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    23 Ideas for How to Spend Mother's Day with Your Mom

    This Mother's Day, show your mom how much you appreciate her with one of these thoughtful Mother's Day Ideas!

    There are many ways to make your mom feel special and loved on her special day. Whether it's baking her favorite treats, putting together a photo album of memories, or simply sending her a heartfelt card, you can be sure that any of these 23 Mother's Day Ideas will be sure to put a smile on her face.

    Keep reading to learn more about how to show your mom some love this Mother's Day!

    Mother's Day Ideas

    Show Your Mom Some Love with These Mother's Day Ideas!

    1. Get Her a Card

    Getting your mom a card is one of the most straightforward yet meaningful Mother's Day gifts.

    Whether a handmade one from a craft store or an inspiring one from a Hallmark store, a card will surely surprise mom and bring a smile to her face.

    Write mom a personalized message on the card expressing your love and appreciation to make her feel extra special. This Mother's Day gift will be something she will treasure forever.

    2. Make Her Breakfast in Bed

    One of the best Mother's Day activities you can do for your mom is to make her breakfast in bed.

    Not only will she appreciate the effort, but it will also give you a chance to spend some quality time with her. Gather all the ingredients needed for a delicious breakfast and whip up something special for her.

    Serve the breakfast on a tray with a rose or a special card. She will be sure to love breakfast in bed.

    3. Give Her a Day-off from Cooking

    Giving her a day off from cooking is a great way to show her how much you care on Mother's Day. You can either order her favorite meal or, better yet, cook it yourself.

    If you need more confidence in the kitchen, enlist the help of a sibling or even an entire family. Make sure to clean up afterwards so your mother can sit back and relax!

     4. Bring Her Flowers

    One of the most classic Mother's Day activities is to bring your mom flowers. Show her appreciation by getting her a beautiful bouquet of her favorite flowers.

    Or, if you know her favourite colour, you can choose a flower arrangement with those colors. You could also choose flowers that are special to you or your mom. She'll love this thoughtful gift.

     5. Plan a Picnic

    Picnics are one of the best Mother's Day activities to enjoy with your mom! Pack a basket of her favorite snacks, drinks and dishes, grab a blanket, and pick a spot for your picnic.

    Ensure the spot is somewhere your mom can appreciate nature and the outdoors. Bring a Frisbee or a kite for an extra dose of fun, and take lots of family photos so you can cherish this memory for years to come.

     6. Go for a Walk Together

    Walking with your mom is one of the best Mother's Day activities. Spending time outside enjoying nature can be calming and therapeutic for both of you.

    Walking lets you discuss your lives and catch up on each other's news.

     7. Give Her a Photo Album

    Giving her a photo album is one of the best Mother's Day activities.

    Not only will it bring back some of your fondest memories together, but it will also be something she can look at and cherish for years.

    You can choose from digital photo albums or physical albums.

     8. Do Her Chores for Her

    Regarding Mother's Day activities, one of the best things you can do for your mom is to give her a break from all the chores. Taking some of the chores off her plate will show her that you appreciate all she does for you and your family.

    You can offer to do her laundry, clean up the kitchen after dinner, mow the lawn, or even take out the trash. Whatever it is, your mom will be grateful to have a few hours of free time.

     9. Take Her to the Beach

    Nothing says relaxation quite like a day spent at the beach. If your mom is an ocean lover, take her to her favorite beach spot for a day of fun.

    Pack a picnic lunch and plenty of drinks and sunscreen to enjoy Mother's Day out in the sun. Have a blast playing in the sand, swimming, or collecting seashells.

    Make sure to snap some pictures to make the day even more memorable.

     10. Take Her Out to Dinner

    Nothing says "I love you" like a special dinner out for Mother's Day. Whether you take her to a romantic restaurant or somewhere casual, the experience of being treated to a night away from the kitchen will surely bring a smile to her face.

    Make sure you plan to get a reservation at her favorite spot or surprise her with a new place she has yet to go to.

     11. Go Shopping Together

    Shopping together is one of the most fun and special Mother's Day activities you can do with your mom. Whether it is a trip to the mall, a stroll down the street, or browsing online stores, you can find something special for her.

    You could get her something she needs or wants, like new shoes, a handbag, a piece of jewelry, or a new outfit.

