Some people are difficult to shop for because they already have everything they need. A lot of mothers are like that. What’s even harder is if a mom is a minimalist and insists that she doesn’t need a gift. Maybe it’s to avoid clutter, or she really is not materialistic.
Nonetheless, we still buy our mothers precious gifts to express how much they mean to use and make them happy, especially on their birthday.
Picking a birthday gift for your mother can be tough, but it’s not impossible. Here is a list of practical but meaningful gift ideas to make your minimalist mother smile on her birthday.
You can also consider getting your mother an accessory or two. You can get something that she doesn’t have yet. Or even if she already does, add a more exciting twist to the gift. For example, you can get a customized luxury necklace with your mom’s initials and your chosen bling, such as crystals or diamonds. She’ll likely appreciate a gift with a more personal touch.
Speaking of accessories, you can also get your mother a smartwatch. This especially would be a great gift if your mom is trying to get fit. But even if she’s not, a smartwatch will still add a lot of value to her life.
A smartwatch can help her keep track of her health. For example, it will help her check her daily steps, heart rate, and even sleep duration and quality. These insights will help her make appropriate lifestyle changes to keep herself healthier.
Some smartwatches also now have a feature called a drop sensor that can detect falls. If the watch detects a fall, they will alert an assigned user and make an emergency call. Thus, if your mom keeps her smartwatch in her person at all times, she can feel safer with this feature.
If your mom loves to read but doesn’t want to deal with physical books, you can give them an e-book reader instead. Your mom can read all the books she wants without having to worry about where to store books after reading them.
Sure, she can read books on her phone, too. But a conventional e-reader has an e-ink screen. It mimics a physical page in a book. So reading will be easier on the eyes as compared to a phone or tablet screen. Also, reading has many proven benefits for people of all ages. For example, it can help improve sleep and reduce stress.
Digital Photo Frame
For many years, picture frames have been targets of jokes when it comes to gift-giving. Many think they’re corny and are often given as gifts because of their cheap price tag. But if the picture frame is digital, the conversation may be different.
Digital photo frames aren’t that expensive, and they have many features that ordinary photo frames don’t. For one, a single digital photo frame can display hundreds of photos through a slideshow. Secondly, your mom won’t have to print new photos every time she wants to display them. She also doesn’t need to get many picture frames, which will fit with her minimalist lifestyle.
Acupressure Mat and Pillow
If you’re extra concerned for your mother’s well-being, an acupressure mat and pillow set will be a thoughtful gift. An acupressure mat mimics an acupressure massage and can help your mom feel more relaxed. And the pillow can provide extra support while she lays on the mat.
An acupressure mat has a lot of benefits. For example, it can help in relieving body pain and relaxing tense and sore muscles. And since the mat is thin, it can be rolled and tucked into a small space.
We’re living in a stressful time. The pandemic has limited our ability to interact with others and our physical activity. And recent world events on the news can also add to one’s stress. And sometimes, the best way to feel better is to let things out.
Thus, you might consider gifting your mom a good-quality journal. Journaling presents several mental health benefits such as stress relief, a sharper memory, better mood, etc. Choose one with a sturdy make and has many pages so that your mother can write a lot of things.
Sometimes, we overthink what gifts to give our mothers. But as long as we stay thoughtful, they’ll appreciate whatever we give them.