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 12th, 2019. 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.
Flowers and/or Chocolate – ProFlowers offers up to 20% off flowers and chocolate arrangements.
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: Helzberg Diamonds and Glamour Life Diamonds.
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.
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 and was 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 20% off flowers for Mother’s Day with the promo code SAVE20MDAY. Code valid through May 9th.
Bath & Body Works – The Bath & Body Works Mother’s Day tote is packed full of goodies, including lotion and bosy mist in the seasons newest scent, a 3-wick candle, hand cream, hand soap, travel mist, and more. Score major points with mom when you gift her this stylish tote.
Boston Market – For Mother’s Day, Boston Market is offering $5 off any Family Meal purchase for 4 or more on May 12. Present the coupon from website when ordering.
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 use the coupon code FREEDEL to receive free delivery.
Marble Slab Creamery – Moms can enjoy $3 OFF any 8-inch round or ¼ sheet Ice Cream Cake with online code “MOM17” when you place your order online.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Romano’s Macaroni Grill is offering a special Mother’s Day brunch menu on Sunday, May 12th from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Visit the website or call your local Macaroni Grill to make a reservation.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Moms will receive a $25 dining card, when they eat at a participating location on Saturday and Sunday of Mother’s Day weekend. Entrée purchase is required to receive offer. The $25 dining card is valid through June 30th.
Shari’s Berries – Spoil your mom with something sweet from Shari’s Berries. Save 20% on gifts over $29 and choose fro a variety of special Mother’s Day Bouquets and Assortments.
Shoney’s – Bring your beloved mom to a participating Shoney’s location on Sun., May 14th, and she will receive a slice of strawberry pie, free with purchase of a food bar or entrée. *2019 special TBA
Starbucks – Give Mom some extra caffeine this year! Sunday is the final day of the Starbucks Frappuccino® Happy Hour! Visit between 3-6pm for a half-priced beverage. *2019 Mother’s Day specials TBA
Wienerschnitzel – With proof of Mom-bership, Mothers can enjoy a free Original Chili Dog, Small Fries, and Small Soda. See store for details.
Yankee Candle – Shop for mom’s favorite candle fragrances and create a personalized candle for her. Plus purchase the Mother’s Day Tote Bag packed with four of Yankee Candle’s most popular candles (a $100 value) for only $40 with any $20 purchase. Plus, Military members receive a 10% military discount that can be combined with other offers for extra savings.
Many other local establishments are offering Moms free admission and discounts. Check with your local amusement parks, gardens, zoos, museums, water parks, aquariums, skating rinks, and other venues.
You can also call ahead and ask. You might be pleasantly surprised!
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