Mothers are extraordinary human beings who are worthy of nothing but the best. With only a few days left until Mother’s Day, you are probably looking for ways to make their day special. And we are here to help.
Sure, it may be challenging—or maybe even impossible—to go shopping together or take her to a vacation she truly deserves right now. But there are a lot of wonderful things you can do to make her smile even if we’re on ECQ.
Here are simple Mother’s Day surprise ideas you can do for your mother — and your mother figures!
1. Mom’s week-off
Instead of taking charge of her to-do list for only a day, go the extra mile and make sure that you have all your household chores covered. If you have siblings, you can divide the work among yourselves.
Taking a week off will allow her to make time for things she has always wanted to do.
2. Home treasure hunt
One of the most fun Mother’s Day surprise ideas we have in this list is this!
If you can, hide little items in your home for a treasure hunt! They can simply be things she likes at the grocery store or a quick DIY craft like an origami. Map out the whole plan and give your mom clues to help her get to the end of the adventure.
PS: Save the ‘grandest’ item for last!
WATCH: Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt
3. Breakfast in bed
Get up a little early than you usually do to prepare a surprise breakfast for your mom. It shouldn’t even be a complicated dish! Make her feel like royalty by serving her breakfast the moment she wakes up.
4. Home pamper session
Going out for a massage or hair treatment is currently prohibited, but you can still do it at home!
There are easy-to-use, store-bought spa, skin, and hair treatment products to make this Mother’s Day surprise idea possible. Throw in a few extra items from the beauty section during your next grocery visit! It will be fun (and hopefully, relaxing) to do this with your mom while you’re safe at home.
5. A pop-up card
Nothing says ‘I love you’ like, well, actually saying it!
DIY a card for your mom and tell her how thankful you are for having them in your life. This will probably bring your mom to tears especially if you don’t say it that often. But as long as they’re happy tears, then it means you’ve successfully made Mother’s Day special.
6. DIY recipe box
Have you always been blown away by every single dish that your mom cooks for your family?
Then it’s time to keep these secret recipes safe! Find an old wooden or carton box you can use and transform it into a recipe box filled with cards she can fill. This can be the start of a family tradition!
WATCH: DIY Recipe Box
7. Jar of Love
Feeling a bit crafty? List down reasons why you love your mom and seal it inside an unused jar! It can be as simple as “I love you for your adobo.”
This will give your mom a reason to smile every day for the rest of the year. And to be honest, it’s what she deserves.