Mother’s Day is this weekend and many of us will be taking mom out to dinner for her special day. While this is a nice gesture, it is also one of the busiest days for most restaurants. This could add undue stress to what should be a completely relaxing day for mom. So, why not change it up a bit this year and celebrate mom by doing something different. Here are some unique ideas that your mom may enjoy doing instead.
Out of the Box Ideas to Celebrate Mom
If the weather permits, take your mom to a botanical garden or a nice park. Enjoy the ambiance and her company.
Treat Mom to the movies. Let it be her choice of movie, you take care of the snacks and drinks. In the future, every time she sees that movie, she’ll think of you.
When is the last time you had a professional photo taken with mom? Take mom to get your pictures taken. She will cherish the time with you and she will have a memento of the experience. The photos don’t have to be ordinary – consider fun photo studios where you dress up like you’re in the Wild West or similar photos. Schedule an appointment or find a friend who is a good photographer and set a date with them. This may take a bit of pre-planning but it will be worth it!
There are so many great specialty shops around now, take your mom shopping at a store that specializes in something like tea, spice shop, spa and bath products, or something else your mom likes. You don’t have to spend a great deal of money, just let her pick out an item or two.
If you have any nearby wineries, or wine bars, treat mom to a wine tour or wine tasting event. Extend the gift by treating her to a bottle from the winery, accessories or pretty wine glasses.
Does your mom like crafting? If so, she may love to make jewelry. Take her to a bead store. Pick out some really unique beads and sit and make jewelry together. It is a nice way to chat and she will have a piece of jewelry to wear that reminds her of the day.