Any woman who has been a mom for long must eventually grow weary of receiving the same old gifts every Mother’s Day. Although they undoubtedly appreciate the thought whenever they receive flowers, candy, slippers and a robe, or gift cards, these gifts aren’t very creative and likely show a mom that not too much thought or effort was put into choosing a present for her special day. A well-thought-out gift should be unique, take her personal preferences into account, and be a grand enough gesture to leave a lasting impression.
Go out on a “Date” with Mom
It is especially nice for a son to take his mother out on a “date” for Mother’s Day. What mom gets to spend nearly enough one-on-one time with her son? Getting dressed up for a nice evening out, starting with a meal at her favorite restaurant and then attending a movie she’s wanted to see, will create one-of-a-kind memories for her. Taking photos along the way and arranging them in a small album for her will document the special night and allow her to remember forever the special time spent with one of her favorite men.
Women-Only Spa Day
Daughters can take photos as well while helping mom escape her busy schedule by organizing a women-only spa day. Scheduling a massage followed by a manicure and pedicure at her favorite spa or a cut and style at her favorite salon will give daughters a chance to bond with mom and get caught up on girl talk. Paying in advance ensures that there’s no confusion when finishing up appointments.
Build a Flower Bed or Herb Garden
For a mom who spends a lot of time outdoors, building a flower bed or herb garden she can enjoy all spring, summer, and fall is an outstanding idea. Planting a variety of blooms in her favorite colors will enable her to enjoy an abundance of fresh cut flowers in her home all summer long instead of one bouquet that may or may not last even a week. If she loves to cook, planting an herb garden with many different types of herbs will supply her kitchen with fresh herbs in the summer and dried herbs in the winter, thereby providing her with a year-long reminder of the thoughtful gesture.
Get Her a Pet
Turning the tables and buying mom a puppy or kitten along with all of the accessories necessary to keeping a pet happy and healthy is a special way to help a mom who lives alone and may be having issues with feelings of loneliness or isolation. An animal she can raise and train herself will be a loving companion and bring years of joy and friendship. Add special meaning to the relationship by adopting a puppy or kitten from a rescue or shelter to ensure the survival of an at-risk animal.Putting extra time and effort into the selection of a truly special and surprising gift will result in an unforgettable Mother’s Day. A unique and thoughtful gesture will create extra-special memories for mom that will last a lifetime.