“It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” ~ Mother Teresa
Mother’s Day is just around the corner which means it’s time to show some appreciation to the women who too often come last on their to-do lists. Skip the cheesy “Best Mom Ever” mug and gift something that your mom will actually enjoy. We know finding the perfect gift is not an easy task so we’ve come up with some ideas that your mom is sure to love.
Trade Presents for Presence
If your mom is an empty-nester, the number one thing you can give her for Mother’s Day is quality time. (Even if she isn’t an empty-nester she will appreciate the time away from your little sister who currently embodies peak teenage angst.)
Kidnap your mom for the day and spend the day doing her favorite things. This could include brunch, a trip to the museum, a walk in the park, or a spa day. If your mom is more of a homebody you could offer to cook her dinner or take the afternoon to look through old family photo albums while sharing a bottle of wine. Whatever you end up doing, know that your mom will love that you took time out of your schedule to spend time with her.
Self-Care Starter Pack
Moms rarely have time to prioritize themselves, so why not give your mom the gift of self-care with a self-care starter pack. Grab a cute basket and fill it with items that she can pull out when she needs a little TLC. You can include:
A scented candle from Good Intentions Studios. The candles are designed with an affirmation on the label that is meant to help you focus on your intentions so you can remain mindful throughout your day. The candles are handmade in California and were designed to “help you carve out moments in your day to turn within, and nurture your mind and soul with daily rituals of self-care.”
A tea sampler from Tea Drops. Can you think of any beverage more comforting than a cup of tea? (We can’t.) Tea Drops creates bagless tea that is good for the environment and less of a hassle for you. Tea Drops produce 15% less waste than traditional tea bags and with each box sold the company donates a year’s supply of clean water through the Thirst Project. Self-care feels even better when you know the products you're using care for others and the environment.
The Self-Care Planner. Give the gift that keeps on giving with The Self-Care Planner. Self-care shouldn’t be reserved for a special occasion and this planner will help your mom to remember to prioritize her own needs instead of only focusing on everyone else’s. For Mother’s Day, you can get a complimentary bracelet with your purchase and 10% off when you use code HAPPYMOM.
Get Creative, Literally
Another idea your mom is sure to appreciate is something you’ve created yourself. Remember how your mom would keep those handmade cards and art class masterpieces? Same idea, less crazy glue… maybe. Put your talents to work by creating an art piece or baking her your signature cookies. It can even be as simple as arranging a bouquet of flowers and writing a hand-written letter. If you make it your mom will love it. Those are the rules.
Is your mom feeling guilty about all of the extra attention and emphasis on self-care around Mother’s Day? Send her a link to our blog, "Why Prioritizing Self-Care Makes You a Better Mom” to remind her she deserves it. Looking for more self-care tips yourself? Check out our blog, "How to Keep a Meaningful Gratitude Journal".
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