Buying great gifts for mom is just the first step. Then you have to wrap it or bag it, and that’s another opportunity to make her smile. Keep her on her toes by tricking out her gifts so they aren't just a normal unwrap and thank you. Ditch the typical gift bag or generic box wrapped in cheap paper for something new and exciting. Here are three ideas that make giving and receive a gift more fun than ever before! We encourage you to try these out for holidays, birthdays, and with gift recipients of all ages!
While there are plenty of great gift ideas for women, like customized mugs and wine glasses, that she would love, there are some all-too-common gifts that she will want nothing to do with.
Here are some gift ideas that will take you in the wrong direction and potentially make your mother sad, confused, or even angry. Don't buy any of the following if you want to stay in her good graces.
Box in a Box
Have you ever unwrapped and opened a box just find another wrapped box? The smaller the gift, the better this trick can work. For example, a pink flask complete with four shot glasses is a perfect size. This can easily be wrapped and boxed three or four times. This enhances the entire unwrapping experience for the gift recipient. It can also mess with their mind when you hand them a huge box, but their actual gift is much, much smaller.
Play Hot or Cold
You can go with a traditional wrap job and still have some fun. Hide your gift somewhere and only give clues as to where it is. Tell your lovely lady she is getting “hot” as she gets closer to where the gift is, or “cold” when she’s moving farther away. This can also work great for large gifts that are difficult to wrap and instead can be hidden in places like a garage or behind a shower curtain.
Candles are like bottles of water. They're everywhere, so none of them are remarkable. Candles are gift crazes, but unless your mother is a self-professed candle enthusiast or addict, don't buy her one. They're generic and don't make an impact. Don't you want your mother to receive a gift that she'll actually be surprised to open?
Gifts Tied to Duties
Mothers don't want gifts that remind them of work they have to do. You wouldn't buy your mother a rag and say, "Get to work!" so don't buy her cookware or exercise equipment, unless she has specifically asked for it.
Have a box from something really boring laying around? Perhaps you just purchased a part for your dishwasher for example or have a box lying around from a very ordinary household product. Put your gift in this box to trick your mom into thinking that they are receiving what’s on the box, instead of what’s in it. Her reaction is sure to be hilarious!
As children and partners, each year we struggle with mother’s day gifts, Christmas gifts, and birthday gifts for the women we love. Luckily, there are a variety of entertaining gifts available to purchase online. A few examples of gifts for mom include a sleep mask with the phrase “go ask your dad” on it and a wine decanter and glassware set. Purchase the right gift, and wrap it creatively for an all-around great gift giving experience.