Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. You’ve been taking APs all week (or have been busy for some other reason) and you’re just realizing that you haven’t gotten anything for the number-one lady in your life, your mom. What are you going to do? You’re not 5 anymore, so a construction-paper holiday card won’t suffice.
Fortunately, there are last-minute, easy ways to show your mother some extra appreciation on Mother’s Day, so here’s what you can do:
Something customizable. Customizable jewelry, pillows, blankets, clothing, etc. are great ideas for sentimental gifts. Customize them with something like her name, or your initials and hers, or just her initials, or something that only you and her would understand. This might not be easy to do on a last-minute schedule, but getting something with her initials, especially just the first one, should be easy.
Books. If your mom likes reading, buy her some books that you know she’ll like. The book you get her should be based on her personality and what she likes; maybe you should get her a fiction book, since her life is probably already filled with non-fiction problems so she might appreciate escaping to some enjoyable literature. If your mom is like mine and doesn’t like novels, get her something else. If I can recommend something: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, Even the Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou, or The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni. (I think all moms would enjoy these.)
Crystals. Whenever people ask me for gift ideas, crystals are always included. Crystals are amazing gifts from Earth that have healing properties; science has proven that the vibration of crystals has an effect on our own personal frequency and can help us in many ways. Look up different crystals and see which may be right for your mother; if she’s dealing with something specific, like stress, depression, fatigue, or needs something like manifestation or confidence, research crystals that help with those specific things and get her those. There are also beautiful pieces of crystal jewelry you can gift her with. You can find crystals in your neighborhood spiritual shop.
Zodiac-inspired. Get her something that has her zodiac sign/symbol on it. Or maybe a zodiac-inspired DIY gift. Or get her a crystal for her zodiac.
Flowers? Cliche, but effective. Flowers are beautiful and bound to make her smile.
A construction-paper card actually might work. You probably did those when you were younger, and mothers always have a hard time dealing with their babies growing up and changing, even if they don’t always express it. Using construction paper, scissors, glue, and glitter to write a passionate card about how much you love her will remind her of the good ol’ days.
You. I know a lot of the time people say “I should be enough of a gift to my mother,” but you should think about it this way: you’re older now. You’re in school, or working, or both, and you don’t spend nearly as much time with her as you used to. You have a personal life, you’re big on privacy, your independence is on a steady rise, and your relationship with her, even if it is still healthy and pleasant, is growing more distant. On Mother’s Day, spend time with your mother. Take her out to eat, or to the movies, or to the park. Talk to her about what’s going on in your life or what’s going on in hers; make her feel like you still need her, because a lot of the time, mothers struggle with the idea that you’re suddenly all grown up and alright without them.
I hope you have an amazing Mother’s Day! Have fun and show her love. x