     12. Do a Streaming of the Online Concert

    One of the unique Mother's Day activities you can do is to host a streaming of an online concert. Whether it be a favorite band, artist, or genre, it can be a great way to show your mom some love on her special day.

    You can create a virtual event with friends and family and make it as big or small as possible. This activity is sure to make her day!

     13. Watch Old Family Videos

    For a sentimental Mother's Day activity, gather some of your favorite old home videos and create a unique viewing experience for your mom.

    Whether you are watching old home movies or vacation old home videos, it will bring back her favorite memories and make her feel loved. Invite the whole family to join the viewing party, bringing everyone together.

     14. Take Online Cooking Classes

    Are you and your mom always looking for new recipes to try out? If so, taking an online cooking class together is one of the perfect Mother's Day activities.

    You can join a live online class or watch pre-recorded lessons and tutorials. From baking to different cuisines, you can find various courses online and have lots of fun while learning something new!

     15. Visit a Spa

    Spa visits make for the perfect Mother's Day activities, allowing Mom to relax and get pampered. Why not treat her to a massage, facial, or other special services at her favorite spa or do all this at-home spa day?

    If you want to splurge, you can even book a day of relaxation for two to spend quality time together.

     16. Book a Yoga Session

    One of the best Mother's Day activities is to book a yoga session for your mom. Whether online or in-person, yoga is an excellent way for her to relax and unwind.

    If your mom is already a yoga enthusiast, she will appreciate the extra effort you put into making this special day even more special. If not, a yoga class can be a great introduction to something new that she can enjoy and learn.

     17. Go Camping

    Camping is a great way to spend quality time with your mom on Mother's Day. Grab your tent, sleeping bags, and other camping gear and head out to the great outdoors. Spend time relaxing together and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.

    A few ideas include hiking, fishing, sitting by the campfire, telling stories, and enjoying each other's company.

     18. Bike Riding

    Bike riding is a great way to spend quality time with your mom on Mother's Day. Whether you take a leisurely bike ride through the park or a challenging ride up a hill, it will surely be an adventure your mom loves.

    These fun ideas allow you to bond with your mom over the outdoors, and it is a great way to get some exercise.

     19. Go Golfing

    For all golf-loving moms out there, nothing will make them feel more special than spending their day on the golf course.

    If your mom is a golf enthusiast, plan a day out golfing with her and her friends. Most courses offer whole family discounts, so you can save money while spending quality time with your mom.

     20. Volunteer Together

    Spend quality time together by doing something good and volunteering with your mother this Mother's Day.

    If your mother is compassionate, she will love giving back to the community and spending her special day helping others. You can look up local volunteer opportunities in your area and see what interests you both. Pick one that resonates with you and your mother and make it a chance to bond over something good.

     21. Arrange a Backyard BBQ

    If you and your whole family want a fun way to celebrate Mother's Day, why not plan a backyard BBQ? You can take care of all the preparations in advance or have everyone pitch in.

    Set up a couple of tables, a grill, and some chairs and start grilling. You can make various dishes, from burgers to hotdogs to grilled veggies. Have everyone bring sides and desserts. This is a great way to celebrate Mom and enjoy a delicious meal together.

     22. Visit an Amusement Park

    Going to an amusement park is one of the most fun Mother's Day activities you can do with your mom. This fun activity is a great way to spend time together and has unforgettable memories.

    There are a lot of amusement parks around the world, so no matter where you live, there is likely one close to you. Choose a local park with the rides and attractions your mom will enjoy.

    23. Organize a Scavenger Hunt

    One of the most creative Mother's Day activities you can do with entire family is to organize a scavenger hunt for your mom. Gather some items around the house, and create a list of clues.

    You can hide the items around the house or in the yard and lead your mom from one clue to the next. This activity will take some planning, but it can be a lot of fun for you and your mom.




    Melissa Bajda

    About the Author

    Melissa Bajda is an gift-giving expert with a decade-long track record of curating gifts that create lasting memories. Her insight into the art of gifting and staying on top of trends by her consistent presence at major gifting trade shows, including her annual participation in NY Now trade show in New York City. With a passion for thoughtful, personalized gifts that truly make an impact, Melissa has built a reputation as a go-to source for unique and meaningful present ideas.