Preparing for Mother’s Day

It can be difficult to determine the best gift for Mother’s Day (OwlRatings has many good gift ideas you can check out), as one considers different options and what they will appreciate. Consider a few different avenues when selecting a gift for a mother:

  • Giving a gift that symbolises what motherhood means
  • Providing them with a gift that encourages a new hobby – perhaps one that mum’s been wanting to take up but hasn’t had the time or funds to get what is needed to start
  • Hand made gifts – something that has been created by the giver can mean so much
  • Expressing heartfelt thanks through a ‘gift’ that is fitting with mum’s love language

New Hobbies and the Symbolism of Motherhood

This may take a bit of forethought. Consider what motherhood means – particular qualities, sacrifices, costs and find a gift that shows this revelation of motherhood.

Perhaps mum has wanted to get into painting, drawing, or a particular sport or other hobby. Presenting a gift that provides her with the opportunity to do so can speak volumes with regards to appreciation for all she’s done for the giver.

Handmade gifts for Mother’s Day can also be well received. If talented in the way of being able to construct gifts, this can be a fitting way to show appreciation. The giver may be able to make something that is of particular use or value to their mother.

Expression Through Love Languages

Author Gary Chapman has produced a book titled The Five Love Languages. In this book, Chapman professes that people express love for others in usually one or two of five love languages. These are:

  • Words of Affirmation
  • Gifts
  • Physical Touch
  • Acts of Service
  • Quality Time

Perhaps it’s worth doing a little research to find out which of these love languages is applicable to one’s mother. If she is someone who responds to quality time, then the gift of a meal or particular event in which the giver spends time with their mother would mean the world.

If mom is someone who loves to give and receive gifts, then a well thought out and meaningful present will be worth so much more. For the mother who loves words that build up and affirm, a gorgeous card with a fitting poem may be the best choice.

Whatever one chooses for a Mother’s Day gift, it’s vital that one takes the time to find or create something that shows true appreciation. Investing time and thought into the gift can mean much more than the actual gift itself. Whatever is being given, ideally, it should serve as a symbol and reminder of the giver’s appreciation for their mother.