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Fetch Gift Cards That Make the Perfect Mothers Day Gift

By Chris Pagnani

April 25, 2024

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and even if you haven’t picked out the perfect gift yet, it’s not too late. Unless you’re reading this after Mother’s Day, in which case it’s absolutely too late (for this year, at least – you’ll do better next year, I hope).

While gift-giving can get expensive, you can make Mother’s Day more affordable, while also getting Mom something she can both use and enjoy, when you opt to send her a gift card from Fetch. Don’t have Fetch yet? Download our fun, free rewards app today!

You: “Give my mom a gift card for Mother’s Day? Are you crazy? Aren’t gift cards so…impersonal?”

Not when you know which kind of gift card to get! Here, we share some tips for making a Mother’s Day gift card a present that also shows Mom how thoughtful you are.

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When is Mother’s Day This Year?

Every year, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May

Let’s be real, though – moms deserve to be recognized and treated all year round! So don’t feel like you need to wait until Mother’s Day to do something nice for Mom. Even small gestures (like getting Mom hip to the best rewards app around) can show her you care.

But when Mother’s Day does roll around, you’ll want to make sure you have something thoughtful picked out. Something nice that shows Mom you care and are thinking of her. Don’t worry – we have some ideas she’ll love!

Aren’t Gift Cards Too Impersonal for Mother’s Day?

While you may not normally think of getting a gift card for your mom, think about why you probably like receiving gift cards yourself: they’re versatile, and you can pick out anything you need or want with them! A gift card tells the recipient they’re on your mind, and it also shows them you’re committed to making sure they get the exact right gift, something they truly want.

If you think a gift card feels too impersonal, remember that you can still show Mom you know her and what she loves by picking out the perfect gift card for her, one that really leans into her interests.

Want to level up your Mother’s Day gift card even further? Maybe pick one that will allow you to do something with Mom! More than any tangible gift, moms just want the gift of your time and presence, so give her the best of both worlds and get her a gift card that’ll let you spend some quality time together.

Fetch’s Top 8 Picks for Mother’s Day Gift Card Ideas

Here are our top picks for the best Mother’s Day gift cards. And, if you botched it and somehow missed Mother’s Day this year, any of the following would make for a nice “I’m sorry” present as well.

1. Starbucks Gift Card

If Mom needs her caffeine fix in the morning, a Starbucks gift card will help fuel her day, and probably even the rest of her week. And every time she’s enjoying her favorite drink, she’ll remember you’re the one that made it possible.

2. Ulta Gift Card

Moms have a hard time pampering themselves, yet they deserve it more than anyone! Getting Mom an Ulta gift card might even encourage her to try out some self-care products that she might not normally spend the money on that could make her feel like a million bucks.

3. Airbnb Gift Card

If Mom loves to travel, an Airbnb gift card is “just the ticket”! And even if she doesn’t want to go far from home, she can book a place just outside of town, enjoy a relaxing little weekend getaway, and recharge her batteries after a busy week.

4. Uber Gift Card

Does Mom enjoy nightlife? When you get her an Uber gift card, Mom can “turn up” (did I use that right?) while doing so responsibly. And even if your mom isn’t into the bar scene, an Uber gift card can also be used for Uber Eats, which means Mom can get her favorite meal delivered right to her door. Remember, food is love.

5. Target Gift Card

Moms love Target. Period. Full stop. Guaranteed your mom has on more than one occasion gone a little wild at Target and experienced the shock at checkout of having a receipt with one too many zeros on the price total. (Let’s be honest, who among us hasn’t experienced this firsthand?) A Target gift card gives Mom permission to let loose a bit and get some cute decor for around the house just because

6. CVS Gift Card

With a CVS gift card, Mom could buy anything from fresh flowers for the house to bubble bath and makeup to delightfully-scented candles to (in some states) wine and other kinds of alcohol: all the ingredients needed to give her the soothing at-home spa day she deserves!

7. Amazon Gift Card

Mom likes things, and Amazon has everything. As in, all the things. That makes an Amazon gift card a safe yet extremely versatile bet this Mother’s Day.

8. Visa Gift Card

Similarly, a Visa gift card can be used anywhere that accepts Visa, which is pretty much everywhere. If you want Mom to have full control of her Mother’s Day gift destiny, a Visa gift card could be perfect.

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How to Get a Free Fetch e-Gift Card to Give to Mom

Now that you have some ideas about what to get her, how exactly can you get free e-gift cards you can send to Mom for Mother’s Day? 

Earning free gift cards with Fetch is easy:

  1. Download the app.
  2. Earn points by snapping all your shopping receipts, shopping your personalized offers, referring friends, and playing Fetch Play games
  3. Head to the Rewards section of the app, and browse all the different gift card options. (There are so many more beyond the ones we highlighted above!)
  4. Redeem your points for the gift card you want to send to Mom. That’s it! 

Once you receive your confirmation email saying your e-gift card is ready, forward that email to Mom, and be sure to send her a nice email or text to go along with it to let her know you’re thinking of her. If you really want to be thoughtful, though, moms love to hear your voice, so pick up the phone and give her a call. It’s your mom! She carried you in her womb for 9 months – you owe her a phone call every once in a while.

Treat Mom This Mother’s Day With a Gift Card From Fetch

No more bad gifts for Mom! Can we all agree on that much? Browse our free gift cards today (navigate to the Rewards tab of the app), pick out one that shows your mom you know her as a person and what she likes, and, if possible (geography-permitting), find a way to spend some time with her this Mother’s Day. More than any gift, that’s what she’ll love the most.

Topics: Gift Cards, rewards


Chris Pagnani

Chris Pagnani is a writer, SEO, coffee snob, and obsessive record collector here at Fetch. In his past life, he taught high school English before leaving education behind to spend several years touring around the country playing drums in a band.

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