Mother’s Day Gifts You Haven’t Given BeforeIt’s easy to get into a rut when shopping for gifts for your mom. A bouquet of flowers here, a bottle of her go-to perfume there, and you’re done. But this Mother’s Day, try to surprise mom with something a little bit outside the box that shows you put in the effort to make her day special. Having a hard time coming up with creative Mother’s Day gift ideas? We’ve got you covered.
CREATE SOMETHING CUSTOM
When you were in kindergarten, your mom treasured each handmade drawing and macaroni necklace you brought home for her. Hopefully you’ve moved on from macaroni, but a thoughtful DIY gift is touching, no matter how old you are.
Consider making a scrapbook of special memories the two of you share. If you aren’t crafty, put together an album on a photo printing website like Shutterfly and have them print and bind it for you. If you’re handy with woodworking, pottery, painting, jewelry making, or needlecraft, those mediums also provide lots of opportunities for handmade gifts your mom will adore.
GIVE AN EXPERIENCE
Rather than something you can wrap in a box, think about giving an experience that will provide memories for years to come. Whether you share it with her or give it as a gift she can enjoy on her own, your mom will appreciate the thoughtful gesture. Think along the lines of concert or theater tickets, a weekend getaway (to really go big, offer to watch pets or younger children while she’s gone!) or a visit to an exhibit she’s been wanting to see at a local museum. Many zoos and aquariums offer behind-the-scenes animal encounters so she can meet her favorite creature up close and personal. If you live nearby, you can always take her to a nice dinner followed by a paint and sip class together, just the two of you.
CELEBRATE MOM WITH A LIVING GIFT
You already know your mom is the nurturing type! A fruit tree sapling is a great gift that will provide lots of enjoyment down the road. Try to find something that thrives in the local climate and is one of her favorites to eat. If she’s short on space, find something that can flourish in a pot, like a pepper plant or a blooming houseplant like an orchid.
It’s easy to get busy and treat gift-giving like a chore. We’ve all done it, and there will be plenty of years left for last-minute perfume-giving. But this year, whether you give a DIY Mother’s Day gift or an extravagant weekend away, take the time to pick something she’ll never forget.