your mother had felt about that card. Thanks for your wonderful comment. Have a lovely weekend!

Stuart from Santa Barbara, CA on June 05, 2015:

I think handmade cards are a great part of any mothers day. One year my sisters and I made a great Mothers day card for my mom and it was so personal and sincere, that it ended up making her cry. It almost made me feel bad for making her cry, but ultimately I knew they were tears of joy. The more personal the mothers day card, the better, and pictures go a long way too because they show the memories that you all enjoyed together.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on May 14, 2015:

That´s great Sunshine. Handmade cards are really beautiful gifts especially as they did them with their own creativity. Belated Mother´s Day to you, too. Today is Father´s Day in Germany. Thanks for your comment.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on May 14, 2015:

I received handmade cards from my granddaughters which were my favorite gifts. The gift cards were nice too! :) Happy Mothers Day to you, as mothers should be celebrated every day.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on May 12, 2015:

Yes, I agree with you sgbrown. Nothing is comparable to the good time we spend with our mothers. Thank you very much for your nice comment. Have a nice day.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on May 12, 2015:

Spending time with your mother on Mother's Day is the best gift of all, but I would enjoy getting any of these gifts. Of course I like the flowers that I can plant in the yard and not just cute flowers. You have some really great gift ideas here!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on May 11, 2015:

It´s great to hear about your loving mother snerfu. I´m doing that to my son, too. Thanks for your comment. Take care;-))

Vivian Sudhir from Madurai, India on May 11, 2015:

Yes, when she was alive mom would bake me a cake always and I would pick out some flowers for her. Nice to have a Mother's day.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on May 04, 2015:

Belated Happy Birthday Cornelia! Yes, spa voucher and museum ticket are good choices. Thanks for your comment. Enjoy your evening there.

Korneliya Yonkova from Cork, Ireland on May 04, 2015:

Awesome hub, I am currently 44 but I would prefer spa voucher and museum ticket :)

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on May 03, 2015:

Hi Suzanne Day! Yes, that will be next weekend. That´s great. Happy mother daughter bonding. Thanks for the comment and the votes.

Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on May 03, 2015:

Yes, it's not long until Mother's Day! I have bought mine chocolate coated blueberries for a little treat. And give her a hug and spend the afternoon talking about funny things. Voted useful and up!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 30, 2015:

Thank you very much sheilamarie78 for your wonderful comment. I know it as I am a mother, too. I love the time with my family. Have a lovely new month ahead.

Sheilamarie from British Columbia on April 30, 2015:

Those are some excellent suggestions, Thelma. You are right that most mothers are grateful to have their children together. Time is a great gift to share.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 28, 2015:

I am sure your mom treasured most the family bonding like we do. Thank you for your comment Peachy.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on April 28, 2015:

great ideas, I think my mom prefer family bonding ther best

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 26, 2015:

Hi Nell! Thanks for your wonderful comment. Yes, Mozart chocolates are delicious. Enjoy the new week ahead.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 26, 2015:

You are very welcome Margaret. I can relate to that missing your mom as I miss my mother too. Enjoy the time with your mother-in-law and your family. Thanks for your visit and have a great week ahead.

Nell Rose from England on April 26, 2015:

I love the Mozart chocolates! what a great idea! over here museums are free, but to go into a specialised part it does need tickets, I love all your ideas! and of course the best ones are just being with family, love the top photo too, its awesome!

Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on April 24, 2015:

Thelma, thanks for these wonderful Mother's Day gift ideas for older moms. I lost my mom six years ago and miss her terribly. Thank goodness my husband's mom is still very much alive. We will be giving her that most valuable gift of shared time together, which is a gift for all of us.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 24, 2015:

Sorry to hear about your mother Rachel L Alba. We can only wish to be as good as our mothers. Thanks for your wonderful comment and your votes. Have a lovely weekend!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 24, 2015:

Thank you very much for your wonderful comment ChitrangadaSharan and for sharing this hub to fb. I appreciate that. I agree with you about that selfless love of a mother. Happy weekend!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 24, 2015:

Thank you very much AliciaC. I appreciate that. Have a wonderful weekend.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 24, 2015:

Hi MsDora! You are very welcome. Thanks as well. Enjoy your weekend!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 24, 2015:

Yes, me too Carb Diva. Having time with our children is indeed the priceless thing we can have with them. Thanks for your comment. Happy weekend!

Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on April 24, 2015:

What a lovely hub and subject. I also lost my mother in 1993. I knew she had cancer but still, when I got the call, I was in shock. I was not ready to loose my mother. I can only hope I was and am close to being the mother she was. Thank you for sharing and I voted up and awesome.

Blessings to you.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 24, 2015:

Wonderful and emotional hub!

I enjoyed going through and I think all the gift ideas you suggested are very nice. No love can be as great and selfless, such as mother's love. We must show our love to her sometime and bring a smile to her face.

Congratulations for publishing your 100th hub! I remember the feeling.

Keep up the fine work and thanks!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 23, 2015:

Congratulations on your hundredth hub, Thelma! You have some lovely ideas for Mother's Day gifts. Like you, I wish that my mother was still here for me to celebrate the day with her.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 23, 2015:

I love the photo idea. Thanks for all the great suggestions.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on April 23, 2015:

What I cherish most of all is time with my children. I would much rather have that than flower or anything purchased at a store. Absolutely priceless. Thanks for a sweet hub.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 23, 2015:

That is great Jodah. Those days with the family is awesome. Enjoy those days. It was the first time I heard Johnny Ruffo singing when I have choosen that video above. It was the best video I have seen in you tube for Mother´s Day song. Thanks for your comment and for the information about the singer.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 23, 2015:

Yes, I would have love to do that too if my mother is still with me. Thanks Dolores Monet. Have a nice day!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 23, 2015:

Yes, I agree with you drbj. We should not wait for a special day to say I love you to our loved ones. That´s a priceless thing we can give to our parents and to the people we love. Thanks for your comment.

John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on April 22, 2015:

Yes Thelma, same Mother's Day here. My mother is also gone, so it's a day for my wife to celebrate. A good day for her will be to spend with grand children. Our son has paid for us to go to a resort with them for a few days that weekend, so it should be good. I see you chose a Johnny Ruffo song. He was a runner up on the X Factor here in Australia. Good choice. Good hub, thanks

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on April 22, 2015:

If I still had my mother, I'd take her out to dinner!

drbj and sherry from south Florida on April 22, 2015:

Great gift ideas, Thelma, especially the one about vocalizing your love to your Mother and the others you love. Just don't wait only for Mothers' Day.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 22, 2015:

LOL! Billy, you made me laugh. Of course I won´t tell Bev about that;-)Shhh... I love the first 3 too and those are the best. Thanks for your comment.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 22, 2015:

My mother is gone so Bev gets my attention. I love the first for a physical gift, I think Bev would like a couple new bunnies. Shhh, don't tell her.

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