Mother’s day is a special time of the year when we get to tell our mothers how much they mean to us. Basically, it’s a day to honour mothers. This may come in the form of flowers, cards, or simply listening to all their unsolicited advice, but one thing’s for sure: it doesn’t have to be overpriced. Whether you’re on a budget or don’t want to part with your hard-earned money, there are several ways to surprise your mum this mother’s day.
Write a heartfelt letter
If there’s one thing mothers love, it’s hearing from their children how much they appreciate them. Write a letter telling your mom how much she means to you and why she’s important in your life. Putting your heart out will be the best Mother’s day gift she can ever receive. This is a great way to convey your love, wishes and affection for her. The letter doesn’t have to be long; just one page will do. Your mom will cherish this gift for years to come!
Plan a weekend getaway
Take your mom somewhere she has always wanted to go, whether that’s an overnight trip or a weekend away. She’ll appreciate the time spent together and will appreciate how much you care about her enough to put together such an event.
Book a spa for her
Moms are always stressed and overworking; getting her a relaxing massage or facial can be just what she needs. If you don’t know where to go, ask her friends or colleagues for recommendations. You could even look into a spa package that includes lunch or champagne afterwards.
Take her shopping
Shopping with your mom can be fun and memorable. The best way to show your appreciation for all your mom does for you is by taking her shopping. She’ll love getting to pick out something she wants or needs, and it will be an extra special treat to get to do it with her son or daughter.
Make handmade card
The perfect gift for moms who love handmade things is a homemade card. You can make one on your own or even print out one of our free templates and decorate it with markers or stickers. Card making is one of those crafts that initially seem intimidating, but once you get started, it’s pretty easy. And it’s even easier if you have young kids who want to help out! Choose your favourite colour scheme and pick up some card stock at the craft store. Once you’ve got your supplies together, print out some free Mother’s Day cards from Pinterest or Google Images. Then cut out each element and glue them onto your card. For example: If you want to make a card with flowers on it, draw a flower shape with the iron-on transfer pen onto the back side of your card stock before cutting out each flower shape from coloured paper.
Make something special for breakfast or dinner
Cook a dish that your mom loves for breakfast or dinner on Mother’s Day so she has something special and delicious to look forward to throughout the day. You don’t have to be an expert chef just put some effort into making something that tastes good and makes her feel appreciated on her important day.
Send a gift basket full of treats
If your mother has a sweet tooth, then you can surprise her with a gift basket that consists of sweet treats. You can also make your own gift basket by getting products she loves. For example, a box full of jar cakes, flowers, cookies, pastries, and candies will also work.
Surprise her with a personalised gift
We know it might seem like overkill, but trust us on this one – nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a personalised gift. You can get personalised mother gifts from any online gifting store at your fingertips. Whether it’s a photo frame with a photo of the two of you in it or something more unusual like an engraved necklace or bracelet, something out there will make your mum feel extra special.
We hope these eight tips for moms will help you make mother’s day special and see your mom how special she really is. These are great ideas whether your mom lives close by or far away. So use them and spend a great mother’s day with the most important woman in your life – your mom.