A wise man once said that mothers hold their children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever. No matter how old we grow or how far we travel, the love towards the one that carried us, raised us and taught us everything we know about life will never fade out. We owe everything to these strong women who dedicated their lives to us…their children. And like that, when Christmas starts approaching, the holiday of family, love and togetherness, it’s only fair to say thank you with a small token of appreciation. And these few things are the perfect way to acknowledge your mother on this special day.
A crown fit for a queen. Or a necklace perhaps. Treat your mother like royalty by presenting her with a piece of fine jewellery. Whether it’s a statement necklace, a bracelet or even a pendant with a photo in it, this gesture is something that she will be able to keep closely by her side.
When in doubt – opt for something handmade. Your mother probably has a secret stash of all the valuable things you have crafted for her while you were younger. These kinds of objects which are made from heart are still one of the best ideas when it comes to gifts. A photo collage, an intimate letter or something that holds meaning only between you two is bound to leave her speechless.
A Dinner Party
Another great way to thank your mother for all those years of dedication and effort is simply to switch roles for a day. Put yourself in the role of your mother and organize a dinner party. Prepare her favourite meals and dearest treats, invite your close family members and celebrate this day together.
Surely a weekend in a remote spa resort is a great way to show your mother how much you love and appreciate her. Plan a trip together or give her the luxury of going on a road trip with her friends and give her the opportunity to pamper herself for a couple of days and recharge her batteries.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies”, says the famous author George R.R. Martin; so why not give your mother an opportunity to relive another life full of joy and splendour? There’s nothing more rewarding or valuable than presenting someone with a book.
And what is a better way to show someone how much you love them, than giving them some delicious chocolate? Surprise your mom with a set of tasty Christmas chocolates made from gingerbread, passionfruit or even Irish cream. Better yet, choose her favourite ingredients, mix them up in a creamy delicacy and give her a personal chocolate bar, specially made to please her senses.
Of course, not all mothers are alike. Some like flowers and chocolates while others might enjoy something more practical. Perhaps you have noticed that she is eyeing a certain object for quite some time, like a household appliance or even a piece of clothing. If you think that gifting her something like this will lose on its sentimental value, then it’s a good idea to add a card with a personalized message.
Let Her Choose
In the end, if everything else fails or you’re not that experienced in making perfect gifts, you can always give her the option to choose herself. This doesn’t necessarily have to be something materialistic; you can simply ask your mother to plan out her perfect day and then accompany her throughout the day and try to fulfil her desires.
Being a full-time mom is one of the most difficult but at the same time rewarding jobs in the world. We owe our mothers not only our lives but also the best years of our childhood. Keep this in mind when Christmas comes and you’ll surely create an unforgettable present that your mom will adore.