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I love to celebrate my own mother on Mothers Day, but now that I am a mother myself I also like to take this day to reflect on how I can be better. I won’t lie, though – I enjoy being shown just a little extra love, even if it’s just homemade cards – a little something to show that what I do does matter. This post contains affiliate links and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on the links.
Breakfast in Bed
Let her sleep in – even if she’s not actually sleeping. Allowing mom to relax in bed for just this one day will rejuvenate her mind and body. She’ll be happier, and so will everyone else. Make it extra special with a homemade chocolate butterfly <-tutorial! Top it on a yogurt parfait, her favorite breakfast smoothie, or just decorate the side of her plate with it. Just remember, Mom’s don’t want to come out and clean up the breakfast mess after they’ve eaten.
Mom’s want pictures of their family – nice pictures. There are so many different ways to go about this. You can send her a photo book with her favorite photos, or purchase a beautiful canvas from your last photo session. On hard days Mom will love looking at those photos to remind her how much love she is surrounded by. Don’t have a recent professional photo? Schedule one and surprise Mom with it. Trust me, she’ll be happy to have one less thing to schedule herself.
Moms don’t need expensive gifts to feel loved. A hand drawn card made with love will always mean more to mom than anything else. Help the kids decorate some cardstock, pull out the stickers, markers, paints! Just be sure to clean up when you’re done.
Depending on the Mom, jewelry can be a wonderfully tangible gift. Not every mom will appreciate this type of gift, though. If she wears jewelery frequently then it’s the gift for her. If you think she would enjoy a new piece, even if she doesn’t wear a lot of jewelry, make sure it has some meaning. A piece with her children’s birthstones, or something like these state necklaces to remind her of home.
Mom’s love flowers. Pick them from your own backyard, or personalize a bouquet from a local shop. Every time she sees these flowers she’ll be reminded of the love she has from her family and it will bring a smile to her face. If you have a garden loving Mom, get her some flowers to plant that will last even longer!
Every Mom would love a new outfit. Chances are she rarely buys something for herself that she truly loves. Unless you know her style, though, I don’t recommend purchasing the outfit yourself. Rather pick out a gift card from a place like eShakti that will allow her to customize her choice of outfit just the way she likes it.
The number one thing I want every single year on Mothers Day is a clean house. One that I didn’t have to clean. Preferably one that was cleaned by a happy smiling family. It’s not a gift if you do it grudgingly and with a bad attitude. With that in mind, if you don’t want to clean the house either, you can always hire it out to a cleaning service. Mom won’t care who does it, as long as it’s not her.