Gifts for Mom

DAISY SCOTT

Staff Writer

May 12th is Mother’s Day, a day meant to celebrate our mothers and all that they do for us throughout the year. However, many people are unsure what they should give to their mothers on this special day. Here are some gift ideas that will ensure your mother will have the perfect Mother’s Day.

One way to show your mother appreciation is through a card. Handmade cards are the best, since it shows that you took the time and thought to create the perfect card instead of going out and buying one.

A perfect gift for your mother is to do a few chores around the house. It doesn’t matter what chores get done, what matters is that her child took the time and effort to do a few tasks that will make her day easier. They could be as simple as washing the dishes and taking out the trash, or it could be more time-consuming chores like vacuuming/dusting the house and cleaning your room.

Giving your mother breakfast in bed is a classic and effective Mother’s Day gift. Wake up early in the morning before your mother is awake, and make her a delicious breakfast. It doesn’t matter if you make waffles or coffee and toast; it’s the thought that counts. If cooking isn’t your best skill, take her out to dinner instead. One very important piece of advice if both of you go out for dinner: do not text your friends at the table. Just turn your phone off and spend time with her.

Another idea for Mother’s Day is to do something fun with your mom. This could be going shopping, riding bikes together, visiting the beach or aquarium, or even going to the movies. As long as it is something you both enjoy together, it doesn’t matter what it is.

If you are short on time this Mother’s Day, you could get your mother a sentimental gift, like a bouquet of flowers or a small bottle of her favorite perfume. However, a handmade gift will be treasured forever by your mother. A drawing, a song, a hand-decorated box, or a handmade piece of jewelry are just a few suggestions.

There are other ways to celebrate Mother’s Day besides the ideas listed here, but just be sure to remember that whatever the gift is, it will be appreciated by your mother because it came from you. 

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