Certain holidays can be quite blah for single moms. Having no spouse and the chance that no one may celebrate her can be very disappointing. Often times we don’t realize how even a small gesture can mean so much to someone else. So I came up with a list of great practical gifts for single moms.
Holidays and occasions are not all about gifts, but they can be a great way to show concern, appreciation and acknowledgement for others. Single mothers are inspiring. I know many people that are inspired by, appreciate, or love a single mom. However don’t even realize how she must feel some days. So this holiday, I hope you decide to show your love and thoughts toward a single mom.
Here are 5 fabulously practical gifts for single moms.
Babysit for a Day
A great If you really want to make the day of a single mom, offer yourself as a babysitter for the day. Time alone is one of the single most treasured things you could give. As a single mom of toddlers, I can tell you I rarely, if ever have time to myself.
You could come over and spend the day with the kids while she takes the day to go out and enjoy herself. If you are unable or unwilling to babysit, look into care.com. They offer childcare services from private caregivers for a variety of rates and availability. Gift her a care.com certificate and allow her to choose a sitter the works best for her needs. She might even find a long term babysitter that can help her out on a regular basis.
Treat Her to a Spa Day
Ok now if you really wanna go all out, treat her to a spa day. Having a massage or pedicure is just what a girl needs to wash the stress of the week away.
A spa could be that tranquil and relaxing atmosphere that a single mom needs to recharge.
Check in to your local spas and see what packages they offer that will make a great gift. Also spafinder.com partners with lots of local spas. The amazing thing about spafindder.com is that you can get an e-gift card and she can choose the spa of her choice.
Send Her on a Staycation
Now there’s nothing more that I love than a good ole staycation. I absolutely love hotels. I love the beautiful decor, the daily housekeeping, the breakfast in bed, the resort pools, the high end cozy linens.
Other awesome gifts for single moms include an amazing staycation at a nearby hotel resort. She could take the day or the weekend and enjoy not having to do anything except enjoy herself. Groupon, Living Social, and Priceline all have amazing deals on hotel stays.
You could find an amazing deal and gift her the much-needed staycation she needs.
Offer to Clean the House
Take the load off her hands and send someone in to do a deep cleaning. While juggling all of the responsibilities of single parenting, cleaning is just one of the nuisances that can be a joy to not have to do.
With a house full of toddlers, I know I I would love to have someone come in and take care of all my chores. Because honestly my ceiling fan and the top of my cabinets and behind my stove have all missed their fair share of cleaning lately. Do her a favor and send in a professional. Again care.com offers this service as well.
Cook Dinner for Her
Dinner time in a single parent home can be quite hectic. The kids need to be entertained, the house needs to be cleaned and dinner needs to be done. Cooking dinner for her would be an amazing treat. Brining an already prepared casserole, rotisserie chicken, or pot of your famous spaghetti could be just the break she needs on a busy weeknight. Blue Apron also has an amazing alternative should you not want to do the cooking yourself.
Blue Apron delivers fresh seasonal ingredients for an healthy meal directly to your door. This is a quick and easy way for her to provided a delicious dinner to her family without having to drag the kids to the grocery story and figure out the ingredient to the recipe. This is a convenient way to get a healthy dinner done without all the hassle.
Listen I could go on and on about some amazing gifts for single moms. But no matter what you choose to give, I m sure she will be well delighted and happy that you thought of her on her special day.