Do you know what to give that special single mom in your life this Christmas? For most single mothers we don’t even make our Christmas wish lists nor will we even ask for anything for ourselves this holiday season. Some of us, like myself, are working two or three jobs – not just to make ends meet but to save for college funds and retirement. So what would the perfect gift be for the single mom? It’s definitely something from the heart. It’s a gift that shows those hours you spent with us over coffee really proved that you were listening and that you were really there. It’s those many times when our exes were keeping us down, as a friend or a mentor you helped us feel like we were special. For those of us that also made a mistake (that’s life!) you didn’t ABANDON us and you judged us for our character and the potential of our nature rather than rush to judgment. That’s what the holiday season is about. There is no other time of the year that means more to a single mom than Christmas. It’s a time of HOPE and the sense that we can begin again. Some of us will not have our kids this year as they are spirited off to their other parent’s homes. Some will be working through the holiday to make ends meet. Some will look on at the festivities of the other families and so wish we could be a part of that. Giving hope to a single mom is the greatest gift she could receive. A friendly note or a phone call because she will never tell you that what she really wants is a Christmas where she can relax for a few hours and take a deep breath or for the mom that secretly wishes she was sharing the holiday with that special someone. So in light of what the Christmas spirit means to a single mom, I put together a few gifts that I have received and absolutely loved or those things I wouldn’t mind getting. All of these can be found on eBay and it’s just small sample of what it means to cheer up a single mom at Christmas time. The main thing is that you gave a gift from the heart and we weren’t just a name on your list.
Single moms want to know that you understand we are stressed. If you can’t give a spa day, give us items to help us relax. Aromatherapy candles make great gifts along with anything that will help us relax. Choose candles such as these that you can get on eBay or choose scents such as lavender. Give us lotions and foot creams along with fuzzy slippers.
Tablets such as the ipad Air or any other tablet also makes a great gift for a single mom. It’s one of the hottest items this Christmas and with added accessories she can keep in touch with friends and family easier than lugging out her computer. It’s more than likely an expense and gift she would never buy for herself.
Single moms want a variety of gifts that not only help with convenience but also comfort and memories. Help keep her organized and comfortable with comfy sweaters and layered camisoles. Keep her keys close with a key finder and keep her phone charged for emergencies. A gift I’ve always liked are digital photo frames that are easy to use and load photos.
I received a gift like this from significant other. I would have never thought how much I would love a gift like this until I received one. As I said in the description I can keep the phone in sight but out of my hands when driving. Perfect for school zones and always ensuring we do not text and drive.
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