When she's usually the planner, it can be tough to think of ways to show your mother appreciation and love on her special day. We've got you covered, below are fun and thoughtful suggestions on what to do for Mother's Day.
Depending on you and your mom's location, you may not be able to travel to each other, but that doesn't mean you can't still celebrate together. Included in this post are ideas to make activities long-distance friendly. These will show mom you're thinking of her even from afar.
1. Have Brunch
Make her breakfast in bed, or if your kitchen is her domain, make a reservation at her favorite restaurant.
Share a virtual brunch by having it delivered to both of you and facetime or skype call each other while you eat.
2. Watch a Movie Together
Order her favorite Chinese food or pizza and set up a table full of movie-time snacks. Pick three to five movies you think she'll like, and let her have the final picks.
Set a time to watch the same movie together. Have each other on the phone or send movie comments through text messages and even have the same snack setup. My mom and I always share popcorn and bunch a crunch.
3. Have Her Mother's Day Gifts Delivered
Just because you can't be with her on Mother's Day doesn't mean her gifts can't make it. Sweet and sometimes tasty gestures are flowers, chocolates, wine, and gift baskets.
4. Create a Photo Collage
Send her a photo collage of your favorite moments together. Some generators allow you to tie special notes to each photo. Talk about them over lunch or give her a call and take a walk down memory lane together.
5. Create a Personalized Puzzle
Bring her a keepsake puzzle from your favorite trip, and you can sit down and work on it together.
6. Write a Letter to Mom
A sweet note can allow the simplest gift to melt your mother's heart. Sometimes it can feel hard to find the words that do such an amazing woman justice, so pick a quote that represents her best to help convey your message.
Once you've decided what to say, you can send it to her in many ways; a homemade card, a text message, or even a message on flowers or chocolates.
7. Treat Her to a Spa Day
Just like the brunch option, this one can cater to all budgets. You can schedule appointments or plan an at-home spa day by making masks together and giving her a foot scrub.
Not with mom this time of year? Send her a gift card to her local spot for a pedicure or massage.
8. Indulge Her Hobby
Does she love gardening? Take her to a botanic or Japanese garden. Does she love scrapbooking? Book a class for the two of you to do together. Does she love to read? Spend the afternoon at a bookstore and cafe.
Be sure to share your favorite idea on what to do for mother's day this year in the comments below. Any bit of inspiration helps others express love to their moms!
Until next time,
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