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Wife's first mother's day: Help Needed (1 Viewer)

TobiasFunke

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I've got plenty of experience buying birthday and anniversary gifts and all that stuff, and buying mother's day gifts for my own mother of course. But this one's new for me. My wife and I have a baby girl who is almost a year old, obviously too young to do her her own shopping unfortunately, which I assume means I have to do something. What the hell do I get my wife for her first Mother's Day? Do I buy some sort of card and sign it with our daughter's name? Does she want to get away from our daughter for the day, or spend it with her? I'm baffled by this one.

 
Mother's day is not about things, it's about thought and appreciation. Let that be your guide.

 
I bought 3 different "meaningful" books for my wife, one from each little kid, 2 of them were able to sign their names in the books, sort of, while the 3rd was a newborn. The topper is them all putting a handprint in ink in the book by the signatures. Needs to be dated and so on. A keepsake.

Also, watching the kid while mom does whatever she wants for a day, afternoon, evening is well received.

 
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I bought 3 different "meaningful" books for my wife, each coming from each little kid, 2 of them were able to sign their names in the books, sort of, while the 3rd was a newborn. The topper is them all putting a handprint in ink in the book by the signatures. Needs to be dated and so on. A keepsake.

Also, watching the kid while mom does whatever she wants for a day, afternoon, evening is well received.
This guy knows things.

 
Mother's day is not about things, it's about thought and appreciation. Let that be your guide.
... which are apparent through the purchase and gift-wrapping of things.
Booooo!

Homemade first mother's day framed picture, with the kids hand prints on it imo. That is the stuff that wives dig.
Hallmark has some interesting Mother's Day handprint stuff out right now - for cards, frames, and other keepsakes. They're calling it Magic Prints. It uses some technology where the handprint reveals artwork so it a little more interesting than a normal, flat ink print.

 
I bought 3 different "meaningful" books for my wife, each coming from each little kid, 2 of them were able to sign their names in the books, sort of, while the 3rd was a newborn. The topper is them all putting a handprint in ink in the book by the signatures. Needs to be dated and so on. A keepsake.

Also, watching the kid while mom does whatever she wants for a day, afternoon, evening is well received.
This guy knows things.
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I like the Jaysus website recommendation too. Good info here. Many thanks- this one just snuck up on me, didn't even occur to me that I had to do something until my wife dropped a hint last weekend.

 
I bought 3 different "meaningful" books for my wife, each coming from each little kid, 2 of them were able to sign their names in the books, sort of, while the 3rd was a newborn. The topper is them all putting a handprint in ink in the book by the signatures. Needs to be dated and so on. A keepsake.

Also, watching the kid while mom does whatever she wants for a day, afternoon, evening is well received.
This guy knows things.
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I like the Jaysus website recommendation too. Good info here. Many thanks- this one just snuck up on me, didn't even occur to me that I had to do something until my wife dropped a hint last weekend.
Thoughtfulness and effort are the 2 most important things I think.

 
I bought 3 different "meaningful" books for my wife, each coming from each little kid, 2 of them were able to sign their names in the books, sort of, while the 3rd was a newborn. The topper is them all putting a handprint in ink in the book by the signatures. Needs to be dated and so on. A keepsake.

Also, watching the kid while mom does whatever she wants for a day, afternoon, evening is well received.
This guy knows things.
:thumbup:

I like the Jaysus website recommendation too. Good info here. Many thanks- this one just snuck up on me, didn't even occur to me that I had to do something until my wife dropped a hint last weekend.
Thoughtfulness and effort are the 2 most important things I think.
Meaningful books signed with the kid's name sounds like a winner. My wife is pregnant again, so I'm thinking maybe a kid's book about being a big sister or something, with a note from the baby asking her to read it to her or something like that. And maybe a throw-in of some kind like a gift certificate I can tuck in the book, just so there's something for her. Anyway, I think I'm on the right track, many thanks to you.

