Make Mother’s Day special

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Some children provide large gestures, while others feel it’s the little things that can help their mother to feel appreciated for Mother’s Day. Valley News/Courtesy photo

TEMECULA – Each and every day a new woman becomes a mother for the first time or all over again. Being a mother changes a person’s life in dramatic ways.

Mother’s Day is a great time of year to honor mothers and attempt to give back just a portion of the tireless love and devotion mothers offer their children. Some children provide large gestures, while others feel it’s the little things that can help their mother to feel appreciated. For those needing a little inspiration on treating their mothers in special ways, consider these ideas:

  • Make your mother breakfast in bed with her favorite morning treats.
  • Enjoy a movie at home with your mother. Let her pick the flick and share her favorite film with you.
  • Agree to not bicker for the entire day, especially if you are prone to getting into arguments with siblings.
  • Put together a collage of photos from moments you have shared with your mother or your family.
  • Cook a meal together and learn about everyone’s favorite recipes or the family history.
  • Give her a locket with your photo inside and have a duplicate you can wear containing her photo.
  • Customize a coffee mug, tote bag or a blanket with a meaningful sentiment or photo.
  • Treat your mother to a day off from her chores. Tackle all of the jobs she normally does for the family.
  • Bake a delicious dessert that mom will enjoy.
  • Pamper your mother with a gift card for her favorite nail salon or massage therapy location.
  • Prepare a jar of your mother’s favorite candies wrapped in pieces of paper that have loving sentiments written on them.
  • Compile a playlist of songs and artists your mother prefers and download them to her phone.
  • Begin a charm bracelet tradition by purchasing a charm bracelet and a new charm each year that represents a meaningful memory you both shared.
  • Write a new email each day with an inspirational quote or special words of love for your mother.
  • Tackle a task that she may not want to do herself, such as washing the exterior of her car and vacuuming the interior.

Mother’s Day gift ideas should come from the heart and can show mothers near and far how much they are appreciated and loved.