Every year as the month of May starts to approach it seems as if everyone begins to stress trying to think of a great gift idea for Mother's Day. Some folks even start canvassing while it is still early so that they won't be stuck trying to throw something together at the last minute. We all want to get a gift we think our mother will love, yet sometimes we're left without any idea as to what to buy. If you are one of those who are at a loss for ideas, here are some great gifts to consider.

• Coffee & Coffee Mug- If your mother is a fan of coffee or tea you can give her a personalized mug to enjoy it in. There are many stores that offer personalization of mugs such as putting names or pictures on it. You can also do it yourself by painting the mug using non-washable paint. While this may seem like a cliched gift to some, if you design it especially for her she is sure to remember your gift for years to come. You can even add a package of gourmet coffee or tea to go with the mug to make it even more personal.

• Flowers- This is always near the top of the list of gift ideas for Mother's Day, but it never fails to cheer her up every time. Some of the best flowers for this day are roses, carnations, daisies, and orchids. If you prefer to give live flowers you can also search for flowers that she can add to her garden rather than going with the standard bouquet.

• Arrange a dinner- If you love to cook you can prepare her favorite meal especially for her. Since it is her day, just let her relax and do all the cooking for her. If you are not confident with your cooking skills you can take the whole family out to a classy restaurant instead.

• Spa- You can also give her a couple of gift certificates for a special whole-day spa treatment so that she will be able to relax on her special day. Being a mother is rewarding, but there are times when it is also stressful--which is why once in a while she needs to relax. You can also combine this gift with a special dinner after she gets home from her spa treatment.

• Items for the home- Any sort of item to brighten up the home decor is often a thoughtful gift. Think about what she may need in the kitchen, living room, or bedroom. An oil and vinegar set is a kitchen item that can be both decorative and useful in the home. A new set of curtains for the bedroom or some scented candles make good options as well.

Gift giving doesn't have to be expensive. As long as you give wholeheartedly and put some thought behind it your mother will appreciate it very much. No matter what Mother's Day gift you settle on, the most important thing that you should do not just on Mother's Day but everyday is to tell your mother that you love her.