Mother’s Day Ideas and Gifts to Make Mother Feel Special
Flowers on Mother's Day
Carnations and Chrysanthemums
In America the first thought for an ideal gift for mother on her special day might be carnations. In Australia, the chrysanthemum is the flower of choice, while British mothers are happy with a bunch of spring flowers. As a mother I’ll accept any flower my child has lovingly brought to me, even the sour sobs picked from the garden. When my eldest son was eight, the extended family booked a houseboat and spent the days leading up to Mother's Day cruising on the river. I was lucky enough to be presented with his first big catch that morning. I opened my eyes to my son standing next to my bed with the fishing rod and the fish still bobbing about on the end of the line.
“Mum, Mum, I caught you a fish for breakfast.” It was a Mother’s Day I will treasure as among the very best. While I'm not suggesting you catch a fish for your Mother this coming Mother's Day, I can't help but think how wonderful she would feel if you did something special, something especially for her.
Kindle Gift Card for Mother's Day
Mothers Deserve the Best
Many say we are way too commercialised in the modern era for any gift to portray the true meaning of giving. But if we look honesty at how we feel about our mothers, don’t they deserve the best? Whether that gift is the finest jewellery, a crystal vase, a simple bunch of flowers or a handmade card, the best comes, not from the gift but the child’s thoughtfulness in remembering and recognising the occasion.
Mothers spend their entire lives devoted to their children. No matter if that child is a baby being nursed in her arms or an adult stepping out to find their own way in life, a mother continues to nurture, teach and protect. The way I learned to look after my children was through the example of my mother. I would hope that I have lived up to her standards in the lessons I have passed on to my children.
Something must have worked when I think back to all those wonderful years when my children were small being greeted with a breakfast tray, flowers, a hand made card and my two young sons shouting out, Happy Mother's Day!
Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Ideas to Make Your Mother Feel Special on Mother’s Day
Ideas for Younger Children
- Breakfast in bed (no, you don’t need to catch it first)
- Clean the kitchen
- Pick some flowers
- Pot a nice plant
- Vouchers for chores
- Do the dishes for a week
- Make your own lunch
- Put out the rubbish
- Help her with the shopping
- Brush her hair
- Massage her shoulders
- Give her a manicure
Ideas for Adult Children
- · Any of the above, or
- · Take her out for lunch or dinner
- · Prepare her favourite meal
Some personal gift ideas
- Hand cream
- Body lotion
- Voucher for a massage, aromatherapy or manicure
- Silk scarf
- Vase for the flowers
- Pre-printed stationery
Happy Mother's Day
Children grow and time separates. I am thousands of miles away from my mother and my children are hundreds of miles away from me. Mother's Day in our family has evolved to picking up the phone and making a call or sending flowers with a special message on the card. However you decide to celebrate Mother's Day this year, take a moment to remember those years when your mother was the heart and soul of your world. If you can't be with her on her special day, at least let her know how much she means to you. Happy Mother's Day!
Copyright © 2011 Karen Wilton
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Best intentions from at least one of the sons in the video included in this Hub. Well worth a look for a bit of a laugh.
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