If there’s one thing we know about moms, it’s that they just want a break every once in awhile. That’s why Mother’s Day, May 13, is the perfect day to spoil your mom around the house. While gifts may be nice, what she really wants is a little help and some time to relax.
Here are five unique ways to show appreciation for your mother and make her Mother’s Day one to remember. Dads and kids, take notes!
1. Do her daily chores.
Moms are like superheroes. They are somehow good at everything, including keeping the house clean and orderly. Whether your mother usually mows the lawn, does the laundry, cooks dinner, or cleans the dishes, tell her that she’s free of any responsibilities on Mother’s Day. Do it all for her. She needs a break.
3. Plant (or tend to her) vegetable or herb garden.
Mother’s Day is a great time to get those veggies and herbs planted. Check your zone for specific planting schedules and help your mom get it started. Then she’ll get to enjoy fresh ingredients this coming summer! If she already has a killer garden — which, let’s face it, she probably does — then just tend to it for her. Water her plants, weed the garden, mow the lawn, etc.
3. Set up a spa escape.
While the spa is an incredible way to spend Mother’s Day, what mom usually wants is a relaxing day at home. Make it EXTRA relaxing for her by setting up a mini-spa escape in her home. Collect bath salts and bombs, candles, fluffy towels, a robe, and her favorite book and set aside some time for her to be alone with no distractions.
4. Get creative with family photos.
Moms love pictures — especially of their kids! Get fancy with your family photos this year for Mother’s Day — blow some up, frame a favorite of hers, organize her photos on her computer, create a slideshow to share, or assemble an actual album. Either way, we guarantee she’ll love it!
5. Take dinner duty.
Whether you cook it yourself, pick it up, or order in, make sure your mom doesn’t have to lift a finger when it comes to dinner. Set the table up with an actual tablecloth, linen napkins, candles, that fancy china, etc. and give her the dinner she deserves. And don’t even think about letting her touch the dishes afterwards!