Mom, ma, mommy, mother, mum, whatever you choose to call any of the matriarchal figures in your life almost all mothers hold a special place in our hearts. Whether she birthed you, adopted you, raised you, or even just provided a strong maternal presence in your life, and regardless of how many there might be in your life, the connection between child and parent tends to be pretty strong. Show the matriarchs in your life a little love with a thought out care package as a gift. A simple, but direct way to show her thanks for putting up with you over the years.
No, we don’t mean breaking out the elbow macaroni art. Get your mom something that has a personal touch to it. This can look like a variety of things depending on your relationship and your shared past, but here are a few fun thoughtful ideas if you need a jumping off point.
Try getting your mom something a little special from the heart with some jewelry. Get you and your siblings birthstones on a ring, necklace, or bracelet with the design of your choice. It’s a simple nod of thanks to your mother for the effort to help bring and raise you into the world. This will definitely be a unique gift that will hold a special place in your mom’s heart. It’s a great way to keep her kid(s) close by even though they might have moved out of the house. Bonus points: it’ll probably take the cake on sentimental gifts if you’re trying to out do a sibling.
Bitmojis are one the cutest ways to communicate in message and now you can take these adorable figures and bring them right into your own world with a purchase from the Bitmoji section of the Snap Store on iOS devices or in the store section of the Bitmoji app for Android users. Users can get custom designs with their bitmoji and one with another person. Since this story is all about Mom care package ideas we recommend you use her as the other person.
Bitmoji customizable: TShirts, crewnecks, long sleeve tees, jogger sweatpants, mugs, stickers, magnets, fanny packs, phone cases, tote bags, blankets, pins and more. You can customize the activity you two are doing together. Sweet, wholesome, and certainly individual. Don’t worry if your mom doesn’t have a bitmoji already you can always help her set it up. That’ll be two gifts you can get her! It could be three if you show her how to use snap, although proceed with caution on that one. She will probably want a snap streak.
Custom Watercolor Portrait
Another great mom care package idea is getting her favorite picture turned into a watercolor portrait. Don’t worry you don’t have to pull off this craftsmanship yourself! There plenty of Etsy shops that could help you out with such a feat with, of course, a monetary donation. If you’re loving the artwork from above try out Etsy store BeautifulPrint. You can get your portrait done in 19 different sizes. You also can receive it on three different mediums with varying prices: digital files, fine art paper, and warped canvas. Digital files are good for being printed out. Fine art paper is great if you want to frame this bad boy.
Warped canvas is perfect to be hung by itself on nails and it’s super durable so you do get a bang for buck with it. All you have to do is pick out the scopes of the sizes and material you want, place your order, then in the shop’s messages you drop the photo you would like done. It takes about a few business days for the proofs to be mocked up, you get three choices to choose from. Once you pick the proof you want it generally takes about 7-10 business days (unless you get the digital file that’s more of an instant delivery), but if you’re in rush they do offer expedited shipping for an additional cost. This certainly is a gift with a personal touch that will bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Make Her A CD/Playlist
Money isn’t everything, especially when it comes to sentimental mom care package ideas. A fun, relatively cheap or free way to show your mom some love. Now what kind of tech equipment your mom has and/or her ability to use said technology will determine if you’re making a playlist or CD. Either way your mom will love this personalized gift of songs. Music is an incredibly intimate language to speak emotion. So if you want to put on some bangers, songs that remind you of her, or mother/daughter and mother/son power jams, and whatever possibly else inspires you-- the options are endless. If music is too broad of a spectrum for you take a look at the suggestions list below!
- Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler- A power ballad that just might end in misty eyes.
- New music that you think she might like- when someone gets older they tend to drop out of the popular music scene. Try giving your mom the gift of a few new jams to listen to, you might be surprised at how receptive they are to the gift.
- Kiss me by Six Pence None The Richer- Now obviously this isn’t a mother/child relationship song, but this song happens to be popular amongst mom’s typically born in the 70s and 80s. It’s a rather odd niche, but one that exists nonetheless.
- Songs you’d sing together- You either picked up some of your music taste from her or vice versa and in an ideal situation though it goes both ways. Put something you and her could power through at karaoke night or on a road trip.
- A Song for Momma by Boyz 2 Men- This one's self-explanatory. Although there is a chance it hits on your mother’s personal nostalgia for Boyz 2 Men. They were a heartthrob boy band of their time.
- Songs she would sing to you when you were little- A little something to remind her of when you were just a youngin.
- Hey Look Ma, I Made It by Panic! At The Disco- This is just a catchy song.
- Some throwbacks from her youth- put on songs that will remind her of childhood and teen years.
Being a maternal figure will take the energy out of person. Try repaying your mother with a few gifts to help her find zen. After all you probably stressed her out a few times in her life, call it a little compensation for raising you.
Research shows one in five people report foot pain in some capacity and with a higher prevalence observed in females. Age is also another factor so the older your mother is the more likely she is to need it. The overlap of gender and age may possibly make your mother the target audience for a foot massager, especially if she is on her feet often. Plus this will guarantee she won’t ask for a foot rub from you and she won’t need anyone else to do it either. That and obviously the better mood your mom will be in from hopefully decreased foot pain. It’s a triple perk gift.
Ah yes, PJs the time honored comfort gift. There is no better time than nap time! Which then makes pajamas one of the ultimate gift ideas for a mom care package. Soft, fuzzy, cute, and typically an elastic waistband. What more could gal want in gift? Plus fuzzy PJs are like blankets, you can never have too many. Besides you gotta have a strong stockpile in case you feel slacking on laundry duty. That and there endless fashion choices to get pajamas in Christmas, Halloween, all the holidays either, Disney themes, animals, and most other things.
A Sweet Treat
Food is the quickest into anyone’s heart. After years of providing you with meals and snacks alike, here is another mom care package idea that will help you try to repay that debt. Get her gourmet version of her favorite treat. You can try your hand at making it yourself or get a little help from Etsy or Amazon. Regardless of the desert of choice made with your own personal love or someone else’s, your mom will definitely feel spoiled when this arrives in a care package for her.
A few odds and ends that don’t necessarily fit into one of the two categories above. Don’t mistake this category as completely miscellaneous. Variety is the spice of a life because a little surprise is always nice. That is exactly what you get with some of the care package mom ideas below!
Bluetooth key finder
Is your mom always losing her keys? If the mother in your life is suffering from “mom brain” or generally bad memory a bluetooth key finder is the perfect gift that cuts down on her search time. All she needs to do is hook her key finder to perse, download the app, have her bluetooth on, and then the next time her keys wander off, all your mom has to do is use her app to make a sound go off on the tracker. Nifty isn’t it.
A New Purse
This is actually a great gift idea because honestly different purses are required for different events. Now while a one purse fits all situations is ideal especially if your mom could use an updated one, but in case she doesn’t here a few extra reasons it’s still a gift idea. A clutch these are great for parties and quick ventures out of the house. A strapped purse- good for travel visits. Not as bulky as a backpack, but with all the effortless carrying around power. Not to mention additional purse options means you can choose what purse best matches your outfit. Style is in fact an everything and having more choices to pick from always helps.
These are just a few fun suggestions to get the mind going on mom care package ideas. Spice up the gifts as you see fit and remember a good care package does contain lots of extra small goodies to help fill it out. It’s not mandatory, but it does elevate quality. Besides isn’t your mom worth a little extra effort.