In a recent conversation with friends, one mom shared she would love for her husband to have their minivan detailed and washed for Mother’s Day. She did not want breakfast in bed. She was not concerned about a fancy brunch. This momma wanted a clean minivan free of fallen chicken nuggets, crunched gold fish, and lost socks. Sometimes it is just that simple. Moms love a handmade card, flowers, and a day with children but it’s time to step it up to what a momma really wants for Mother’s Day.
With the help of my friends, I have compiled a list that can help spoil all the moms out there. Feel free to pass on to your husband.
- A Day of Pampering- Most mommas love time to be pampered. A manicure, pedicure, massage or facial will make mom feel refreshed and loved. Plus this gives mom time to sit and relax for a little bit. (Hint- Dad use this time to clean up around the house. Or take the kids to their practices and games. )
- Let Mom Sleep In- Like really sleep in. Get up with kids before mom has a chance to notice. Take the kids out for breakfast and let mom have time to just lay in bed.
- Detail Mom’s Car- Take the time to have mom’s car washed and detailed. This could take some time but it is so worth it. Then let mom take her newly cleaned car for a spin before the children enter back in with their sticky fingers and snacks.
- Give Mom a Day off from “Mom Jobs”- Seriously, a day with no laundry, dishes, chauffeuring children, and cooking dinner. Basically give mom a day where she does not have to make decisions and take care of her daily jobs around the house.
- Make plans for Brunch, Lunch and/or Dinner- Mom always has the menu ready and the groceries purchased. Tell her you have it all taken care of it. Make reservations and go grocery shopping. Do whatever you need to do to have meals ready.
- Complete the “Honey-Do List”- You know that list that mom has of hanging pictures, replacing the light bulbs, and getting something out of the attic. Well, how about you actually take care of the list. She will be delighted that the list is done and feel loved that you took the time.
- New Shoes- Moms love shoes. Get ahead of the game and buy her a pair of shoes she would not buy herself. She will love getting a new pair of sandals or cute summery flats. Check out Birdies, Rothy’s, and Tory Burch for some of my favorites.
- A New Book and Time to Read it- If momma loves to read, purchase a few books she is wanting to read. Then give mom time to actually read her books. Let her curl up on the couch or by the pool and get lost in a good book.
- Jewelry- This is sometimes a very easy out on Mother’s Day. Take time to find something unique for mom. There are so many talented artisans that can create beautiful pieces. If you don’t have time to shop on Etsy, you can always find great jewelry at Kendra Scott, Sundance, and James Avery.
- Subscription Box- Everyone loves happy mail. Get momma a monthly subscription box. There are so many out there. FabFitFun, Grove Collaboration, and Faithbox.
- Barefoot Dreams– Give mom a cuddly cardigan, blanket, or robe. Barefoot Dreams is the coziest thing around. She will love curling up in her new comfy cardigan each morning and will thank you for it later.
- A Phone Call- Let’s be honest, we love to hear from our children. It’s easy in the early years because they are always with you. As adult children, we sometimes forget our moms want to hear our voices. Moms want to know we are doing okay. They want to hear about all the silly routines and crazy weekend plans. Yes, they love to hear about their grandchildren but they want to hear from their own children. Trust me. Call your mom!
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Great list! I love the subscription idea. I’m a sucker for happy mail.
I have to add to number 4, that this shouldn’t mean mom just has to do twice the work tomorrow! Someone should be taking care of all those mom jobs while she’s relaxing.
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