About 35 million baby boomers are mothers.
What kind of gifts do baby boomers like to receive on Mother’s Day?
Books, music, or an MP3 player also may be good selections. Amazon.com has a special category listing these gift ideas called “Great Gifts for Your Baby Boomer Mom.”
From their list, here are some gifts that I thought would make good Mother’s Day presents:
“Herstory: Women Who Changed the World” by Deborah Ohran
“The Beatles Anthology” by Beatles
“Connections and Reflections: Mothers and Daughters in Their Own Light, in Their Own Words” by Catherine Koemptgen
“A Hard Day’s Night” DVD ~ Lionel Blair
“Gutsy Women: Travel Tips and Wisdom for the Road (Travel Tales) (No. 1) by Marybeth Bond
“Boomer Babes: A Woman’s Guide to the New Middle Ages” by Rosemary Rogers
“Flashing on the Sixties” by Lisa Law
Personal Handheld Organizer by Palm
“Blue” by Joni Mitchell
Thinking about getting your boomer mom a toaster? Think again. The worst Mother’s Day presents, according to a survey reported on in the article “Mother’s Day: Outside-the-Box Gift Ideas,” are:
- Nothing: 16 percent
- Household appliances: 11 percent
- Cooking/cleaning supplies: 7 percent
- Socks: 6 percent
- Non-fitting clothes: 6 percent
These articles on Mother’s Day gifts also looked useful:
“How to Create a Gift Basket for a Baby Boomer (Female)” – eHow.com
“Books for Grownups April 2009” – AARP and Publishers Weekly
“Mother’s Day Gifts: Recession Friendly Digital Gifts for Mom and Grandma” – Demystifying Digital.com
“Creatively Simple, Inexpensive Mother’s Day Ideas” – Stretcher.com
“Mother’s Day Gifts to Dazzle Mom” – News4Jax.com
“How to Celebrate Mother’s Day” – eHow.com
“How to Give the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift” – News4Jax.com
“Buy Beverly’s Book” – Boomer Diva Nation.com
“Top 10 Mother’s Day Gifts for Business Women” – About.com
I hope these ideas are helpful.
Just under half – 48 percent – of those whose mothers are alive will send cards for Mother’s Day while 47 percent will buy their moms a present and the same number will call their moms, a 2008 Harris Poll reports.
Three in ten – 29 percent – will take their moms to lunch or dinner while 26 percent will buy or send their moms flowers.
One in ten will cook for their moms while 2 percent will take them to a museum, show, or event and 5 percent say they’ll do nothing for their moms.
More than half of women – 53 percent – will buy their moms a present compared to 41 percent of men. Half of men will call their moms as will 45 percent of women.