If you’re anything like us, your mom spoils you 364 days a year. But once a year, the tables are turned: on Mother’s Day, you get to thank your mom for everything she’s ever done for you.
Finding the perfect gift for mom isn’t always easy, but we’ve got a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Our strategy: the best gifts involve a physical token that you can give, along with an experience that will provide lasting memories. Here are a few Panama Jack-inspired ways to spoil your mom this Mothers Day.
Sunglasses and a Patio Date
There’s a pair of Panama Jack shades for every personality. Pick the pair that best represents your mom, and instruct her to wear them to keep the sun out of her eyes while you take her out for lunch—your treat. Every mother wants nothing more than to spend more time with her kids, and there’s no better place to take her this time of year than you’re favorite sun-soaked patio.
A Hat and Garden Gear
If your mom lives for long summer days spent out in the garden, then pick up a new hat to keep her protected from the sun. When she’s not around, raid her gardening shed to find out what she’s missing or what items need repairing. Pick out some shiny new tools, and commit to helping her spend a day in the garden.
Flip Flops and a Pedicure
Mother’s Day just so happens to coincide with the start of the summer season. The snow boots have been packed away, while the sandals are gearing up to make their seasonal debut. Treat mom to a pair of flip flops in a fun color, and pair it with a gift certificate to a local spa for indulgent pedicure that will prep her feet for summer. Trust us: she’ll appreciate an afternoon of peace and quiet.
Outdoor Furniture and a Magazine Subscription
Encourage your mom to slow down and take a breather by sprucing up her outdoor space. Find her the perfect outdoor lounge chair and pair it with a subscription to her favorite magazine. Voila—now she has everything she needs to enjoy an afternoon outdoors. For bonus points, bring her an ice cold beverage while she’s out enjoying her new gifts.
Sunscreen and a Day at the Beach
It’s hard to physically wrap up a day at the beach, but a new bottle of sunscreen is a practical item to present to her as a gift for this fun experience. Depending on your mom’s favorite activities, a day at the beach could mean a walk along the boardwalk eating ice cream, or an afternoon spent tearing up the beach volleyball court—or anything in between.
Boardshorts and an Outdoor Activity
If you’ve got an active mom who loves spending time outside, pick her up a new pair of boardshorts and a gift certificate for a fun outdoor activity for two. Check out what’s available in your area: a treetop adventure tour might be in the agenda, or perhaps a learn to surf lesson. Don’t be afraid to get creative!