A Different Mother’s Day Gift
It’s almost Mother’s Day and I decided to make a slightly different post. I’ve seen many gift ideas out there, but nothing that really caught my attention and wanted to share.
Maybe as I’m living abroad, what I would like the most for this day is to be close.Nowadays, I think there’s not a better gift than sharing our time. A quality time with happiness and love. Therefore, I have listed some suggestions that you can do for mother’s day and that won’t cost you much, just a little of dedication!
Make a surprise
Do you know of something she’s been dying to do, but has been putting it aside? A simple garden renovation or a special tour maybe. What if you make it happen? Research and discover what can be and work it out!
She’s the one up every day to prepare a nice breakfast to everyone! How about waking up a little earlier and set up everything secretly? Get the family together, set up a table filled with the treats she likes, with flowers and a card with a beautiful message signed by all of you. When you’re ready, go back to bed and pretend to sleep again. Whenever she wakes up, there’s the surprise: everything will be ready for her!
Make a delicious lunch
Going out to a restaurant on Sunday, is usually hectic. At least where I come from, everybody loves to lunch out! So, can you imagine on Mother’s Day how busy it will be? How about not stressing at restaurante queues and instead, prepare a delicious lunch at home with the whole family? You can decide the menu and each one takes a dish. Maybe, you may even order food from her favorite place. Or, if you have a chef in your family, how about showing your gift?
Does anyone play instruments or sings in the family?
How about doing a special presentation for your mother? You can rehearse her favorite song and play it (or sing it) on that day! If you have a family of artists, even better! Play and sing together! It will certainly be a very exciting tribute! Ah, record the presentation. It’ll be a memory for the entire family.
Write a poem or a letter
We always have the habit of writing letters or poems just for our love on, do not we? But our mother is also loved. Have you thought about putting your feelings into words and giving it to her? Surely she will love it!
Rebuild an old photo
Do you know those old photos that they would put all the kids side by side to take pictures? Or maybe some other funny photo that has a cool story? So how about rebuilding the scene and get an updated one? Print it, put it in a frame and give it to her! Here’s another option for this one. You can get everything to redo a family photo! Be creative, set the timer at the camera and have fun!
There are gifts that are worth far more than what you’ll spend on material things. Not that you don’t have to buy something that she needs or wants. If you want to give it to her, she’ll sure like it too! But, adding it to quality time, will be the perfect formula!
Wishing all mom’s a happy and blessed Mother’s day!
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Lili is half Peruvian, half Brazilian, a dreamer Pisces kind of girl, curious, life lover and travel addicted! She`s been to 53 countries, loves to explore different cultures and to travel to the most unusual destinations. Currently lives in Finland, is a monthly columnist for the website Brasileiras pelo Mundo (a Brazilian platform of expat women) and founder of Hey, I am Lili. She believes that the most important things in life are to laugh out loud, a good wine and people she loves always around anywhere in this world!