The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Mother’s day is right around the corner and if you are anything like me, you’ve probably procrastinated buying a gift or setting up a brunch, lunch or dinner.  It’s not that you don’t care about your mom, but maybe you just haven’t been able to come up with what you’d like to do for her or can’t think of something she’d like.  Well, never fear!  I’ve got the perfect Mother’s day gift idea to share that I think any mom would love.

While you could get your mom a gift related to her hobby, or the always-fun flower arrangement, chocolates, or a new purse, sometimes it’s more exciting to give (and get) not just a gift, but an experience.  How about setting up a special day just for her?  Maybe you start off with cooking her favorite breakfast foods (just don’t forget to clean up too), then plan the day based on what you think she’d enjoy.  If she never has a moment to herself, maybe your gift is a free day.  Get everyone else out of the house (Dad, grandkids, grandparents, etc…) and let her do whatever she wants, whether that be reading a book or shopping or going surfing.  If she has down time but doesn’t normally get to see you, maybe you set up a day together doing things she enjoys like going to a museum, eating at her favorite restaurant, hiking or wine tasting.

If you have no idea what she’d like to do, why don’t you just ask?  Your gift can be a card with a voucher for a day of whatever she wants.  On Mother’s day, ask her and once you find out what she’d really like to do, you pick a day and make it happen.  It could end up being something simple, like a day with no errands in which case you’d run her errands for her.   Or maybe something more event related, like getting all her children together and spending a day at the beach.  In any case, you’ll be giving her something special and the perfect Mother’s day gift that will definitely put a smile on her face.

Mothers are pretty amazing.  They raise you from a baby with all your crying and poopy diapers to your teenage years when you were sullen and full of angst to when you become an adult and have no idea what to do with your life.  They deal with all of that and still love you.  When you do something wrong, which inevitably you do, they forgive you anyway.  I think it takes a strong person to be a mom, not just because of all they have to do for their children, but who they have to be for them.  I am not a mother, but I look at my mom and my sisters and I am constantly amazed and impressed that they can do all that they do for their kids on top of everything else.  They have the hardest job in the world and I honestly don’t know how they do it.  But that’s why they deserve at the very least this one day to celebrate their awesomeness.  So, for all the mothers out there, I tip my hat off to you and wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day.

Photo of a mother and family celebrating Mother's day and the perfect mother's day gift

This is one of my favorite pictures of my family with my wonderful mom right in the center.  I love you Mom!

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