 
I bought 3 different "meaningful" books for my wife, each coming from each little kid, 2 of them were able to sign their names in the books, sort of, while the 3rd was a newborn. The topper is them all putting a handprint in ink in the book by the signatures. Needs to be dated and so on. A keepsake.

Also, watching the kid while mom does whatever she wants for a day, afternoon, evening is well received.
This guy knows things.
:thumbup:

I like the Jaysus website recommendation too. Good info here. Many thanks- this one just snuck up on me, didn't even occur to me that I had to do something until my wife dropped a hint last weekend.
Thoughtfulness and effort are the 2 most important things I think.
Meaningful books signed with the kid's name sounds like a winner. My wife is pregnant again, so I'm thinking maybe a kid's book about being a big sister or something, with a note from the baby asking her to read it to her or something like that. And maybe a throw-in of some kind like a gift certificate I can tuck in the book, just so there's something for her. Anyway, I think I'm on the right track, many thanks to you.
Whoa, Tobias you old honeydripper you. Sounds like you've got it figured out.

 
Birthstone necklace is good. Got my wife a ruby and she wears it every day. Replaced the diamond drop I got her for her thirtieth.

 
Sneak out of bed in the middle of the night, put on a scary clown suit with mask and grab the biggest, meanest looking kitchen knife you can find. Sneak back in until you are standing right above her, then start laughing maniacally, brandishing your knife and flashing a bright light around the room until she wakes up.

Then take the mask off and give her the biggest "Happy Mother's Day" smile you can muster.

She'll never forget her first mother's day...

 
You can go to lots of websites now and get little hard cover books made with your pictures. Gather up a bunch of the pictures of the baby and your wife/you and make them into a little picture book dedicated to your wife for Mother's Day.

 
You can go to lots of websites now and get little hard cover books made with your pictures. Gather up a bunch of the pictures of the baby and your wife/you and make them into a little picture book dedicated to your wife for Mother's Day.
Well, yeah. I mean, you could do that too. Or the scary killer clown thing.

Whichever.

 
Go to one of those 'paint your own pottery' places. The people there will put your kids hand or footprints onto a plate and turn it into a butterfly or heart with your kids name and a heading like "1st Mothers Day". Guaranteed tears.

 
Just asked my wife.

She wants a gift card to the salon because she needs a wax. Full wax. Which is actually for me.

:pickle:

 
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I've ordered some stuff from www.personalizationmall.com for my mother and grandmother, which have been hits. They have all kinds of things that you can personalize, which makes it feel special and intimate without requiring too much effort on your part. They offer guaranteed delivery by Mother's Day through this Friday.

For example, this Mother's Day frame that you can personalize to include your wife and daughter's name along with whatever else you want it to say:

http://www.personalizationmall.com/Personalized-Picture-Frames-for-Mom-Mommy-Me-p12142.prod?sdest=dept&sdestid=1031&storeid=19&categoryid=1031

They have a whole section specifically dedicated to Mother's Day.

 
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I've ordered some stuff from www.personalizationmall.com for my mother and grandmother, which have been hits. They have all kinds of things that you can personalize, which makes it feel special and intimate without requiring too much effort on your part. They offer guaranteed delivery by Mother's Day through this Friday.

For example, this Mother's Day frame that you can personalize to include your wife and daughter's name along with whatever else you want it to say:

http://www.personalizationmall.com/Personalized-Picture-Frames-for-Mom-Mommy-Me-p12142.prod?sdest=dept&sdestid=1031&storeid=19&categoryid=1031

They have a whole section specifically dedicated to Mother's Day.
My wife loves Casio like that. Blackdot.
 
Tell her you got a surprise then "read" her guesses as to which is the right present to buy.

Give the kid 100 bucks, send kid into walmart, wait in the parking lot and hope for the best.

 
whatever you do do not get her a tree and then plant it with her and your kid and then go out and hit it with the lawnmower the very next time you mow just trust me on this one brohan

 

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