My mom likes practical gifts. She’s always been the mom that was genuinely happy to get a new frying pan, she’s never been the type to want jewelry or flowers. In typical mom fashion she’s always gracious and happy with whatever gifts we give her, but the truth is she can be a bit hard to shop for at times because there’s just not that much she wants or needs.
My mom is the handy(wo)man in our family. She’s always been the one to take care of small repairs around the home. She’s the one I call when I want tips on how to paint a room, fix a toilet or replace a light switch. I remember a few years back I was stumped, just completely stumped, as to what to get her for a birthday gift. At the time she was fixing up the back hallway at their place, I knew she would be happy to get supplies towards her latest reno job, but I didn’t have a clue what exactly she would need, so her gift that year was a gift card from The Home Depot.
You know when someone opens a present and you can tell they are genuinely excited about it? Yeah that was my mom when I gave her this gift card, she had that kid in a candy store oh so happy look about her. She used the gift card to pick up this neat window cling thing that transformed the window on their sidedoor from clear boring the neighbours can see in window to a private and pretty stained glass design. She was tickled pink with her gift. A month later I of course knew just what to get my mom come Mother’s Day. She gleefully took her gift card to The Home Depot and put it towards new laminate wood flooring for the hallway.
I have to tell you I would be pretty darn happy with giftcards from The Home Depot as my Mother’s Day present. From the wonky showerhead that I keep meaning to replace to that fancy rain barrel that I’ve been coveting, I can easily think of a couple dozen things I’d happily buy as a gift to me. Come to think of it, I’m not much of a flowers and jewelry girl myself. Guess I must take after my mom.
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Disclosure: This post was brought to you by The Home Depot. As always my words and opinions are my own.