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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Instead of giving mom another scented candle or bottle of lotion, why not mix things up a bit and give her something she could really use. Between carting the family to school activities, staying on top of the groceries, getting to work, paying bills, and everything else in life, your mom is always busy! Help your mom find her happy place this Mother’s Day by giving her a gift that makes everyday life a little less stressful and a little more enjoyable. Check out a few great Mother’s Day gift ideas for busy moms below!

The Gift of Great Tunes. Escape to an island, journey to a happy memory, or get energized: music can give us all of these things and more! Gift mom with whatever escape she fancies with a Spotify Premium membership. She can save all her favorites to playlists, browse hundreds of oldie goldies, and have an excuse to never give you control over the car radio again. Go the extra mile by setting up her account and making a handcrafted playlist of songs that sing her praises, like “The Perfect Fan” by the Backstreet Boys, “Mom” by Meghan Trainor, “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood, and “A Song for Mama” by the infamous Boys II Men!

The Gift of Car Cleanliness. Busy moms are always in the car. It’s where so much time is spent in-between basketball practices, music lessons, and the rare trip to the salon (for her!). So, next time she gets in the car, make sure it’s in tip top shape. Dive in and detail her car on your own with this step-by-step guide from Popular Mechanics. If you’re short on time or don’t live nearby, a membership to a car-washing service is the perfect gift to help mom maintain a car that won’t drive her totally cuckoo.

The Gift of Gorgeousness. When mom needs powder in a pinch or a fresh coat of mascara, she shouldn’t have to dig through her purse. Who has time for that? Put together a personalized beauty kit complete with all her favorites so that the next time she needs something quick (Dental floss? Oil blotting sheets?) she’s got easy access. Check out Momtastic‘s blog for a fabulous list of items to put in her beauty kit.

The Gift of Coupons. Before you skip over this one, hear us out! We’re not talking about the “50 cents off toilet paper” kind of coupon here. We’re talking about heartfelt (and cute) coupon books that give mom an opportunity to put up her feet, unwind, and indulge in a little “me time.” Check out this list of stylish (and free) Mother’s Day coupon books and choose the one that matches your mom best! Then print, gift, and let her cash in her coupons to her heart’s content.

The Gift of Family! At the end of the day, your mom is probably most thankful for her family. Get your siblings together for a family photo and give mom a copy she can show off when she’s at the grocery store, at work, or cheering you on during a sports game. After all, she is your biggest fan! Order a personalized keychain with a photo of the family for as little as $6 on Etsy.

Still need some ideas? Check out our article on other sweet things to do for mom and let us know in a comment below: what will you be getting your modern-day Wonder Woman? Share your gift ideas and follow Direct Auto & Life Insurance on Twitter and Facebook for more tips and tricks!

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