Non-Traditional Mother’s Day Gifts

Happy Mothers Day SignMother’s Day is approaching quickly, and sometimes the traditional favorites just won’t do. Long Island Mamas Network put together a list of less conventional gifts which are sure to be a huge hit!

Tickets to a Sporting Event
Most people think of Father’s Day for sporting events, but lots of Long Island moms enjoy athletics as well. College, independent and professional athletes play all over Long Island, so it’s likely something is happening close to home. Check out the schedules of these local teams:

Long Island Ducks

Long Island College Basketball

Mom’s Day (or Night) Out
Send mom out with her favorite relatives or close friends for a day. Mom will love touring the scenic vineyards of the East End. If she is a wine lover, the tasting portion of the tour will be a huge hit. The cost and group size requirements make this an option for any budget. Click here for Long Island Wine Tour Packages.

Garden
Many Long Island families pride themselves on their beautiful gardens, but time-crunched moms may not be able to start from scratch. Locally owned and run garden centers will meet the needs of novices and experts. Organic seeds, soils, and fertilizers can be found at almost all of these local centers listed below.

Bay Gardens, East Moriches

Cipiano Nursery, East Meadow

Hicks Nurseries, Westbury

Main Street Nursery, Huntington

Organic Solutions, Port Washington

Make a Donation
Donations are a wonderful gift for the woman that has everything. Making a donation to a deserving Long Island charity allows them to keep running. Let Mom know how much you appreciate her while helping struggling local families.

The Cope Foundation, Melville

Feel Better Kids, Rockville Centre

Mercy Center Ministries, Patchogue

The Sarah Grace Foundation

Thank You
Mothering is a rewarding job, but it is incredibly challenging. A simple, “Thank you, Mom!” is really all most mothers want from their families. Make a list of everything Mom has done to merit gratitude. For many lucky people, the list is long. Let her know that she is appreciated!

Happy Mother’s Day!

By Rachel Minkowsky
Photo: freedigitalphotos.net

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