Hey all! Irene here, Creative Content Producer at Brit + Co. I’ve always thought my mom was awesome (yes, even during those angsty teen years), but I didn’t fully understand how awesome she was until I graduated college and was on my own. It was then that I realized an obvious truth: Being an adult is hard… and I was only trying to take care of myself! Moms are cooks, maids, career women, teachers, and chauffeurs. Let’s face it; moms rule.
That’s why, for Mother’s Day, we teamed up with Studio Ink to show you how to treat your mom to show her how much you appreciate her. We rounded up 10 of the best gifts you can get your mom on this special day! Read on.
1. Take a bread-making class together. No one can turn down a homemade loaf of bread fresh from the oven. Sign yourself and your mom up for a bread-making class as a fun and educational weekend activity. A bread-making class, or any cooking class for that matter, is especially great because you get to eat what you make. I did say this was the *best* Mother’s Day gift guide, did I not?
2. Send a thoughtfully written card. Some of the best gifts you can give are your words. Write out all the reasons you love your mom in a card you picked out specifically for her. Studio Ink has an awesome collection of funny, cheeky, and authentic cards that definitely sum up the many reasons to celebrate moms.
3. Gift Mom brand new kitchen supplies. You know those kitchen products that are so pretty but cost a little more money than what you would normally pay? If your mom is the practical type, she’d probably settle for the cheaper — AKA more practical — model. Mother’s Day is not about practicality! Treat your mom with some beautiful kitchen gadgets that will add more whimsy and fun to her day.
4. Share a dim sum brunch. Brunch is a total staple of Mother’s Day. If you normally do pancakes and waffles, change this tradition up by doing a dim sum brunch.
5. Clean up. Okay, we know cleaning the home isn’t the most fun gift to give your mom, but it may be exactly what she wants. Take a day to do chores that your mom normally does, or do chores that your mom has been meaning to do — like washing the curtains or cleaning the dryer vent. Moms work 24/7 on the reg, so let’s give them a little break for a change.
6. Go on a chocolate tasting tour. Some chocolate stores offer tasting tours to the public, and if there’s one near you, you should definitely take advantage of it. If not, see if there are any wine tasting or cheese tasting tours around you.
7. Set up a home spa. If your mom prefers to stay in on Mother’s Day, set up a home spa for her to chill out and relax. Draw a bubble bath with candles and bath salts and set out magazines and fluffy slippers. To go above and beyond, DIY your own Bath Bombs for an extra luxurious touch.
8. Give plants in planters. Plant a cactus or succulent in a pretty planter so your mom can add a touch of nature at the office or at home. If you’re feeling crafty, DIY some elegant cement and gold planters to house your plants.
9. Fill a coupon book for continued adventures. Moms definitely deserve to be pampered and treated for more than one day a year. Print out this free coupon book to stuff in your Mother’s Day card as a promise for more fun to come. Write a coupon for a hike together, or sky diving lessons, a movie night, or breakfast in bed. The best part is that you can customize the coupons to her personality!
10. Offer your listening ear. While you should definitely shower your mom with gifts on Mother’s Day, it’s also important to remember that the one thing your mom may really want is to just talk to you. Take the day to slow down, make some tea, and ask your mom questions. There’s probably a lot you don’t know about who your mom was before she had you.
You’re on your way to making Mom’s day!
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Author: Irene Lee
Photography: Chris Andre