What do mom's really want for Mother's Day?  My Mother's Day is about MY mother. So when thinking of gift ideas...what do I think SHE would want?

FRESH CUT FLOWERS OR HANGING BASKETS

I don't know about you, but whether you are a mom, grandmother, or just a girl in general, sometimes beautiful flowers of any kind can really brighten someone's day. The key is to know WHAT type of flowers to get for your Mom. What are her favorites? Does she like flowers that bloom all spring and summer, or do you think she just wants a vase of beautiful flowers? Either way, Mom's are typically very happy with a thoughtful fragrant gift of beautiful flowers.

FAVORITE OR NEW RESTAURANTS

You can just tell mom you're taking her out for lunch or dinner, or ask her where she would like to go. Maybe there's a new restaurant that she has been wanting to go to. Maybe she just wants a brunch rather than a later afternoon dinner.

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

If you have young children, it's always fun to get a picture or some kind of artwork that your children make themselves. Dads, you can help your kids put their handmade pictures in a frame.  Or? Take a photo of you and your kids together, and present Mom with a quilt with your family photo...or a digital photo frame of you and your children, or a coffee cup with your pictures on it. Be creative here.

SPA DAY

Giving your mom a certificate to a full day at the salon is also a nice way to show her you love her...but she might want to spend a little time with you too...So maybe take her out to lunch and then present her with a certificate for her favorite spa services.

CONCERT EVENTS

Does your mom have a favorite band or artist? Does she enjoy the theater? Perhaps season passes to your favorite local theater?

JEWELRY

Mother's rings, contemporary charm jewelry bracelets and necklaces, or earrings.

A DAY AT THE CASINO

Sometimes a free pass to enjoy the delicious foods; some free money to gamble; take in a show or stay for the weekend and have nice visit to the spa. Sounds like a fun weekend to me!

HER FAVORITE WINES

Does she like wine? Something she probably won't buy for herself? Buy her a bottle of her favorite wine, and some beautiful wine glasses. A nice basket of cheese and crackers would add to the gift.