Gifts are a common way to show love and appreciation to people in your life, but the gift you buy your loved one matters. With Mother’s Day 2022 fast approaching, you want to get a gift that a mom in your life will love. How do you achieve that? One way is by thinking about what their love language is. If you’re familiar with love languages, you know it’s a concept that comes from Gary Chapman, Ph.D., in his book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts. The basis is that everyone has a love language, or a certain way they like to feel or receive love.
To help moms in your life feel loved, we’ve put together a gift guide based on each love language that they may classify as their own. Hopefully, this gives you inspiration and helps you brighten up a mom’s day.
Acts of Service
People who have this love language feel loved when others do things for them they would appreciate–it’s all about the action. Some ideas to consider include:
Hire A Professional Organizer
Every mom out there can relate to the chaos that comes from juggling everyday life with kids. Getting a mom you know a professional organizer is a way to help create a system at home and keep things organized. You can find a professional organizer through the National Association of Black Professional Organizers.
Moms sometimes struggle to maintain a glow and don’t have time for regular face care routines. Bring the spa to them by giving them a facial using products from Black-owned brand Oh It’s Natural.
Freshly Subscription Box
Cooking is something some people enjoy, but it can be time-consuming, especially for busy moms. A Freshly subscription box can take away some of the burden of cooking. They deliver healthy chef cooked meals right to your doorstep.
Yes, this is exactly what it sounds like. People who have this love language like to be given thoughtful gifts. So, you can go ahead and have a field day with this one—buy whatever you think they’ll like. But in case you’re lost for ideas, here are a few.
Polaroid Photo Printer
Although we’re in the digital age, that doesn’t mean physical pictures aren’t still something worth cherishing. A mom in your life may appreciate a Polaroid printer to capture the heartfelt moments in their life.
Shakti Acupressure Mat
After a long day of adulting, a Shakti acupressure mat can help relax your body. The mat comes in different colors and is something that can last for years to come.
Not everyone has someone to massage their feet or the time to get one done professionally. This Belmint foot massager can be used at home and help a mom you know wind down whenever needed.
Hand holding, hugs, kisses, or just being close is something people with this love language appreciate. Your gifts should include some sort of touch and you can get creative with it.
Spa Finder Gift Card
To save you the stress of arranging the time, place and date of a spa appointment, get your loved one a gift card from Spa Finder. They can use it whenever they’re ready and choose the services they want.
Customizable Blanket for Cuddling
Cuddles are something a person with the physical touch love language will love, so why not get a blanket to make their cuddle sessions more enjoyable? Personalizing an item always makes it feel more special, so you can do that using Zazzle.
A dance class with a friend or lover is another way they can get in some physical touch. Look for a coupon and class you think they’d like using Groupon or Living Social.
Words of Affirmation
Some feel most loved when people tell them how much they’re loved or give them positive and loving words.
Customizable Bangle From Eve’s Addiction
Eve’s Addiction sells bangles that have enough space for you to write a phrase or message on it that a mom will appreciate. The bangles come in different colors and designs so you have tons to choose from.
Custom Calligraphy Love Letter
This might seem old-fashioned, but a person who loves words of affirmation may appreciate a physical letter full of heartfelt words. To add a fancy touch, get a custom calligraphy letter made by Flower City Letters.
Addie Rawr Affirmation Journal
This journal was made by a ‘sis’ and even better, it is specifically created for affirmations. The Addie Rawr affirmation journal might be a good gift to give with a card that of course tells a mom how much you love and adore her.
All a mom with this language wants is to spend time with you (or with someone else extra special) and there are several ways to spin that into a gift.
The Full Plate Cookbook
If you don’t have Ayesha Curry’s cookbook, consider buying this for a mom and setting up time to cook new meals together.
Inspirato Travel Subscription
A travel subscription with Inspirato could be ideal for a mom who loves (and has time for) travel. Going on a vacation together could make her feel loved and give you solid quality time. You can pay for as many months as you want and cancel any time.
Happily Subscription Box
You don’t have to be a romantic couple to have date nights–you can have them with friends and family too. A date night subscription box like Happily means you get to spend time together and you get ideas of things to do delivered to your doorstep. It could also be a good gift to give a mom so they can spend more time with their significant other.