I’ve teamed up with some fab ladies to share our Top 5 picks monthly in a series called the Fabulous FIve. This month our series focus is Valentine’s Day.
As a SAHM of a busy toddler with another baby on the way, my job is a 24/7 affair. It’s rewarding on so many levels but it is also exhausting. Sure the cards, chocolate, perfume are lovely for Valentine’s Day but what if you gave the mom in your life some gifts that keep on giving? I assure you it will be well worth.
Here are 5 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Keep On Giving for Moms:
A Day “Off”
Or a few hours a couple times each week. Whatever! Just offer to keep the kids or dote them to their activities or something. A little me time never hurt a mom (or dad) so make the offer.
A Nanny At Times
Every so often I would love to call up a nanny for a few hours. This could fall into the day off category but that category is meant for husbands, relatives and friends meaning unpaid time! You know a moms will always payback family and friends, right? A year of paid nanny certificates is a mom’s dream. Some mom friends and I just joked about sharing a nanny a few times a month. But we were serious! LOL
Housekeeper, Chef or Both
Forget the nanny, give me a housekeeper or chef. Even better if its a two for one deal. I’d love this once a week. Heck even once every other week would be glorious. Knowing someone is coming to take over these duties that can become mundane and downright annoying is something to look forward to.
Moms Night Out
Or morning out or afternoon out. Whatever. A planned gathering every month or two with girlfriends to do what girlfriends do. Laugh, cry (but only a little), talk smack, eat and laugh some more. No backsies unless one of your kids is seriously sick or something.
More Than a Spa Day
I love the spa but let me tell you the minute I walk out those doors, I know that tranquil feeling will be gone in a few hours, a day or if I’m lucky a few days. So how about a series of massage treatments or mani/pedis instead. Something to look forward to every few weeks.
And here two bonus options:
Of course we want date night. Surprise me with a night out boo! Just us and shoot let’s spend the night at a hotel too. Not every time we go out but a little hotel action never hurt a soul! Wink. The caveat… You plan everything! I just want to get dressed (without kid interruption) and go. Blindfold me because I want to destination to be a surprise. Why not?
A Thank You
In words, in actions, on a sticky. Via email, text or even a postcard. A simple thank you goes along way with this mom. Throw in some flowers or something else you know she loves.
All these things make for a better mom, spouse, friend. Get into it!
Check out what the rest of the Fabulous Five crew has to say about Valentine’s Day:
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What’s on your Valentine’s Day list?
BernettaFebruary 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Yeaaah MJ!! I will take ALL of these please! All of ’em!!
I need them!
M JFebruary 6, 2015 at 8:13 AM
Girl I’m telling. If only in my dreams. I’ll take even one.
LaShawnFebruary 6, 2015 at 8:43 AM
YAAASSSSS to EVERY LAST SINGLE ONE OF THESE! Sorry I’m screaming but YASSSSSSS
M JFebruary 8, 2015 at 3:15 PM
YAAAAASSSSSSSS!!! I’m screaming too. I’ve been sending the link to the Hubs via text. LOL. Maybe just maybe, I’ll get one.
NatalieFebruary 6, 2015 at 9:36 AM
YES to all of these! While chocolates or flowers are nice, a day off or a nanny to come for a few hours would be AMAZING! 🙂
M JFebruary 8, 2015 at 3:13 PM
Right Natalie. I’ll skip all the other goodies for a few hours of nanny time.
SonyaFebruary 6, 2015 at 11:01 AM
I would love to have a few hours off. A date night would also be great.
M JFebruary 8, 2015 at 3:13 PM
Yes Sonya, a few hours off isn’t too much to ask and should be mandatory. I don’t consider bedtime as my time off because by then I just want to sleep myself. I am longing for a date too.
AlliFebruary 6, 2015 at 11:10 AM
How about a VA for Valentine’s Day? That’s what I want the most. 🙂
M JFebruary 8, 2015 at 3:12 PM
Alli, I would love a VA! OMG. And your blog is so big and wonderful, I think you deserve two!
LynnFebruary 7, 2015 at 3:17 AM
ALL of your ideas are AWESOME!!!!! Although, we only have 1 left at home and on the way to College the idea of just having some EXTRA ME TIME is ALWAYS nice… Because I’m ALWAYS running…. busy trying to be a WIFE, MOM, Daughter, Pet Owner, SERVANT and just all around GREAT! lol
M JFebruary 8, 2015 at 3:10 PM
Yes ma’am! Moms are the true super heros. We keep the world going so we deserve Me Time.
StacieFebruary 7, 2015 at 12:58 PM
I would take every last one of these! Now I need to see how I can forward this to my hubbs! 😉
M JFebruary 8, 2015 at 3:09 PM
Yep I sent the link to my Hubs a few time “Honey, my Valentine’s Day wish list is on the blog.” LOL
AdannaFebruary 7, 2015 at 3:09 PM
Sign me up right now! All of these will be a Valentine’s planned by the Angels lol
M JFebruary 8, 2015 at 3:08 PM
I am telling Adanna. I will take even one thing on the list in a heartbeat.
Vashti (veepeejay.com)February 8, 2015 at 10:23 PM
I don’t have kids but I can take everyone of these instead of roses lol. Great list MJ.
M JFebruary 13, 2015 at 9:36 AM
LOL! Yes girl. Kids or no kids this list is so necessary. Ha
KiwiFebruary 9, 2015 at 5:42 PM
I gave my mom a massage for her birthday one year (A GOOD GROUPON TOO) and she forgot to use it within the year. Maybe if it was a series of massages she would of been more inclined to actually use them…good idea!
M JFebruary 13, 2015 at 9:31 AM
Hey Kiwi. Yes a package would be great but I know how moms are… Next time drop her off! She will have no choice. Ha.
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