Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Whether you're looking for a gift for your mom, mother-in-law, or a close friend who just had a child, History By Mail makes a great gift this Mother's Day. 

Learn The History of Mother's Day with our U.S. Holidays Yearlong Subscription

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Surprise them with a historical letter delivered to their doorstep every month!

Learn The History of Mother's Day with our new U.S. Holidays Yearlong Subscription

Recipients of this subscription will receive a primary source document and context page related to the 12 U.S. holidays including Mother's Day, approximately two weeks before the holiday.

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Give her a gift of replicas of historic letters and documents delivered monthly for 6 months or 1 year. 

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Mothers in History Letter Subscription

The times are always changing, but one thing stays the same: Moms are gonna mom. That comes through with captivating clarity in this series of historical letters from three notable women to their children. This three-month subscription is an inspiring gift for moms, someone who's expecting, and anyone who loves history or letter-writing. Each month, they'll receive a letter penned by a historical figure, presented in the writer's own original words and beautifully designed to evoke the era in which it was written. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Mother's Day is celebrated on different dates depending on the country. In the United States and many other countries, it is typically celebrated on the second Sunday of May. However, the specific date may vary across different regions and cultures.

The modern concept of Mother's Day originated in the early 20th century as a way to honor and appreciate mothers. To delve deeper into the historical significance of Mother's Day, you can subscribe to History By Mail and receive educational materials and artifacts related to the holiday's origins.

There are numerous ways to celebrate Mother's Day. Some common ways include giving gifts to mothers, spending quality time with them, preparing special meals or outings, writing heartfelt cards or letters, and expressing gratitude and appreciation for their love and care.

Popular Mother's Day gifts vary depending on individual preferences. If your mother has an interest in history, consider subscribing her to History By Mail. Each month, she will receive carefully curated items that explore different historical themes, making it a gift that keeps on giving.