Regardless of its origins, Mother’s Day is celebrated all over the world in countries such as Brazil, Canada, Greece, Hungary, Iraq, Japan and others. It is celebrated in different days, usually in the months of March, April or May. In my opinion, everyday should be an opportunity to spend even a few minutes over the phone with my mother, but it order to have a proper celebration for Mother’ Day, here is a list with top 10 gifts that should inspire you in choosing the right present for your mother, grandmother or mother in law:
10. Choose something with a personal touch
As this is a special day, try to add a personal touch: you can prepare her favorite meals for dinner, clean the kitchen, write her a thank you letter, prepare breakfast in bed, arrange an unexpected flower delivery, buy her a something she always wanted such as a camera, an USB typewriter, a self watering plants or a perfume.
9. How about a spa treatment?
Buy her a spa treatment including a massage, a facial and body treatments like salt glows and body wraps. This will allow her to take a break from work, friends and even family and just relax and nurture her soul for a few hours. Treatments offered often include body rubs that attack cellulite, to lymphatic massages that cleans your body of toxins or mud baths and anti-aging seaweed wraps guaranteed to soothe your skin. Even doctors recommend pampering with the use of lymphatic draining massage and mudpacks and mineral water mud baths.
8. Buy her some Jewelry
You can consider buying a pair of earrings and a matching necklace, a watch. Look for something that suits her tastes. You might even consider sterling silver pearl rings and black pearl earrings. Pearl jewelry looks good on everyone and really stands out in the crowd. Choosing handmade jewelry that has a unique design will also show her how much you care. This might turn out to be a top selection for her to enjoy!
7. Tickets to a Show
A great might consist in tickets to a concert or a show. Try the opera, the theater, a stand up show and why not a striptease show. If she has a favorite band or an artist, things are even easier. You could buy more than one tickets, so you can enjoy together. Moreover, think about receiving a gift as a stand alone experience. One creative way of presenting the tickets is to buy a CD and hide them in the liner notes booklet. Or you could wrap the tickets in a small box, placing the small box in a medium box, and then placing the medium box within a large box. You can also wrap the tickets in a box that depicts another product. For example, wrap the tickets in a toaster box and put something else in it to give it a little bit of weight. This way, it will be a real surprise when she finds out what is really in the box!
6. Dinner with the entire family
A priceless gift might be to arrange dinner to a restaurant for the whole family. Gathering them all is always a unique even, especially if you are living in different cities. As compared to eating inside, going to the restaurant offers the possibility of selecting different dishes, as sometimes is hard to please the entire family. Cherish the moments spent together and do not forget to take a great family picture!
5. Why not a city break?
City breaks ¬and weekend breaks are a great opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of some of the top cities both in Europe and worldwide. Going in a city break implies a few days full of culture and shopping. There is a wide variety of websites offering their best deals. Before you start looking, think about how much money you are willing to spend as well as what you mother would like to visit. Maybe you can enjoy together a well deserved short-break holiday!
4. Try a Framed picture
You could frame one of her favorite picture that can be hanged in the bedroom, placed on the night table or on her office desk. There is a wide variety of framing, such as mini canvas print, perspex prints, MDF mount prints or poster prints. Choosing the right picture to complement the frame might be a challenge, so consider the room your mother would place the frame. Try to stick to a more conservative frame design, because it can be placed almost anywhere in the house.
3. Help your Father plan a Romantic Dinner
Having a daily routine is great, but we also need to incorporate romance into our lives. A Candlelit dinner accompanied by a decadent dessert might be the ideal gift for your mother. You can help your father plan a charming evening inside: set the tablecloth, the napkins, nice dinnerware, flowers and unscented candles. There are plenty of recipes to choose from, but most important, do not forget the wine and quiet, slow music.
2. Crafting Courses
If she enjoys crafting: knitting or crotchet, you could enroll her in such a course. Knitting will give her a feeling of accomplishing something useful and beautiful. She will feel relaxed and creative while developing or sharpening a skill. There is an infinite variety of yarns currently on the market and it is just magical to see something gaining shape.
1. Say 4 special words
If you were to ask a mother what gift she would prefer, she would most probably say that she just wants to spend a few hors with the whole family. But, I can tell you for certain that the most amazing gift is to tell her you love her and to thank her for teaching you to stand up for yourself, for listening to you, for taking care of you when you were ill- in a word, for always being there for you. As time is slipping by so fast, I question: when is the last time you said ‘I love you mom’?