Creative Surprise Gift Ideas for Your Mother
Spring is our favorite season for a lot of reasons and Mother’s Day is one of them.
This year in 2015, Mother’s day falls on May 10th thus giving us the perfect opportunity to pamper our moms who are always too busy taking care of us and forget to look after themselves.
Surprising your mother this Mother’s day can be a very nice way to thank her for all she has done for us. It can be anything as simple as a meal for the family cooked by you or as extravagant as taking her to a shopping spree for all her favorite brands.
We are sharing the best of the best surprising your mom ideas on this Mother’s Day.
Create a Scrapbook or a Photo Album
Our mothers make all the sacrifices with the mission of keeping our families together. Making a photo album with all the good (and old but gold) pictures will not only surprise her but also would feel her succeeded in keeping off the members close knit. Include any or all pictures, ticket stubs, post cards collected on the family trips and get-together. Reminiscing the good old times will make her smile from ear to ear.
Create a Tribute Video
If you want to be more visual than a photo album, creating a tribute video is a fantastic idea. Gather all your close family & friends and have them say an message dedicated to your mother. Add anecdotes to the messages. Mix in her favorite songs, edit in photographs from her favorite trip or perform a short skit. All these things will go a long way to expressing how important she is for everyone around her.
Plan a short vacation or a weekend getaway
Ask your father for places your mom wants to vacation at or think of a place, she would really like to visit. Plan the details really well so that she can REALLY take the time off and just relax. If possible, give her some options for accommodations, local spots or activities. She can choose the best for herself.
Book her a spa treatment or any kind of retreat
If she likes getting massage then book an array of spa and massages for her for good few hours. Gift her a spa certificate for her favorite place. If she likes to work out, plan a quick trek along with other family members. Or probably, a day pass at any fancy gym. Leave room for changes so that she can modify as per her needs.
Cook a meal
Cook her favorite delicious meal and set the entire table yourself. Light some candles, bring out the good China and clean up the kitchen afterwards. She will definitely appreciate a nice meal with you or entire family where she is the one who is being served.
Plan a dinner at a fancy restaurant
Is there a restaurant where she is dying to go but has been unable to due to some reasons. Book a private table and surprise her by picking her up and driving to her the restaurant. She will be pleasantly surprised when you would pull up at the restaurant.
Help her with the house work
Help your mom with her chores this mother’s day. Do the dishes, vacuum the floor, even wash her car, shiner her shoes, or polish her silver ware. Be creative and pick the chores she is too busy for. She will be not only be touched by your gesture of helping but also will point out that you have been paying attention to her.
Sign her up for a class
Is there any of her hobby which she is not able to dedicate time to? Like singing, dancing, pottery, etc. If there is, then enroll her in one of these classes at a good location and she will definitely appreciate her doing so. Just make sure that the timing and location fit into her routine and she doesn’t have to juggle other things to attend the class.
Buy her a thoughtful gift
Buying a gift for your mother can be a little tricky. You dont want to present her with something very basic and simple but also dont want to go overboard to the point of breaking your bank. Gifts which would be most likely be appreciated would be something of the like of jewelry, clothing, personal gym equipment, etc.
Custom Fortune Cookie
Cracking open a fortune cookie and seeing your fortune is a fun thing to do at a Chinese Restaurant. But what if we say, you can customize the fortune and make it come true. Just imagine your mom reading the fortune and the next second, it comes true. It would be an unforgettable moment.
Fun Surprise Ideas for Your Mother
Create a Music Playlist
Put together your mom’s favorite songs, the songs which remind you of your childhood and which you played or danced together as a family, songs which remind you of her, the songs which describe her the best and create a CD or a playlist for her iPod and gift it to her. It will serve as the perfect stress buster for her for those days when is not feeling her best or simply missing you. She would definitely appreciate your effort of putting it altogether for her.
Cook up breakfast for her
I am not talking about a simple bed-n-breakfast. Not only cook her favorite breakfast items but also write “I love you mom” on pancakes, put up a little smiley on an English muffin, and write a short and sweet message on a toast.
Create a webpage dedicated to her
If you have the skill or can get it made from a professional, create a small website containing her favorite photographs, add her favorite music, write small messages saying how much she means to you. So whenever she is feeling a little low, she can visit the website and feel the love around herself.
