Creative Mother’s Day Ideas to Convey All the Feels
Posted byBethany Johnson
Everyone knows Mom is one of a kind. Each May, Mother’s Day inspires people to brainstorm gift ideas that encompass all the gratitude and love she deserves. Something in us knows the task is impossible, but we always do our best.
In fact, the National Retail Federation reports that the average consumer spends a cool $172.22, and it’s not all going toward flowers and chocolates.1 Here are some of the most unique Mother’s Day ideas that communicate all the emotions wrapped up in your celebration of Mom.
Brunch Done Differently
Breakfast in bed is sweet and brunch is charming, but these traditional Mother’s Day ideas could use some inspiration. Breathe new life into the conventional Mom’s Day meal by packing the whole shebang into a picnic basket and hiking to a beautiful place with the whole family.
Get sneaky and find your Mom’s to-do list. If your mom doesn’t keep a running list, open your ears to ways you can lighten her work load in the weeks before Mother’s Day. Then, the Saturday before Mom’s big day, send her to the spa for some alone time while you rally the troops, roll up your sleeves and get to work. She’ll think the spa appointment is her gift, until she comes home and sees the work you’ve done.
A Fully Female Outing
Get tickets for you and Mom to go see the most feminine speaker or performing artist you know: Beyonce, comedian Margaret Cho, Oprah. See a show together that embodies your shared womanhood. To really make the most of your event, turn the show into a full-blown weekend away for just the two of you.
Generations of mothers have received handwritten, heartfelt poems and love notes from their kids. Redeem this tradition by gifting your Mom a list of things that will truly surprise her. Take some time to brainstorm and record things you do well because of her. This could include anything from your athleticism to your intellect or the empathy you learned by being around her. Don’t stop at “lessons learned from Mom,” but go as far as to include traits you inherited like a love of all things botanical, an appreciation for good music, or even your hereditary good skin. Grab inspiration from these ideas and craft your own list to thank Mom for all the ways you get to excel because of her. Nothing means more to mothers than knowing they set their kids up for success, and this gift conveys exactly that.
Book It Both Ways
Make a photo book of the many places your mom showed you as a kid. Include camping sites from family trips, favorite hole-in-the-wall cafes and smart places to get inexpensive hair cuts. Leave the last page blank. Wrap the book and when she opens it, let her relive all the fun times you had in your past travels together. Once she reaches the last page and finds it blank, smile. Tell her there’s one more place left to go. Then, take her to the fanciest restaurant in town for brunch and treat her to mani and pedis after. Be sure you snap a few photos to add to your book for a keepsake she’ll always cherish.
Hand-print crafts, felt flowers and candies are cute, but you can go the extra mile this year to make your Mother’s Day ideas truly thoughtful and unique. One of these suggestions will get you started, but only you can put your personalized spin on it. Customize the day, snap a bunch of selfies with your Mom, and share them with us so we can lift our collective champagne flutes in celebration of you and your special friendship.
1Smith, Ana Serafin. “Americans to Spoil Mom with Jewelry, Electronics and Special Outings.” National Retail Federation. April 26, 2016. Accessed March 06, 2017. https://nrf.com/media/press-releases/americans-spoil-mom-jewelry-electronics-and-special-outings.
- Posted by Bethany Johnson
- On April 17, 2017