What Do Moms REALLY Want for Mother's Day? We Have the Scoop! by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

6 months ago
What Do Moms REALLY Want for Mother's Day? We Have the Scoop!

Have you ever wondered what moms really want for Mother’s Day? Well, we found out! We asked moms on social media what they wanted for the holiday that honors them, and we gave them one condition: they were not allowed to say "just a card" or "happy and healthy kids" or anything of the like. We wanted materialistic gifts, dream gifts, gifts that will improve their lives – something for them. We received far more responses than could possibly fit in a 30Seconds piece, but this is a good representation. From practical gifts (a cordless vacuum) to dream gifts (think Doug WilsonLaurie Smith and Carter Oosterhouse!) to dreams of alone time, here’s what moms really want for Mother’s Day. 

  • girls' getaway
  • "Trading Spaces" designer to design a room in my house
  • shopping spree 
  • cleaning service
  • spa day
  • chef who specializes in picky eaters
  • piece of sentimental “mom jewelry”
  • updated family photos (with no one complaining during the photo shoot!)
  • day when no one knocks on the door or asks me questions when I’m in the bathroom
  • day to myself in the house
  • Apple watch
  • trip to a winery with my spouse
  • family trip
  • plants 
  • new purse
  • picnic in the park
  • night in a hotel with a Jacuzzi tub and a massage appointment already booked
  • tattoos
  • plane ticket to visit my family
  • 24 hours at the beach by myself
  • vinyl cutter
  • floating experience
  • Dyson cordless vacuum 
  • diamonds
  • sleep

What do you really want for Mother’s Day? Share it below!

Thank you to the many moms who responded to our question and therefore contributed to the content of this 30Seconds piece, including Kimberly JohnsonRenee HerrenHeather Murphy-FritzRainey NiklawskiGina PomeringKatie Sloan and Lauren Weitzel.

What Do Dads Really Want for Father’s Day? A Dad Shares 5 Ideas!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Mom: 6 Things Moms Really Want for Valentine's Day!

Why Wait Until Mother's Day? How to Reap the Benefits of Roses Now!

Sarah Darrow
A spa day, chocolate a good book and comfy clothes😂
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I just love this! For me, it's spa all the way. Give me a massage and fresh mani-pedi, and I am one happy mama! Thank you for the great ideas, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ! Love this! Kimberly Johnson Heather Murphy-Fritz Renee Herren Rainey Niklawski Gina Pomering Katie Sloan Lauren Weitzel
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Time at the spa is always my favorite, Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds ! Yes, thanks again for the ideas, everyone!
Michael Kennedy
I was running lean(er) on ideas this year- LOL. Thanks for the idea boost!
Cassandra Lee Jones
Thanks AM! Although you should have added your book to that list because that is what I got my mom!
Melissa Hurt
My family to clean the house without complaint, a fabulous cup of tea with something yummy to have with it, and a pedicure in a day spa. Sigh...
Spell-It-Out Photos
I'll take all of the above!! Happy Mother's Day to all Moms everywhere.
Kathy Ast-Kutzbach
Great list!! I'll take sleep & 24 hours alone at the beach!! Yes...

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Harvest Flower Pots: How to Transition Your Container Gardens From Sweet Summer to Festive Fall

What Moms REALLY Want for Christmas: We Have the Inside Scoop!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Mom: 6 Things Moms Really Want for Valentine's Day!

Halloween Fun for Families: Here Are 3 Activities to Encourage Bonding With Your Little Goblins!

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!