1. Make a memory jar
Take a jar and fill it with slips of paper detailing some special memories you and your mom have shared. The more special these memories, the better. It’s also a good idea to write the most crucial reasons why you appreciate and love your mother and what exactly makes her special. You can decorate the jar using colorful bows or glitter so that it could remain a pretty keepsake your mom will cherish forever. Give her the jar, and read together each memory.
2. Make a donation in your mother’s name
If your mom has everything she needs, or you simply don’t know what she needs, think of making a donation in your mother’s name. You can donate money, clothing, food, or any other household things to organizations that help children and their mothers. Not only will you surprise your mom, you will help your community as well.
3. Send your mom her favorite flowers
Say ‘Thank you’ to your mom on Mother’s Day by sending her flowers. You can eaither send your mom her favorite flowers or hand deliver flowers along with a prepared brunch. If you would really want to show your mom how special she is, why not plan a brunch with the entire family? Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a big family affair, you will definitely make your mom happier.
4. Make a blessing book
This is one of the best ways to cherish your mom without wrecking your budget. Cover a hardbound journal or composition book with patterned papers and include pictures of each of your mom’s children. Also include some special pen for your mother to record what she’s most thankful for in the world.
5. Interview your family
I used this idea last year and suggest you use it this year. My mom was so happy to receive such a thoughtful gift, and I’m sure your mom will be happy as well. Just interview all your family members on what special things they really love about your mom. Transcribe the thoughts in a scrapbook or record a small family video. You can also record some favorite family recipes, special memories, and anything you’d like to remember about your mom.
6. Plant a tree
Looking for some special gift idea? Why not plant some tree in your mom’s backyard? She will watch it grow and she will be reminded that you plant it there for her. I’m going to try this idea this year and I’m sure my mom will definitely love such a gift. If you want to plant some flowers, make sure you do it well in advance.
7. Create handmade cards
Get together with your whole family and make some handmade cards for your mother. Make sure you include a handwritten letter of appreciation. Use all of your creative talents to create something special as a present, too. DIY gifts are always appreciated because they are special and unique.
8. Make a tablecloth memento
Finally, get the entire family involved in a bright Mothers’ Day gift project. Take some oversized tablecloth and fabric pens and ask your family to sign that tablecloth with special messages to your mother. Children can also make their handprints. Although it’s a bit messy, it’s one of the most amazing ways to show your mom the whole family loves her.
Mother’s Day is a special day for the whole family. Your mother gave you life and you should be grateful for it. She doesn’t want to get expensive gifts. She just want to see that you truly love and appreciate her. Do you already have any plans and ideas for Mother’s Day? Any to share?