“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” – George Elliot
Mother’s Day is around the corner, and if you haven’t yet figured out the perfect way to say ‘Thank You’ to your mom for all the times she put up with your crankiness and mess, we suggest you get thinking.
It should not be hard to find out what your old girl likes and give her it. But while a box full of chocolates and a cute handmade card with Mother’s Day quotes are lovely gestures, you can also do something different this year to show your mom how much you care. If you’re feeling short of ideas, here are some wonderful ways of expressing your love:
1. Gift her vacation
Summer is here, and with the sun beating down on us all, we anyone can think of is taking a trip to cooler climes. Why not take the opportunity to gift your mother the perfect holiday? And to make it truly special, plan the holiday on your own without the help of a travel agency for a more personalised feel.
2. Take her on a picnic
We are sure that as kids many of you must have spent summer holidays picnicking in the park. It is a trend that is slowly dying out, but if you wish to surprise your mother, there is no better way to do it than to organise a super-secret garden picnic replete with her devours and games and have loads of fun out in the open!
3. Pamper her
Your mother spent the better part of her life pampering you and taking care of you. Now, it’s your time to return the favour. Take her on a yoga retreat or to a spa in the mountains where she can let her hair down and pamper herself to the max while enjoying some TLC.
4. Sign her up for some meet-up groups
Your mom might have had to give up on some hobbies and activities she enjoyed indulging in during your childhood years, just so she could be closer to you. This Mother’s Day, surprise her by signing her up for some hobby classes and weekend meet-up groups she will enjoy.
5. Be selfless
Mother’s day is all about honouring mothers worldwide. And there are many who languish in old age homes and care centres without any family to look after them. So be a little selfless and share the day with these mothers. You can bring a smile on their faces with the simplest of acts.
6. Have a dinner date with your mom
Sometimes we forget how nice it is to spend some quality time with the people we love the most. Make this day all about your Ma. Take her shopping, to a movie, maybe to your favourite salon. And then end the day with dinner at a place you both love. It’s a slightly non-experimental way of celebrating the day but can lead to many memories if done right.
7. Gather the family
If you have a big and scattered family, you can take the excuse of Mother’s Day to bring everyone under one roof and have one big gala party. It would please the matriarch for sure, and it would also make the day unforgettable for the whole clan.
Time is of the essence here, and since you have less than a month to plan, it’s the moment to get busy and find the perfect gift for your mother. The most special woman in your life deserves a great day for once, doesn’t she?
By: Alina Parker