(or helpful hints on what to buy)
Most moms will tell you that their favorite gift on Mother’s Day is a handmade card from their children and then a day of enjoyment where they don’t have to do anything, make any decisions or be in charge.
Dad – here is a tip for you. Once you have made the arrangements for mom to have a great day and the kids have made the wonderful handmade card, here are some suggestions on great gifts you can buy for the mother of your children.
The gift ideas are not listed in any special order — just the way they came to us. Happy Mother’s Day!
Dinner out without kids
Homemade pictures, cards, letters, artwork, etc.
Health club membership
Diner cooked for me
Breakfast in bed
Breakfast cooked by kids
Tickets to Carmina Burana
Engraved silver heart jewelry box
Any gift that is a surprise
Brunch at a nice place
Having yard work done
Hand print art
A note saying “I love you Mom”
A poem written by your child
Spending time with children
Seeing your child’s reaction to surprising you
Taking time to relax
A family outing somewhere if it is a nice day
Four more hours of sleep
Photos to update desk and/or wallet
A day without stress
A long run with your dog
A BBQ with your whole family
Running around on a sunny day
Spending time with your husband and kids where there isn’t a phone or email
Not having to cook or clean
Picture of children taken by dad (unknown by mom) and the story behind it – getting them dressed, to go to the park, ice cream after, etc.
Book of coupons for mom made by child for chores, hugs, kisses, etc.
Fill in the blank “My mom is special because…… or I love my mom because she……”
Going to church with everyone getting dressed, in the car, etc. with no fighting or crying
Making my favorite foods for dinner like BROWNIES.
A day of not being responsible or making any decisions.
Breakfast in Bed Ideas
Mom will love this! (Dad, you can lend a handto your little ones if they aren’t old enough to do this themselves). Let the kids choose what they think is what Momwould like to eat before the big meal. Dad, help them gather with the correct ingredients thenight before (when Mom isn’t watching, ofcourse!)
Prepare the meal and create a tray that Mom cansit in bed to eat from.Include a cloth napkin, beautiful drinkingglass (champagne with a strawberry always works well) and a hand-pickedflower in a small bud vase.
If mom tries to get up before the meal isready, let the kids tell her they have something special for her and that sheshould relax in bed a little bit longer.
Dad, carry the try into mom yourself if yourkids are too young. If they are older, let them bring Mom the tray. They will love walking into Mom’s room and presenting their masterpiece. Be sure to have the camera handy!