Let’s face it, there is no one in the world who does more for us than our mum. And when you make the effort to find an extra special Mother’s Day gift that has your own personal touch it goes a long way in showing her just how loved and appreciated she really is.
So, if you’re wondering how you can surprise your mum for Mother’s Day, read on to discover some unique and truly memorable ways to celebrate mum.
Start the Day with Breakfast in Bed
While it’s become an Aussie tradition to treat mum to a Mother’s Day brunch, why not get the celebrations underway immediately by planning a gourmet breakfast in bed? In the lead up to the big day, do some digging to find out her breakfast favourites. Then, stock up the cupboards and get up nice and early to cook up a storm.
If she likes granola, make a homemade batch or buy an extra special gourmet box. Or if she is partial to pancakes, present her with a plate stacked high, served with all the trimmings. Find a nice tray and deliver breakfast on your best tableware. And don’t forget a steaming hot cup of her favourite brew.
Write A Heartfelt Letter or Poem
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t let your mum know nearly as often as you should how much she means to you – and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show her that you care. A heartfelt letter or poem is the ideal way to express your love, and if mum is the sentimental type, she’ll treasure it forever.
When choosing your words, try and include something personal or original so it speaks directly to her. Think about what makes her such a wonderful mum and person and go from there.
If you are really stuck for words, do some online research or look in your favourite books to find some inspiration. Whether you present it in a card or on some nice paper, make sure you hand write it – don’t be tempted to type it out (no matter how bad your handwriting is!) as it will remove an important personal touch.
Sweep Her Off Her Feet with Flowers Delivered
You’d be hard-pressed to find a lady who doesn’t love to be spoiled with flowers. So, if you’re wondering what to do for your mum on Mother’s Day, organising a delivery of her favourite blooms direct to her door is a great way to start.
Try and find out the flowers and colours she likes the most and make your choice from there. If you’re unsure which way to go, traditional Mother’s Day flowers are chrysanthemums, but roses, lilies and tulips are all popular choices too.
Make a statement with a bright and beautiful arrangement delivered in a box or vase that is ready to display. Then all she needs to do is find a shelf or table where they can be admired – and perhaps take a picture or two to brag to her friends on social media!
Surprise Her with A Chore-Free Weekend
If you’re looking for the ultimate Mother’s Day surprise idea, why not offer to take over all the household chores for the weekend? She’ll be blown away and will love the extra time available in her day to read, binge-watch her favourite shows, get out in the garden or just relax and put her feet up for a change.
A word of warning – there may well be more on mum’s daily chore list than you realise. To lighten the load, it’s a good idea to enlist the help of your siblings and dad too.
Organise a Surprise Mother’s Day Party
If mum’s year has been a tough one, or she’s gone above and beyond to help you out in the last 12 months, a surprise party could be the ideal way to lift her spirits or show your thanks. Decide whether you will make it big or keep it intimate, then choose a venue to suit the occasion. Be sure to plan it well in advance and send out the invites early, so everyone can put it in their calendar.
Some Mother’s Day surprise party ideas include a big lunch out at a winery or a casual backyard barbeque with plenty of food and friends. You could also put on a big party at home, complete with finger food and champagne.
If you’re hosting the party at home, don’t forget to organise someone to take mum out while you set up and the guests arrive. And have a camera ready to capture the surprise and delight on her face when she realises the party is all for her.
For a Memorable Mother’s Day, Make it Unique
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show mum exactly how much you care. So, this year, before you pick up the usual perfume or pyjamas, take a moment to consider something a little more meaningful.
Whether it’s breakfast in bed, a heartfelt letter, a beautiful bouquet of flowers, a chore-free weekend or a Mother’s Day party, when you surprise mum with a unique gift she will remember the day fondly for many years to come.