We're only a couple of Sundays away from Mother's Day, the one day a year where we put in even more effort than usual to acknowledge the women who brought us into the world and molded us into who we've become. This year, you should try to plan ahead and figure out interesting ways to celebrate Mother's Day so that it can be the best one yet. Whether you'll be celebrating with your mother, grandmother, aunt or any other significant maternal figure, Mother's Day should be something special.
Just in case you were maybe having some trouble coming up with things to do on Mother's Day, you're in luck. I've come up with a list of ideas you can borrow for fun Mother's Day activities and sentimental gifts.
Make a photo album: Take the time to find the highlights of your relationship with your mother that were fortunate enough to be recorded in a picture. Bringing all of these moments together into one place shows how much you appreciated them. They each serve as an opportunity to say, "Thank you for everything."
Dinner: Going the dinner route for a Mother's Day gift leaves you with a couple options. One of them is how to make an outing out of it and take your mother to her favorite restaurant for an intimate meal of her choosing. Or you can spend some time in the kitchen and serve up her favorite meal in the comfort of her own home. Choosing between the two comes down to what you think your mother will enjoy most and your comfort in the kitchen.
Spa day: Spa days have become a popular go-to when it comes to Mother's Day gifts – and for good reason. Visiting a spa allows your mother to truly relax with a combination of massages, facials and steam baths with a taste of champagne and smell of roses at every turn.
Record a video: If a picture can say 1,000 words, a video can say a few million. Grabbing home videos and converting them to DVD's makes them watchable for years to come. But a Mother's Day video doesn't have to be restricted to past memories. With today's technology, you can get everyone who your mom cares about to send in a video showing their appreciation and put them all together for a heartfelt token of gratitude. You could even add her favorite song to the background to make it more meaningful.
Museum visits: The pursuit of knowledge is never done. Remind your mother of that by taking her out to a local museum or art gallery and learning about the greatest accomplishments of humanity. This will allow you to build new memories while talking about old ones. If your mother is interested in history or art, they may already know a lot about what's on display. Take advantage of this and let them share their knowledge with you.
Do what she enjoys: If your mother enjoys going to the movies or plays, there's nothing wrong with doing just that on Mother's Day. If she enjoys a particular sports team, you could even take her to a game. Just make sure that you're making the excursion about her enjoyment.
Learning something new: Has your mother always had an interest in something but has either been too busy or not had the motivation to take the next step? Take the opportunity to do it for her by enrolling her in a class that you think will interest her, such as painting or learning a foreign language. To give you more to talk about and share, you could even enroll yourself into the class as well. [what kind of class, just a little example. crafting? painting?]
Plan a trip: Traveling provides some of the fondest and most meaningful experiences that many people get to go through. If your mother has talked about places she's wanted to go and hasn't had a chance to, surprise her with a plane ticket and a list of places she can go and let her know you'll be going along.