Mother’s Day is coming, I repeat, Mother’s Day is coming! In case you don’t know, it’s on May 14th this year so be prepared people. Your mom deserves breakfast in bed, fresh flowers, and the total overall Princess treatment!
I remember as a little girl, always being elated to “surprise” my mom with a plate of her favorite foods every year on Mother’s Day. Standing proud and smiling ear to ear, I’d carry her her breakfast on a bamboo tray that I still have. She’d play along and act as if she would have never expected breakfast, and I was so grateful and happy to watch her enjoy the food I cooked for her.
Yeah, you could say I practically came out of the womb with a whisk in my hand! And the rest is history, I just love to cook, especially for the people I love, like my mom.
Every year I just wanted to make her feel special. I wanted to show her that I loved, appreciated, and emulated the woman she showed me to be. No matter how old I get that doesn’t change.
What has changed is that I am now a way better breakfast chef than I was during my younger years. I’ve also been able to treat my mom to more lavish gifts. Yes, I hated being on a budget even at five years old. I love spoiling my mom on Mother’s Day because she has spoiled me my whole life and it just makes my heart feel happy to see her smile!
I don’t think that one day a year can show how much we love our moms, but it’s a good start. This is her day and she deserves something extra special! Just so you know, extra special doesn’t mean extra expensive.
The most important things to my mom don’t cost much. She just loves to be with me and my brother, go to the beach, have a picnic, do something fun and active, and to give love and feel love. No reservations, no dress up, just casual.
When I was younger, we’d often go to the beach, eat sandwiches, slide down the dunes, sometimes we’d have “backwards” day and eat dessert in the morning, and there was always lots of love, hugs, kisses, and laughs.
My mom tells me that her favorite gifts I’ve given her have been handwritten, crafted cards, hand-painted canvas’, macaroni necklaces, and let’s not forget hug and funny chore coupons!
No matter what your budget, you can find a thoughtful gift to give your mom this Mother’s Day. You’ll find my Mother’s Day Gift Guide below, and some of you will be happy to know that includes a section that checks out for under $10!
When creating this Mother’s Day Gift Guide, I tried to make picks that would work for more than just my mom. I hope that you find something that catches your eye and brings a smile to your mother’s face! Wrap up your gift and then break out your old Crayola crayons or water colors, and create her a special card that will make her cry and laugh at the same time.
Shop through my Mother’s Day Gift Guide below and share what special traditions you have with your mom on Mother’s Day in the Comment Box below. If you found a great gift this year, share it with all of us! I can’t wait to hear from you!