Happy (almost) Mother’s Day, mamas! I hope your family has a fun-filled day planned for you, but it’s not too late to provide them with a little inspiration.
I’m sharing my favorite Mother’s Day ideas – ones that I’ve gifted to my own mom and ones that I’ve enjoyed during my first couple years as a mama bear.
First up, THE HOMEMADE GIFT. We all fall in love with little footprints day one in the hospital. How sweet would this painting look on your refrigerator? The little ones will need to enlist the art skills (and patience) of dear-old-dad or an older sibling, but it will be well worth the mess!
What about one for the older kids? How fun would it be to work on those spelling skills and brag on your mama. I absolutely love using the game of Scrabble to create your very own personalized artwork.
And finally, a good old-fashion photo album. In today’s digital age, we take a TON of photos. But, so many fall into a black-hole within our smartphones. Gather a year’s worth of favorite snaps and pull them together in an album or calendar so mom can display them proudly. Does she have an all-time favorite? Blow that special memory up on a canvas, adorn with a big bow and voila!
Next up, THE GIFT OF TIME. Yes, we love our children and feel blessed to spend each and every waking minute with them. But, we wouldn’t complain given the opportunity to sneak off for a run, head to brunch with girlfriends or even a shopping trip sans kiddos.
I remember sitting at the kitchen table as a little girl with my dad and sisters piecing together a “Mother’s Day Coupon Book.” Dad would promise to be on duty, so mom could cash in our coupons and head out for some alone time. We’d also throw in coupons for extra chores, hugs and kisses. And if you really want to show off, throw in a Tanger Outlet Coupon Book, too!
And finally, the PRETTY PACKAGE. Listen up, dads. This one’s for you. Mom spends a lot of time shopping for her family. So why not head out and pick-up that cute new outfit you’ve seen her stare down window shopping. Motherhood sometimes means putting down a new blazer and picking up a new bathing suit for your 6-year-old or those sneakers your 10-year-old insists are necessary for basketball camp. We’ll gladly welcome a new outfit we can sport out to a Mother’s Day brunch. Is the task daunting? Start at Banana Republic Factory Store or Ann Taylor Factory Story. And in this day in age, she’s probably made it really easy on you if you take a peek at her Pinterest board (wink, wink).
I hope this helps. Enjoy your special day!