The hardest person to give a gift to is probably your mother. How do you repay someone for giving you life? How do you give a gift to someone who sacrificed their body to bring you into the world? There is probably no equivalent gift that can possibly repay that. So, what is the best gift to give your mother? I think that depends on the mother in question. Some mothers are satisfied with a quiet day at home lounging on the sofa watching a movie or taking a nice long nap. Some mothers want to go shopping, or go out to have dinner. And another group of mothers want to go on an extravagant adventure to a faraway place. Whatever camp she belongs to, they all have one thing in common: they want to be surrounded by the people that they love.
I am both a daughter and a mother. As a daughter, I often conspired with my father to give my mother the most perfect gift of all, whether it be a frame with a special picture or jewelry. I also made breakfast in bed, which I think I might have enjoyed more than my mom. As a mother of two young children who aren’t old enough to know about Mother’s Day, I am just happy with a hug and a kiss. I look forward to the day when they are old enough to make me breakfast in bed though.
Breakfast in Bed
This is probably an underrated gift, but one that is extra special. In many households in America, moms are usually the one to cook for the family. So, on Mother’s Day, turn that around by cooking for her. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Even a bowl of cereal and a piece of accidentally burned toast would suffice as long as the intention is pure.
Never underestimate the power of a card, particularly one that is homemade. Grab a piece of construction paper, fold it in half, and then draw a cute picture on the front. A homemade card is worth a thousand presents, and is one that your mother will treasure for a lifetime.
A Day Trip to the Massage Spa
Most women love getting pampered. But how often do they get to go to the massage spa? So, on Mother’s Day, take your mom to the massage spa. Let her release her body to the capable hands of the massage therapist as all tension and stress rolls off of her.
Flowers and Chocolate
Show your appreciation for your mom by getting her a bouquet of flowers. Satisfy your mom’s sweet tooth by getting her a few bars of chocolate.
A Hug and a Kiss
This gift doesn’t cost anything to give but it is no less important. Give your mom all the hugs and kisses.
New Sheets and Comforter
How often do you wash your sheets and comforter? And when you do, how do you feel? Do you feel spoiled and pampered? If so, then consider either washing the sheets for your mom, or buying her a new set. When she lays down to take a nap, then she will feel like a queen.
Dinner Out or Dinner In
Eat dinner with your mom. You can dine in by ordering take out or cooking for your mom. Or, depending on Covid-19 restrictions in your area, you can even have dinner out with your mom. Take your mom to her favorite restaurant to enjoy all of her favorite things.
And finally, give your mom the gift of free time. Let her enjoy solace and relaxation in her home. Let her do whatever she wants to do on Mother’s Day.