1. Take your mom out to lunch/brunch/dinner: This idea is an oldie, but a goodie. Make sure the meal is planned ahead of time. I have found, in my experience, that when put on the spot and asked where you want to eat, it's way harder to pick a place. Do your research and find out where your mom has been wanting to go or try. It might be a new place or a place she's been 100 times, but plan the meal ahead of time and the experience will be much more memorable. I also believe in making the meal last. Don't rush the meal in an hour, but turn your restaurant date into a three hour event. Start with drinks and talk! Order an appetizer and eat the whole thing before ordering your entree. Order dessert to share and have it with coffee or an after dinner drink. Make the meal an experience rather than something to get through. It will make your Mother's Day gift a memory that lasts fo-re-ver.
3. Take a class together: Classes are all the rage these days and I have found them to be really fun and memorable gifts. A couple of Mother's Days ago, I bought my mom a gift certificate for two at Canvas and Cocktails, which is a group painting class with cocktails. It was one of my favorite gifts I have ever given my mom because not only did we get the experience and memory of attending the painting class, but we made an actual painting we got to take home with us. It was a really fun thing to do together, and every time I look at that painting, I think of my mom and that day.
5. Plan a trip somewhere: Trips are my most favorite gift to give, but they can be expensive. If you are rolling in the dough, plan a weekend trip somewhere with your momma. Ask her ahead of time when she has a free weekend and plan a Friday-Sunday getaway. Although I have never be able to afford a trip like this for my mom, I have always thought a mom/daughter trip to Seattle, Portland or Chicago would be awesome. If you want a more affordable trip, plan to go somewhere in your own state. Take a trip to the city, where you can stay at a hotel and shop and eat. Take a trip to the mountains and spend a day hiking or weekend camping. Find cool places in your own state that your mom hasn't been and go explore. I would love to take my mom on a weekend getaway to visit the Palisade wineries, Ouray or Telluride or take a day trip to shop Pearl Street in Boulder. The important idea of this gift is that you plan the whole thing, date included, so it's ready to go. I know from personal experience that if you don't, the trip probably won't happen, so plan ahead and have your trip booked before you give it as a gift.
|Bike riding in Belgium on our last mother/daughter trip! Best. Time. Ever.|