What Moms Really Want For Mother’s Day + Giveaway

My mom is one of the women I know who isn’t addicted to shoes; she is fascinated to flip flops (the ones with great quality) though. I can still remember back when I used to live in the Philippines, I would always take her out on a date for Mother’s Day or her birthday and give her a new pair of flip flops. She would always get excited every time I get her a pair so I thought that’s what she really wants. But that was until I became a mother and actually got to experience what being a mom is really all about.

After being a mom for over 2 years, I think I have a better understanding of what moms really want for Mother’s Day; and it’s not what most of you think. Today, I am sharing with you what moms really want for Mother’s Day and even beyond that.

Tangible Gift

I understand the need to get the Mom in your life a present for Mother’s Day to show her you appreciate everything she has done and has been doing for the family. So if you really want to get her a gift this Mother’s Day, a personalized jewelry is perfect for that.

Personalized Jewelry

I LOVE anything personalized! Shortly after I gave birth to my daughter, I got myself a personalized bangle with my husband and daughter’s name on it and the phrases “My Loves – My Life – Answered Prayers”. And for Mother’s Day last year, I told my husband exactly what I wanted. It’s a personalized necklace with 2 pendants; each with my kid’s name and birthday on it. I use them both almost every day because I love them so much! They’re my most treasured jewelries even if they didn’t cost a lot; simply because wearing them reminds me how blessed I am to have 2 beautiful kids.

So this Mother’s Day, why don’t you get her a personalized jewelry? And this personalized necklace from Tickle Bug Jewelry is just perfect for that.


Tickle Bug Jewelry began in 2014 as a way to express Lisa’s creative side while staying home to raise her THREE fun, dirt covered boys.  With her amazing husband’s encouragement and support, what started as a hobby quickly developed into a full blown love affair with creating meaningful treasures for others. You can read more about Tickle Bug Jewelry here.

Among the different selections of personalized jewelry available at Tickle Bug Jewelry, my favorite is the Birthstone Bar Necklace in rose gold (also available in sterling silver and gold-filled); which is what I was provided with. It features 1.5″ long rose gold-filled bar that showcases tiny 2mm Swarovski birthstones of your choice. And hangs from a delicate 18″ long rose gold-filled cable chain for a total length of 19.5″. You can read more about it here.

Tickle Bug Jewelry Birthstone Bar personalized necklace and Wish Bracelets

The personalized Birthstone Bar Necklace arrived beautifully packed inside a tiffany blue Tickle Bug Jewelry box secured by a silver elastic ribbon, along with a purple cleaning cloth. Lisa was really sweet to include 3 Wish Bracelets (in sterling silver) for me and my kids in the package.


All my jewelries are either sterling silver or white gold; but I’ve been into rose gold lately (thanks to Apple) which is why I decided to try the rose gold Birthstone Bar Necklace. And it didn’t disappoint!!! The rose gold color is very pretty, and the personalized necklace itself is very beautiful; I just adore all the delicate details. I must admit that the pictures my husband and I took didn’t do the necklace any justice. Other than the personalized necklace looks very classy, which is one of the things I look for in a jewelry, I LOVE that it beautifully holds the birth stones of the people I love – my husband and both of my kids. Doesn’t it make the perfect gift for moms on Mother’s Day?


I immediately fell in love with my Birthstone Bar Necklace as soon as I saw it! Since I got my personalized necklace, I’ve been wearing it every single day. Whether I’ve been wearing it on top of my clothes (for tops with high neck line) or just sitting comfortably on my neck, I LOVE how it looks every time! I actually find myself stopping and admiring the necklace every time I pass by a mirror.

So this Mother’s Day, why don’t you get her a personalized jewelry from Tickle Bug Jewelry? If you’re not convinced that the Birthstone Bar Necklace would be perfect for her, Actual Handwriting Jewelries, Personalized Rings, Personalized Bracelets, and other Personalized Necklaces are also available at Tickle Bug Jewelry. *HINT: Finish reading all the way to the end; there’s a gift waiting for you!*

And if you think a personalized jewelry is still not enough to show her how much you’re grateful for the amazing and wonderful mom that she is, you can add a gift card to her favorite store or salon or a craft from kids with your gift.

