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20 Special Things To Do For Mothers' Day or Her Birthday

Updated on December 22, 2016

It's time again to acknowledge the incredible persons who gave life to us! Mother's Day is already fast-approaching, and it's time to get busy preparing for a mini-surprise for your mom! Here are 20 suggestions and ideas that you could do to show how much you care for her!

Celebrating Mothers' Day

Mothers' Day only comes once every year, so we must get the best out of it by showing to our mothers how much they mean to us.

To tell you the truth, I made this hub because I was so inspired by the video I watched about a mother's love to her blind child (the one the right). Truly, her story touched and warmed my heart. It is difficult to see a mother so patient and so brave. Thereby, I salute this super mom!

Anyway, here are 20 things we can do this Mothers' Day to show our mothers how much we appreciate and care for them (of course, you may also do these during her birthday - it is equally as special):

Looking for some ideas for your dad instead?

Check out this article: 20 Cool Things to Do for Father's Day or His Birthday

Other Gift Ideas

Benchmark Bouquets 8 Stem Stargazer Lily Bunch, With Vase
Benchmark Bouquets 8 Stem Stargazer Lily Bunch, With Vase

You may also give as simple as flowers for your mother as a gift! She will definitely appreciate it just like every girl does.


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Twenty Things to Do for Mom

These are my personal suggestions and ideas. I've already tried several of them. However, note that you don't need to do every single item listed here; you may only choose some of these. But, if you can, why not, right? I'm sure your mother would appreciate all the efforts very much.

1. Greet her with sincerity - simple as that, all you need to do is to make it very sincere. Mothers appreciate even the simplest things on Earth as long as it comes from you (sincerely and genuinely).

2. Give her a greeting card - no matter how cliché this may be, giving moms a greeting card will surely make them smile. It is even better if you will be the one to craft your own from start to finish. Every effort will be all worth it!

3. Give her a mother's "report card" - humor your mother by giving her a report card showing that she got A's in loving you, cooking the food, gardening etc. She would wish it was your card, but she will definitely love the idea!

4. Give her flowers - almost every girl appreciates flower because the act of giving a bouquet itself is so sweet. You can show your love to your mom by giving her flowers that match her personality. Or, if you know your mom's favorite, give her that instead.

5. Write a song for her - you don't need to be an expert song writer to do this, just scribble some words from your heart and create a tune for it. Your mother will surely appreciate all the effort. And you'll make your mother proud!

6. Sing her a song - this works well with number 5 but if you weren't able to write any, try singing your mother's favorite song. You may sing "A Song for Mama" by Boyz II Men.

7. Do the household chores for her - mothers do get tired with all the work around the house. So why not ease it up by doing some chores for her? She will definitely appreciate it!

8. Cook for her - mothers usually are the ones who cook for us. Why not make it the other way around for this special day? Cook her a very unique yet delicious meal or perhaps her favorite dish. She'll be definitely be full (of happiness).

9. Treat her to a fancy restaurant - if you don't know how to cook, you may opt to treat her to a fancy restaurant. She would definitely like to try out something new. Oh, be sure to make some reservations for this!

10. Give her a lovely cake - be it Mother's Day or a simple birthday celebration, giving her a cake would mean a lot to her - a lovely cake for your love mom. You'll be able to show her your sweetness with this! It will be much better if you will be the one to bake it yourself, and no matter how sloppy it may look, she will definitely thank you for it!

Cake never fails as a simple surprise gift!

11. Write her a poem - a poem dedicated to your mother will surely make your mom feel so special. Say how much you love her through a beautiful poem, and she will be the happiest mom on earth!

12. Create a video for her - surprise your mom with a video! You may either dance, sing or do anything she would appreciate. Also, include a part where you dedicate a message to her.

13. Reminisce your childhood memory with her - ask your mom to browse some baby pictures of you together. Having you is one of the unforgettable moment your mother had, so definitely she will love to do this as she reminisce the past.

14. Buy the things under her wishlist - if you have some extra cash to spend, why not buy her things under her wishlist? Since these things are in her wishlist, she is truly longing for these items. Giving these as gifts will surely brighten up your mom's day.

15. Buy her a book from her favorite author - buying a book from your mother's favorite author would mean a lot to her. Not only does it mean you acknowledge Mothers' Day, but it also means you know her very well. With this, she will definitely be happy!

16. Tell how much you love your mother in public - okay, so this may be difficult to do, but think of the things she endured for you. Saying to your mom you love her in public will mean that you really love her and that you are proud that she is your mom. Here's an alternative, tweet or post in Facebook how much you love her and tag her. This way, you are, as if, saying "I love you" to her in public.

