Our moms play huge roles in building us up into the person we are today, so it is only fitting that on this coming Mother’s Day, we give them a gift that would not only bring a smile to their faces but also express our appreciation for the sacrifices they’ve made to raise us. Most people think that expensive gifts are the best way to go, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth! You don’t need to spend more than a hundred dollars to show someone how important they are to your life, you wouldn’t even need half that amount if you really think it through enough.
The best gifts will always be those that are chosen with the thought of the specific person in mind, and not based on trends and general assumptions. But what if you have no idea what kind of gift she’d like? Then you can derive from (and innovate) the following suggestions.
#1: Do All Her Chores for the Day
Let’s start off with an intangible gift to set the mood for the rest of the suggestions in this list. This gift is perfect for stay-at-home moms who often spend the majority of their day doing chores in the house like cleaning, cooking, and doing the laundry. Surprise her with breakfast in bed and tell her that she does not have to do ANYTHING but relax for the rest of the day while you take up the responsibility to do all the chores. If you have other family members living under the same roof, you should also inform them of your plans so that the whole family can treat her like a queen. If you have a lot of free time on your hand, why stop there? Offer to do all the chores for two or three days - a week if you’re that committed. The best part of this is that not only will she be able to do whatever she wants without worry, but you will also have a better understanding of the daily challenges she has to go through to keep the house in order.
Here are some fun ideas to do with your family at home: Fun and exciting things to do with your family at home – Double Dip Nails
#2: At-Home Spa Treatment
If your mom is the breadwinner of the family and she spends most of her time at work, one of the best gifts you can give is a personal massage and spa experience in your own home. This will take a bit of planning to do, but once you’ve gathered the essential materials for the spa treatment, you can start preparing the house the moment she leaves for work. As with the previous suggestion, it’s best to coordinate with other members of the family so that you don’t feel too overwhelmed by the amount of work it needs to prepare the house, as soon as she gets back, likely exhausted from all the work she did that day, she should be greeted with quite a lovely surprise. Other than a massage, you can also try giving her a manicure and pedicure. Use one of our dip powder starter kits for a quick and easy prep and application.
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#3: Personal Makeover
This gift is great for two kinds of moms: the ones that take very good care of their appearance, or those that simply don’t have time to do so. If you are a complete beginner, then we highly recommend practicing with another person first - maybe even yourself - before the big day. It’s completely fine to make a couple of mistakes which both of you could even have a laugh about. What truly matters is creating that space of trust where you and your mother could have a heart-to-heart. A proper entry-level makeup actually isn’t that hard by the way. There are plenty of beginner-friendly cosmetic packs like the gel nail extension kits we offer here in the Double Dip store that are extremely simple to apply.
Related article: Basic Beauty Regimen For At-Home Moms – Double Dip Nails
#4 Appreciation Video
Hopefully, you have some experience in video editing, or at the very least, know someone you can pay to do it for you. Creating an appreciation video is perfect for moms that are working far from home and may not be able to return by Mother’s Day. The video doesn’t have to be too complex. Just prepare a short speech expressing your appreciation for her, preferably alongside your other family members, and a simple media compilation of your best-recorded experiences together. Use music from a genre or band she likes in your edit, and throw in a few written messages here and there to space out the clips in your video. A short youtube tutorial should be enough to teach you the basics.
#5 Gift Bundles
A Mother’s Day Gift Bundle is one of your safest bets if you have tight time and budget constraints, but that doesn’t mean you can just pick the first product bundle you find in the store. Sure, you have so many choices available, but not all of them are gonna be suitable for your mom. Try an arts and crafts gift bundle if your mom is on the creative side, gardening tools or outdoor recreation bundle if she’s more of an outdoors person, or maybe a cosmetic gift bundle if she’s a person that likes giving and getting makeovers. As a cherry on top, add a thoughtful letter of appreciation to the gift, telling her why you chose the gift.
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You don’t have to spend a fortune to show your mom how much she means to you during Mother’s day. All you really need to do is spend time with her and reach a better understanding of one another and your relationship as mother and child. Offer a brief respite from all the struggles she deals with on a daily basis, and express your appreciation to her as often as possible.