GIFTING THE MOST SPECIAL WOMEN OF OUR LIVES
If you’re anything like me, you always struggle to get the perfect gift that represents the perfect meaning for Mother’s Day.
My mom is such a special woman, and I hope you think the same of your mother. She has sacrificed so much for me, so that I can have the life I live now. It hasn’t been easy, migrating to a country she didn’t know, selling all her possessions to support my education, and giving up a relationship with my biological father for good.
With Mother’s day approaching and a mom (who although very physically agile and young at heart) is aging and showing signs of being a little forgetful, I was drilling my brain for ideas to make this Mother’s Day the most special yet. See, things have been changing at home a bit. My mom is still cleaning, cooking and dancing, but she’s aging. Things that were easy for her before are becoming difficult, she gets a bit paranoid trapped in her own mind and it concerns us so much that I have to sometimes take a step back and breathe out of frustration that I can’t help her.
I dont want to make this post too personal, but I hope this makes you realize how precious life is and yet how fleeting your normal day to say can get from one second to the other. At this point, my mom has a closet full of clothes, jewels, and everything you can think of as far as gifting is concerned.
SOOOO, I decided to make this Mother’s Day about creating new experiences and memories for her and I.
Thankfully, one of her favorite singers will be in town this Saturday, the day before Mothers Day… So I got us decent tickets for his concert at The American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL. Concerts can be a bit pricy, but theres many websites that sell tickets and sometimes you get lucky to score decent ones. A concert that your mom could throughly enjoy is a great idea for a gift even if the actual concert is after Mother’s Day. Just get a cute card, make it your own, and put the stubs in there as a gift.
Mommy and Me Spa Day: this sounds utterly cliche, but its so good! By spa I don’t mean go all out and get really expensive massages, although if you can the experience will be worth it. My mom is not so into spa dates because she hasn’t tried much, but this is perfect for her because it gives her a new experience. You can get massages and or facials via groupon (check reviews), manicure or pedicures, or any other treatment that will give mom a much needed break (bonusL you get a break too). However, if you’re a guy you might want to pass on this (if not more power to you), call the spa and make arrangements on your behalf. They can coordinate the services, the tips, and even the bubbly you can surprise mom with once she checks in.
Beach or Picnic Date: How cute would it be to take mom out for a day to just talk, relax? If I learned anything from my mom, is that she appreciates the time she spends with me doing whatever as opposed to a pricy gift. TIME is of the essence! Dollar stores have cute little utensils, napkins, plates, and decor that you can add to your picnic basket and blanket. Get creative with it and with the food. Buy a cute bottle of champagne or wine and toast mom!
Some other things I can think of:
- Cook for her
- Plan a family bbq at her house
- Take her shopping if you’re not into gift shopping.
- Take her to a sporting event! I would love for my mom yo join Jerry and I at one of his games. My mom loves baseball and hockey.
- Create a scrapbook of you and her.
- An outdoor brunch setting (weather permitting in your area)
- if you’re away from mom, flower deliveries are cute but take any ideas above and make it reach her. You can buy her the concert tickets, the spa day, and have it sent to her.
Whatever your idea is, make it your own. Mom knows 🙂
I’ll post more about my day with my mom on Sunday and I hope it can inspire you maybe for the next year 🙂