Should I give my Stepmother, or other women, a gift on Mother's Day?
What feels right to you? Many people want to give their Stepmother a gift-as well as a Grandmother, or another woman in a mother-like role.
If you think of your Stepmother as an important person in your life, then a gift with a card that doesn't specifically say "Happy Mother's Day" will honor her and feel more appropriate and comfortable for you. You'll want to consider the expectations and feelings of your Stepmother when you decide what is best.
On Mother's Day, is it just children who give gifts?
Actually many husbands like to give gifts, too. Not only do some Dads help children prepare breakfast or decorate the house, but they also may come up with a surprise of their own. An unexpected treat from Dad is just another way to make the celebration complete.
Is it OK to give my wife an appliance on Mother's Day?
Frankly, it all depends on whether or not an appliance is something that would feel special to your wife. If, on the other hand, an appliance is not on her wish list-and you're not sure what is-consider a gorgeous bouquet of her favorite flowers, a special meal and a gift certificate for the indulgence of her choice.
Our children are very young (two- and four-years old). As their Dad, I'll be buying a Mother's Day gift on their behalf. Do you have any suggestions for a special gift?
What about artwork? Even very young kids can create a memorable piece-even a few doodles in crayon. Your children can tell you what they are drawing, and you can label it with an accompanying title or story. Consider framing their art so that your wife can cherish it for years to come!
My daughters are determined to give their mother perfume for Mother's Day. However, the money they've saved from babysitting won't cover the cost of her favorite fragrance. Should I provide the extra money, or encourage them to buy something else?
How nice that your daughters have saved up to buy something for their Mom! There's certainly no harm in contributing to the purchase of their gift. Another option might be for them to select soaps, body lotion or bath oil in the matching fragrance. Typically these products are easier on the budget, and a lovely addition to a woman's favorite perfume.