1) Mothers always love spending time with their children.
Why don’t you plan an outing? Surprise her with a picnic, a stroll at the local park, a trip to the cinema, or a dinner at her favourite restaurant, that you pay of course. This could be a nice little treat for your mother, and give her (and you) an opportunity to relax and bond on Mother’s Day.
2) Mothers know how much hard work can go into creating a nice dinner for the family.
Perhaps you can plan a delicious homemade meal at your house and invite her over? Your mother would appreciate the fact that you took time to do this for her, if you’re not the world’s best cook, you can always get a delicious meal as a take home option from your mother’s favourite restaurant.
3) This requires a little bit of effort, but not too much.
You could create a Voucher Book. The vouchers don’t have to be fancy looking. Even a plain white voucher with the line saying “will do the dishes for the rest of the week” is sure to make your mother yell out in happiness! Ideas for what to put on the vouchers would be, a dinner date, a theatre or cinema trip, be their maid once a week for a month, a ‘whatever’ voucher - where your mother can decide whatever she wants to do with the voucher.
This could be a wonderful gift for your mother and a Mothers Day gift that she could keep and remember the good times later on.
4) Mothers are often quite sentimental.
You could take the time to sit down and create a little collage, and frame it. The collage could be about anything. Things that remind you of your mother. Or even justsomething beautiful and then sign on the back “Happy Mother’s Day, love from ___.”
5) If you are a photographer, or a person with a camera and you are decent at taking pictures.
You could promise a nice family portrait. Take pictures on Mother’s Day and the entire week perhaps, and then assemble them into a Mother’s Day scrap book. You can show your mother your plans by presenting her an empty scrap book and explain that by the end of the month, there will be lots of beautiful pictures of her family in the scrap book.
6) Some women love flowers, in fact most do and sometimes it can be seen as the “easy way out”.
But as a woman who adores flowers, getting gorgeous flowers is always a wonderful surprise! Does your mother have any favourite type of flowers?
Show your mother that you do pay attention by selecting flowers that are her favourite and in the colours that she adores the most. Also perhaps purchase a lovely vase that she can put her flowers in and remember Mother’s Day every time she sees and uses the vase in the future.
Just remember as long as you do something, your mother will know you care.