Mother’s Day is an opportunity to show some special appreciation for the love and hard work of mothers. It doesn’t even have to be reserved for just birthmothers — any maternal figure in your life can be showered with love on Mother’s Day!
This holiday is celebrated on different days around the world, even within a single region. Mother’s Day in the Caribbean (and the U.S.) is most commonly the second Sunday in May, but it may also fall on the last Sunday in May depending on where you live.
While maternal figures have been celebrated all throughout history, the modern Mother’s Day as most of us know it dates back to 1908. This was when American activist Anna Jarvis held a memorial not only for her late mother but for all mothers at her church. Not too long after, in 1914, it became a national holiday.
Nearly 110 years later, here are some things you can do on Mother’s Day to show the women in your life how much you care!
Give a One-of-a-Kind Gift
Show your appreciation by giving a thoughtful and unique gift. It could be a personalized piece of jewelry, a ceramic cup you made yourself, or a photo-filled scrapbook!
Let Her Rest for a Day
Moms work hard, and sometimes all they really want is a day off. On Mother’s Day, you take care of the chores, cook dinner and let her sleep in… or pair this idea with the next one!
Book a Spa Session
Let the favorite woman in your life have Mother’s Day all to herself by booking her a spa session. Make it simple or with all the works: a massage, a facial, a mani-pedi, etc. You can even make this a joint outing, too!
Plan a Picnic
In May, spring is in full swing and the flowers are in full bloom, so plan a picnic for mom to eat some good food and spend some quality time in nature.
Give Her Flowers
You can never go wrong with a beautiful bouquet. Choose her favorite flowers and colors and surprise her with a thoughtful arrangement.
Have a Movie Marathon
Is your mom a movie buff? Plan a movie marathon with all of her favorite films. Make some popcorn, get cozy on the couch and spend the whole night (or day) watching movies together.
Serve Her Breakfast in Bed
Start Mother’s Day off right by serving your mom breakfast in bed. Make it a Mother’s Day in the Caribbean, even if you’re not there, by taking inspiration from our Caribbean breakfast in bed ideas!
Go to the Beach
Going to the beach is another classic way to spend Mother’s Day. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun with the special women in your life — just don’t forget sunscreen!
Treat Her to Brunch
Take your mom or all the awesome women in your life out to brunch, spending quality time together over delicious food and drinks. Bonus points if it’s a place with Bottomless Brunch!
Whisk Her Away for a Weekend Getaway
If you really want to go all out, plan a weekend getaway. Book a hotel or Airbnb, plan some fun activities, and give her a chance to fully refresh and recharge.
Cook Her a Special Meal
This Mother’s Day, treat your mom to an extra special home-cooked meal. Bonus points if you set up the dining room really fancy! Alternatively, you can bake her a homemade cake.
Take Her Shopping
If you know your mom’s a shopaholic but she rarely gets to indulge herself, take her on a shopping spree to all her favorite stores.
Whether you plan a special outing, make a unique gift, or pamper the women in your life this Mother’s Day, remember it’s the thought that counts. Spending time and showing her you care is what she is looking forward to receiving the most!