Mother's Day Present Ideas

Mother's Day provides all sorts of opportunities for creative gift giving. Mothers are hard working individuals and having a day set aside purely to recognize this is a perfect opportunity to tell you mother exactly how much you appreciate her. There are countless ways to do this, and you are limited only by your creativity and budget.

Hand-Made Card

For young children, crafty kids or the perpetually broke college student, there is little more a mother would appreciate than a handcrafted card. Taking the time to put together a card from scratch means more than all the cheap chocolates and wilting flowers ever could. There are no limits to the type of card you could create, from a simple folded piece of construction paper for the younger children, to a full on high quality artistic craft project for the older children or spouses.

A Day Off of Mom Duties

Sometimes, mothers appreciate nothing more than a day off from having to do mom duties. This is the perfect gift for a husband or older children to give. Do all the cooking, the cleaning, the caring for younger children and run all the errands. Make sure the laundry is done and perhaps even keep mom in a constant supply of her favorite beverage with plenty of quiet and a book to enjoy it with.

A Day at the Spa

Because mothers spend so much time doting on their families, a great gift idea would be a day of people pampering mom for a change. Days at the spa are sure to include skin treatments, massages, steam baths, relaxation rooms and all sorts of finery that will allow mom to relax and forget about the daily stresses of life. Although this gift may not be doable for the children or the broke student, going in with other family members is a brilliant way to lower the cost for everyone and still make sure mom gets the day she deserves.

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Lennon Simpson is a graduate of Hendrix College where he received his B.A. in philosophy. His articles on politics and current events have appeared in "The Profile." He also volunteers for after-school creative writing clubs in local high schools where he teaches writing to at-risk youth. Simpson began his professional writing career in 2008 as a poet in Central Arkansas.

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