Mother’s Day is coming up fast—what do you have planned to make the day extra special? If you’re having a hard time coming up with a gift perfect for mom, check out these suggestions on how to show her some love with a present that’s just right for her.
The Gift of Independence
If your mother, grandmother or other loved one has physical limitations or disabilities that make driving difficult or uncomfortable, it might be time to help them rediscover their independence behind the wheel of a vehicle that’s built just for them. Find and contact your local NMEDA dealer to talk about your loved one’s needs and wants. As mobility equipment professionals, they will be able to guide you in the best direction for your mom and your family, including the types of adaptive or mobility equipment she needs, help with your purchase and financing, and finally operating the vehicle so her time on the road is safe and comfortable.
Take Pampering Her to the Next Level
Scented candles and luxurious bath products make fantastic presents for supermoms in need of some relaxation, but if you think your mom deserves an extra special treat this year, a trip to the spa might be the perfect gift. While gift certificates are a generally a fantastic option, there are many moms out there who find it hard to make time to enjoy a “day off.” If that’s the case in your family, why not schedule an appointment for her on a day you know she won’t be at work or otherwise booked up. That way she’s more likely to actually use your gift and get that much needed rest. Better yet, why not make it a family affair and book spa time for the both of you! Always be sure to call the spa ahead of time to ensure their facility is fully accessible if you or your mom use a wheelchair, and make arrangements if you need to rent a wheelchair accessible van in order to safely travel to your chosen spa.
A “Latte” Options
Does mom’s day usually start with a nice, steaming cup of java? Help her step up her morning (and afternoon) coffee with an easy-to-use single-serve coffee maker. From Nespresso’s delightfully dark concoctions to Keurig’s one-touch brewing and seemingly infinite flavor choices, single-serve coffee makers have become a kitchen staple for bean connoisseurs and occasional sippers alike. These one-cup brewers are incredibly simple to use, with large buttons and easy-open lids, so they are a breeze to operate, even if your mom has limited hand or arm strength and dexterity.
The Little Things
Presents are great, but chances are all your mom really wants for Mother’s Day is to spend time with loved ones. Take a trip to the park and enjoy a picnic under a shady tree, fire up the grill and make lunch at home or plan a special dinner for the whole family at your favorite restaurant—spending time together is priceless this holiday.
The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is an advocate for mobility and accessibility for drivers with disabilities. If you need help with converting or buying a handicap accessible car, truck or van, please consider one of our mobility equipment dealers.