Does your mother have an aquarium? If so, consider one of these gifts
for Mother's Day, her birthday, Christmas, or anytime you'd like to put a smile on Mom's face. If your mother has always wanted an aquarium, rally the family to get her everything she'll need, and set the tank up for her. Include a gift certificate for the fish, plants, and other items she might want to add. You'll find a checklist of things you should get under the Suggested Reading at the bottom of the page.
These days more and more mothers are spending time on a home or work computer. If your mother loves aquariums, she'll enjoy these an aquarium screen saver. Here is one of my favorites, but you'll find many others on the Internet.
Mom's know all about utensils, and this is one she will appreciate. Instead of having to stick her entire arm into the tank to retrieve a dropped item, or move a rock, she can grab her tongs and stay dry.
This nifty little aquarium fits in almost any corner. Your mother can keep a betta
or other small fish right in her kitchen, sewing room, or even on her desk. Fitted with a light in the hood and integrated filtration, all you need to add are the decorations
If your mother doesn't have driftwood
in her aquarium, consider getting her one as a centerpiece for her tank. Choose from unadorned natural driftwood, or pieces combined with artificial plants. Your mother will love how attractive it makes her aquarium, and the fish will enjoy having a place to hide behind, or lounge upon.
If your mother is a quilter, she will love this fish bowl quilt pattern. Get her the fabric - most fabric shops carry a number of fish patterns. Ebay is also a great place to find fish fabrics for quilts. Use the link I've provided to download and print the free pattern. If your mother has questions, send her to the Quilting Guide.
Made especially for aquariums, this product will take the white buildup off the hood and glass, all for a cost of less than five dollars. While you are at it, get Mom a new bucket just for the aquarium and fill it with all the cleaning supplies she needs, then top it with a colorful bow. Include a couple of hand towels for cleaning up water spills, and she'll have a kit she can really put to good use. You'll find my top picks in cleaning supplies at the bottom of this article.
Pick out a new background for her aquarium - better yet, get two. There are many different scenes available, and she'll enjoy being able to change it for a fresh new look. Cost will depend on the size of the tank, but a new background for even a large tank will not cost more than ten dollars.
Even Moms who have an aquarium will love this one! Orignally designed for plasma TVs, this fascinating aquarium looks great on any type of TV. With nine tanks to choose from, Mom will never grow tired of the view, and the best part is that she'll never have to feed the fish or clean the tank.
If your mother has ordinary plastic plants, give her beautiful silk replacement plants, and watch her eyes light up. These plants are very realistic, and come in a wide variety of species. Well worth the investment.
Take one task off Moms list by giving her a timer for the aquarium lights. You don't need an expensive specialty timer. All you need is one that will turn the light on and off once each day. Most department stores carry them for under ten dollars. After Mom opens her gift, tell her to put her feet up and relax while you plug it in and set it up for her.