Ideas to Spend Quality Time with Mom This Mother’s Day

 

Mothers; generous, devoted, supportive, annoying, chiding, nagging, but always caring. Like everyone else, mothers are made up of myriad emotions and personalities. But unlike everyone else, mothers have a limitless trove of love. In addition to gifting indulgences so they can pamper themselves, here are some ideas you can draw from to spend quality time with mom.

Take-out and Movie Night: Moms know your taste in fashion, food, and everything in between. They take great joy in making sure you have your favorite meals. Why not take a page out of her book and order in or, if you trust yourself, cook her a meal she will love? Pair it with a movie best watched with mom. If she is more inclined towards contemporary films, pick from this list here, or go vintage with this list of gems. Sit back, laugh, cry, and later argue over nuances of films and food.

Go on a Road Trip with Mom: Plan a trip where mom is the most important person. Pick her favorite songs to play in the car. If you are short on time, try this fun Mother’s Day playlist. Pick a destination that you know she will enjoy. If she likes shopping, head to a place known for its unique stores. If she is a wine connoisseur, drive to the wine country. Fill the journey with stories of mom’s growing up years, or secrets you may have never shared. The idea is to let mom know how much you value her for being her.

Make a Mom-Board: Who was mom before she was a mom? Dig through albums, speak to her childhood friends, ask dad, reach out to the extended family. Find out what mom was like, what she dreamed of becoming, how she impacted others around her. Create a wall with pictures of mom from her days of carefree fun, chart her journey, show her what she looks like as a social worker, a lawyer, an executive, a doctor, a teacher, a scientist, or anyone that she dreamed of becoming. Show mom that you believe in her the way she has always believed in you.

Pick a Class Mom Would Love & Attend it Together: In their constant pursuit to encourage and support us, moms often let their own hobbies fall to the side. This Mother’s Day sign up for a class she will love. From photography to painting to book clubs to craft, there are myriad options to choose from. Create something together and display it at home forever.

Volunteer for a Community Project Together: Moms are givers and families that give together, thrive together. Pick a cause mom is passionate about and donate your time together. Not only will mom love hanging out with you, but also draw satisfaction from contributing to the community.

Play a Board Game Together: Remember all the times mom entertained you by playing kiddie games, encouraging your make-believe and absurd tales, reading you story books? It’s time to relive those memories. Pick a board game to play at home, take to the park, or even bring to a coffee shop. Indulge in friendly competition and watch out, because mom is going to beat you at the game!

Perfect Gifts For Mom on Mother’s Day

Surprise your mother this year with a unique gift that is sure to warm her heart! If you’re looking for the perfect gift that is unlike any other, check out sites like Uncommon Goods. This site provides a wide range of gift options for any occasion that range in prices to meet any budget. Below we have listed a few of our top picks for moms on Mother’s Day.

Is your mom a tea drinker? Well then, she will LOVE this gift. These handmade dissolvable tea drops are made from finely-sourced tea, sugar and spices. With a cup of hot water, your mom can enjoy a nice cup of tea in flavors like citrus ginger, blueberry, acai, rose earl grey, sweet peppermint and matcha green tea. The cute tea drops come in a wooden keepsake box.

Your mom can use this beautifully crafted board for all of her social gatherings with friends and family get togethers. It’s the perfect serving board for delicious snacks and is a great conversation piece. Each board is made by a family owned company in Dorset, VT.

This cute, custom necklace is perfect for all moms and is a fun way to display their affection for and always carry their “sweet peas” with them. Each necklace is handmade by an artist in the United States using Sterling Silver and Malaysian Jade.

This unique vase comes in a large size and a small size. Each “bubble” can hold a single stem or a small bunch of blossoms to make for a lovely centerpiece that your mom is sure to love.

For those moms with a green thumb, this is a perfect and thoughtful gift. This kit comes with everything needed to grow a forest of tiny Redwood and Moss trees. These little trees are ancestors of the giant California Redwoods and make a beautiful accessory to a kitchen window or desk.