Buy her favorite flowers
Flowers are a perfect way of saying how much the other person means to the giver. You can even buy her plants which she can keep in her yard. The flowers will remind her everyday how much she is appreciated for whatever she has done for you.
Help her decorate her home
Women love to decorate her home. She might be needing new furniture, or renovate the backyard, or start a new herb garden. Help her with any of those. You can even get new curtains for the window.
Bake her some homemade goodies
If you are a good cook, bake some brownies, muffins, cookies, etc. Put an icing of her initials on few or all of the items dedicating all of those to her.
Treat her with a Show
Does she like plays, or movies? If yes, treat her with an awesome play by her favorite theater group, or a movie of her favorite actor/actress, or even a concert of her favorite singer or band. Book the tickets in advance so that your surprise doesn’t get ruined. Don’t forget to take all the loved ones with you two.
Present her cute coupons
There are many sites where you can download cute printable coupons. Write sweet messages on them which can be redeemed whenever she wants. For example, homemade dinner, clean house, a vacation, etc.
Make her ‘Queen of the day”
The idea is pretty simple. For 24 hours, she is the queen of the house. You need to do whatever she says. Get her a fancy gown or even a crown to make it extra special. She will decide how the day should be celebrated.
Play tourist in your own town
Start with showing up at her doorstep with her favorite food. Have a relaxed brunch and then drive around the places where you used to most frequently visited during childhood. Reminiscing and build new memories.
Unique Surprise Ideas for Your Mother
Organize a game night
Remember those snowy days when we would spend hours playing board games? Yes. Mothers cherish those memories where all family sat together with hot cocoa in their hands and played their favorite board games. How nice it would be if your mom could relive those memories. It would be a perfect mother’s day for her.
Help carry the family traditions
Mothers would love to see you making the effort of carrying the famous family traditions forward. Learn family recipes like spaghetti, meat loaf, pasta, etc. Pay attention to the minutest details.
Run a movie marathon
Which are your mom’s favorite movies? Rent them or watch them on Netflix and spend quality time together with popcorn, or chips and guacamole. It would not cost a bundle but the quality time spent together will be priceless.
A Karaoke Contest
How awesome it would be to do a family sing along? Put on her favorite songs and dance and sing the day away. Shake a leg, laugh endlessly and giggle till your belly ache. It would be an unforgettable day for your mother.
Set up a Skype Date
If you live far away from your mother and travelling the distance is not an option. Get both of you on Skype and chat about for hours about anything and everything. You can also watch a new movie or jog your memory by watching a movie you used to watch as a kid.
Do a good-ole picnic in the park
Drive to the nearest park or do it in the backyard, pack your mother’s favorite lunch, a few sandwiches, a blanket and a book. Talk and eat for hours while giving your mother time of her life.
Does your mother like to help the poor? Drive her to the nearest charity and spend the afternoon with her helping the needy. Then grab early dinner with her putting a relaxing end to a fabulous mother’s day.
Create a Scavenger Hunt
Hide small clues around your neighborhood that remind your mother of good and happy memories. Also, keep a small present with every clue like a picture, or a flower. Make the last clue leading to the grand finale of the mother’s day celebration.
Organize a Tea Party with Her Friends
If you have the budget, fly her friends in or you can even invite her local friends ensuring she doesn’t find out about it. Let her live a happy afternoon with her friends while you serve her and her friends with bakes goods or even lunch.
Bake a Cake
If you are a good baker, bake her a cake of your mother’s favorite flavor. Dedicate a short and sweet message for her on the cake with icing. Let her cut the cake and enjoy it with tea or coffee.
Get a little crafty
If you are good at art and craft, make something she can proudly hang in her bedroom or in her kitchen and admire it everyday. Pinterest is loaded with awesome ideas for good design and they even have detailed tutorials for the same.
Last but not the least
Give her a well deserved break
Make no mistake, she needs it. Maybe, she wanted to just take a break for a day and be with herself. Being a mother is a very tedious and demanding job. She might not have had any time to herself. Making her wish come true and making sure she is on break might be the best gift you could ever give.
Whatever gift you choose, make sure you are giving it to the person who has always put your needs ahead of her. So above all, please ensure that you acknowledge her every sacrifice she has done for you.