Mothers who are members of the military community deserve special recognition for their love, dedication, and sacrifice, each and every day. Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and honor the mother or military wife, and/or a service member mom.
This year Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th, 2022. Mother’s Day is always the second Sunday in May.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Military Moms
Military Discount – Take advantage of the many Military Discounts available year round or National Military Appreciation Month discounts for the month of May.
Flowers and/or Chocolate – ProFlowers offers up to 20% off flowers and chocolate arrangements. Get more discounts at FTD, From You Flowers and 1-800-Flowers.
Pampering – Try making mom feel a little special this mothers day with a pampering session from Massage Envy.
Jewelry – Another tried and true gift, but you’ll get no complaints with this one. Many jewelry stores offer military discounts up to 10% off. Here are a few: Blue Nile, Helzberg Diamonds and Zales Diamond Store.
Clothes – Kohl’s offers 15% off, Lululemon 25% off, and Karen Kane offers 20% off. Here are a few more sites offering Mother’s Day specials: L.L.Bean, Old Navy, Wilsons Leather, Zappos and Vera Bradley.
Shoes – Marilyn Monroe once said “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Receive a military discount at Rack Room Shoes and New Balance. Merrell is also an option to shop for shoes.
Home Decor – Whether mom loves home improvement projects or just a new decor piece, you can’t go wrong with a gift from West Elm, Crate & Barrel, Kirkland’s, Costco, Home Depot or Lowe’s.
Brunch – Take your military mom to a nice brunch. From IHOP to the local hotel brunch special, Moms will delight in the effort, love, and appreciation shown by taking them out.
A Night Out – Take mom out for some adult fun without the kids! Dinner and a movie is always a hit with theaters like Regal or Cinemark. For dinner, take her to Bonefish Grill or Fogo De Chao.
Photography – Is your mom hard to shop for? Get her a photography package for the whole family that she can treasure forever! JCPenney offers military discounts at their portrait studio.
Homemade Gifts – Moms love their children’s artwork! If you’re feeling particularly creative, try getting some art supplies from Michaels or Jo-Ann Fabrics for your homemade mothers day gift.
Request a Gift Box – Deployed U.S. service members who are far away from their Mom, can request a free Mother’s Day package, sent on their behalf via Full Circle Home.
Call Home for Free – Thanks to Google and Gmail military personnel can call home for free!
JibJab – Create a funny Mother’s Day eCard featuring your family or mom with JibJab. JibJab lets you customize an eCard with pictures of your favorite people, and create funny videos. The cost is $12 per year and there are videos for every holiday. This gift can keep on giving throughout the year.
#HappyMothersDay – Reach out to that very special military mom through social media, using this hashtag, and thank her for all that she has done.
History of Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day has many different adaptations going back to ancient times. Officially, it became a U.S. holiday in 1914 created by Anna Jarvis. However, it was Anna Jarvis’s mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, who planted the seeds for this day when she started “Mother’s Day Work Clubs” during the Civil War era. Ironically, Anna Jarvis would come to denounce Mother’s Day due to the commercialization of the holiday and even attempted to have it removed as a holiday until her death in 1948.
Mother’s Day Freebies and Mother’s Day Discounts
This list is updated as new offers are added.
1-800-Flowers – Save 25% on the exclusive collection of Mother’s Day flowers and gifts with the promo code 25MDAY.
Bath & Body Works – The Bath & Body Works offers Mother’s Day gifts at discounted prices, including lotion and body mist in the seasons newest scent, 3-wick candles, hand cream, hand soap, travel mist, and more. Score major points with mom when you gift her a delicious new scent.
Edible Arrangements – Send a special kind of bouquet to mom with an Edible Arrangements gift. Choose from a variety of chocolate dipped berries and assorted fruits and receive free delivery.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Special Mother’s Day meals are available for take out at select locations. Featuring a roast tenderloin for four, choice of salad, two signature sides, and four personal desserts for $195.
Shari’s Berries – Spoil your mom with something sweet from Shari’s Berries. Choose from a variety of special Mother’s Day Bouquets and Assortments.
Starbucks – Give Mom some extra caffeine this year! *2022 Mother’s Day specials TBA.
Courtesy of: https://veteran.com/mothers-day/