Ways to show your mom you care on Mother’s Day

Hayley Simonson, Managing Editor

With Mothers Day right around the corner, you may be wondering what you can do for your own mother to show your appreciation for all she’s done for you. At the end of the day, you know your mom the best and what she would love. However, if you’re stumped, here are some ideas to get you started or brainstorming. 

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Give her flowers 

Cliche? Maybe. Let’s be real though – who gets sick of receiving flowers? It’s a sweet and classic gesture that shows you care. If you’re within a close distance to your mom, consider delivering her the bouquet yourself. If you’re in a long-distance situation, there are numerous flower delivery services that you can place orders with to make sure your mom receives her favorite flowers. 

Plan a getaway

Haven’t spent quality time with your mom lately because of college? Consider booking a getaway for your mom where you cover costs and expenses. You could even turn this into a family trip. If a long trip is too much, consider booking her an excursion or experience. Pay for her to get her nails done, go to a show, or a spa. 

Handmade gifts 

Creating a handmade gift is a thoughtful way that is bound to warm your mom’s heart. This can be as simple as sitting down and writing a letter or creating a photo album of memories with her. You could even create a slideshow. Warning – these could make your mom cry tears of joy! 

Journal gift with matching pen

Does your mom enjoy writing or jotting down notes? Get her a nice journal that she would love and on the inside write a heartfelt message to her she can have to read whenever she opens it. 


Looking to spoil your mom at the mall? Take her to three of her favorite stores and let her pick some things out. Afterward,  take her out to lunch. This is bound to put a smile on your mom’s face and make her feel special.


What’s a better way to show someone you care than to cook for them? This could be making your mom breakfast or making all her favorite foods for dinner. 

Help her out

Other ways you can show your mom you care is by cleaning the house, mowing the lawn, or washing and detailing her car without being asked. 

Whatever you choose to do, your mom will love it because it comes from the heart, and it’s always the thought that counts.


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