By Theresa Harding
When you hear the words, Happy Mother’s Day, you usually think of a backyard get-together, right? How about you switch it up this year and plan a trip somewhere she won’t forget!
Mother’s Day comes right along with the full wake of spring, and I’m sure you’re all anxious to catch some sunlight after a long, harsh winter. Taking a hike, I think, would be the perfect way to get into the summertime vibe we yearn for throughout the seasons, a great gift for Mom.
If she isn’t into the whole strapped-up boot, tree- branch cane scene, set up something more relaxing like a camping trip. Now you’ll want to do some research on this one and make sure its somewhere she’ll be comfortable in. You will be there for quite some time after all. Don’t forget the bug spray!
Over the years, I personally have enjoyed the much-enjoyed Mother’s Day Brunch with my immediate family. Lately, I’ve been most picky about where I choose to dine out because of the food choices at some restaurants. You can find some restaurants that do serve some healthy choices on the menu, however.
Now, this is something very common amongst us Mother’s Day celebrators. In fact, about 54.3% of celebrants say they’ll be going out for brunch or dinner for a happy mother’s day outing, according to the National Retail Federation. Instead of taking her out to the usual spots Dads, might I suggest a trip down memory lane?
By that, I mean take her back to the restaurant you two first laid eyes on each other for a Mother’s Day brunch or maybe the town where you proposed. If you aren’t in the husband or boyfriend category, another great gift for Mom is to go somewhere she used to take you when you were younger. Remember, it doesn’t have to be fancy. Just somewhere familiar that’ll put a smile on her face.
Breakfast in bed was the popular option in our household when I was a kid. I remember cooking what I’d seen as my mother’s favorite breakfast foods.
The toast might’ve been a little on the darker side, and the eggs might’ve been cooked a little too long, but in my eyes, my meal beat any Mother’s Day brunch without a doubt! She always ate it too. (well, I stood there until she finished all of it.) But it was the thought that count, right?
Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive… actually, let me rephrase that: A happy Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be CRAZY expensive! Maybe you already have a pricey Mother’s day gift in mind for your one and only.
To help save money and balance out your spending, what better way to start Mother’s Day than a delicious breakfast in bed recipe? It’s pretty light on the wallet too. Here is a link to some delicious breakfast in bed recipes:
Who says a Mother’s Day gift has to be monetary?
Guys let’s face it, being a mother is hard work. The way I see it, being a mother is pretty much a full-time job and it’s not like she can call in sick or put in her 2 weeks. So to show your appreciation for all the hard work she puts in, spend the day finding ways to lighten her load so she can relax for the day.
Or, if you’re a mother reading this, you can make a list for your family of what you want to be done around the house or whatever tasks you can think of so that you can just sit back and enjoy the holiday. I mean, it is Mother’s Day!
It’s no secret that being a mother can be as stressful as cooking rice with no water. Make Mother’s Day not only a day she can relax but also a day she can relieve some unnecessary tension. Look for activities that help relieve stress and/or have proven to be therapeutic. You don’t need to focus on an expensive Mother’s Day gift. Here are some of my suggestions:
All of these are held at different Mother’s Day events. Do some research and find something in your area. Happy Mother’s Day!
What is your idea of deciding on great Mother’s Day gifts for mom?
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