Creative Mother’s Day Ideas



By:  Jamie Lober

Families should mark their calendars, as Mother’s Day is quickly approaching on May 10th, 2020. As we celebrate the special women in our lives, the month comes along with the sights and smells that we all look forward to in springtime. There are many ways to let Mom know how much she is appreciated all year. These can include traditional gifts that never go out of style, elaborate purchases that require months of your savings, or creative gestures of sentimental value.

Simple and Sincere

Homemade gifts are often the best because nobody else can create the item just like you. Some ideas to consider include:

  • A collage of family photos
  • Coupon books for gifts of service
  • Handwritten letter or postcard delivered by mail
  • Book of favorite family recipes
  • An organized scavenger hunt
  • Homemade soap
  • Planting a summer garden
  • Exploring genealogy by making a family tree or collecting family stories and putting them into a book
  • Writing a thoughtful poem
  • Making a do-it-yourself sundae bar
  • A night of karaoke at home
  • Donate to your mom’s favorite charity in her honor
  • A hand-painted picture or knitted scarf
  • A surprise car wash or housecleaning

Just Shop

If you do not have a lot of free time or creative genes, there is nothing wrong with going to the store and having the perfect gift in mind. Some suggestions for things you may not have considered include:

  • Scented candles
  • Teas from around the world
  • Photo collage coffee mug
  • A pair of bookends with a bestselling book in the middle
  • Monogrammed spa robe
  • Jewelry or keepsake box
  • Wine and chocolate
  • Charm bracelet or necklace
  • Personalized cell phone case
  • Reusable, eco-friendly shopping bags
  • Fleece blanket to cuddle up with

Make Memories

If you are looking to do something out of the ordinary, remember that some great gifts do not come wrapped in a box with a bow on top. Be sure to pack your camera, whether you are adventurous, artistic, or just looking to try something new. Some unforgettable experiences to consider planning include:

  • Tickets to a play, concert or sporting event
  • A weekend getaway or road trip
  • A Sunday brunch at Mom’s favorite restaurant
  • An art or cooking class
  • Spa day with massage
  • Wine tasting or visit to a winery
  • Exploring the farmer’s market
  • Scenic bike ride on a beautiful trail
  • A boat ride or helicopter tour of the city
  • A visit to interesting local museums
  • A hot-air balloon ride
  • A horse-drawn carriage ride
  • Golf or tennis lessons

Regardless of which route you choose to take to acknowledge the important lady in your life, be sure to plan ahead, do something unexpected, and make the holiday memorable.

 


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