Ideas for Surprising Mom on Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to start brainstorming on the perfect gift for mom. Instead of sticking to the norm with flowers, a card and maybe brunch, why not amp up the excitement and surprise mom with an entirely new experience this year?



Tight on cash? Not to worry. We’ve got wallet-friendly ideas too! Choose from any one of the following creative ideas to surprise mom with this year. The only down side will be topping it next year!



Scavenger Hunt Scavenger hunts aren’t just for kids. Moms are likely to enjoy them too, especially if there’s a special gift waiting for her at the end. Worried there’s too much planning involved? Think again. The hunt can take place in the house, backyard or both. Simple hints can be written on index cards cut in the shape of hearts to lead her to the point. Be sure to have a camera handy to capture the moment she reaches the gift!



Cook for Her If money is tight and you’re looking for something original to do for mom, there’s probably no better option than cooking a nice dinner for her at home. If money is really tight, check to see what she has stocked in her kitchen already and decide on a meal. If you’re not exactly a chef, just pick up some frozen chicken breasts, bottled tomato sauce and cheese, and before you know it chicken parm is ready to be served!



Messages in Balloons Just like the scavenger hunt, messages in balloons may sound childish at first, but this idea will surely be something you’ve never done for mom before. Also for those tight on cash, all you need is a dozen balloons that you can pick up at the dollar store, and some notes you can write on paper. The idea is to put little love messages inside air-filled balloons, and have them ready for when mom walks in the door. Not only will it make for pretty décor, but she’ll enjoy popping each one and reading the caring message inside.



Create an At-Home Spa If you were to ask most moms what they want for Mother’s Day, they would probably say a relaxing getaway. Why not create that relaxing getaway at home with your own mini spa retreat? Fill the tub with bubbles and fill the room with lit candles. You can even offer mom a massage from you!



Photo Book or Photo Album This seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how often this gift idea gets overlooked. It may seem simple for those who are trying to produce a wow-factor for Mother’s Day, but it’s a great opportunity to go through old photos and bring them back to life in a creative way. Worried about the price? Shutterfly is offering up to 40% off their photo books! For the more creative, hands-on types, try putting together a scrapbook.



Record the Surprise Any kind of a surprise is bound to become quite a happy memory. Our own Jack Bermeo was clever enough to record the moment he told his mother he and his girlfriend were expecting their first child. Watch the touching moment here.


Post by  Izabella De Souza

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