During the holiday season, single mothers have a harder time than anyone else. Not only do they have to worry about Christmas presents for the kids and rest of the family, they have to worry about making sure everything goes just right. Often time’s people fail to realize how hard these women work throughout the year and continue to work during the holiday season. Why not get the perfect Christmas gift for a single mother to show her that she’s truly appreciated? Below I have listed the best Christmas gift suggestions for single, hardworking mothers!
Babysitter: This is by fall the best Christmas gift for single mothers. Not saying mothers don’t love being around their kids during the holidays, but it would sure be great for them to get a break. Even if it’s a babysitter for half a day, single mothers will surely appreciate it. For best results find a babysitter or family member that the mother trusts, this may be you! By having a babysitter this will allow her to go and do the things she wants to do. Some mothers may be lonely or homesick after being away from their kids for a few hours, however; most of them will spend their time wisely either at their favorite store or restaurant!
Gift Cards: As usual, gift cards are a very popular gift for everyone, including single mothers. Single mothers tend to stick to getting items for around the house, kids clothes or toys and groceries so cater to these interests. Go straight for the Walmart, Best Buy, and Kids clothing stores or grocery store gift cards. Even if you’re on a budget, try to make the gift card over $25-30. Sure it’s not about the price of the gift but the thought, however; a mother can shop for days when it comes to the household or kids so make it something special.
Spa Treatment or Massage: Mothers love to be pampered! Single mothers really love it more than anyone. Since a single mother spends all of her free time looking after the kids and maintaining things around the house, this would be the perfect gift for them to get away from everything. They love spending days at the spa or receiving a relaxing massage for hours on end.
Jewelry: Who doesn’t love the site of something shiny? Give her something she will truly love, give her jewelry! This can be a simple watch, ring, bracelet or set of earrings. Jewelry is usually marked down around the holidays so you should be able to find something at a reasonable price. It’s best if you know what type of metal they’re into such as silver, white gold, yellow gold or platinum.
Clothes: Single mothers usually spend most of their money on the kids so get her an item of clothing she will love. I’m sure you’ve heard her talking about all of the things she needs to purchase for herself, but never gets around to it. Remember those things and hit the store with a purpose! Be careful when buying clothing for her though, make sure you don’t get anything that’s too small or too big, you may get a horrible reaction!
Music and Movies: While single mothers don’t get a lot of personal time, they still love to watch a great movie or listen to a flavorful CD. Look for the movies and music they like and make it so they can actually “enjoy” it. This means no kids around, no distractions, just the movie or music they enjoy.