Mother’s Day is almost here, and if there’s anyone that deserves all of your love and attention for all that she does, it’s Mom. If you’re looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift guide, you’ve found it. Make her feel like a queen with these wonderful surprises and shower her with the appreciation she deserves.
Breakfast in Bed
I couldn’t make this list without covering the basics, and there’s a reason breakfast in bed is such a treat for moms across the nation each Mother’s Day. If you’re in the same town as your mom or still living in the same house, this is an easy way to shower her with the attention she deserves right off the bat. Wake up early and put together her favorite foods, telling her to stay in bed and wait for your service should she wake up before you’re done. If you’re not a kitchen connoisseur, run out early and grab her favorite breakfast from a local spot and bring it back, but make sure to re-plate it for an added bit of elegance. Arrange her meal on a breakfast tray and take it in for a wake up surprise she won’t see coming.
A Desk Delivery
If your mom works long hours at the office, help turn around a stressful week with a surprise delivery of fresh, chocolate dipped berries straight to her desk at work. Most people go with flowers, but in my experience, a sweet treat (especially one that contains chocolate) is sure to be received with great joy. A surprise delivery will make even the most frustrating of days feel like a delight, and whether she shares or not with her colleagues is up to her. If you live in the same town and can take a long lunch, head over to her office to pick her up for lunch on you. Think of all the times she made sure you had a few dollars for a school hot lunch or packed a lunchbox for you filled with your favorites; it’s high time you returned the favor. If you can’t make it, or live elsewhere, send her favorite meal right to her desk with Grubhub.
Some Pampering Time
Help her take a load off by planning a day of pampering. You can become her personal massage therapist and manicurist, or shell out some money to send her to the professionals. If you decide to go the DIY spa at-home route, make sure you set the atmosphere. Put on some calming music (playlist hint: it must be a cardinal rule of motherhood that moms are predisposed to liking Enya, strange but true) and gather all the materials you need to primp the day away with your mom.
Quality Time Together
Ask any mom what she’d like for Mother’s Day, and she’s apt to say “time with my family”. You can’t substitute quality time together, and if you have siblings, make sure you all do everything you can to be in the same place and same time to spend at least a few hours of family togetherness time on this special day. You can have everyone prepare a sweet speech or favorite memory to share with the crew. This public appreciation of personal memories with your mom is sure to have a tear forming in her eye, and will definitely become one of her favorite Mother’s Day experiences.
Learn Something New
Mom has always been your favorite teacher, but that doesn’t mean she can’t be the student too. Take a class together and learn something new this Mother’s Day. You could take part in a one-time paint and wine night session, or go all in and book the both of you for a few weeks of a sculpting course. She’ll adore the time the two of you are able to spend together, and you’ll both come away from the experience with a new set of skills.
Make sure your mom is treated like royalty this May and make sure her Mother’s Day celebration is one to remember by honoring her love and lifelong efforts with some picture perfect surprises.
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When my wife and I purchased our home in the Spring of 2013, I became a stay-at-home-dad to our two wonderful and wacky Malteses – Digit and Poppy. Hailing from Western Pennsylvania and currently residing in Central California, my hobbies include golf, tennis, jazz music, and eating.
While journalism was my college minor, crafting and DIY have always been my creative outlets. So sit back, pour up a drink, and let’s make something together!
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