Simple Ways to Show Mom You care
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so there is no better time than now to start planning the best Mother’s day ever.
Whether you are a mother yourself or are simply shopping for one. These simple Mother’s Day ideas are a great place to start.
If you are ready to truly show Mom just how much she means to you this year, then this, my friend, is the list for you!
Mother’s Day Ideas, From Mom
As a mother myself, I know exactly what I want most every year — peace.
I don’t care about lavish gifts or shiny jewelry.
It’s pure simplicity that I crave.
I want to rest up, practice a little self-care, eat something scrumptious, enjoy the presence of my family, and skip the all the messy cleanup!
I would imagine that most moms are in this very same boat.
If you truly want to give mom a gift she will remember, listen up!
Skip the expensive and focus on what matters most.
**Don’t forget, these simple Mother’s Day ideas can easily be adapted into a gift for Grandmas, Nanas, Or Memas!
10 Simple Mother’s Day Ideas
Keep things simple and light this year for Mom this year.
Trust me on this, Mother’s Day does not need to be over the top or lavish.
While yes, most women enjoy gifts and being pampered, moms tend to crave a single day of simplicity when it comes to this very special day.
These are the 10 things I, as a mom, would want for Mother’s Day this year — check them out!
Personal Mother’s Day Ideas
It’s important to show mom you get her.
You know her hopes, dreams, and her interests.
These simple gift ideas are perfect for the mom that appreciates that personal touch.
Build an Inspirational Journal Kit
If the Mom in your life likes to journal, doodle, or write — this will be a welcomed gift!
Purchase a simple journal, a handful of fun pens, and few simple sticker sheets.
Then, have each child hand-write a bible verse, quote, or cute saying on a random page — leaving plenty of open space for Mom to add her own additions over time.
If your child is too young to write, simply take over a little by writing the verse or quote yourself.
Then, let your little one color and add stickers.
Have artsy kids? Have them create a title page in the front with a simple title and fun illustrations! The possibilities with this one are endless, you guys!
If this is a hit with the mom in your life, simply add to her collection each Mother’s Day by picking up additional pens or new stickers — maybe even throw in some fancy washi tape!
Want to take it up a notch? Toss all mom’s journaling supplies in a zipper pouch for some added organization! Then add in some fun extras such as colored pencils & brush markers!
Plan a Mom-Venture
As a stay-at-home, introverted, homeschool mom, I don’t plan very many outings for myself and I’m totally ok with staying home most of the time.
If I am going somewhere, it tends to be an appointment, something for the kids, or a trip to pick up the essentials.
With that said, there are adventure loving mom’s out there (introverted & non-introverted alike)
If the mom in your life lights up when she gets to go somewhere, planning a mom-venture might be exactly what she needs!
While I am an introvert and tend to be a homebody, I do love a good scenic drive now and again.
Sometimes a trip to one of our favorite hiking spots works wonders for the soul as well.
Simply take a few moments to think about the type of mom-venture the mom you will be celebrating this year would appreciate.
A mom-venture could be something simple and relaxing (definitely my style) such as a picnic in the park or it could be something a little more daring like skydiving.
Either way, focus on mom, her needs, and her idea of a good time.
Seriously though. Some of my most memorable Mother’s Days are the simple ones filled with family trips to the park or even just a chill day relaxing in the backyard with the grill going.
Supplies needed: yourself & a plan of attack!
Creative Mother’s Day Ideas
Sometimes all Mom needs this time of year is a simple handwritten thank you for always being there or a handmade keepsake.
Not only will these Mother’s Day ideas not break the bank, but they can be so much fun for the little ones!
Make a Homemade Card
Simple, yet effective!
Moms absolutely live for this sort of thing.
A simple handmade card can be kept and cherished for years to come.
Plus, they can easily pair with any gift.
Some craft supplies and a little love is all you need to show mom you care.
Don’t have everything you need to make a card or are completely strapped for time?
Pick up a simple card from the store and let your child jazz it up with a couple of stickers and a handwritten note.
Cards are an incredibly simple way to show someone how you feel.
Create a Personal Craft
This can be such a cute Mother’s Day craft for kids!
A little tape or stickers, some paint, and you’re golden!
You simply press your stickers firmly or use tape to spell a word on your canvas.
Paint, let dry, then remove the stickers or tape – leaving a beautiful canvas for Mom!
You can easily make this personal by spelling out MOM or by creating special sayings you share with Mom.
My daughter always says I love you more than, which could be a super cute idea for this craft!
My boys also did this craft (a number of years ago) using their names, which was a super fun project as well!
Supplies needed: canvas, paint, stickers, or painters tape
Hand Pick a Bouquet of Flowers
Give Mom the gift of flowers that never wilt!
I did this cute handprint craft with my Sunday school class a few years ago, and they were a huge hit!
I also made one for myself and I absolutely cherish it to this day.
