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Going crazy trying to find the right gift for Mom on Mother’s Day? Stay away from store bought gifts and lean towards more meaningful family time with her, says an informal poll by, the site for simple solutions and ideas for the home, kitchen, garden and more, asked Facebook followers one question:

What would be your IDEAL Mother’s Day Gift to receive? (Just pretend you could have anything without feeling guilty!)  Answer Options Were:

  • A Store Bought Gift
  • A Homemade/Child-made gift
  • A Family Experience (like a family outing or Brunch/Dinner out)
  • A Personal Service (like a mani/pedi or spa treatment)
  • A Day To Yourself (To do whatever YOU want)

Out of 51 responses, 22 people responded Family Experience, with Personal Service a close second, with 17 responses. A Day To Yourself came in at 7 responses, with Homemade/Child-made gift sneaking in 5 responses.

Highlighting, perhaps, the fact that Moms value time, relationships and rest, absolutely no one selected A Store Bought Gift.  Far from a scientific poll, the results did offer some fun personal comments from moms:

“A big honkin’ gift card so I could buy all the other things on the list (and the day to myself to spend it)!!!!!”

“I believe I would enjoy the Spa treatment deal since my eye brows now look like caterpillars.”

I would like a maid, personal chef, nanny, and a driver. Is that too much to ask?”

“Cards and gifts were fun when the kids were little. Now I’d like a day to work on mini/dollhouse projects.”

“When my kids were little I would have cherished the homemade gift, but now that they are much older, and I work full-time plus some, I would love a day to just BE.”

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