With Mother’s Day right around the corner, many are looking for ways to make the day perfect for their moms. There are plenty of activities and gifts you can give to your mom (or maternal figures) to show your appreciation for everything they’ve done for you. Below, we have a variety of suggestions from physical gifts to activities you can do together or for your mom.
Whether it be breakfast in bed, a picnic under a tree, or a dinner at the dining room table, taking the time to prepare her favorite food really shows the care you feel for her needs. If you’re not too confident in your cooking ability, you could always order her favorite meal or take her to her favorite place to eat.
Another idea would be to enjoy a special game night with her and the family. Make it extra special with good eats and an outdoor setting if possible. Board games, card games, puzzles, video games, and more are all options perfect for a fun night together with mom.
Maybe spending quality time outside is more you mom’s style. This is the perfect time to go for a walk or hike and enjoy the fresh air and nature. Technology can be there to capture the moment in pictures, but make this time with her be when you catch up and unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Time inside a better fit for your mom? Make it an at-home spa day, complete with facials, mani/pedis, and aroma therapy. Other things you can enjoy your time inside is have a movie marathon of a series or genre she enjoys. You can also take an online class together in something she has interest in, or do some other activities she enjoys doing in her free time, like crafting, crocheting, origami, and baking. Whatever your mom enjoys doing, this is the time to really bond and get an appreciation for something she loves while spending time with her.
Want to give your mom something she can hold or look at and remember you by? The classic chore coupon book is always a valued option. Gift your mom jewelry in her birthstone or favorite jewel. Write her a heartfelt, handwritten note or card. Give her a plush set of new sheets or silk pajamas. Buy her a subscription box to something she’d love, whether it be wines, craft supplies, makeup, or something else. Try tracking down a collector’s item she’s missing. Think of something she’s mentioned to you recently and see if that could mean she needs something.
At the end of the day, you know the mom in your life best. The gifts you give her will be the most relatable to what she has interest in, and she’ll love the gift knowing it came from the heart.