Intangible Gifts

As I’m sure any mom would appreciate any gift you’d give her this Mother’s Day, these simple things below are often taken for granted, yet really means a lot to moms like myself. If you plan to get her a special gift, go ahead and do that; but please try to do at least one of these things in this list as well. These things are surefire ways to make her feel special on Mother’s Day.

A Day Away From All The Mom Responsibilities

Being a mom is a full-time job; and probably, the hardest job of all. And most of the time, you never really get a break. Every day with the kids is an adventure because you’ll never know how each day is going to be. There are bad days where nothing goes right; but if we’re lucky, there will be days (which are very rare) where everything will go smoothly. Even the most patient and nicest mom can still get stressed out and exhausted from all the responsibilities that come with being a mom. So the least you can do is to give her a day for herself; or if she’s like me and couldn’t do an entire day, a few hours would work too.

Mommy relaxing on the ground

Let her do whatever she wants with her day – catch up with friends, read a book she’s been wanting to read for a while but just couldn’t find the time to, shopping, a salon or spa appointment; or if she wants to just stay at home and do nothing, let her. Plan a fun day with the kids so mom can enjoy a day (or hours) away from all her responsibilities. I’ve done a few hours away and I swear, it is so refreshing; and I would absolutely recommend this to any moms.

Help Out At Home

My husband helps out A LOT at home. He cleans, he washes the dishes, he cooks, he does the grocery shopping while I stay at home and take care of the kids, and he helps out with the laundry and the kids too. And I couldn’t thank him enough for doing that.

Busy Father Looking After Son While Doing Household Chores

But I know that not a lot of moms get the chance to experience that. So try to help out at home if you could. You don’t have to do a lot of things; even a simple cleaning up after she cooks will be greatly appreciated, or offer to give the kids a bath so she can enjoy 5-10 minutes to herself. And if you could, do it even beyond Mother’s Day; try to do it every day. It seems like a very little thing to do but it is really a HUGE help for us moms.

Extra Hours Of Sleep

Since I became a mom, it’s very rare that I’d get at least 8 hours of sleep. Most nights, I only get 5-6 hours of sleep even though my kids are older and don’t really wake up at night anymore. I used to wake up in the wee hours of night to cook so I can spend the remaining hours of day with my kids when we get home from work. And I guess that is why my husband decided to help out with cooking. However, recently I always stay up late so I could do whatever it is that I need and want to do while the kids are sleeping. When my parents were still staying with us, my husband used to let me get some extra hours of sleep; and that really helped a lot.

Mommy sleeping on the bed

A well-rested mom is a happy mom. So on Mother’s Day, and if you could, maybe once a week, try to help with taking care of the kids so she can get a few extra hours of sleep that she truly needs.

Time With Her Partner

My husband and I used to always go out on dates and travel a lot. As soon as I became a mom, spending time with my husband like we used to has always been a struggle. We’ve tried to stay up while the kids are sleeping so we could spend some time watching a movie or TV series; but these days, staying up has always been a challenge for me. I’ve always been so exhausted with everything I had to do during the day that I would frequently find myself passing out while putting my daughter to bed.

Loving couple on the night city background on a date

If you’re the partner, arrange something on this special day so you could spend some time with her and do something she likes to do. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, it could be anything as long as you are spending quality time with her.

If you are a friend or a sister or her mom or anyone else, volunteer to watch the kids for a few hours so she can go out and spend some quality time with her partner.

To give you a head start on your Mother’s Day shopping, Tickle Bug Jewelry is giving away $75 gift card to 1 lucky winner! Enter below for a chance to win!

If you want your personalized jewelry to be delivered in time for Mother’s Day, place your order by May 1st.

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This giveaway is open until April 27th, 2017 at 12 AM EDT and is open to US residents only. The winner will be notified through email within 24 hours after the giveaway closes. If the prize is unclaimed after 48 hours, we will choose another winner.

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What did you think of this post? Have you gone shopping for the special Mom in your life yet? What are you planning to give her? Are you a Mom too? What other intangible gifts would you like to receive on Mother’s Day? Let me know in the comments. You know I always love to hear from you.

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  1. Luz Tijerina
    April 13, 2017 / 1:50 AM

    Just give me a day to sleep .. that’s all I ask for haha.

  2. Rosy Ferry
    April 13, 2017 / 5:28 AM

    Extra hours of sleep is everything I want right now haha, I will do anything for sleep these days.

