Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms in Assisted Living

Mother hugs her son and thanks for the Mother's Day giftsMother’s Day is the perfect time to show your mom just how special she is to you. However, if she lives in an assisted living community, you may need help finding the right Mother’s Day gift. You may not be able to think of a single thing she needs. That is why we put extra thought into creating this list of Mother’s Day gifts she will love. They are sure to wow Mom far more than just cards and candy. We found original ideas perfect for every mom, from the sentimental collector to the techie minimalist and every mom in between.

These Mother’s Day gifts will stand out in her mind and show her how much she is loved. They are unique, thoughtful, and sure to secure your position as “Mom’s favorite”!

Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Who Live in an Assisted Living Community

An Electronic Tablet

Even if Mom is resistant to technology, a tablet can be the easiest device to start with. It has a larger screen, is easier to read than a phone, and is much easier to carry than a computer. She can watch videos, play games, and even read or listen to books on it. Pre-load it with the games and apps you think Mom will like. Most of all, she will love the ability to video call and digitally connect with her children, grandchildren, and friends. Good conversations brighten everyone’s spirits. So, anything that keeps Mom connected with loved ones is a great Mother’s Day gift.


Yes, flowers are a very traditional Mother’s Day gift. However, we are adding a delightful twist. Give Mom a monthly floral subscription. Floral companies will send your mom a beautiful bouquet each month to brighten any room. As the old bouquets dry up, Mom will get fresh new ones. When they arrive, she can put them in a favorite vase and see fresh blooms all year long! The pretty colors and smells are a treat to the senses and remind her that she is loved.

Hot or Cold Pillow

This is a gift of comfort. It is a soft pillow that stays warm when you pop it in the microwave or cool if you keep it in the freezer. It will soothe achy muscles or provide instant relaxation. Mom will agree that this is a comforting, practical, and sweet Mother’s Day gift.

Basket of Beauty Supplies

Moms are beautiful at every age. Your mom will feel her best when she can luxuriate with a basket of her favorite beauty products. Include items like body spray, lotion, soap, and even her favorite makeup. It would help to do some detective work to find out what she uses or might like. Choose special scents and colors she loves. While shopping, have fun and introduce her to something that could be her new favorite.

Extra-Comfy Clothes

Certain pieces of clothing make us feel cozy the moment we put them on. Buy Mom the softest, lushest sweater, lounge pants, robe, or pajamas you can find. Be sure to choose a material and style appropriate for the season. This way, Mom can wear them often—and think of you every time.

Books for Mental Exercise and Creativity

If your mom loves game books, like sudoku, crossword puzzles, and word finds, get her new ones. Adult coloring books are also very popular and come in endless themes. She can color alone or with friends. Keep in mind that you will want to look for books with larger fonts and images. Fine motor skills tend to decline in older hands.

Magazine Subscriptions

Another great Mother’s Day gift idea is one that keeps on giving. A magazine subscription on a subject she loves, like gardening, knitting, or art, is a gift she can enjoy all year. If she does not lean toward any one subject, consider magazines like Reader’s Digest or Prevention. They have something for everyone. Like the puzzle and coloring books, see if they have large print editions for older eyes.

Jar of Memories

This is a sentimental Mother’s Day gift that is sweeter than candy. Just take small strips of pretty paper and write down stories and memories like:

  • Special things she did that you appreciate.
  • Good times you had together.
  • Lovely and funny family traditions.
  • Silly things either of you said or did.
  • Wonderful advice she gave.

Put the strips in a jar, decorate it if you like, and the gift is complete. Mom can keep it on a table or shelf and read special memories whenever she wants to feel the love.

Memoir Supplies

Everybody has a story, including your mom. If she wants to reflect on her life, or you want to capture her words of wisdom, a memoir writing book or kit is a great Mother’s Day gift idea. If she needs some guidance, there are memoir writing services that prompt her on what to write each week. Once she is done, they turn all her writing into a book for her.

Nice Day Out

Most moms of any age adore time spent with their family. Taking Mom on an outing may be one of the best Mother’s Day gifts you could give her. Think of the activities and pastimes she enjoys most, like eating at her favorite restaurant. You could take her shopping or out to a movie. If the weather is good, stroll in the park and stop at a cafe for coffee and a sweet treat. After all, spending time with the people we love is the ultimate gift.

Homemade Decorations

Last but far from least is the perfect Mother’s Day gift from grandchildren and great-grandchildren—homemade decorations. Colorful keepsakes made with love, glue, paints, and colored paper brighten any apartment or room. Every time Mom looks at these heartfelt decorations, she will be reminded of the family she loves.

Making Mom’s Day special is important to us at The Cabana at Jensen Dunes. Our team goes out of their way to make every mom feel appreciated. On Mother’s Day, we celebrate with a delicious chef-prepared meal open to family and friends. Mothers deserve to be celebrated, and at The Cabana in Jensen Beach, FL, we love to celebrate!

If you would like to learn more about The Cabana’ assisted living services, call us at 772-758-1003, or better yet, stop by.