INDIANAPOLIS - Even with all the countless things that make being a mother worth every minute, the day-to-day of being a mom can leave one feeling tired and worn-out. It can definitely drain any ounce of glamour and style right out of her.
Make the mom in your life know just how important she is this year with some fresh, fashionable gift ideas
Make some memories
Photos and scrapbooks of family can mean more to a mother than any shiny objects. But what if that beautiful bauble contained small, everyday reminders of those sweet faces mom loves so much?
For a wonderful reminder for mom that looks great with casual clothes and can work even with after hours attire, pick a handmade locket. Engrave the inside with a personal message and place photos of the kids inside so mom can peek in and see those sweet faces she loves whenever she wants.
Another great way to say thanks to mom, especially if they play the role of grandmother, too, is by giving her a custom-made charm bracelet. A simple gold or silver bracelet loaded with charms filled with the names, photos or silhouettes of her kids or grandkids is not only stylish, but sweetly sentimental.
Even the kitchen sink
Every mom most likely has at least one "mom bag." The frumpishly frugal method of making sure you don't forget anything usually means lugging around a huge, oftentimes unattractive purse.
This year give some glamour back to mom by gifting her with a stylish satchel, perfect for packing the kids' snacks, the laptop for work, or even preparing for a night on the town.
Baby bags have come a long way, too. Get the new mom a carry-all that says "fresh not frump." Pretty patterns, classic leather or even chic designs can give a new mom the little bit of "oomph" she needs to feel fabulous again.
The New Mom
Any new mother will tell you that changing diapers, burping babies and waking up at all hours of the night is not the most glamorous of jobs. Closets have most likely transformed from chic to shabby in a matter of months as maternity clothes are now too big and her pre-pregnancy wardrobe is out of style. Skin treatments consist of wiping spit-up off her face with a baby wipe. Relaxation is mostly non-existent.
Revitalize the new mom in your world with an in-home spa day for Mother's Day.
Get a babysitter to help with the bundle of joy as mom relaxes with a day of pampering. Plenty of spa services include in-home treatments, from a manipedi to a massage to facials.
It's a perfect way to put some glamour back in a new mom's world.
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