Mother’s Day Ideas

Celebrating my mom on Mother’s Day has always been so special to me, and it’s even more so now that I am a mom myself. In honour of this wonderful day, I thought I’d share some easy last minute ideas. Perhaps even as a nudge, nudge, wink, wink to my hubbie should he be planning anything for me.

Greeting card with flowers. Pastel colors. Handmade. Watercolor

As I wrote here for Father’s Day, I’m a big fan of planning three components to days like these. I think it’s nice to give that special someone time for themselves, time with family, and a gesture or keepsake.

Gesture/Keepsake:

Homemade:

Every year I make a homemade card for my mom. I pour my heart out while I’m writing it and often end up in tears as I reflect on how important she is to me. I can’t think of anything more meaningful to give a mom on her special day.

For wee ones, art involving their adorable handprints or footprints is sure to melt the heart and become a treasured belonging.

A special photo with mom from the past year is another nice keepsake and something that can be looked back on each year.

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Store-bought:

As we grow older, we sometimes feel it necessary to show our love with a gift of appreciation. Each year, every mom in my life – my own mother, my mother-in-law, and my adopted grandma say they don’t want a thing, and I know they are telling the truth. But, I find it hard not to give them a special little something, so here are a few gift ideas:

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Terrarium, Ring, Tumblers, Slow Coffee Brewer, Floral Mists.

Experience Gifts:

Workshops are a great alternative to a store-bought gift.

Material dyed batik. Shibori

Sophena Kwon offers Indigo dying workshops through Maiwa School of Textiles.

The fabulous Nineteen Ten shop is offering a weaving workshop in June.

Time for Self:

For most moms, finding time to oneself is no easy feat. Sometimes a little encouragement or push in that direction is needed.

  • Try setting mom up with a relaxing bubble bath and finding a new book she may enjoy (I still really want to read Brooklyn). This is a great way to force her to take it easy.
  • If pampering is more her style, and more in the budget, give mom the house and a visit from a mobile spa like this one.
  • There’s always the classic, bring mom breakfast in bed. Add in a stack of her favourite magazines (grab a bunch from the library) and just let her have extra time to lie in.

Time with Family:

No matter what, my mom has always said that all she really wanted on Mother’s Day was to spend time with me. Now that I’m a mom I realize she wasn’t just saying that.

  • Taking a nature walk together as a family is something that can’t really be beat. Add in a stop to get a special treat and it becomes a day out. My favourite local walk/treat combinations include: Quarry Rock (can be difficult depending on the age of kiddos) with a stop at Honey Donuts and Lynn Valley Headwaters with a stop at the End of the Line General Store.
  •  If something fancy is more her thing her thing then plan a High Tea (I love the one offered at Faubourg in Kerrisdale) or tea and treats somewhere kid friendly like, The Last Crumb, Sweet Salt, or Le Marche St George.
  • A visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery is another way to spend some quality time with mom. For those with little ones under 12, the gallery offers a free family program on Sundays.

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Wishing all the wonderful mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for all that you do for our world.

 

 

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