This is one of my favorite pics with my Mom. It was taken on my wedding day. This is also one of the last pictures we took together before she got sick. My mom passed away about 4 years ago and while I remember a few of physical things I gave her, it’s the memories that I made with her that play on repeat in my mind. I’m so thankful for all the time we got to spend together.
I was just on Groupon and they have a great section with coupon deals. There’s popular stores such as Saks, Michael’s, Target, Blue Nile and more. There were a few deals that caught my eye and those that give the gift of experience and create memories.
Here’s three ideas of an experiential gift for the mom or “like a mom” in your life:
A Hotel Stay
You don’t have to spend lots of money on airfare – you can choose a hotel in her home town. A room with a view, room service, a place to relax, and no need to clean up after yourself – this sounds like a win to me. A staycation is a great memory.
A Movie Night
One of my favorite movies is 13 Going on 30 and not just because it was a fantastic movie. My mom came up to see me at college one weekend (I was 4 hours away) and we went to go see the movie together. We had been to the mall, had lunch, and saw the movie. I smile every time I see this movie and think of my mom.
I remember my grandmother telling me stories of her growing up and she’s the reason I want to visit Slovenia and Croatia (where my family is from). She knew where she came from and passed on traditions. My husbands side of the family knew the areas, but my mother in law enjoyed when I sent her some of the branches in her family tree I found on Ancestry.com. I can spend hours researching our family tree.
On Groupon you can find all sorts of ideas for the mom, sister, aunt, grandma, or like a mom in your life.