Mother’s Day in the U.S. is May 8, 2016, so there’s not a lot of time left to get Mom a gift. If you’re looking for something personal and custom or if you need to find something inexpensive but still meaningful, please allow me to offer a few suggestions!
Cards and Paper Crafts
You’ll obviously want to include a card, but what if the card (or a whole set of them) was also the gift? Maybe you’ll make a gift bag or bag/box to wrap your gift, too?
A fun pen, pencil, or writing set makes a cute addition to a set of cards or as a stand-alone gift.
Bouquets (But Not Flowers)
You could make a bouquet of floral pens & pencils and package them up like a bouquet. Or you could just stick with the candy!
If Mom is a foodie, why not make up a basket of homemade gourmet treats for her or give her a quick meal kit? Maybe you could include recipes she might like to try?
Cooking for Mom
You could make a lovely meal or pack a picnic to enjoy with Mom or you could make her a special dessert.
Maybe Mom would like a corsage to wear for Mother’s Day? You may also want to wear a flower in honor of your mother. Perhaps choose to wear Mom’s favorite color. White roses customarily indicate that one’s mother has passed away and are worn in her memory.
Give Mom a gift of service by creating customized gift certificates.
The Most Important Gift
Whatever gift you may give, the most important thing you can do for your mother on Mother’s Day is give her some of your time. Call her. Visit her if you live nearby. Let her know you’re thinking of her and that you appreciate all she’s done for you.
Let’s also take a moment to acknowledge and thank those women who have stepped in where mothers were absent and have blessed our lives with their love and care.
For Those Who May Be Mourning
If you are missing your mother or mourning empty arms on Mother’s Day, please let me offer you a huge cyber-hug and pray that God will give you peace and comfort.
Between infertility, miscarriage, and the sad prevalence of abortion, there will likely be many women in your acquaintance who will be silently mourning an unknown child while others celebrate their families. If you know someone who is mourning the loss of a mother or child on Mother’s Day, a card or word of comfort would go a long way. Perhaps make a corsage or boutonniere with a white rose and give it as a gift of remembrance. Even if the recipient doesn’t wear the flower the gesture will probably be appreciated.
A friend who lost a child told me that she loves to have her son mentioned to her. She explained that many people will not talk about him because they are afraid of making her sad. Even if the memories make her cry, she said that she is so grateful to those who will mention her child and acknowledge that he existed.
What are you doing to celebrate your mother on Mother’s Day?
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