Fast forward to now, when I’m a mother myself, and I realize there were many other ways by which I could have made that day special for her. And it does not always have to be material things.
Sure, we will never say no to candies, flowers, or gifts (especially jewelry). Even so, here are some special Mother’s day gifts to make us feel loved, cherished, and like a queen!
Mothers Day Gifts From Spouses: Gift the mother of your children:
1. Lazy Day Card
There is nothing a mother would like more than a day to rest completely. This includes no worrying about chores, kids, or home for one full day!
Present your spouse with this Lazy Day Card (which is a written contract signed by you to take care of everything for the day) and watch her light up with joy! Gift her the day to catch up on z’s, binge watch her favorite shows on Netflix, or do anything she fancies for the next 24 hours.
2. Gift Cards
Yes, we love the gifts that you carefully select for us ( did I not mention the flowers and jewelry). But sometimes, a gift card works quite well too. Why? Because it gives us the freedom to choose and buy something we truly had been longing for. Remember the Friends episode where Rachel exchanges Ross’s gift.
If you’re not sure what to get us, buy a gift card and load it up (the higher the better) and we’ll surely find the happiness that we were looking for.
3. Arrange a Special Fun Day
Plan a special day for your partner. It could be a day at the spa, a special meal, or time with her friends. You’ll earn special brownie points if you’re able to coordinate a fun day with her besties.
Let’s face it, as much as we love our family and kids, women need time with their girlfriends to unwind and have some fun.
Mothers Day Gifts From Children: Show your moms you care with these special gifts:
1. DIY crafts
There is no hard rule that the gift you give must have a price tag attached to it. Over the years, I realized that some of the gifts that my mom treasured were the ones we made for her. Sure the curios and crystals found a place in the cabinets, but the ones most talked about were the ones we painted or crafted.
Handmade cards, paintings, crafts, even pot holders with your handprints on them are thoughtful gifts for your mother. A gift made by you, using your talent and creativity will be treasured more than any costly present.
2. Capture the Moments
Nowadays children are all tech-savvy and better photographers than we could possibly be. Take pictures of your special moments with your mother and create a photo collage or a home video of it.
Put together the early pictures of yourself with your mother along with your recent ones, add your special mother’s day greeting and it will make your mother’s day.
3. Spend Time With Her
It’s unfortunate that as children grow up, they have less time for their parents. Studies, college, jobs, and the face pace of life can keep them constantly busy. This Mother’s day, spend some time with your mom.
Facetime her, and share an online meal. If you’re living together with your parents, spend the day together, go for a walk or a short hike, cook or garden together. Our children are the very reason why we have Mother’s day, so spending quality time with them would be a good way to celebrate this day.
Ultimately, the objective of Mother’s day is to show her that you appreciate all that she has done for you and your family, whether it is through purchasing a general, or customized product, or creating a handmade gift. But most of all, don’t forget to tell her how much she means to you, because words have more power than material gifts. And that’s the best Mother’s day gift you could gift your loved one.
An Occupational therapist, freelance content writer, and more importantly a stay-at-home mom, Sarah, like all other parents juggles her many roles. Her passion for writing combined with her professional expertise as an Occupational therapist (working with children with special needs) has helped her craft content specific to child health, wellness, and learning skills. At present, Sarah alternates her time between raising her two young children, and writing about what she knows best- children!