|Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive using the following ideas to make your Mother’s Day a unique experience. Especially if you use some of the DIY suggestions. Your thoughtfulness and effort will surely be remembered for years to come.|
Steps To Consider
How much time can you invest?
Can you prepare ahead of time?
Would she like food? Or a product? Or a massage, or facial?
Ask yourself these questions to narrow the choices. Maybe you can do all the above! Just start planning now to make the day a success.
Maybe she wants the traditional breakfast in bed! Or to be taken out for a meal. Does she want to go for a hike? Or a bike ride? Or a drive? It is important to find out her likes and dislikes before you plan this event.
What Does Your Mom Enjoy?
All of us are different when it comes to how we spend our relaxing time. So it is important to take some time to think about what your Mom likes. Some of my friends love to be out and about, seeing new places. Others like a quiet day at home with loved ones. And then there are people that like somewhere in between!
Here are some categories with suggestions.
I’m listing activities that she can do as a family. After all, that’s what makes it Mother’s Day. Make sure you have all the necessary equipment; i.e. shoes, jackets, sunscreen.
- Walking, hiking, or running
- Trip to the beach, mountains, or lake
- Concerts, movies, museums
Breakfast in bed is always a hit. Even though there are several ideas for what to make your Mom for breakfast, always remember what she likes when you plan her meal. You can do simple, like a bagel and cream cheese, or more complex, like an egg casserole.
Here’s a link for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed from Tasty. Or do a search yourself.
Simple snacks during the day are also appreciated. As we Moms age, we need to eat small meals throughout the day. Healthy snacks like nuts and fruit are wonderful to keep our blood sugar steady.
Popular now is a charcuterie board. Here’s one called The Perfect Charcuterie Board, which is under the category Tastes Better From Scratch. Add items that your Mom may enjoy.
And of course a lunch or dinner that you prepare, serve and clean up is certainly a home run. Your Mom will feel very loved from that experience.
All these food categories will be less expensive than a meal in a restaurant. And you won’t have to fight the crowds.
Mom usually does the pampering. That’s why this category can be very popular. It is very much appreciated to have a day dedicated to Mom’s pampering.
To Be Pampered
If you are already providing a meal, why not continue the gift by adding a little pampering? This doesn’t have to be expensive either.
When we talk about pampering, we think of a massage or a spa treatment. But you can create a similar experience right at home.
Some suggestions are:
- A foot massage
- A back massage
- A facial
- A manicure or pedicure
- A bubble bath
Here’s a sweet video of how this woman blessed her Mom. All these gifts were found at the grocery store!
First soak her feet in warm water, with some lemon slices, honey and apple cider vinegar. These additions will soften her skin and cleanse it. You can then massage her feet with a nice cream that you have purchased. Or try something simple like vaseline, or a mashed banana. Wrap in a warm towel for a few minutes for the full effect. Wipe clean and put on some cozy socks to protect the moisture.
You don’t have to be a licensed masseuse to provide a back massage. A gentle pressure applied to the back can work wonders to relax and refresh tight muscles. She doesn’t even have to lie down in case that is uncomfortable. Simply sitting in a backless chair can allow you to provide a 10 minute massage.
Most of us females have some sort of facial product on hand, so you can easily use this. But in case you don’t you can make a cleanser from yogurt, banana, apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Wash off.
Then apply a mask. Again you can make one from oatmeal, honey and milk. Let the oatmeal soak for a bit. Apply, let rest on your face for 15 minutes, wash off.
Finish with a moisturizer. Here’s some creative ones; homemade and inexpensive.
A Manicure or Pedicure
You also don’t have to be a trained manicurist to provide this. Just make sure you have the supplies on hand. Nail scissors and an emery board are the bare necessities. And if she likes nail polish, then have that on hand too. She will be so proud to display your work!
A Bubble Bath
This is my personal favorite, and the reason I started this website. If your Mom loves a nice bath at the end of the day, then here is where you can get her an inexpensive gift that will bring many happy experiences. Ask yourself these questions first. Does your Mom:
- Like fragrances or not?
- Enjoy Bubble Baths?
- Salts or Minerals?
If you can answer these questions then you should be able to find a product that she would enjoy. It is important to choose a product that she would buy for herself, don’t you think?
Here’s a link to a marketing site that lists some products and reviews. I haven’t tried these products except for the Dr. Teal’s soak. Check out their link; Best Bath Soaks for more information.
Some of my personal favorites are the Dr. Teal’s products. This link will take you to Walmart where you can purchase them. I have an affiliate relationship with them and will receive a small fee if you purchase through this link.
I also reviewed some other products in this post: Popular Bath Products That Are Affordable | A Review. Check it out for more ideas.
I assume you have read this because you want to make this Mother’s Day a true celebration for your Mom. I hope it has been helpful and you succeed in your goal. Let me know how it went; I love hearing personal stories. Also if you have more ideas, please add them here. You’ll be helping others!
If you have questions you may leave them in the comments also. I’ll do my best to answer them.