In case you’re unaware, Mother’s Day is in TWO days! This Sunday!! Being a mother myself, I know how much it means to be shown love and appreciation!
This Mother’s Day is unique, as I feel the last week’s leading up to it have been so unprecedented. Only essential businesses have been in operation, so unless you are a plan ahead type of person, you might be scrambling to find some last minute ideas!
1. PORTRAIT SESSION
Obviously I have to have this one be number one!! 🙂 There is no greater gift, especially during these uncertain times, than the gift of pictures and memories. Two of my favorite pictures ever taken include my grandparents that have since passed. SO many local photographers are offering deals on portrait sessions right now. We are offering 70% off our full family sessions through midnight tomorrow (5/9). Customized gift certificates can be emailed same day and sessions have to be paid for in full, and redeemed before 9/1/20. Reach out direct if you want more information!
Floral arrangements are always a favorite of mine, especially on holidays. Spring blooms are so elegant and I think we all could use some fresh cuts in our home these days! So many local florists are offering no contact pick ups and delivery, and a lot of them are still accepting orders. Shop small and local if you can — as they need you now more than EVER! Mother’s Day is one of businesses biggest times of the year, and I know they are hurting right now.
3. QUALITY TIME
This one has me right in the feels. Ever since this stay at home order was issued, we have been apart from family. As of last weekend, we just started seeing my mom and step-dad. So spending time with your mama will probably mean more to her than ANY tangible gift. Since restaurant aren’t open yet, you could totally arrange take-out at her favorite restaurant and enjoy a meal at home together. You could even watch one of her favorite movies or catch up on a show you both like afterwards!
4. HONORING THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED
My grandmother past away last February, and I know this time of year is hard on my mom- who is missing her mom. Sunday I plan on taking my mother for a drive up to Rittman to visit Grandma’s grave at Western Reserve National Cemetery. I know it will mean so much to my mama- and given it’s almost a 45 minute drive for us, we are able to enjoy some quality time and a pretty drive.
5. SOMETHING HANDMADE
It you have small kiddos, grandma’s LOVE anything that’s homemade! Pinterest has so many cute ideas intros department- and it’s something I heavily rely on when it comes to crafts, because i’m AWFUL at them lol! Some cute ideas I have come across are: kiddos hand or foot prints on a potted plant, handmade cards with stamps/paint, so many cute printable “Why I love my Grandma” templates to have your kiddos fill out, handprint tote bags (easily found at Target or Walmart!), and SO many more!
Moms do a lot, and they are often pretty stressed and lacking time to adequately destress, so gifting her with some items to help with that (and the time!!) would be so appreciated. Bath bombs, bubble bath, face masks, new slippers/robe, candles, new headphones to listen to music are all great suggestions!
7. A DAY OFF
Give your wife or your mother a day off. Whether that’s letting her sleep in, handling the kiddos all day, making sure meals are taken care of for the day, and allowing her to fully be present and just enjoy the day.
DISCLAIMER: Be prepared to CLEAN UP after the day!!! Nothing is worse as a mom than taking a day off for Mother’s Day and then spending the next day or two handling and cleaning up all that fell apart from doing so! 🙂