Mother’s Day is nearly here (expect Hallmark to be packed!) and that means rushing around to get a last minute gift. Or does it?
It is still possible to offer Mom a thoughtful gift that is not the traditional card and flowers. Why not think about experiences she might enjoy this Mother’s Day. There are many gifts to consider that don’t require overnight shipping.
Are you handy?
Adult children can help out Mom by making repairs around the home. Repair the fence, fix the annoying leaky faucet or finally find out why that car is making a weird noise. Go with mom to the store and pay for a replacement item she picks out. This is a good idea for moms that can use more help around the house and haven’t gotten around to making necessary repairs.
Does she want nothing?
She does want your time. Sitting down and enjoying cake and coffee can be a simple pleasure to enjoy together. Consider exploring one of her hobbies. Bring in catalogues and offer to help her with her garden. Go to the nursery together and pick out some new blooms and catch up while planting and gardening together. Forget the standard bouquet and plant a mini-garden together.
Could she used some pampering?
Help mom do something nice for herself. Schedule a time to go out for a mani-pedi day or get her a gift certificate for her and a friend. Share the latest gossip together before she heads in for a massage or make a basket of self-care goods, such as face masks, new nail polishes and bath bombs. Cook mom dinner and go out for dessert and let mom put her feet up for a little.
There are so many ways to show your love. Adult children do not have to stress over what to get mom. Think of what she can use or what experiences she may enjoy. Then go for it. She’ll appreciate the fact that you thought about what she wanted or needed and will never know that the gift or idea was last minute.