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10 Mother’s Day Gifts to Show Mom Love

May 08, 2018

Mother’s Day is always a special time. Whether you’re close to home or will be away this year, you should find a way to show your mother some love. However, one of the worst things you can do is fail to plan. There are lots of fun and meaningful things you can do to show your mother how much she means to you. Below are a few ways to make Mother’s Day special.

1. FLOWERS

Bouquet by Attila Hajdu, on Flickr
Bouquet” (CC BY 2.0) by Attila Hajdu

Mother’s Day and flowers go hand in hand. There’s a flower for every mom out there – trust us. Does your mom have a green thumb? Get her a potted plant that she can tend and nurture. Not so green thumb? No worries! Get her either an air plant or a succulent that needs minimal tending. When in doubt, remember, you can never go wrong with a bouquet of freshly cut flowers.

2. PICTURES/ COLLAGE

take a photo by bruce.aldridge, on Flickr
take a photo” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by bruce.aldridge

We take millions of pictures on our smart phones every day. Somehow though, our mom’s have all the embarrassing ones. There are several collage apps in app stores that can be used to convert all of the favorite pictures of the kids, cats, dogs, or plants into a picture book. She will love skimming through the pictures and sharing them with her friends.

3. HOME-MADE DINNER

Spaghetti free photo Unsplash by Wine Dharma, on Flickr
Spaghetti free photo Unsplash” (CC BY 2.0) by Wine Dharma

How many times has your mom cooked you dinner? It’s time to show her how much you’ve learned from her in the kitchen over the years. Cook one of your family’s favorite home meals to show her your appreciation for the years of dinners she has cooked for you. Whether it’s fancy or fun, it’s the thought that counts.

4. CLEANING THE HOUSE

Sponge cleaning a dish pan by yourbestdigs, on Flickr
Sponge cleaning a dish pan” (CC BY 2.0) by yourbestdigs

Take care of tedious cleaning tasks around the house that your mom always does. It’s a tough, but great way to show appreciation, and she’ll see it as soon as she wakes up! From cleaning dishes to vacuuming, cleaning will give her some of her day back. Doing it all is sure to put a tear to her eye. Mother’s Day is all about her.

5. SPA DAY

Zen SPA by Unique Hotels Group, on Flickr
Zen SPA” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Unique Hotels Group

Maybe a quick trip to paradise is something you know your mom wants. If that’s the case, get her a spa day package. Nothing says appreciation like giving your mom a chance to be the one who is served for a few hours.

6. HANDWRITTEN CARDS AND CRAFTS

Arts and Crafts Caddy by AngryJulieMonday, on Flickr
Arts and Crafts Caddy” (CC BY 2.0) by AngryJulieMonday

You know your mom has a box full of the cards and art you made when you were little. Why? Because YOU made it. Spend a little time getting back in touch with your artistic side and make her something special and from the heart.  Most craft stores will have things for Mother’s Day as well.

7. MOW THE YARD

Yard by c.e.b., on Flickr
Yard” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by c.e.b.

What’s a harder chore than cleaning the house? Probably mowing the yard. Mow the yard yourself or take turns if you have siblings. This is also a great way to take a little work off of mom’s plate for Mother’s Day. Also a nice yard is great for everyone. If you do this, remember to take something for those allergies.

8. SOCIAL MEDIA POST

Social Media Logos on An Art Background by mikemacmarketing, on Flickr
Social Media Logos on An Art Background” (CC BY 2.0) by mikemacmarketing

Is your mom on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat? Share a picture and cute post of you two together and list all of the reasons you love her. Not only are you telling her how much you care, but you’re also telling the world. (cue all the awwwwwws and likes)

9. TAKE MOM ON A “DATE”

Picnic by Arria Belli, on Flickr
Picnic” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Arria Belli

Yes, a date. Do something that she loves to do like dining at her favorite restaurant, going to a concert featuring her favorite artist or even a picnic. Not only are you doing something she will love, but she’s also getting to spend time with her family.

10. MAKE A DONATION IN HER NAME

charity by aronbaker2, on Flickr
charity” (CC BY 2.0) by aronbaker2

Does your mom already feel like she has everything she could ever want? Show your love by giving back to an organization that she is involved with. If she isn’t directly involved, you could donate to something she is interested in. This also lets your mom know that you care about giving back. It’s a win-win!

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