Friday Five: Mother’s Day Edition

By Posted in - Free Advice Friday & Friday Five on May 8th, 2015

Mother’s Day is less than 48 hours away, which means there is not much time left to find a gift that lets your mom know just how much you love and appreciate her. It’s the one day of the year set aside to show her gratitude for all she does, and finding that perfect gift can be tough – especially if you are looking to find something other than the standard flowers or candy. Yes, it might sound a little daunting or even down right worrisome given the time crunch, but fret not, here are five ideas that are sure to hit the mark.

Special Memory from Your Childhood

Does your mom have mementos from your childhood? I am guessing she probably does. Perhaps there’s a picture of a younger version of you helping her in the kitchen or the two of you on a family vacation. Whatever the photo, have it framed so your mom can display it in a prominent area of her home and be reminded of the happy memory often.

Hobby Goodies

Moms spend much of their time taking care of everyone else, but this doesn’t mean they don’t have other interests. Does she play a sport, spend her free time in the garden or have a passion for reading? A great way to encourage her to take time for herself – other than just on Mother’s Day – is to stock a basket full of goodies that reflects to your mom’s hobbies or interests.

Creative Cards

Skip the store-bought card, and send her a sweet message that comes with a sweet treat. Real Simple offers six fantastic ideas to help you design a card or craft that is sure to melt her heart and possibly curb a craving.

A Good Night’s Sleep

Chances are your mom stayed up many nights to take care of you. Now you can thank her by creating a homemade good night’s sleep kit.  The internet is full of recipes for lemon, lavender, peppermint and chamomile teas to help her relax and drift on into dream land. But why stop there? Natural Living Ideas offers seven DIY ideas for a perfect night’s sleep.

Journal

This gift is recommended for the sentimental mom. It will allow her to express her feelings and encourage her to take time to reflect. You can take it to the next level by writing the first entry that captures on one or two of your happiest moments with her.

What have you done for your mom that has been meaningful to her?

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