Life has been upended lately, and that means there’s a good chance that you haven’t thought much about Mother’s Day, or you may be struggling to come up with a gift idea that you can afford with your current situation. So here are a few ideas to help…
Give her an experience
Let’s be honest, chances are it’s been a while since you’ve spent some real quality time with mom. Whether it be the current pandemic, the distance between you and her, or your extremely busy lifestyle, your mom probably just wants to spend time with you; uninterrupted, unrushed time. Plan out a slow-paced day including some of her favorite past times, where there’s no schedule, just the two of you going with the flow and enjoying your time. Making memories is something that is truly priceless.
Make something with your own two hands
This may be something you haven’t done since you were a kid bringing home macaroni art, but it’s time to take things to the next level. Make your mom something like a homemade bath salt, lotion, or bath-bombs. The ingredients are really affordable, it’s relaxing and enjoying, and it’s something she can use multiple times. If you have culinary skills, make her favorite baked goods or make her favorite home cooked meal, bonus points if you remember it without having to ask. Food often takes us somewhere, whether it be a place, enjoyable memories, or a family member who’s no longer with us, those are things money can’t buy. Make her a photo album with pictures she has likely forgotten about. She’s likely to be overwhelmed with gratitude and joy.
Frame a picture
A picture’s worth a thousand words. Take a picture you know your mom loves; you, your family, her pets, a place or activity you enjoy together, whatever it may be, and frame it. This is something she can hang up to bring her joy every time she looks at it. It really is the small things that can bring so much joy.