Mother’s Day is coming up, just as it always does, the 2nd Sunday in May. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate your mom and all the wonderful things she has done for you and all the love that she has given. It’s a day that focuses on her and allows you to show your gratitude and love in return.
Over the years Mother’s Day has become a day when we give gifts, write poems or notes, and do special things to thank our mother’s for all that they do for us. Some people really put a lot of thought into a Mother’s Day gift each year while other people forget or put it off until the last minute. Some moms receive quite thoughtful gifts while others are lucky to receive a greeting card.
This year if you’d like to put a little more thought into Mother’s Day than just sending the greeting card in the mail here are a few ideas you might consider:
Flowers are a traditional Mother’s Day gift that most mothers enjoy. Either a fresh bouquet of cut flowers or a potted flowering plant is something that your mom can enjoy for more than just one day. A hanging basket or potted garden or garden basket are other ideas that add a different flare to the Mother’s Day flowers idea.
Breakfast in Bed
This is a fun idea for young children to do for their mom or even for adult children. Young children might make toast and a bowl of cereal but adult children can make a really decent breakfast, both would be delightful for a mom. Don’t forget to add a little something extra by cutting a few flowers from the garden to deliver with the breakfast or perhaps a copy of her favorite magazine or a new book.
Acts of Service
What about actually doing something for your mom? Maybe there is something around the house that needs to be fixed, or painted, or replaced, something that just sits there until someone has the time to get around to it. Take the time to get around to it so your mom doesn’t have to. Or perhaps the garden needs to be weeded, the lawn needs to be mowed, or the baseboards dusted. Give mom a break from some of the things that she has to do all the time and wash and dry the dishes. An act of service can be something big and time consuming or it can be something rather small that young children can help with.
Fruit, Chocolate, and Gift Baskets
Edible fruit baskets or fruit arrangements filled with delicious fresh fruits are a healthy way to show your mom that you care. These can be ordered online or you can try your hand at creating your own fruit basket or fruit arrangement. You can also order or create a wine and cheese basket, gardening basket, book basket, snack basket, spa basket, or chocolate gift basket.
Some moms just crave time together as a family. Take the time to get the whole family together and go for a picnic, play at the park, play board games, watch a movie, look at old pictures. Whatever it is that your mom would really love, take the time to do it together as a family.
Moms of young children need a break every once in awhile so a few hours at home alone so she can take a bath, read a book, take a nap, talk to a friend, do whatever she wants would be a well deserved and appreciate Mother’s Day gift. Perhaps getting out of the house for a few hours is what she would like, you could arrange a surprise lunch for her with her friends or buy her a certificate for some pampering time at a spa.
If you plan ahead and put some thought into it, whether it’s simply making her breakfast in bed or ordering an edible fruit basket if you’re doing something to show your mom you care she will appreciate it.