Simply trace your child’s hand on colored cardstock, cut it out, and have them write their name on it.
You can attach the hand-prints to anything long that can easily be put into a vase. Such as dowel rods, craft sticks, or a plastic butter knife (serrated side taped to the hand).
Then, simply pop the handprints into a cute vase or coffee mug filled with gems (or candy, yum!) and you have a beautiful potted flower!
Have multiple kids? Make it a hand-picked bouquet (see what I did there ;)!
Looking for more mug options? Consider using one of these unique coffee mugs for moms!
Selfless Mother’s Day Ideas
This is what Mother’s Day is truly about.
Moms give selflessly all year long and there is no better way to show her how much she means to you then by selflessly giving back.
Give Her the Day Off
Yes, yes, yes!
Every Mom deserves a day off.
As a mom myself, I totally understand how unrealistic this sounds because Mom typically can’t take a day off from everything — especially when she has little ones.
With that said, moms still deserve a break time from time to time.
If you can’t give Mom a break from all the things, then start small.
Think of a task (or two) that the mom in your life could use a break from.
Maybe it’s diaper duty, laundry, cooking, or washing the dishes — whatever it is, give mom some time off from her least favorite tasks, showing her just how much you truly appreciate all her hard work!
If you have kiddos that are old enough to help, encourage them to get involved in this one. Just make sure the tasks that are chosen can easily be tackled by the kids independently or with the help of a willing adult.
It can be downright frustrating to a mom if she’s told something will be done for her, only to end up doing it herself later.
Supplies needed: You, your kiddos, & good attitudes all around — because grumbling and complaining isn’t Mom’s idea of a perfect gift.
Serve Breakfast in Bed
Showing Mom how much you appreciate her by serving her is a classic move for Mother’s Day.
Seriously though — who wouldn’t love breakfast in bed?
If you have older kiddos, encourage them to help with cooking, plating, and serving.
Make Mom something delicious and deliver it straight to her bedroom before she even has the chance to do anything for anybody else!
This is definitely one of the best ways to start a Sunday morning.
Want to make her breakfast even more special? Create a set of I Love You Because cards (included in our Mother’s Day bundle) to read through while she eats
- Mom’s favorite breakfast foods
- Serving Tray or Platter
- Free printable Mother’s Day bundle
Cook and Clean up
This is huge!
As a homeschool mom, I find myself completely worn down by the end of the day and sometimes cooking is the absolute last thing I want to do.
Knowing that someone else is willing to cook for me, plus clean up afterward — well that’s downright heavenly!
Encourage your children to make Mom a meal (with dad’s help) then clean up afterward.
If cooking isn’t your forte or simply isn’t an option, ordering Mom’s favorite take-out dessert can certainly do the trick as well.
Mothers work hard every single day of the year, and showing her how much you appreciate that hard work by treating her with a good meal that involves little to no cleanup is a priceless gift that never goes out of style.
Supplies needed: a comfy spot for Mom to kick up her feet while she watches you cook (and clean) 😉
Last Minute Mother’s Day Ideas
If you are reading through these Mother’s Day ideas the day before the big day, don’t fret. I’ve got you covered!
Life throws a lot at us during the course of a year and sometimes holidays can sneak up on us.
Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us.
If you are in need of some last-minute (but heartfelt) gift ideas for the mom in your life, these are the ones for you.
Make a Coupon Book
Coupon books are an iconic Mother’s Day gift.
I’ve received a handful of these during my mommin’ years and they are so much fun!
Kids can seriously come up with some of the cutest ideas for coupons too.
Coupon books filled with days off and fun activities are just a fun way to show Mom you appreciate her and are willing to help her out throughout the year.
You can easily (and quickly) make your own with the free printable coupon booklet that is included in our Mother’s Day bundle!
Simply have your kiddos fill it out, add some fun embellishments if desired, then staple it together and you’re good to go.
Coupon book example ideas: extra hugs or snuggles, helping Mom with her daily chores, helping out with a younger sibling, making Mom’s bed for a week, or drying the dishes.
The options are seriously endless for this one, you guys!
Fill Out a Fun Keepsake
Extremely strapped for time?
This definitely a great go-to option!
Fill out a simple All About Mom worksheet — like the one included in our Mother’s Day bundle!
This is such a fun keepsake for mom to hang on to for years to come and it’s the perfect option for little ones!
Toddlers and preschoolers seriously give some of the best answers for these types of activities, like their Mema only being 28 years old (shown in the image above).
Let me tell you, that one flattered my mom for sure.
Simply print and have your child fill out the worksheet — easy peasy!
Consider laminating this simple activity to turn it into a timeless keepsake.
More Mother’s Day Ideas on the Blog
Just in case you missed them, you can find all of our Mother’s Day blog posts below!
Now get out there and show the powerful & amazing mom in your life just how much you truly care!