Mother’s Day is fast approaching and the omnipresent pressure to present your mom with a unique gift that says both “I love you” and “I completely understand you” lingers, despite knowing she’d be just as happy with a phone call. If you’re hesitant to surprise her with a bouquet of her favorite flowers for the fifth year in a row, don’t be. Flowers are nice. But if you’d like to throw a curveball and do something off the beaten path this year, you have a few options.
Ok. So, jewelry isn’t the most inventive gift idea out there. But this is different. Smallprint is a Texas-based company that crafts fine silver keepsakes that feature a loved one’s actual fingerprints, footprints or hand-written notes. It’s the perfect combination of jewelry and family. From a pendant to bracelets and key rings, each piece of jewelry is custom-made. You can email images of your chosen sentiment and have the perfect gift within two weeks.
Price tag: Start at $70
Is your mom is the adventurous kind that never turns down the chance for an adrenaline rush? Go Ape may be able to offer you the perfect Mother’s Day gift by way of treetop courses that allow you to explore parks around the United States from otherwise unobtainable vantage point using zip lines, Tarzan swings, rope ladders and tunnels. Go Ape is the country’s #1 zip line and tree-top adventure offering courses all over the country.
Price tag: $55-$57 for ages 16+
What says I love you more than a song, complete with personalized lyrics? This sentimental and thoughtful gesture is possible through CustomSong, which allows you to search bios of more than a dozen artists ready to write your song -– everything from blues and hip-hop to country and jazz. You work one-on-one with an artist, sharing details about mom. Each song is guaranteed to be complete within two weeks – but there’s a one-week rush option that costs $50 extra. The song can be delivered via MP3 or on a CD, the choice is yours. So, what do you say? Love your mom so much you could sing it from a mountain top?
It’s OK if after reading the above ideas you’re still thinking about sending flowers. You can never go wrong with flowers. Proflowers is a same-day flower delivery service that is sure to put a smile on her face. Pick out her favorite bouquet and have them sent to her directly. Just remember, it’s the thought that counts.
Price tag: Under $20
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