By Candice Pardue
15 Unique Ways to Thrill Your Mother on Mother's Day
Wondering how you can be a blessing to your
mother this Mother's Day? Think about it -
she labored when you were a child to make
sure you had every need met. She pampered
you as a baby, taught you as a toddler,
comforted you as a teen and helped encourage
you as you grew into an adult.
Now, you'd like to show her your appreciation,
but maybe you're all out of fresh ideas. Here's
a list of 15 thoughtful ways to thrill your
mother this Mother's Day without spending
1. Send a Hallmark e-card to your mother's
email scheduled to be delivered on Mother's
Day. Most e-cards are free, so this can be
in addition to your Mother's gift.
Go to: http://www.hallmark.com/
2. Create a scrapbook of old photos specially
taylored for your mother to bring back sweet
memories. Scrapbooks can be created fairly
Creative Memories is a great place to start
for ideas or supplies:
3. Find out where your mother and father
first met or had their first date, and
buy a gift certificate if possible. This
will depend on whether or not the special
place is nearby. What mother wouldn't like
a little romance to celebrate her motherhood?
After all, she deserves it!
4. If you have children, get each of them
to create a special handmade card for your
mother (their grandmother), letting her
know how much she means to you and them.
5. Take your mother on a shopping spree
and buy lunch at her favorite restaurant.
6. Create a web page (if you or a friend
have the skill), and dedicate it to your
mother. Include some family photos, history,
some fun memories, etc. Send your mother
the link to view her page by email on
Mother's Day as a special surprise.
7. Have a surprise cookout and invite
some family and friends over for lunch.
8. Cook a special meal for your mother
and you alone - this can be a great time
to catch up on life and have some great
9. Buy your mother some lovely
flowers or plants and help her plant them
in her yard. Roses are beautiful and
will bloom every year.
10. If your mother's not going to be
home on Mother's Day, clean her house
while she's away. If she's home, you can
stop by and pick up her car for a good
cleaning (inside and out).
11. Buy a gift related to your mother's
favorite hobby. For example, if your
mother loves to sew, buy her some
accessories that you know she'll need
while sewing, or some material for a
new dress. If she loves to cook, buy
her a new set of pots and pans, etc.
12. If you live near a vacation spot,
such as the mountains or a beach, take
your mother to spend the day. Some of
our best times growing up were one-day
trips of fun! If you don't stay overnight,
this can be very affordable.
13. If your mother's health is not up to par or she's not
able to go out (bedstricken or staying in a nursing home),
plan to spend the entire day with her if possible. Take
her flowers and a card, maybe some baked
goods to show her you care. Spend time
just talking with her. This is the
best gift of all in many cases.
14. Look around your mother's home to
see if there are needs. Perhaps your
mother's windows need new curtains. You
can buy new curtains to match her
rooms and help her hang the curtains.
Check her bathrooms to see if the
shower curtains or rugs need to be
replaced. Every woman loves to decorate!
15. Last, but not least, treat your
mother to some homemade goodies made
by you and/or your kids. Bake her some
cookies, brownies, muffins - whatever
she likes. Make a nice basket with
a Mother's Day card. Add a special
touch to the goodies by including
her initials on every item.
These ideas will hopefully get your
wheels turning this Mother's Day to
help you find a great gift for that
special lady you call "Mother."
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