You know the saying “If mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy?” Make your single mom smile (so everyone can do the same!) with a clever and useful Mother’s Day gift. Whether you are in a long term relationship with a single mom or simply trying to woo one, Match.com has come up with some fool-proof gift ideas for you to indulge your lady with without breaking the bank.
- It’s all in the details: Car Detailing
A car full of crumbled Cherios, spills from a ‘sippy’ cup, and sticky fingerprints on the window doesn’t really scream dating-diva like she deserves. Get her car detailed to make her feel like a princess in a (clean) carriage.
- Hook, line & sinker: Purse Hook
This little invention can do wonders for the bottom of a lady’s pride and joy- her designer purse. The hook grabs onto the table top and provides a cradle for her purse, preventing the “bag on the floor vs. bag on the lap” dilemma.
- Rake in the ‘thanks’: Yard Cleaning Crew
There’s a difference between gardening and yard work… and one sounds a bit more glamorous. Have a professional yard crew come clean up any extra weeds or overgrown shrubbery on the lawn. You could also hit up the nearest home improvement store and surprise her with a few hours of manual labor and yard-freshening flowers.
- Blow her away: Hair Blow-out
Many busy moms don’t have the time to do their own hair, let alone take a couple hours off to get their hair done by a professional. Get her a blow-out, a wash & dry service that fits great into a hectic day of errand running and leaves your lady feeling refreshed and confident.
- Book her schedule: Leather Planner
A mama on the go tends to balance many appointments, errands, and pick-ups in one jam-packed day. Get her a beautiful leather planner to keep all her ducks in a line during the day, and allow her to quickly locate openings in her schedule for date nights.
- Scrub down: Cleaning Service
All too often single moms work all day only to come home to a mess of a house. Surprise your lady by hiring a professional cleaning service to sweep, vacuum, and spruce up the place so she doesn’t have to scrub the kitchen while the kids fight over the controller in the other room.
- The Babysitter’s Club: Nanny
A single dating only needs a few essentials to find success: confidence, an opening in her schedule, and someone to watch the kids! Hire someone responsible to watch the children while you hit the town with her mind at ease.
- Much needed R&R: Massage or Facial
Though a day at the spa is not the most original idea, there’s a reason why it tends to be such a popular Mother’s Day gift- most moms need some tension relief! Offer to watch the little ones while she indulges for an hour or two at a local spa. She’ll be in a tranquil, serene piece of mind and you’ll have time to get to know the kids a little better.
- Bake & Take: Cook then freeze take home meal service
There are many places that offer cook & take home freezer meal parties, a fun and productive service. Gather a couple of her good girlfriends and send them to a make-and-freeze cooking class. They’ll learn some new recipes while making enough for the rest of the week, greatly freeing up her weeknight cooking time.
- Kids menu: Dinner on the kids
If you’re dating a single mom with kids who are a bit older, have everyone go to dinner together and have the kids surprise mom by insisting on paying, or help the kids prepare a special meal at home. Regardless of where their funds actually come from, you’ll have mom overwhelmed by their generosity and their presence at dinner.
- Bonus Idea: Be romantic! Do something she has always wanted to do – whisk her away for a weekend getaway, cook her a candlelit meal, take her for a horse and carriage ride around town – but whatever you do, go all out to show her how much she means to you.
Are you pursuing a single mom? Tell us which gift idea you like best or share your favorite below. Are you a single mom yourself? If so, what gift do you covet most?
More information on Match.com’s Single Moms.