7 Great Gifts for Mom
Gifts for Mom
We all have special ladies in our lives whom we honour on special days throughout the year -- mother, wife, grandmother. Whether it's Christmas, Mother's Day, her birthday or anniversary, every lady deserves something special to remind them of our love.
So, how do we go about honouring these special women? The easiest way is to run out and buy them something special, like flowers, chocolates or clothes. Mom will love these things, but are they really the best we can do?
Let's look at some alternative gifts that may speak more of our love and admiration for mothers and all that they do for us.
Gifts for Mom
Breakfast in Bed
This is a traditional favourite. What are mom's favourites? If you can, make sure you get up before she does and let the aromas wake her.
A flower on the tray is a beautiful touch!
Just make sure that she isn't left with the dishes or a messy kitchen.
Keepsake Photo Album or Scrapbook
What mom can resist a photo album or scrapbook filled with loving memories of her family?
This will take some planning so get started on it early.
See if you can have a theme or story woven into it. Make it something that she'll want to look at again and again -- preferably with you!
Family Trip to Her Favourite Place
Where does mom like to go for fun? Does she like to do things that the rest of you don't? Well, take a day and do the things that mom loves with her. Spending time with you and her favourite activity will make her day.
Is she a shopaholic? Take her out for a family day at the mall.
Maybe she loves outdoor sports. Make a family trip to the local climbing wall, go kayaking or hiking.
You get the idea. Pick something that she really likes and do it together.
Cleaning the House
You knew that this would come up. But it's a fact that keeping a house neat and clean is an unending task. So why not show mom how much you appreciate the work she does by giving her a worry-free day off.
Or maybe a week.
The moms in our lives spend most of their time looking after others. They are always there for us when we need them. So let's be there for them and give them some much needed pampering.
An afternoon or even a weekend get away at a spa can do wonders for mom. It will give her a chance to relax and rejuvenate herself.
And if you want extra credit, why not combine it with the clean house so that the good feelings don't end when she gets back home.
Something that you put a bit of yourself into carries a lot more meaning for mom than something that you bought. This is why crafts are so special.
You can find all kinds of crafty things that are easy to make and useful too. Put together some photo coasters for the living room. Make a "World's Greatest Mom" mug. Build some funky stepping stones for the garden.
A little bit of your time can make something she'll treasure for ever. Do a Google search. You'll find a sampling of sites in the Resources box below.
Sign Up For a Class
Is there anything that mom has always wanted to do? Perhaps she's wanted to try playing golf, or learn ballroom dancing.
Well, why not sign her up for a class or get some how-to DVD's to help her achieve her dream.
And this works even better if you can do it together.
Make Mom's Special Day Special!
This is only a short list of ideas. Hopefully one of them will inspire you to look beyond the old standards.
The special lady in your life deserves so much more from you than a 5 minute shopping spree to buy a gift. Give her the gift of yourself to show her how special she is.
- Mother's Day Crafts - EnchantedLearning.com
Mother's Day Crafts for kids. Kindergarten, preschool, and elementary school crafts. Make wonderful, simple crafts with things found around the house.
- Mother's Day Crafts for Kids
Mother's Day Crafts for Kids
- Legacy Learning Systems -- DVD Courses
DVD courses covering many topics of interest to mom, including music, dance and art.
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