A day shouldn’t go by without showing your mum how much you love her. But everyday life distracts us from what’s truly important and we leave things like that behind. When Mother’s Day comes, however, we have a strong desire to do something special to make the most important woman in our life smile.
If that sounds familiar, why not put some more thought in what you’ll do this year, to actually surprise her and remind her of how much she means to you?
Here are some creative ways to come up with the perfect way to show appreciation this Mother’s Day:
1. Treat her well for the whole day.
Start with breakfast in bed (meaning you may show up early without her knowing if you don’t live together) and flowers.
How you start your day defines how it goes, so she’ll be thrilled from the moment she opens her eyes.
What’s more, she’ll be sure that’s all there is to her surprise and will be ready to continue the day as usual. But you’re just getting started.
You can stay at home for the next few hours to clean the house and do some chores that have been put off for a long time.
Until it’s time for lunch, when you’ll take her out for a nice meal at her favorite place, and maybe a walk after that if the weather is nice.
You can also spend the afternoon together talking about things she enjoys or watching TV at home. In the evening, you may take her to the cinema.
That’s a lot of time and effort, and she’ll never forget it. What you yourself won’t forget, however, is how for the first time you’re seeing her smiling for that many hours in a row. And you’ll want to do that again soon.
2. Get her something nice.
She may always tell you not to get her anything, but a gift is a gift, especially when it’s given with love and on such a special occasion.
But don’t just get her the first thing you see in a store or online, or something ordinary, or which she’s already received in the past. That shows no appreciation and you’re putting no thought in it.
Instead, try to really think of something she actually needs.
Take a look at everything at her place and see what can be replaced with a newer one. Or remember what she’s been mentioning a couple of times during your last phone calls. She must have talked about something her friends have that she’d love to have too, or about a problem she has (for which there is a product to fix it), or else.
If you can’t come up with something meaningful and useful, jewelry is always a nice choice.
But again, don’t get her anything, simply because she’s not any other person to you.
Guessing what she’d love may not be easy, so why not take a look at her recent photos, or notice what she wears, or get something you think she’ll wear even if accessories aren’t her thing?
Be it a beautiful bracelet, or the right necklace for her latest outfit. If you’re in doubt, go for the simpler version, without too much color.
3. Create something special yourself.
Something every mother would appreciate, and a perfect choice for Mother’s Day, is a DIY gift.
You don’t need to be good at it, to have any special skills, or to invest a lot of money and time. It’s the attention that matters.
Here are some ideas:
- make a scrapbook with old photos;
- or a gift card;
- create a simple web page that will bring back some nice memories and make her smile;
- make a video of yourself wishing her something special, add some humor;
- write her a poem and read it to her;
- make a photo collage, print it and give it to her in a handmade frame;
- try a spa gift.
This way you’ll also bring her back to your childhood, when you couldn’t afford to buy her anything, but only had your imagination so you worked with what you got. And still made her day.
There are many things you can do for your mum this Mother’s Day.
Having no time, ideas, or else won’t work as an excuse. If you do care, it’s your job to show it to her.
So what special will you do this Mother’s Day?
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