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  3. Anabelle Barnett
    April 13, 2017 / 7:33 AM

    This is great!! I have been trying to figure out what to get my mom for Mother’s Day, thank you for all of the great ideas! 🙂

  4. Trisha White
    April 13, 2017 / 7:34 AM

    Just give me a full day at the spa to be pampered.. Facial, full body massage, pedicure, manicure.. Just one full day all to myself 🙂

  5. andreajesus10
    April 13, 2017 / 8:15 AM

    When my mom was alive, she used to really appreciate when i would come over to visit her

  6. Kirstin Morabito
    April 13, 2017 / 8:39 AM

    Now only if my husband could breastfeed my baby for me….. LOL!

  7. kathy
    April 13, 2017 / 8:43 AM

    My daughter is a young mom and would love all of these things for Mother’s Day. Great Post.

  8. Emily Soto
    April 13, 2017 / 9:11 AM

    These are great ideas! I would love extra sleep and someone to clean my house!


  9. Lisa Tremblay
    April 13, 2017 / 9:16 AM

    Thank you for featuring Tickle Bug Jewelry! These are all such great ideas- My pick would be to sleep in and then have all my boys (3 boys plus the hubby) take me out on a dinner date! 🙂 Sleep, eat, and you don’t have to clean up from dinner afterwards!

    • April 14, 2017 / 1:37 PM

      You’re welcome! The necklace is really pretty! That sounds like a perfect day!

  10. Annie
    April 13, 2017 / 9:18 AM

    I love those birthstone necklaces!

  11. Amanda Jonsson
    April 13, 2017 / 9:25 AM

    I absolutely love those personalized jewelry pieces! And as far as what I would want for Mother’s Day–definitely a day off from being a mom lolol! Ironic, but true.

  12. Vanessa
    April 13, 2017 / 10:42 AM

    I love gifts that have meaning behind them. This is a great idea for mother’s day!

  13. Shruthi R. Parker
    April 13, 2017 / 11:26 AM

    This is such a good article! I appreciate this because I never know what to buy haha.

  14. April 13, 2017 / 11:52 AM

    That is such a great guide for all the hardworking moms! And that necklace is gorgeous!
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  15. Samantha Stout
    April 13, 2017 / 12:12 PM

    I love this list! Every year my husband does take over all of my duties, lets me sleep in , and give me breakfast in bed! I really want one of those birthstone bar necklaces now!

  16. Leli Esthel
    April 13, 2017 / 1:46 PM

    Ok, this should be emailed to ALL registered fathers! lol I’ve only been a Mama for 4 months now but my goodness can I agree with each gift listed here! I think I’m going to hint at hubby for the personalized jewelry and that extra time to snooze. Thanks for the tips!!

  17. Sara B.
    April 13, 2017 / 1:53 PM

    A big YAS to all the intangible gifts!

  18. Kayla O'Neill
    April 13, 2017 / 2:56 PM

    I want all of these!! 🙂 This is a great list…the necklace is very pretty…what a neat idea!

  19. April 13, 2017 / 3:05 PM

    This would be a fun giveaway to win because I haven’t figured out what I should get my mom! This would be perfect and I know she would love it! Thanks for hosting! Looks like such a beautiful necklace!

  20. Corey Wheeland
    April 13, 2017 / 5:19 PM

    Being a single mom, I’d love to have someone cook dinner for me! 🙂 Since my daughter’s 5, maybe we’ll just go out to eat 🙂

  21. cezovski
    April 13, 2017 / 5:31 PM

    I’d like a nice dinner out and maybe some roses

  22. Babies to Bookworms
    April 13, 2017 / 7:51 PM

    More hours of sleep sound amazing!

  23. arress
    April 13, 2017 / 9:03 PM

    I like to get flowers for my garden.

  24. Jennifer Tilley
    April 13, 2017 / 9:35 PM

    I need to share this article with my SO lol ?Love your blog babe!

  25. Elizabeth Voyles
    April 13, 2017 / 10:28 PM

    Amen on the extra sleep! And the day away from mom duties. But only if someone else does them and they are not waiting for me the day after Mother’s Day ?

