Mommy bloggers dish: How real moms want to spend Mother’s Day

What do moms really want on Mother's Day? We checked in with five influential mommy bloggers to find out.
Mother's Day
Maybe mother-daughter spa time to celebrate the day?


If you’ve gotten your mom the same beauty basket or flower arrangement every Mother’s Day for the past ten years, it may be time to mix it up. Really.

What to give them instead? We polled a few influential mommy bloggers to find out. It turns out that sleeping in, brunch (with mimosas), and, yes—quality time spent with you—top the list.

Here’s what these moms want to get (and do) on Mother’s Day.

Jill SeimanJill Seiman

I’m an “experience” person, so I prefer tickets to a Broadway show or a day at the spa. (I love Oasis Day Spa in New York City). This year my gift was a trip to the Mom 2.0 Summit in Key Biscayne. My ideal day starts with sleeping in—and then spending the day with my husband and son.

Carol Cain

Carol Cain

I don’t ever really want for much on Mother’s Day. Not having my own mother helps me appreciate that time with my family is the greatest gift. My ideal Mother’s Day always involves sleeping in followed by a late brunch with my beautiful three boys and husband. I just want to be surrounded by them—while drinking mimosas.

Sam ZafarSam Zafar

I am running my first ever marathon this year (NYC!) and am hoping to be surprised by a Nike+ Sportswatch GPS to assist with my training this summer! My ideal Mother’s Day will involve getting to sleep in for a few extra hours (a much needed rarity), and waking up to enjoy a lazy brunch of French toast that my husband has whipped up for me. The afternoon will be spent in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow playing with our one-year old, and I will round out the day with an evening spin class!

Leah SegedieLeah Segedie

My ideal Mother’s Day gift is for my boys to wake me up with coffee and handmade gifts and cards in bed. Then later for them all to get together and cook a special brunch for me. I’m not really big on gifts—I like trips more. I’d love it if my husband took me on a weekend getaway soon to a vineyard up north.

Dana WoodDana Wood

A girl (a mom!) can dream, right? Sooo, topping my Mother’s Day wish list would be an extremely pricey cruelty-free handbag. I have no idea how this happened, but I somehow don’t already own a Stella McCartney “Falabella.” That’s a situation that needs to rectified, stat. And if Hubby and the Wee Lass also want to throw in a gift certificate for the Caudalie Spa at The Plaza, I’d be perfectly fine with that.

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