If you’re still at a loss for what to do this Mother’s Day, you’ve come to the right place. It’s still not too late to plan a fantastic day, thanks to this blog post and your new best friend, Groupon. Gifting an experience is always a good idea since it will create years’ worth of memories that last much longer than a material item – not only that but with the amazing deals available, it’s almost impossible to do otherwise! Depending on your mom’s personality, she may feel the same way. To me, flowers or chocolate are a great add-on gift, but shouldn’t compose the bulk of your gift, as they tend to be a bit cliché and not personalized. No matter what you choose, ALWAYS include a well-written and sentimental card!
This is how you can go the extra mile this Mother’s Day:
Wine tasting is the perfect gift for both you and your mom to enjoy. If your mom believes she’s a wine connoisseur, she’s sure to love a day of tasting new wines and spending time away from home.
Breakfast in Bed:
Every mom deserves to be extra pampered on Mother’s Day, especially since they are usually the ones up early cooking breakfast for the whole family. Start off her morning right with a simple yet thoughtful breakfast in bed – you can never go wrong with some eggs, bacon, pancakes, and fruit.
Dinner and Movie:
Though this might seem like a very typical outing, there are so many ways you can turn this ordinary activity into a memorable Mother’s Day. If your mom is the ultimate foodie, try to locate a theater that offers dining options during movie time. Or if your mom is more outgoing, there are even a variety of drive-in and roof-top cinemas that often offer Mother’s Day specials!
This one is self-explanatory – all mothers deserve (and probably crave) a relaxing massage and a mani-pedi. Contact your local spa or visit Groupon to pamper your mother with a much-needed version of a stay-cation.
This was actually inspired by a past Mother’s Day, and it was so successful that it could not go unnoticed. You can either do a DIY tea party or find a place near you that offers pre-set menus for afternoon tea – regardless, your mother is sure to adore the sophisticated yet fun approach.
Grab a blanket, a picnic basket, some wine and lots of mini-sandwiches! A picnic is a great idea for mothers that love spending a beautiful day in the park.
I realize that this might be more difficult if you don’t live near the coast, but if you do, then there is even more reason to take advantage of your surroundings! The weather is usually climbing in mid-May, and there is no better way to escape the heat and celebrate your mom than going to the beach. This is fun for the entire family, and you can turn it into a dining event as well – either pre-pack some of your mom’s favorite snacks or make a reservation at a swanky restaurant with a view.
It’s easy to buy a cake for your mom on this day but switching things up will go a long way. With online tutorials and recipes being so accessible, it’s easier than you think to prepare the sweetest and most delicious cake. You can also pair the cake with a personalized dedication on top of the cake or topper to make it more unique.
Cooking or Art Class:
Cooking and art classes are so widespread and mainstream now, which is good since they provide a more interactive alternative to the traditional Mother’s Day. If your mom loves learning new things and enjoys exploring her creative side, consider this as something you and her can do together.
And lastly, the best gift you can give your mom is spending time with her. Walk with your mom, talk with her, laugh, and show her you love her. They gave us the best they could ever offer; it’s just right to give them a little something back.