Since Mother’s Day became an official national holiday in 1914, moms all over America have been celebrated with cards, gifts, and flowers. Inspired by some of the stories we’ve been hearing around the office—as well as by the video above—we asked some Orvis associates to tell us about their favorite Mother’s Day gifts and got the following heartwarming, funny, and all-around uplifting tales of the best Mother’s Day gifts they’ve ever received. Here are their stories and some pretty cute photos, too.
Retail Merchant, Women’s
My best Mother’s Day gift doesn’t actually include a gift. Last year, I got to sleep in, had breakfast in bed (with multiple cups of coffee) and a snuggle with Chloe. Then I went on a nice, long walk with the pugs and Chloe and got to finally catch up on my magazines in the afternoon. For dinner, my husband, Jeff, grilled me a steak, and we had Lulu lemon cake for dessert. Just being with my family and dogs, plus good food, was the best!
Women’s Senior Product Developer
I would have to say my best Mother’s Day was the year my twins arrived. I delivered the boys on May 4th, and we were in the hospital for five days, so coming home with them and having Mother’s day two days later was my “Wow, I’m a Mom” reality check. It was a beautiful day, and the boys and I were snuggled up in a room full of congratulatory flowers with all of the windows open—I loved every minute.
My kids always give me jewelry that they pick out themselves, and it is always hysterical and awesome!
Production Designer Women’s, Home & Pet
The first Mother’s Day after our daughter, Edie, was born, my husband, Michael, had a necklace custom-made for me by a local jeweler. Michael had designed the piece himself, and it has Edie’s birthstone and is engraved with her date of birth. I will cherish it forever!
One year, I got this poem that I absolutely love and appreciate. Other than that, I always request good behavior on Mother’s Day (as my daughter Angie a reminds me every year!). And I love all the handmade gifts they make for me in school.
If you still need a great gift for your mom, our Mother’s Day Collection features some terrific pieces we’re sure she’ll love. Visit our Mother’s Day Gifts Selection.