17. Teach her a new dance - let your mom enjoy the fad! Teach her how to Dougie, or to do the Gangnam Style, and you will make that day unforgettable for her! Also, you'll make her appreciate things we love today! It's like providing your mom with the latest updates!

18. Spend a day with her - spend a day with her, and she will treasure the moment - no cash spending required, just your presence. For her, this would mean a LOT! You will let her feel how important she is to you! A lot of us are forgetting about this, that the best gift to her is ourselves.

19. Gather the entire family for her - mothers would surely miss other members of the family, so make an effort in bringing all your siblings together and celebrate Mothers' Day! Do that and you are going to face the happiest person in the world!

20. (Apologize), Give her a warm, tender hug and kiss - if you are not in a very good terms with your mom, this is the time to do it! Reconcile with her, and give her a warm, tender hug and kiss! You do this, and she will never ever forget that day!

Additional Ones Recommended by the Readers

  • Put some decorations at home and a "Happy Birthday or Happy Mother's Day" banner while your mom is sleeping or away.

Because mom is not just someone, she’s the one…

The one who carried us for nine months and gave us life

The one who stayed up all night to tend on our needs

The one who nurtured us in giving the best life possible

The one who taught us the 123’s and the ABC’s

But that is not all, she also the one…

The one who kisses our pain away when we are bruised

The one who accepts us even when we go against the rules

The one who forgives us even when we make mistakes

And the one who loves us even when we fail a lot of times

So what I really want to say is that,

God is so good to give me a mom like you

And I feel so much loved to be your daughter/son

A Poem for Mothers

Title: “Mom”

Mom is an overused word

You need something, you call on mom

You lost something, you call on mom

You want something, you call on mom

You misplaced something, you call on mom

But that’s not the end,

You can’t cook your food, you call on mom

You can’t iron your clothes, you call on mom

You can’t make your bed, you call on mom

You can’t fix your things, you call on mom

But mom is not just a word – it’s more than that.

She is a wonderful being created by God

She is a loving, caring, and selfless woman

Yet she is also strong, enduring, and forgiving

Mom is the epitome of unconditional love

(continued on the right)

Concluding Remarks

I hope you were able to enjoy all these things I listed. Share your mother's reaction here, and I'll be happy to read them!

To every mom, (advance) Happy Mothers' Day, and may you enjoy this day especially made for you!

To my mom, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Thanks for everything, and you're the best!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 2 years ago from Manila

      Great to know that you found something useful from this article, peachpurple!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      great ideas, 20 are a lot but i found 5of them very useful

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 2 years ago from Manila

      @Lexy You are right! Thank you so much for pointing that one out! It's always good to make your mom feel like it's Mother's Day everyday.

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      Lexy 2 years ago

      Some of these suggestions are just not ones that are purely attributable to a birthday or Mother's day. "(Apologize), Give her a warm, tender hug and kiss" - this is something you should do for your Mummy every day of her life, regardless of the occasion. Love and appreciation for your Mummy should be unconditional and not circumstantial!

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      khushi 3 years ago

      thhanks india

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      3 years ago

      This is GREAT!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      @Sheena Thanks for that very warm comment! May you and your mother be truly blessed! Best wishes!

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      SHEENA 3 years ago

      Thanks for the great ideas I'll follow it and im sure mom will be inspired and she will really like it.Thanks guys!!!.By the way your poem is beautiful, even im not a mom I'm inspired na im sure mom will be more than inspire than my feelings.The videos also inspire me,they has happy,sad,and sometimes mixed emotions.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      @loud cracker That's a nice addition to the list! Thanks for the suggestion! :)

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      loud cracker 3 years ago

      decorate the house when your mom is sleeping

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      @kkskylar I did not write this for people who can't appreciate simplicity. Too bad you came across it. But thanks anyway! At least you exerted effort in replying. :)

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      kkskylar 3 years ago

      stupid ideas

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      Thanks nonetheless maddie for visiting and taking time to read the "rubbishness".

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      maddie 3 years ago

      rubbish what the heck

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      @ky You are welcome! Thank you for appreciating this list! :)

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      ky 3 years ago

      I love them thank you

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      @Rimjhim Oh, that's an amazing addition to the list! Aside from the thoughtfulness, doing the collage will be a chance for the other family members to bond together.

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      Rimjhim 3 years ago

      I would really like to add one more to your wonderful list - we can also make a picture collage for mother on her birthday or mothers day. it should consist the pics of moments spent with her....

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      @PegCole17 Thanks! Every mom deserves some gratitude from us for all the sacrifices she has done, and will still do just for us. I know this may not be enough, but I hope it will make her feel very much loved.

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      You've given a lot of thought to this heartfelt tribute to the ones who bring us into this world. I'm sure your mom is very proud of you.

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