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The Perfect Ways to Make Your Mom Feel Special for Mother’s Day

Chocolates you could get your mom for Mother’s Day “Mothers-Day-Chocolates” by William F9 is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Imagine it’s the week before Mother’s Day, and you are scrambling for what to get for your mom. Do you get her flowers, a candle, chocolate, a card, or a gift card for a spa day just to relax? This is one of the many stressful decisions you must make for Mother’s Day. The other decision that you have to make is whether or not to get something store-bought or homemade. Luckily, there are many options and gift guides that can help you find the perfect gift. One idea moms would love on Mother’s Day is to spend quality time with their family instead of receiving expensive and elaborate gifts such as jewelry or flowers. Quality time is one of the most vital things for a mom to have with her family. Grant Dunbar stated, “I think that quality time is more important because they’ll be able to enjoy that just as much as a gift, and it’ll show them that you love them just as much as a gift.” When trying to figure out whether or not to get your mom a gift for Mother’s Day, perhaps consider spending quality time with her instead.

But sometimes, for Mother’s Day, some moms don’t want any gifts or to celebrate at all. They may not want the day to be about themselves or don’t want to celebrate it for personal reasons. Maybe a loved one’s passing is close to Mother’s Day, so they decide not to celebrate it. Megan Dunbar, a mother of four, stated, “Holidays like Mother’s Day can feel a little contrived, and I never want anyone to feel obligated for the sake of the holiday. However, I think it’s important to recognize the people you care about, whether it be on a specific day or preferably throughout the year.” Not all mothers want all the stress and hustle that comes with holidays on their special day. Something all mothers want, however, is to feel appreciated. Even if you don’t go all out on Mother’s Day with a store-bought or homemade card, just telling your mom that you love and appreciate all she has done for you will surely hit the mark for all moms.

On the flip side, if you are still debating whether or not to buy a store-bought gift, great ideas include her favorite flowers, favorite scented candles, favorite restaurant, or her favorite homemade meal; it will surely make her feel special. But if you decide to go with the homemade options to give to your mom for Mother’s Day, simple ones include making a DIY bouquet, DIY bath salts, custom coffee mugs, photo collages of favorite memories with her, flower cards, and so much more! All these ideas will make your mom feel so loved and appreciated while still being cheap and creative.

If you are still pressured about what to get for your mom, don’t be afraid to ask her! Choose the option that will make her feel most appreciated. Whether getting her flowers, making her breakfast, or telling her how much she means to you, she is guaranteed to love and enjoy it. In all, gift-giving for Mother’s Day can be tricky, but knowing what your mom enjoys the most can make it a little bit easier. What matters most is letting her know how much she means to you and that she is a vital aspect of your life; you wouldn’t be here without her!

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Antonia Barley, Student Writer
Antonia Barley, Grade 12. Interests/hobbies include football, NHS, MiniTHON, executive council, paddle boarding, CrossFit, hanging out with friends, and family, traveling, surfing, and praying. Antonia plans to attend Penn State University to study biology and hopes to pursue a medical degree in pediatric oncology.

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