While we ought to celebrate the awesomeness of Mom all year long, Mother's Day is a particularly special time to remember all the great things about the super woman in your life. Showing your gratitude with a gift can be tricky, though. 

As you plan out your options for the perfect present this Mother’s Day, here are a few reminders of the gifts moms go crazy for, and the ones they only pretend to love!

Gifts She Pretends to Love

Appliances

There's something to be said for getting your mom something functional, but opening a present containing an electric can opener could be a really awkward experience for her. Instead, celebrate her with something that won't remind her of the ordinary.

Gift Cards/Certificates

Getting her a gift card to a local Steakhouse is tasty, but is it really just for her?  Coupon deals or gift certificates for stores and restaurants can come across as impersonal, cheap and rushed.

Gifts She'll Love

Family photos

Give the gift of a framed photograph and write a nice dedication along with it. You likely have hundreds of photographs around that will remind your mom of a special memory -- it’s a cost efficient and meaningful gift that will bring tears to her eyes.

Homemade Gifts

Make her something!  It worked when you were a kid and it will always work.  Whether it's a handmade card or a delicious meal, something made from you just for her has so much meaning.

Spa Day...For One

Mom works hard, so instead of reminding her of the never-ending to-do list, book a day at the spa for her and only her. She’ll have time to relax, unwind and be alone with her thoughts. To sweeten the deal, clean the house while she’s out.

Jewellery

You can never go wrong with a gift of jewellery. From bracelets, charms, necklaces and rings, a beautiful piece of jewellery can be one of the best gifts for Mom. What better way to celebrate the strongest woman in your life than with a piece of jewellery that stuns and says “thank you” all at once?