I have completely lost track of time: Mother’s Day is THIS weekend?!
If you also forgot, here are some last minute but fun and thoughtful ideas. Now let’s go celebrate.
Have a picnic
Everyone could use a little bit of fresh air and sunshine this Mother’s Day. So consider bringing her out to the park for a picnic. A lovely change of scenery can be just what your mother needs after a long, stressful week
Besides allowing you to spend quality time with your mom, picnics are a great way to get unwind and enjoy nature too. Lay down some blankets in the grass and maybe get some conversation cards to get you going. And of course, yummy snacks.
Stroll in the park
Mother’s Day only comes around once a year, and it’s a day every mother should feel special. If you’re looking for something active to do with mom this Mother’s Day, consider planning a stroll in the park. A hike perhaps. All you need is some comfortable shoes, maybe look into bringing your camera, and if the weather permits, you can even bring along some food and drinks to have a picnic too.
Celebrate with brunch
Brunch is classic. You can either have brunch at home or go out to a restaurant, depending on what you think your mother will like best. But I think most of us would prefer to be out of the house and let someone else do the cooking and the cleaning.
If cooking at home sounds too daunting, there are many restaurants that serve delicious Mother’s Day brunches! Here are some local spots to check out: mother’s day brunch ideas.
Give a sentimental gift
Stretch your creative muscles and think about what your mother would genuinely treasure. To get you started, here are some options:
- Something that has personal meaning to her or you
- A gift that matches something they already own (i.e., a coffeepot to match the teapot they already have)
- A gift that can be displayed
- A gift that can be used for entertaining (i.e., a fitted tablecloth, placemats, or set of napkins/napkin rings)
- Something personalized with their name or initials
- Anything theme-related (baking-themed gifts for a baker, gardening-themed gifts for someone who loves to garden, etc.)
Spend time with the family
Let’s strengthen those family bonds by spending time together. If a mother feels unappreciated, then she may be less emotionally available to her spouse, children and grandchildren. By including her in daily activities, such as a family walk or games night, she will feel appreciated and included in the lives of those around her. In turn, this creates an environment where there is mutual appreciation and love between all members of the family unit. Spending time with your loved ones on Mother’s Day can help you feel more connected to those in your life. It can also help you feel less lonely and more supported by others. And we could all use a little extra loving these days.
If you want to GO ALL OUT: take her on a trip
A trip is never a bad idea. You can either take her on a trip or send her by herself or with friends. Mom’s need to unwind. Moms need some uninterrupted adult time. Moms need space too. So a trip, even if it’s for 24 hours, can give her the charge she needs. But don’t be afraid to ask her. Have her write down her top 5 wishes or gifts she would love to receive. We aren’t shy. We will let you know. The last thing she needs is another necklace or mug. Be thoughtful. Think. Listen. Look around.
Does she buy herself flowers? Maybe, YOU can buy her flowers!
Does she love to bake? Get her a KitchenAid!
Does she like to workout? See if she wants any new equipment.
But if the gift-giving aspect is the most important part of her Mother’s Day celebration, then make sure you get something thoughtful, like a luxury item. And if you want to stick with the traditional crafty card route, don’t forget proper grammar and spelling! No matter what method you choose for celebrating Mother’s Day, we hope you have a great time.
Happy Mother’s Day and until next time, give her a hug and take a selfie. You will never regret either of those.