Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Moms have been working extra hard this quarantine. There are so many roles they fill and not enough hours in a day. Mother’s Day is just one day where we place extra special emphasis on Mom, but really she should be celebrated every day of the year!
Each mom is special and unique, so I want to give you some ideas that you can adapt to your situation. Mother’s day can bring up some raw emotions, so recognize them and let them pass. Let’s go through the day with no expectations. Pause. Take a deep breath. And notice what is already around you. This Mother’s day, let’s show mom love by using all five senses.
Sight- “He has made everything beautiful in its time” Ecclesiastes 3:11
Action Ideas: Pick up all the toys in the living room. Mow the lawn or weed the garden.
Gift Ideas: Flowers. Jewelry. A scrapbook or Google slideshow of family memories. A homemade puzzle. Make a poster or chalk art for moms and grandmas who live nearby.
Sound- “Everyone should be quick to listen and slow to speak” James 1:19
Action Ideas: Honor mom with your words. Make a pact not to argue for the day. Take a family walk and listen to the birds. Make a playlist of all mom’s favorite songs. Maybe she just wants silence for an hour. Recite a poem. Say words of encouragement. For the moms and grandmas we can’t see in person, make time for a phone call or video chat. And set a time to talk again next week.
Gift ideas: Noise-canceling headphones. A tape or CD of calming music.
Smell- “For we are the aroma of Christ to God” 2 Corinthians 2:15a
Action Ideas: Light some candles. Start the coffeemaker. Bathe everyone in the house. Give mom enough time to wash her hair in peace. Bake some cookies.
Gift Ideas: Tea. Flowers. Soap. Lotion. Perfume.
Taste- “Taste and see that the Lord is good!” Psalm 34:8
Action Ideas: Breakfast in bed. Bake a family recipe together (on a video call with grandma). Pick up mom’s favorite takeout.
Gift Ideas: Chocolate. Restaurant Gift Cards. Cookies. (Think about all her favorite foods).
Touch- “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3
Action Ideas: Hugs. Make a handprint ornament. Send a hug (Hug Craft ).
Gift Ideas: Fuzzy Slippers. A stuffed animal as a virtual hug.