American families celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. This traditional annual event was started nearly 150 years ago. And ever since that day, kids, both young and old, have been giving their mom’s Mother’s Day gifts.
Are you looking for a gift for your mom? Or is the present for your grandmother, or stepmom? Either way you shouldn’t worry about the challenge. Because let’s face it, buying any kind of gift is difficult. Especially if you want the gift to stand out from the crowd. And anyway, there are tons of sites online you can go to for suggestions. We happen to be glad you’ve found ours.
Gifts for USA Mother’s day
Silver-Dipped Rose Silver
- A real rose coated in pure silver
- In a stylish display case, with an authenticity certificate.
- Bright and lustrous mirror finish
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Gold-Dipped Rose Gold rose
- A real rose dipped in 24 karat gold
- Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
- In a beautiful PU leather display case
- Brilliant and lustrous mirror finish
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Jewelry Set Sets
- Includes a real glazed rose, trimmed with 24k gold
- Combined with pendant and earrings from natural rose petals
- In a high quality leather display case
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Here on this page we’ll be looking at Mother’s Day celebrations in the USA, and helping with some ideas. First let’s tell you the history of Mother’s Day in the USA, so you can get a better understanding of its importance.
The history of Mother’s Day – How did it all begin?
The official Mother’s Day holiday has its roots in the 1900s. Although there are celebrations of motherhood and mothers that go back as far as the ancient Greeks and Romans. However, the celebration we know today is due to the efforts of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Ann was the daughter of Anna Jarvis, and introduced Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices that mothers make for their family. Her mother was a tireless social activist, and founded Mothers Day Work Clubs. Following her mother’s death in 1905, and with financial backing from a department store owner, the first official Mother’s Day celebration was held in a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia.
The first celebration was a resounding success and Jarvis vowed to have this special holiday added to the national calendar. She campaigned by writing letters to newspapers and politicians, and by 1912, many states, towns and churches has added Mother’s Day to their calendar of events. Jarvis also established the Mother’s Day International Association to help with supporting her cause.
President Woodrow Wilson formally established the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. So the efforts of Jarvis paid off.
The original customs of the day involved wearing a white carnation and visiting your mother or attending church. But it didn’t take long for retailers to cotton on to the opportunity, and capitalize on its popularity. This didn’t sit well with Ann Jarvis, even though she had initially worked in the floral industry. She was disgusted with the commercialism and denounced the day in 1920. And she asked people not to buy flowers, cards, and candles. Countless lawsuits were started by her and she managed to spend most of her fortune in legal fees.
Was it a good thing that commercialism took over? Yes and no is really the only answer. It’s great that Mother’s Day is still celebrated. But it’s sad that so many are forced to buy generic gifts for their mom. Especially when there are so many other options.
Now you know the origins of US Mother’s Day celebrations, let’s move on with some great suggestions.
Top Mother’s Day gifts in the USA
Did you know that Mother’s Day has become the most popular day for Americans to dine out, and phone lines receive the highest traffic? No surprise really. Because who wouldn’t want to honor their mom, and express appreciation for all she has done and keeps on doing? There are a number of ways to do this and a very popular way is to give her a gift. Some of the most popular gifts are:
- Flowers – Flowers will always be popular as gifts for a mom. And the same goes for grandmothers,, stepmothers, and foster moms. There are so many varieties there will be no problem finding a color, fragrance or type that she likes. She may already have a favorite so check that first. Alternatively pick a bloom that has the same name as her. A bouquet will last for a couple of weeks. But you can increase the longevity of your gift by giving her a living plant she can care for. This sort of flower gift could last many years. If you want your gift of flowers to last a lifetime you’re going to need to consider a gold dipped rose.
- Jewelry – Jewelry is another popular choice, and again there are some many different types to pick from. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, watches, brooches and pins, as well as different materials and a range of precious and semi precious stones. A great combination of flowers and jewelry is the gift of miniature rose petals that have been glazed and trimmed with gold.
- Chocolates – Another female favorite is of course chocolate. It might seem a little outdated, and some might even consider it a boring kind of gift. But women don’t seem to be going off chocolate any time soon.