Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re like me, it’s always hard to figure out the right gift for your mom. Well, I’ve discovered you can never go wrong with flowers or plants, live or fake. Moms of all ages feel special when presented with a bright arrangement of flowers or a special potted plant.
The tough thing about live flowers, though, is that while they are lovely, they don’t last very long. A week, maybe two, and your gift ends up in the trash. Your mom surely enjoyed them while they lasted, but then they were gone.
Live flowers come with some other issues, as well. If your mom has seasonal allergies, she’s unlikely to be able to enjoy pollen-filled flowers for very long. And if she lives in a home that she shares with others or where live flowers aren’t allowed, she can miss out on receiving a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
So, this year, consider giving mom a gift that will last. Choose a beautiful faux arrangement, potted plant or even a wreath for her door. Then she’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come. Consider some of these ideas:
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Go non-traditional with a succulent that will last
This beautiful succulent arrangement will brighten Mom’s day without requiring watering and sunlight.
Succulents have become a popular addition to home décor, so consider gifting your mom with a pot of succulents. High-quality artificial succulents can create a unique display while removing even the minimal care that succulents need. Their unusual shapes and textures make them a sure conversation starter. Plus, succulents are often small, so they’re perfect if your mom lives in a smaller space.
Know the meaning of your gift
Flowers have a language all their own. Red roses mean love. Carnations symbolize purity and faith. The day lily is the Chinese symbol for motherhood.
Choose your arrangement based on the message you want to convey to your mom. Want to laud her for her beauty and strength? Choose an orchid arrangement. Or would you rather let her know how much you appreciate her cheerfulness? Pick an arrangement that features Gerbera daisies.
These cute Gerbera daisies could let your mom know how much you appreciate her sunny personality
Want to know more about the meaning of flowers? Check out this short video from Southern Living.
Consider something for the outdoors that doesn’t require weeding or watering
Don’t just stick with arrangements that brighten the indoors, consider livening up your mom’s outdoor living space. Faux plants are perfect for those outdoor spots that don’t get a lot of sun or rain – like a covered patio or screened-in back porch.
Choose a taller tree or plant to fill in those larger outdoor spaces. It might even provide some shade on a hot day.
Don’t forget to pick a plant that is UV-resistant so the plant will fade less in direct sun. A beautiful plant or tree can add a touch of low-maintenance beauty to any deck or patio.
Give mom a gift that beautifies her outdoor space with this Olive Tree.
Give a wreath of beauty – that won’t irritate her allergies
Not all moms live in a large space where a larger flower arrangement will be welcome. If that’s your mom, consider a wreath for her door.
Whether she lives in a house, an apartment, or some type of senior living arrangement, a cheerful wreath on the door will make coming home more inviting. Choose a wreath that can hang on the door year-round or buy a variety of different wreaths, one for each season.
A wreath is a great way to brighten any door! Give her one that won’t bother her allergies.
Be traditional, but with a gift that will last
A traditional flower arrangement gift that mom can enjoy all year is another great option for Mother’s Day. Lilies, roses and tulips are all traditional spring bouquets that are popular for celebrating moms.
If your mom loves tradition, you can’t go wrong with a large bouquet of flowers. Be sure to choose flowers that complement your mom’s decorating color scheme as she’ll be able to keep her artificial bouquet for years to come.
You can’t go wrong with a traditional Mother’s Day gift of Tulips. Be different, though, and give her Tulips that won’t wilt and die.
Brighten up a corner with a low maintenance plant
Every house has those corners that just don’t seem to lend themselves to furniture or pictures on the wall. A lot of times those corners sit empty, but if your mom has an empty corner in her house, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to fill it with a faux tree or potted plant.
A life-like, high-quality plant or tree will bring new life to an entire room.
An artificial tree or shrub can add a beautiful touch to any dark corner – with little to no maintenance.
Add a touch of whimsy with a cute plant or flower arrangement
If your mom is the one that had you believing in fairies when you were small, choose a whimsical arrangement to brighten up her living space. Original containers like mason jars, teapots or teacups can bring a smile to your mom’s face.
You could even consider building your own fairy garden using individual faux stems and succulents. Check out some ideas for a fairy garden here.
This hanging arrangement in a glass jar is perfect, long-lasting gift for mom on Mother’s Day!
Whether you choose one of these options or another one, be sure to opt for high-quality fake flowers and plants that aren’t found at your local craft store. You want your mom’s new arrangement, wreath or plant to last for years.
No matter what gift you choose for your mom on Mother’s Day, be sure to let her know you appreciate her and all she does for you. Leave us a comment with your best Mother’s Day gift idea. And, as always, let us know if you have any questions. As always, be sure to sign up for our Insiders List to receive our latest blog posts in your inbox.