  26. Tracie Cooper
    April 13, 2017 / 11:37 PM

    My mom is getting a gift certificate for her favorite spa! My email is [email protected]

  27. Aly Ronan
    April 14, 2017 / 12:49 AM

    Definitely would choose time away from mom responsiblities! And would give ANYTHING for time with partner!!! Currently half way through deployment ??

  28. April 14, 2017 / 1:02 AM

    Extra sleep would be nice…like a nap…but I’d take that beautiful necklace as well!

  29. Nay
    April 14, 2017 / 1:35 AM

    We’ve just had Mother’s Day in the UK and I would’ve loved extra sleep!

  30. Nicole Banuelos
    April 14, 2017 / 2:13 AM

    Aww I love this necklace, so cute!

  31. Kelly Bandas
    April 14, 2017 / 7:03 AM

    These are great suggestions! I may have to “accidentally” pin this to one of my husband’s Pinterest boards 😉

  32. dickvincedorry
    April 14, 2017 / 7:38 AM

    the necklace is what I want for mothers days plus a rest from working day

  33. Brittany Wise
    April 14, 2017 / 10:00 AM

    I received a birthstone bar necklace last Mothers Day and it’s my favorite!! Not only is it super cute, but it’s meaningful. Great list ☺

  34. Angela
    April 14, 2017 / 11:08 AM

    Sleep. I always ask for more sleep!

  35. Gabrielly Margutti
    April 14, 2017 / 11:56 AM

    My mom is getting some flowers.

  36. April 14, 2017 / 3:38 PM

    That necklace is precious! I would love one. Also… alone time with my partner! there was a time I would have said sleep over everything… but since moving across the country (and away from all of our babysitters) we never get any time together without the kids! Im learning how important that time is now.

    • April 19, 2017 / 11:17 AM

      I feel you! I live thousands away from my family too so my husband and I rarely go out on dates.

  37. Rachel @ It's A Hero
    April 14, 2017 / 9:51 PM

    OMG ! Yes I want all of those things. Also? A night alone in a hotel…. completely alone… just me, a hot tub, a bottle of wine, and room service. LOL

  38. nanlara
    April 14, 2017 / 9:52 PM

    I would love to sleep in and then have them make me coffee

  39. Julie Torres
    April 15, 2017 / 2:48 PM

    Touching and sooooooo accurate, I just want someone to wash the dishes without me asking. 🙂

  40. Amanda Appiagyei
    April 15, 2017 / 4:06 PM

    That ‘a day away from the mum responsibilities’ is basically my perfect present!

  41. Meredith
    April 15, 2017 / 8:26 PM

    These tips are SO perfect! I’d love any of these things! I absolutely love this necklace though, what an amazing gift idea!!

  42. April 15, 2017 / 9:30 PM

    I always love personalized jewelry, and let’s be honest, any day is a good day for extra sleep! I can’t wait for Mother’s Day!

  43. April 15, 2017 / 11:40 PM

    This is probably spot on . I’m currently pregnant and all I want for mothers day is time with my husband 🙂

  44. Lindsey McClure
    April 18, 2017 / 10:40 AM

    I’ll take the extra help over jewelry any day of the week! Ha! But that necklace is gorgeous!!

  45. Emily Smith
    April 18, 2017 / 7:26 PM

    My dream Mother’s Day is to spend it with my three boys and husband without any fighting. It’s definitely a fantasy, but that’s all I ask. Just some great family time without my kids fighting. Is that too much?!? lol

    • April 19, 2017 / 11:27 AM

      Yeah, with 3 boys, that might be too much. But then again, it’s Mother’s Day. You can ask for anything you want. Lol

  46. House of Psych
    April 19, 2017 / 11:26 AM

    Personalized Jewelry and sleep are my top 2!!! ??????

  47. Kari Chalene
    April 20, 2017 / 10:01 AM

    Hands down, extra house of sleep! Great list!

  48. April 21, 2017 / 4:51 PM

    Those necklace are gorgeous and so on trend! I love Mother’s Day we all go out for a nice dinner!

  49. Beverly Conroy
    April 24, 2017 / 2:59 PM

    This blog speaks to the heart of most Mothers everywhere! I am a fan of Lisa’s page and now yours too! I look forward to following your blog and page!

  50. kelly woods
    April 26, 2017 / 4:38 PM

    I love homemade gifts from the heart. There the best and being with my family.

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