NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Sons, daughters andhusbands filled Laine's Hallmark Shop in Nacogdoches to find the perfect cardfor the mothers in their lives.
With Mother's Dayjust a few days experts says it's important to get a head start.
"It's not quiteas bad as Valentine's Day, guys are bad about forgetting so they do stop bylast minute and run with it," said James Ballow, Owner Nacogdoches Floral.
Mother of fourChristina Graves says a credit for a massage has become a traditional Mother'sDay gift.
"They have agreat father and last year I got the shoes I'm wearing," said Graves.
Graves says mothersput the needs of their family before their own and the gifts they receive Sundayare a true testament to how a mother can hold a family together.
"I thank my momfor everything she did and honor mothers who work every day for their familiesand their children," said Graves.
Cards, flowers,perfume and jewelry are just the beginning of gifts any mother would love.
But all mothers saythe greatest gifts come from the heart.
"My daughter isonly 8 years old, anything she gives me even if it's just a piece of paper thatsays happy mother's day is amazing," said Maria Ibarra, Mother.
And no matter if its sweets or a new outfit,many would agree most moms appreciate the time put in to whatever gift theyreceive.
"It means a lotfor a guy to take time out of his day and send mom something just for any daybut mother's day especially," said Ballow.