Everyday is a good day to let mum know that you love her, to show thanks and gratitude for all she does and to put a smile on her face.
But if you haven’t been doing so, let this Mother’s Day be a good time to start. Let’s take the commercialism out of these special days and go beyond just simply purchasing unneeded gifts. And actually give mum the best gift of all. And that is true love, care and appreciation.
Of course that along with spoiling her with gifts, especially ones that she can benefit from or stuff that she really wants, would be good too.
So what are some of the coolest gifts to spoil mum with this Mother’s Day?
Treat mum with actual love and appreciation.
Making breakfast is a good idea. But let’s be honest, if you suck at cooking and will just make a mess in the kitchen, then that isn’t a good idea as your mum will most probably want to tidy up after you.
Simple snacks, a bowl of fruit, morning cereal, her favourite cup of coffee or tea or even a nice warm cup of instant soup will do.
Remember that malls, and outdoor places would usually be packed with other families celebrating Mother’s Day. So unless your mum likes busy places, it would be a good idea to take her some place nice and relaxing. Maybe book her a day spa with facial, and full body massage. If that doesn’t work well, then create a pamper session for her at home by creating a homemade foot and hand scrub, face mask and a nice relaxing bubble bath or if you are good with your hands, then give her a gentle shoulder and back massage.
For a quick and simple hand and foot scrub, take a quarter teaspoon of sugar and mix with two teaspoons of coconut oil, or sweet almond oil.
Mix both together to form the sugar scrub. This scrub can also be used as a face scrub.
Gentle exfoliate the skin by massaging the scrub in small circles into the skin, the sugar granules work well to reenergise the skin and remove dead skin cells. There after wash out with warm water and pat dry.
This simple yet cool DIY scrub will make mum feel revitalised and refreshed and ready explore the day ahead.
Does mum like shopping?
Take her out on a shopping spree if your budget permits and if it doesn’t, take her window shopping or visit various high fashion stores and have fun trying out cool styles.
What are your mum’s most favourite foods? Can you cook it to her standard? If so, go ahead and have a blast cooking for her. If not, where can you purchase it from?
Either visit her favourite restaurant, or order food to take away and then create a nice set up either at home, or at a park or her favourite spot to have lunch.
Does your mum like going out to watch the latest movies? Or staying home with a bowl of popcorn? Does she like outdoor activities like ten pin bowling, just visiting the mall or spending family time playing board games?
Spend the rest of the afternoon doing fun stuff that she likes the most.
How to honour mum even after Mother’s Day?
Mothers are the epitome of selfless love and compassion, they have been there for us even before we started to develop in her womb.
So just one day to honour her and show her our love and appreciation, is definitely not enough.
Text or whatsapp message her as often as possible. Parents like to see messages from children, especially good morning messages, words of care, respect and sometimes even just a 5 minute phone call to see how they are.
If you stay in the same town or city, make an attempt to take your parents out to lunch or invite them over for lunch even if it is just once a month. No matter what your budget is, a simple meal once a month won’t hurt as much as it would hurt your parents to feel uncared for. Plus, money can always be earned, but your time with them can’t be earned or bought. So make the most of it.
If you stay far away from your parents, video call them as often as possible. And with mobile apps becoming more and more useful, video calling can be done almost any part of the world.
If you have lost your mum or dad and don’t really look forward to celebrating Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, remember that just like you have lost a parent, there are parents out there who have lost their children or child and share the same pain as you do. Instead of being upset or depressed, honour your late parent/s by expressing the love you have for them, to others who are in a similar situation as you are. Visit a children’s home with cakes and sweet treats to make those kids feel good too. Or visit an old age home as many old and frail people feel hurt at the fact that their children have abandoned them.
You have the potential to bring so much happiness to those around you!
Have a super Mother’s Day!
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