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Mother's Day Ideas from Outside the Gift Box

Pictured: A mother's day card with handwritten script proclaiming Happy Mother's Day with a single stem pink rose sitting next to it.

Mother’s Day is coming up soon, and we know you don’t want to honor your mother (or other important mother figures) in your life with a lame offering — like another “World’s Greatest Mom” mug, cheesy costume jewelry, or an appliance (unless she has specifically asked for one). So, today, the Windsong Place Apartments Blog is bringing you a list of outside-the-gift-box ideas to spark your imagination for things she would love to receive.

A Handwritten Letter

It may not seem like much, but a handwritten letter to your mother can be the gift that goes a long way. Gratitude and acknowledgment are two good themes to write about, and your mother is sure to be touched in the best of ways. There is no wrong way to write a heartfelt Mother’s Day letter, so long as you highlight the positives of Mommy Dearest. If serious and sappy aren’t your thing, you can opt to take a lighthearted or a funny approach.  

A Visit

What better gift to your mother than a visit from their child? Schedules permitting, a visit to your mother would be a nice surprise. Make sure the time spent on your visit belongs to your mother, be sure to not schedule any meetings or gatherings with friends, and don’t spend half the time on your phone. Take her out to a nice meal or treat her to a manicure/pedicure. In any case, your mother will be appreciative of the time she got to spend with you.

What does she like?

First, take a few minutes to think about the things your mother likes. What is her love language? If you don’t know, this could be a great opportunity to remedy that gap in your knowledge. Does she collect certain things? An addition to her collection would be a lovely gift choice. Does she enjoy the theater, ballet, opera? Tickets to an upcoming production for the two of you for a night out in the Williamsville, NY area is another option.

What are you getting for your mom this Mother’s Day? Share your ideas with us in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!