Mother's Day Gift Inspiration for 2024

Monday, May 6, 2024

Mother's Day, a warm and heartfelt celebration, arrives each year in late spring, prompting people to pause and express sincere gratitude and love to the most extraordinary woman in their lives – their mothers. Across the world, individuals demonstrate thankfulness to their mothers through unique gestures, such as presenting flowers, greeting cards, or preparing a homemade feast. Nowadays, the ways in which people express their love to their mothers have become increasingly creative and diverse. How do Chinese people express their appreciation to their mothers on this day? This article will introduce to you various ways! This year, Mother's Day falls on May 12th, and if you are still contemplating how to celebrate, I hope this article will be of help!

How to Choose Gifts?

When Chinese people give gifts 礼物 (lǐ wù) to their mothers on Mother's Day, they tend to opt for items that are both practical and meaningful. While flowers and greeting cards carry ceremonial significance, there are other contemporary popular gifting trends:

礼物 (lǐ wù), noun, gift


  1. I like this gift.
    wǒ xǐ huɑn zhè ɡe lǐ wù 。
  2. The watch was a gift from my mother.
    zhè kuài biǎo shì mǔ qīn ɡěi wǒ de lǐ wù 。 

Gold Jewelry

In Chinese culture, gold holds deep symbolic significance, representing wealth and good fortune. Due to its unique value and status as a store of wealth, it has been cherished since ancient times. To convey their gratitude 感激 (ɡǎn jī ), it has become a popular choice for people to give their mothers gold jewelry, carefully selecting different pieces to express their heartfelt emotions.

感激 (ɡǎn jī ), noun, gratitude


  1. I express my gratitude to you.
    wǒ xiànɡ nǐ biǎo dá wǒ de ɡǎn jī 。
  2. I owe you a great debt of gratitude.
    wǒ duì nǐ ɡǎn jī bú jìn 。 

Skincare Products

As we mature, our mothers are also aging. Nowadays, many young people choose to gift their mothers specific skincare products, formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, allowing their mothers to feel rejuvenated. It undoubtedly brings them happiness!


Lipstick is not exclusive to the young – it belongs to anyone who appreciates beauty. It enhances and exudes confidence, a quality every mother desires. Therefore, many individuals nowadays gift their mothers with lipstick on Mother's Day, symbolizing the wish for eternal beauty.

Red Envelopes

In today's bustling world, not everyone can swiftly return home on festive occasions. In such cases, individuals often opt to send red envelopes to their mothers on Mother's Day, containing meaningful amounts, such as 108 yuan if a mother’s birthday falls on October 8th, or with numbers that hold special significance, such as 521 yuan, symbolizing “I love you”. Regardless of the amount, the gesture conveys heartfelt blessings, assuring that the mother feels the sincerity and love.

Smartphones, Tablets

In this highly developed information age, electronic devices have become indispensable. Many people choose to gift their mothers smartphones or tablets on Mother's Day, not only making it more convenient for them to stay in touch with their family and friends, but also enriching their entertainment and daily lives. Teaching them to use these products helps them to quickly integrate into the information age, avoiding feeling lost in the face of technological advancements. These actions are heartfelt and demonstrate concern for the well-being of their mothers.

Companionship is Silent Love

Of course, love surpasses monetary value, and gifts have never been the sole measure of affection. Thoughtful and intimate companionship is the most precious form of love. In this fast-paced era, family reunions can sometimes become a luxury. Amidst various daily affairs, it is crucial to remember that our parents are the ones who love us the most. Chinese people especially value reunions, as home holds great significance to everyone. Thus, on Mother's Day, many individuals, regardless of their busy schedules, choose to return home to celebrate with their mothers, bringing fresh flowers and a sense of ceremony. They engage in cooking together, listen to family anecdotes – these seemingly trivial moments become precious because of shared companionship. Some people also take their mothers out for massages, dining, or outings, providing relaxation and enjoyment. This kind of companionship not only brings comfort and joy to the mother, but also creates unforgettable memories in both hearts. If you are still unsure about choosing a gift, you can simply bring a bouquet of flowers home and spend this day with your mother. I believe she will be very happy!


How to Express Love to Our Mother in Chinese

  • Mom, I love you.
    mā mɑ, wǒ ài nǐ 。
  • Mom, wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!
    mā mɑ, zhù nǐ mǔ qīn jié kuài lè!
  • Mother, I wish you joy every day and everlasting health!
    mā mɑ ,zhù nǐ tiān tiān kāi xīn , yónɡ yuǎn jiàn kānɡ!

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