11 top experiences to give your mum on Mother’s Day

Creative ways to show your mum some love this weekend 

Creative ways to show your mother some love
Creative ways to show your mother some love
07 May 2015

Creative ways to show your mother some love

Flowers, chocolates, and a card. Maybe a fancy designer watch if you’ve got the dough. When it comes to Mother’s Day, we’re all about giving our mums presents that make them feel appreciated and loved. But how about taking it one step further and giving them an unforgettable experience? Other than preparing breakfast in bed, here are some fun and meaningful things to do on Mother’s Day. 

1. Take a class together
1. Take a class together
07 May 2015

1. Take a class together

Ask your mum what she’s always wanted to learn or get back into, then find a class that you could take together. Printmaking, dancing, woodworking, singing, let her take her pick. Maybe you’ll learn something new about her – that she’s a remarkably quick-footed dancer; that she has a rich soprano voice; that her soft gentle hands can saw, hammer and weld like nobody’s business.  

2. Go on a dinner cruise
2. Go on a dinner cruise
07 May 2015

2. Go on a dinner cruise

Give your mum a grand experience by taking her on a luxurious dinner cruise. Make a champagne toast at sunset, feast on exquisite gourmet cuisine, and take a starlit stroll on deck. Savor the city’s sparkling skyline and iconic attractions reflected in the water. The lady of the day will relish every moment with her family in this beautiful setting.  

3. Embark on a customized foodie tour
3. Embark on a customized foodie tour
07 May 2015

3. Embark on a customized foodie tour

Plan a foodie tour tailored to your mum’s taste. Drop by her favourite restaurants, but surprise her by including that new dessert shop or Thai place you know she’ll love. Find out each eatery’s most popular dishes beforehand. Don’t stuff yourselves at any one place – just take the rest to go. Save room in your stomachs for all the delicious food down the road. 

4. Design a treasure hunt
4. Design a treasure hunt
07 May 2015

4. Design a treasure hunt

Treasure hunts aren’t just for kids. Design one for your mum. Think of fun clues like riddles, word scrambles, and props. Hide lovely little treats like sweets, beauty products, gift cards, or adorable drawings from her grandchildren – all leading her to a big surprise at the end.   

5. Give her some alone time
5. Give her some alone time
07 May 2015

5. Give her some alone time

Not all mums want it and some won’t admit it, but most mums crave alone time. Just a few hours to spend as they please, without having to worry about pick-ups and drop offs, feeding anyone, remembering someone else’s appointments and homework deadlines, or pretending to listen to their husbands talk about work. Give your mum a well-deserved break. Disappear for a few hours (bring Dad with you). Better yet, take care of everything on your mum’s to-do list while she relaxes.   

 

6. Make a home video
6. Make a home video
07 May 2015

6. Make a home video

Have all family members record a short video of themselves recounting their favourite memory of mum and what they love the most about her. Compile the snippets into a video montage. If you live far away from your mum, send it to her in time for Mother’s Day. She’ll get to relive the happy memories every time she watches the video – and trust us, she’ll watch it again and again.  

7. Create a birth month planter box together
7. Create a birth month planter box together
07 May 2015

7. Create a birth month planter box together

If your mum has a green thumb, do a fun gardening project with her. Plant every family member’s birth month flower in her garden or planter box. She can admire the blooms and be reminded year-round of this special day creating something with you. 

8. Give her a crash course in technology
8. Give her a crash course in technology
07 May 2015

8. Give her a crash course in technology

Use your technology skills for a good cause this Mother’s Day – by helping your mum who, bless her, takes ten minutes to craft a text. Take the time to teach her how to copy/paste, download and organize files, books, and songs, and send email attachments. Create shortcuts on her desktop for her. Download useful apps on her phone and show her how to use them. She’ll have a blast with LINE stickers and soon become an emoticon whiz.

Tip: Print out step-by-step instructions, along with her various passwords. She’ll want it all on paper.

9. Enjoy a pampering session
9. Enjoy a pampering session
07 May 2015

9. Enjoy a pampering session

Go for a mani/pedi, blowout, massage, facial, or all-out spa day with your mum. Out of everyone, she’s the one person who could really use some pampering. 

10. Host a Mother’s Day brunch for her and her mummy friends
10. Host a Mother’s Day brunch for her and her mummy friends
07 May 2015

10. Host a Mother’s Day brunch for her and her mummy friends

If your mum has been too busy to catch up on her social life lately, plan a ladies’ get-together for her. Invite your aunts, grandmother, and your mum’s best friends over for a nice Mother’s Day brunch or barbeque. Prepare a mouthwatering spread and sparkling wine. Stay out of the way and just let them chitchat, brag about their kids, and enjoy one another’s company.

 

11. Spend an entire phone call talking about her, not you
11. Spend an entire phone call talking about her, not you
07 May 2015

11. Spend an entire phone call talking about her, not you

Mothers are free therapists. You go on and on about your problems, job, skin condition, lack of sleep, roommate/frenemy situation, hopes and dreams. Dear Mum is such a good listener; it’s only at the end when you ask how she’s doing. And her answer is always something like, “Oh fine, everything’s fine.”

This Mother’s Day, dedicate the entire conversation to her. Show interest in her interests. She might be reluctant to “bother” you with her life’s details, but be persistent and soon she’ll be talking away. 

 

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