MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE--MILITARY FAMILIES
Mother's Day (May 14, 2023) and Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 12, 2023), are right around the corner. Mother's Day is a time to celebrate moms everywhere for all they do day in and day out.
Below are some of our favorite gifts and ideas to make it a special day for mom.
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(1) FTD Flowers
You simply can't go wrong with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. FTD has been a leader in the floral industry for over 100 years. They have an unparalleled selection of flowers and gifts to put a smile on your favorite mom's face.
Enjoy a 20% discount off your purchase sitewide for a limitedtime off flowers & gifts to celebrate this special day.
Use the promo code: VIP20 at checkout. Click the link to start shopping!
Nixplay, one of my top picks for Mother's Day. What makes this a great Mother's Day gift? Now more than ever it is important to feel connected to family. Nixplay does a great job of keeping families connected near and far. You can upload your favorite pictures of the kids, goofie videos, or other life moments--click share and send it to family who also have a Nixplay. It's the perfect gift for Mother's Day and wins our top pick award.
Nixplay is offering a special sale off select frames!
Nixplay is best when you have one and gift one to someone you want to stay connected with :)
(3) Jared The Galleria of Jewelry--20% MILITARY DISCOUNT
Looking to spoil mom with jewelry?
Jared's offers some of the most beautiful collections that she is sure to love. In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Jared's is increasing their military discount program to 20% off (ends 5/31/2023) some exclusions may apply.
Shop their collections of earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets and more! This offer is available online and in-store. You will need to get verified, once you are verified, you will receive a special code to use online.
(4) Meal Subscription Service
As a busy mom, this would be awesome for those hectic nights. Treat mom with delicious and easy to prepare dinners.
Many meal subscription companies offer pretty substantial military discount programs. We compiled a list of some of the most lucrative military discounts by top meal subscription brands.
Check it out below!
(5) Helzberg Diamonds--10% MILITARY DISCOUNT
Helzberg Diamonds has a beautiful line of special occasion pieces and jewelry for everyday wear. No matter if you're looking for something whimsical or you want to express your devotion to that special mom, you're sure to find the right piece among Helzberg Diamonds' various collections.
Helzberg Diamonds is proud to offer a 10% Military Discount for active duty, retirees, disabled veterans, and dependents of active duty/retirees. Once verified, your military discount will apply.
You can learn more about Helzberg Diamonds and their military discount program below.
(6) PURA VIDA BRACELET--10% DISCOUNT
We are obsessed with Pura Vida. The most beautiful collections of bracelets, rings, and accessories. Pura Vida is right on price point with tons of bright colored options and causes to choose from, which we love. Our followers will receive a 10% discount off your entire order when you purchase $30 or more.
You must use the promo code: PURAVIDA10
(7) COLE HAAN--20% MILITARY DISCOUNT
You can't go wrong with a purse or beautiful sandals from COLE HAAN, it is definitely a special gift.
Cole Haan is Saluting the Military Community for their Service and Sacrifice. Active Duty, Veterans, Reservist, National Guard, and Military Family Members can Save 20% off your online order! Check out their Mother's Day Gift Guide, but first get verified for your military discount.
(8) BRAVE CRATE
Have you heard of Brave Crate?
Make deployment fly by with a monthly gift box of tools, tips and treats to help you focus less on counting days and more on making each day during deployment count! The best self care, personal development and long distance love tools sent every month. It's an awesome gift for Mother's Day and will bring joy to your doorstep every month! You can learn more below!
(9) WAVES OF HONOR SEAWORLD PARKS & ENTERTAINMENT
Spend a day at the amusement park with Mom. Waves of Honor is offering some incredible opportunities for military members both active duty and veterans to enjoy SeaWorld & Busch Gardens for free. Here are the details:
For a limited-time, Veterans can get FREE single-day admission for themselves and up to three guests at SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
In addition to free admission, Veterans can also grab significantly discounted tickets for additional guests. The offers may vary slightly by park. Please check each offer individually and the dates the offer is available. This is a limited-time offer.
It is also important to note that registration ends May 14, 2023 and must be redeemed at the park by July 9, 2023 (differs for SeaWorld San Diego). This is an online offer only. This Veterans offer extends to U.S. Military Veterans, retirees and Inactive Ready Reservists who have honorably served. You can click the links below to learn more about the offer, eligibility and grab your tickets.
OTHER IDEAS FOR MOM
(1) BREAKFAST IN BED OR CANDLE LIGHT DINNER
This is my personal favorite. My kids and hubby have always made me breakfast in bed. It's an awesome way to wake up and start the day. This is a great idea to put a smile on moms face and get the whole family involved.
(2) HOMEMADE CARD
I also love my special homemade cards from the kids, straight from the heart.
(3) CLEAN THE HOUSE OR CHORE FOR MOM
With the abundance of cooking, cleaning, laundry that all families are faced with on a daily basis due to staying home this would be a huge help for mom.
(4) MAKE A GARDEN
Another great way to involve the entire family and bring mom happiness day in and day out is build a family garden together.
Our friends at Best Choice Products offer a ton of awesome raised garden beds, planters, and decor. MB offers an exclusive 10% Military Discount off orders over $150 (on top of most sales!). Use the promo code: MilitaryBridge at checkout.
(5) GET OUTDOORS
I know we have all had a lot of family time lately and outdoor time, but take advantage of it. Take advantage of this time together. As military families our lives are often so busy, enjoy this down time together. Visit a National Park, it is FREE for military and a great opportunity to spend quality time. Details on this here.
(6) TELL YOUR MOM HOW MUCH YOU LOVE HER
I know we often tell our loved ones that we love them. You can never say it enough. Tell your mom how wonderful she is on Mother's Day, let her know that you appreciate all of her hard work and all she does for the family. These words will mean more than any gift could possibly mean.
Put together a photo book of your favorite memories, PCS moves, family vacations, etc. These wonderful memories will certainly bring tears to moms eyes. SHUTTERFLY has a whole page dedicated to Mother's Day gifts. You can check out their gift guide here. They also have tons of deals going on to help you celebrate!
Enjoy Mother's Day and your families.