Mother's Day gift ideas for when you can't be back home

While your mom may have encouraged you to chase your dreams wherever they make take you, the distance can sometimes make holidays, such as Mothers Day, very difficult. Here's a few ideas to show her how much you appreciate the encouragement.
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April 15, 2012 - PRLog -- Mothers raise their children to be the best they can be. This usually means that moms will encourage their children to chase their dreams, no matter where it takes them. As a mom, it is hard to let your child go. But the joy to watch your child succeed is something that cannot be replaced. However, distance can sometimes make holidays, such as Mothers Day, very difficult. Is it possible to really show your mom how much you care without actually being there? Don’t you fear, help is on the way. Here are some great ideas for an amazing long distance Mothers day.

Just because you can’t be with mom physically does not restrict what you can give your mom. Send her a teddy bear gift basket (, and it’s like a warm hug was sent to her workplace as a surprise. Finding something is delivered shows that you put thought into them even though they are miles away. Send a personalized note and it will be almost as if you were together for the honorary day.

This year, give your mom the gift of time travel. Sort of. Just put in the date of her birthday, anniversary or mothers day and receive an authentic newspaper ( from that day! This will have your mom grinning from ear to ear for bringing back some crazy memories. You can even make this a tradition by getting her a new issue each year. She will have a personal time capsule!

Moms always seem to love pictures, but after decades years of framed pictures, it is time to spice up this classic gift a little. Put in the surprise element to this by creating a jigsaw puzzle picture ( This puzzle will come in a box with multiple pieces, and then let your mom go to town. She will have so much fun spending hours putting together the pieces of one of her favorite memories. If you add a bottle of PuzzleSaver glue, she can keep this puzzle forever.

If your mom is just fabulous, maybe she deserves more than just one day on the calendar that is all hers. If Mothers Day isn’t enough time to celebrate her amazing qualities, then buy her a day in your state's registry (! Just go online and find that special day that you want to celebrate your mom on.  She will love the idea of having another day that is all about her, and will be flattered that you took the effort to pick a second day to celebrate her on!

Reading is the perfect relaxation activity for many mothers in this busy world. It can be hard to pick out books for someone and even harder to pick out books who seems to have read them all. Try customizing a book with your mom as the star ( With this gift, you can make whoever you want as the main character and pick different types of writing. This book is sure to be one she hasn’t read, and one she will never forget.
Source:Brian P. Russell
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