Try a new recipe together every week. Get brave and try some new ingredients
Find a podcast you’d both like and have a conversation about it
Work on a heritage website together
Start a Pinterest board together of your favorite fashion and see where you overlap in style
Find some cute summer tableware and get a set for her and for yourself. Tell her you will think of her every time you use them.
Make a list of your favorite childhood memories and share them with her
Help her make a playlist of all her favorite songs
Ask her questions about her childhood and write them down in a book
Find out what her favorite TV show is and start watching it
Ask her to send you old photos and scan them in for her. Label the people in them, and send her a book!
Take a virtual tour together of a place, museum, etc you always wanted to visit
Why Should You Take Time to Show Your Mom She’s Loved?
Regardless of what time of year it is, moms always appreciate their adult children reach out to them and doing something that makes them feel special.
Your mom—or the mother figure in your life—has most likely done so much for you. Moms work hard to keep everyone else thriving... and honestly, none of us express gratitude for them like we should!
How often do youtell your mom how much you appreciate her? When is the last time you spent quality time together, had a heartfelt conversation, or surprised her with a meaningful gift?
Whether you’re family by blood or by choice, there’s so much connection that should be celebrated.
Every year Mother’s Day also gives us an extra opportunity to make an effort and really step up our thoughtfulness.
How to Make Your Mom Feel Special This Year
The season of the pandemic has caused our relationships to be more distanced than ever before, so it’s even more important to focus on making your mom feel special. We know how hard it can be to come up with ideas, but don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.
There’s nothing more important than focusing on meaningfulactions, words, and gifts. When you're considering how to make your mom feel special, remember to be heartfelt.
It’s not about the amount you spend or how often you’re together. Instead, you can choose to make her feel special with small, meaningful gestures that make an impact!
If You’ve Been Busy, Schedule Times to Spend Quality Time Together
One thoughtful way to make your mom feel special? Make her a priority!
As we build our own lives, we get busy. This means we spend less quality time with the ones we love.
And this year, we’ve spent more time than ever away from each other. That makes it even more valuable to prioritize time together, even if it’s a Zoom or phone call.
You could even fill out a planner or calendar for your mom with times when you’ll talk or see each other!
Plan a Surprise She Won't Expect
Planning something amazing doesn’t have to cost tons of money or take tons of time. There are manyways to create a memory together that will last a lifetime.
Even if traditional getaways, spa days, or outings aren’t possible because of social distancing measures, you can plan something special.
Set up a picnic in your mom’s backyard and surprise her with her favorite wine and tasty treats. Go for a hike somewhere new and bring plenty of snacks and water.
Or set up an at-home spa or movie night! If you can’t be together physically, a movie night is still a possibility. Use a plugin to watch Netflix together from afar and chat about your show or movie in real time.
Surprise Her With a Handmade Gift
Here’s a secret: a handmade gift doesn’t haveto be made by you! Handmade gifts are meaningful because they’re individually made with love. Like Gutsy Goodness necklaces and keychains, these gifts are meant to be special and reflect the best parts of us.
Thinking carefully about what your mom loves (and who she is on a deeper level) makes it easy to choose a gift.
Our quote-inspired necklaces are the perfect meaningful gift!
Get Personal and Write A Message That Shows How You Feel
When you’re thinking about how to make your mom feel special, you need to consider how powerful your words are.
Of course, simply telling your mom how you feel is wonderful. But writing down your gratitude, love, and memories makes even more of an impact.
One idea is to get a mason jar and cut some slips of colorful paper. Fill the jar with notes, memories, or pieces of gratitude for your mom.
You could even create a video message telling her all of the things you love about her. Trust us—acknowledging your mom will make her feel so special and loved!
Try Something New Together
So much of what makes a relationship special is the time we spend together doing things we love. What we do together forms memories and helps us feel connected!
Trying something new with your mom will not only create a memory, but be something meaningful you’ll both enjoy.
If you want to make your mom feel special, try something new together. Whether you make pottery, cook a new recipe, or even try a workout routine, you’ll both feel a special connection with the shared experience!
The smallest moments tend to have the biggest impacts. If you’re wondering how to make your mom feel special, these ideas are an incredible place to start!