Dashing to some exquisite mall and draining your entire life’s savings just to get the “perfect gift” for your mom might seem like the bestest idea ever, but truth be told, it just may not be the perfect gift after all.
Showing your mom just how much she means to you doesn’t have to cost a fortune, in fact, the most thoughtful “gifts” which come from the heart with love do the most magic – making her feel special, loved and appreciated. Remember – “It’s the thought that counts”.
Want to make your mom feel extra special without spending a dime? 4 sure ways;
Just be there:
Simple huh? Yep, trust me, this goes a lo….ng way. Okay let’s be real honest, when was the last time you decided to just seat relax and have fun with your mom? Hustle mode takes over most times and sure I get it, bills have to be paid and all. Take advantage of this special day and make it all up. Just in case you’re having cold feet about hanging with your mom 24/7 for a day cos perhaps you might run out of conversation and all with awkward silence taking over, remember she’s your mom and she knows you 100%, just your being there saying absolutely nothing is enough to show her you care.
Mama’s day off
Motherhood is 100% hard work without pay or retirement. Right from the moment you and your siblings (if you’ve got) came into the picture, she’s being on her toes; cooking, cleaning and yes, worrying silly over “nothing”. So go figure, a day off doing nothing but just sitting pretty, smile in place, tired nerves relaxing and all will work wonders no doubt. Be her handy man or woman; organise the store, clean the house, fix things she couldn’t get around to, do anything that needs be done and watch her smiling from ear to ear when you say your goodbye walking out the door.
Cook her favorite meal and watch tons of movies together
Do you know her favorite meal in the whole wide world? Well grab your chef apron, dash into the kitchen and get that cooker whipping out something delicious. Don’t stress out about not having impeccable culinary skills, the fact that the meal comes from you and was in fact cooked from scratch with love and kindness without taking advantage of available tons of easy ordering options out there will melt her heart.
Pull out the dishware reserved for “special occasions”, grab a table for two, seat, dig in and watch her favorite movies with her. She’ll be more than happy to have a buddy whom she can laugh her guts out with, in the end, making unforgettable beautiful memories together.
Spill out how much she means to you on paper
Remember those real silly awkward childhood memories? Whether you were just being plain o’le stubborn, those times you brought her iron lady instincts out, trashing your behind or maybe those times your mum worried silly about you when you fell ill, remind her about all those beautiful forgotten memories and how much you you adore her for it. This would no doubt make her smile. See the day ending with tears of joy and tight bear hugs indeed.
You don’t have to buy the entire world to make your mom feel special, put some thought into the mix and you’re on your way to giving her the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
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