Tried and True ways to say ‘I love you’ on Mother’s Day

May 09, 2023
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As Mother's Day approaches, the collective panic of finding the perfect gift becomes topical once again.

How do you find a gift that expresses both your undying adoration and gratitude for your mom while not breaking the bank on this mid-month celebration? For the loving child who is still a conscientious buyer, here are five tried and true gift ideas that are sure to make your mommy smile.

Breakfast In Bed

I'm sure for everyone, at one point in your childhood, you made your mom a special Mother's Day breakfast. And though we're now old enough to not burn the eggs, the sentiment is just as sweet. A home-made meal served to your special lady does the perfect job of making her feel like a queen without emptying your pockets. In most cases, you can even use the ingredients you already have at home to fashion your feast.


What says 'I love you' better than a bouquet of fresh flowers? Since time immemorial, flowers have been a universal symbol of Mother's Day. While it is likely the most common gift that moms receive, if it ain't broke don't fix it. A bouquet of tulips or peonies or even classic roses communicates your deep admiration for your first first lady, while keeping the budget strings taught. You could even switch it up by gifting live plants like a spotted orchid or a dwarf fruit tree, something to signify your ever-blooming love.

Gift Basket

A gift basket with all her favourite things is the most considerate way to say 'I'm thinking of you'. Because this gift includes multitudes of items, it's easy to go low-end with the products without skimping on quality. An amalgamation of her day-to-day faves show an attention to detail that is simply unmatched by other gifts. Whether it be pre-packaged or handcrafted, a good gift basket never fails. And at the end of the day, she has a nice basket to reuse, so she's winning on all fronts.

Spa Day

While spa days are by no means innovative, they are a crowd favourite. No mom will refuse a day of pampering especially on someone else's dime. Whether you pay for her to visit a physical spa, or you dedicate the day to waiting on her hand and foot at home, a spa day says 'Thank you for taking care of me, let me return the favour'.

Spending Time With Her

One thing your mom will almost never turn down is the chance to spend quality time with you. As one of the five major love languages, quality time ranks high internationally. Whether it be going to dinner, watching a movie or just having a simple heart-to-heart conversation, any time you take to tell her just how much she means to you will definitely be appreciated. Extra points if you palm her some cash while you're there. ;-)

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