Getting Ready for Mother’s Day
When you think about everything your mother has done for you, it can be difficult to imagine anything that you could possibly do for your Mother in return on her special day. Of course, the last thing you should do is just give up and do nothing. Your mom deserves the best Mother’s Day you can possibly give her; she’s earned it.
Don’t wait until the Saturday before Mother’s Day—start planning today to get ready to show your mom just how much you appreciate her!
Mother’s Day: The Planning Stages
Nobody knows your mother quite like you do. Think about all the things she does when she has some time to herself. What does she do for fun? What are her hobbies? Finding something that she loves is a great Mother’s Day Gift idea.
The answers to these questions can help you decide on the perfect gift. But even better—you can start to formulate the perfect Mother’s Day events that are tailored to you mom’s interests and passions.
If you think your mother enjoys being surprised (not everyone does), then Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to really surprise her. In the weeks leading up to it, you can pretend like nothing is planned. Avoid inquiries into the day’s activities, and make it seem like it’s not on your mind at all. If you don’t want your mom to be too heartbroken before you surprise her, then you can tell her that you’re planning something simple, like a dinner. Once she’s comfortable and un-expecting, hit her with the big surprise! First, make sure that your mom has the day off. You want to make sure that your mom does not have to work throughout the day and that she is able to relax. Without complaining, make sure that the daily chores are done and get the whole family excited about helping.
Some ideas for Mother’s Day surprises are:
- Surprise her with a gift card to the spa
- Make her breakfast in bed, or prepare a lavish dinner yourself
- Get her away from the house and then clean it from floor to ceiling
- Create a special Mother’s Day photo album
- Invite relatives and friends over for a surprise dinner
- Buy her a weekend getaway package
If your Mother doesn’t like being surprised, then it may not be worth it to plan a huge surprise if it’s just going to make her mad. In this case, you might want to include her in all the Mother’s Day preparations—she’ll probably enjoy planning the details with you, and the whole experience can be incredibly positive.
The best gift any mom will receive is her child’s love. What she needs on Mother’s Day are thoughtful gifts! Of course, you’re going to want to go with the standard flower arrangements and card. This is pretty much a given. But you shouldn’t stop there.
The perfect Mother’s Day gift is both thoughtful and practical. A framed photo is thoughtful, and it can be practical in the way that your Mother can place it somewhere in the home so it can be viewed and remembered. These are great Mother’s Day gift ideas.
Many Mothers love chocolate and other sweets and candies. This is definitely an appropriate time of year to indulge her sweet tooth.
A great gift idea is something that you can do together. This could be a game, tickets to a show, or some kind of craft you can both do together. If you don’t want to spend too much money, you can give her the gift of your time—take her on a walk, show her a part of town she hasn’t been to in a long time, etc.
Some Moms don’t mind if you ask them what they want for Mother’s Day (they might even prefer it). This ensures she gets what she wants, and that you don’t stress out trying to figure out the perfect gift.
Making Mother’s Day special is a great way to express your appreciation to your mom. Start planning your Mother’s Day activities now, so you are totally prepared to make your mother feel great on Mother’s Day.