Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that often gets overlooked, and yet it is incredibly important for those involved. Celebrating mothers, the people in our lives who have done so much for us and loved us unconditionally is a truly special occasion and one that we should make the most of. If you’re lucky enough to be able to spend the day with your mother, or even your grandmother, be sure to take the time to plan something that will show them just how much you appreciate them. You can be sure that they won’t forget it!
If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on gifts, there’s no need to worry. Handmade presents are often appreciated even more than shop bought ones, as they show how much time and effort you have put into doing something nice for them. Making a gift yourself also gives you the opportunity to customize it and add a truly personal touch, which makes for a very special gesture indeed.
If you’re crafty by nature, you could try making a simple crochet blanket, which is much less difficult than you might think. Crocheting is much easier to pick up than knitting, so even if you’ve never tried it before you can make it a success. You could also try making cushion covers or socks for an extra cozy Mother’s Day! Handmade cards and photo albums are also great ideas for personalized gifts, and if you have children, you can ask them to help out.
Breakfast in bed is a time-honored tradition on Mother’s Day, but why stop at tea and toast when you can make it really special? Have a family brunch at home, with all your mom’s favorite foods, or go for the classic American Breakfast with these easy pancakes recipes, which are a true family favorite. Quick, simple and more irresistible, pancakes can be topped with fruit, syrup, lemon juice and anything else your imagination can come up with, making them both versatile and delicious. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, try my Raspberry Swirl Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Bacon Beer Pancakes.
For a healthy brunch, create a colorful fruit platter and mix with natural yogurt and some simple homemade granola. Alternatively, you could go savory by making eggs benedict or whipping up your mom’s all time favorite meal. She’ll definitely thank you for taking such a thoughtful approach to her special day.
Bake a Cake
Slightly different to a meal itself, baking a cake is a great way to celebrate this special day – and to share your celebration with others. A cake can give a lasting impression and makes an excellent gift in and of itself. If you aren’t a natural baker, take a look at some simple cake ideas, which you can then adapt and personalize. If you think you’re the next Delia Smith, you can really up the ante and create a real showstopper that your entire family will be able to enjoy.
Family Days Out
One of the best things about Mother’s Day is having the opportunity to spend a whole day out with family. Treat your mum to a day doing what she loves best, whether that’s shopping, seeing a movie, exploring a museum or watching a sports event. The simple idea of spending the day together is often the best gift you can give, as it offers the opportunity to spend quality time doing something that hopefully you all enjoy. Far more than spending lots of money on a big gift, giving your time will really make your mom feel special.
Write a Letter
If you don’t live close enough to your mum to spend the day with her or make a cake, you could take the time to write her a letter to show your appreciation of all she has done for you. Whether you live in the next city or on the other side of the world, sending a letter will let her know that you’re thinking of her, and it’s something that she can enjoy over and over again. Even if you are going to be seeing your mum on Mother’s Day, you could write her a letter instead of giving her a card. This slightly unusual approach will make your words more memorable and allow you to fully express what you love about her.