You love your Mom, right? You want to use Mother’s Day to show her just how much you care and appreciate everything she does for you. So, you don’t want to be giving her gifts that scream ‘no effort’- you want to put a little thought into what will make her happy.
You could just buy chocolate – but come on, she can buy that for herself. Buying your mom chocolates for Mother’s Day is nice, but not the best gift for the most important woman in your life.
Clothes? You might know she loves that pretty top in the store but do you know her size? Perhaps you could sneak into her bedroom and check out the sizes of her other tops but shopping is such an individualized thing and most brands don’t fit the same. It’s a never ending fight sometimes.
Flowers? All women love flowers, right? They are pretty, and she’ll probably love them for a few days, but when the petals start to drop, and the blooms start to droop, they aren’t as much fun. Let’s not even go there with throwing them out when the water starts to smell…
What about an ornament? Honestly, it’s just more dusting to do and nobody wants to have to do more dusting.
Really, Mom wants to be spoiled and pampered on Mother’s Day. She also needs a break from being a mom, even for a moment. Give your Mom what she really wants – leave the flowers and chocolates in the store and invest in a gift card for her favourite massage centre. That way, she’ll be a happy Mom, a relaxed Mom, and you will get a shot at being the favourite child for a while…
By Jennifer O’Neill
In : Massage