Hey, loves! It's Brianna here sharing all things Mother's Day! I'm a big believer in the Enneagram test - it's a really fun way not only to get to know others and what lights them up, but to get to know yourself! As moms, we spend so much time taking care of others that sometimes it's easy to lose yourself a bit. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked what I wanted for Christmas, my birthday, or Mother's Day, and I just didn't know!
So whether you're a mom, or just trying to figure out what to get for your mom, I hope this blog post helps! I'm sharing some of the most popular gift ideas for each enneagram type. If you haven't already taken the test, you can find it here - it just takes a few minutes of your time! And you can send it to you mom or your mom friends to help you find a perfect, personal gift for each type.
For the sake of this blog post, I kind of wish I was an enneagram 1 - I would love to get this for Mother's Day! An Enneagram 1 is a perfectionist, looking for a classic, never-goes-out-of-style kind of gift that almost feels like a trophy for her hard work. And what says, "Job well done, Mom" like a diamond?
If expensive jewelry isn't your cup of tea, or it just feels like a little much, a personalized planner and a set of Mr. Pen highlighters helps an Enneagram keep her life in perfect order while also staying chic and stylish. It's a thoughtful way to cater to her perfectionist tendencies!
Ah, twos. The mother of all enneagrams, really. They're the givers! Their love language is taking care of others, and they truly just love feeling recognized and seen for all that they give. So it's almost difficult to mess up gift giving for this one. They're just happy you thought of them!
But if you really want to make an enneagram two feel special, you need to give them something that they can use as an excuse to take care of themselves. A gift card for a spa day or a massage is always a winner (although you may have to give the gift of an already booked experience, since many twos will always come up with reasons that they need to take care of others and don't have time to take care of themselves.)
An at-home self care experience is always good, too. I especially love gadgets and gifts that help them make microexperiences every single day. A fancy espresso machine or a cute coffee mug helps twos romanticize the little moments where they take care of themselves every morning!
It should come as no surprise to anyone that I'm an Enneagram 3, right? All we want is a clean house and kids happily sleeping in their beds! What a dream! I may be the adventurous type, but I also love to plan, plan, plan. So let me plan the vacations - you just worry about making the days in between as clean and quiet as possible!
I think it would be such a sweet gift to tidy up a mom friend's house for mother's day, whether she's an enneagram 3 or just someone who's been feeling overwhelmed by it all lately and could use a day to kick her feet up and relax.
The Individualist is always looking for ways to shine their unique light. They're filled with artistic talents and quirky personality traits. I have a lot of fours in my life! At their core, they just want to be seen as the unique person they truly are. But in so many ways, a kind of cliche gift might just be the perfect way to do that.
Serving their favorite breakfast in bed shows a four mama that you've been paying attention to their likes and dislikes, down to the presentation (favorite coffee mug, eggs sunny side up) and a new Kindle Paperwhite with unlimited downloads lets them create their own little Mother's Day adventure from the comfort of their own bed.
Fives are always looking for a little escape from reality. And every five I've ever known has also secretly been quite the romantic. Not always in a gushy romance novel kind of way, but in that they want to romanticize everything - candlelight, the smell of an old book, and journaling all of their deep, broody thoughts.
A moleskine journal and some thoughtfully picked books would be the perfect gift for a five. And if you want to break your five mama out of her comfort zone, you can always opt for an intimate class where you can both learn something new together, like pottery lessons or a cooking class. But nothing too social! Fives tend to be introverts.
Sixes are such loyalists, and they're always looking for home to be a safe, warm place for the people that they love. Family is so important to them. And I guarantee you that a six (and every other enneagram, for that matter) has some digital family photos sitting in their inbox that they had every intention of framing.
I really love Framebridge for custom printing and framing. You can upload the images you want to use directly on their website and they come framed and ready to hang with all the hardware you need, which is especially perfect for Mother's Day - no extra work for mom!
There are those who love adventure, and then there are those who love it so much that they don't even care where they're going, what you packed - they just want to go, go, go! And the journey is just as important as the destination. Sevens are definitely those people.
And while a far off bucket list destination would be really incredible, you don't have to dip into your savings to make this happen for the special enneagram 7 mama in your life. A weekender bag, a night away, and reservations at a few underground spots are more than enough to create and unfortgettable experience.
Here's the thing about an enneagram 8 - they already know what they want. They've been keeping a running list of all their hopes, dreams, desires, and must-haves in their notes app since the dawn of time. And they're not-so-patiently waiting for you to ask. They're the most decisive, assertive type. In fact, you should probably check your inbox. They may have already sent you some less than subtle hints in the form of Amazon wishlists.
I cannot stress this enough - do NOT ask an enneagram 9 what they want for Mother's Day. The only answer you're going to get is, "I don't know, what do you want to do," or "I just want whatever makes everyone else happy." Peacemakers cannot be changed.
The best gift you can give an enneagram 9 is the forcing them to do exactly what they want to do, even if it's nothing at all. If you're an enneagram 9 and have no idea what to say when someone asks you what you want for Mother's Day, this is me, giving you full permission to say, "I just want to go to Target and walk around, touching pretty things and drinking a coffee." You'll feel rested and recharged, and you might even find something for the fam while you're in there to fulfill your need to see smiles on everyone else's faces. It's a win-win!
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