Instead of being overwhelmed by the choices, think first about your mother's personality.
Different types of moms prefer different types of gifts. Here is a list of moms and the types of gifts they might like. A few stores are mentioned where those gifts might be found.
Those who haven't bought a present yet better get going — Mother's Day is only one week away.
Here are mom types and potential gifts:
Artistic, alternative mom
The alternative mom likes something different, unique and not mainstream. The Red Rooster is a good place to start. Try fancy handmade scarves from Nepal or Guatemala. Prices range from $11 to $30. The Red Rooster has other handmade gifts that are international and fair trade.
If your mom likes sports, it's a good idea to head to a sportswear department or sporting goods store. At Dunhams, a tennis skirt costs $29.99, an nice warm-up jacket $49.99 and a can of three tennis balls $2.99. Yoga pants are available at a variety of stores. A 12-pack of golf balls is always appreciated by a golfer.
If the mom is more of a spectator than a participant, buy her a shirt with her favorite team's logo.
This is the perfect time of year to buy flowers and plants for the garden. A gift certificate to a nursery is a good idea, said Mike Richey, Beadle Floral and Nursery manager. Customers can choose the flowers or vegetable plants they want for their gardens.
Flower baskets that can hang on the porch, deck or near an entry way are a nice gift, Richey said. At Beadle, hanging baskets filled with petunias, geraniums, mixed flowers or plants typically cost $32.45 or $35.49, depending on the size of the basket and plants.
There are many good nurseries and nursery departments at stores in Aberdeen.
The Palm Garden Cafe and Chocolate Shop sells gourmet handmade chocolates that will thrill those with a sweet tooth. The shop offers varieties, such as milk chocolate, dark chocolate, truffles, chocolate covered nuts and even sugar-free chocolate.