A word of advice for the men of the world: Don’t forget about Mother’s Day! Whether the lady in your life is expecting your first child or you’ve already got a quiver-full, it’s time to step up and do something to show you appreciate her. And no, you don’t get a free pass if she says she doesn’t want anything for Mother’s Day. She may mean it, but I can guarantee a woman will never turn down a gift, so go ahead and do something anyways. It will only mean that much more to her, especially if it’s her first Mother’s Day as a mom.
If you’re not sure what to do for her on Mother’s Day, just read below to get some great ideas for every budget and personality:
On a tight budget? No problem! There are many things you can do for her that can actually mean so much more than just going and buying the most expensive item you can find. Make her her favorite breakfast in the morning, or plan a picnic lunch for you to share outside together. Go for a walk together, tell her she’s beautiful, hold her hand. Get her a card from the baby. Make it a relaxing and sentimental day. Draw her a bath and give her a back massage. The possibilities are endless!
For the green thumb: Does she like to garden? Scour the nurseries for her favorite flowers to add to her garden. Or find some accesories to add to her garden: statues, bird baths, benches. Be a part of planting the flowers and arranging the items.
For the practical mom: Has she been wanting a new vacuum, dishwasher, or even a stroller for the baby? Don’t think that a practical gift will be unappreciated. In fact, as weird as it may sound, practical gifts can be some of the most exciting things a woman can receive. So keep your ears open for what your lady has been wishing for.
For the pampered mom: Maybe you consider her to be a little “high maintainance”? These women will be easy to please by arranging some spa treatments. A professional massage, pedicure, or hair treatment will be a very thoughtful and welcome gift, anytime! A gift card to her favorite store is a great idea too.
Just remember, it’s not so much important to us ladies as to what you do, but more that you make an effort and do something. The first Mother’s Day especially means a lot, since it is a new celebration. Don’t be intimidated by it or overwhelmed, just do something from your heart and it will be just fine. And remember, Father’s Day is just around the corner!
Any good ideas for celebrating a first Mother’s Day?
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