In case you haven’t heard, Mother’s Day is May 9th. While this is the perfect opportunity to tell mom alllll the things you’re grateful for, we believe your efforts should not be limited to one day only. After all,
Mom has taken care of you around the clock.
Remember the number of times you woke up sick in the middle of the night? When she had to dash from work to come to pick you up at school? When she took you straight from piano to soccer to dance? When she juggled cooking dinner, going to PTA, carpooling you around, and being the snack mom?
Moms deserve to be consistently encouraged, especially outside the moments you’re “supposed” to celebrate her. Check out Team Greetabl’s list below to ensure she feels encouraged 365 days a year.
Our Favorite Ideas to Celebrate Mom, All Year Long:
Have a Bi-Weekly Ritual
Give mom something to look forward to – maybe it’s a phone call every other week on a given night. When you regularly build her into your schedule, she will feel important, needed, and relevant in your life.
Schedule Gift Deliveries in Advance
We offer the ability to schedule Greetabl gifts up to 90 days in advance. This means you can plan out a few “just because” moments to connect with mom. She’ll love receiving a surprise gift in the mail. Plus, you know moms always appreciate getting pictures of her favorite people.
Ask for Her Wisdom and Advice
Of course, this is within the boundaries of a healthy relationship. Don’t ask for advice if it will be harmful to you.
If you’re hosting a party, ask your mom for a few recipes. Note, this doesn’t mean you put her to work for your event.
If you’re having problems with a friend, go to your mom for some unbiased advice.
Which brings us to the next point…
Tell Her When You’ve Taken Her Advice
Whether the advice is recent or it’s something she’s been telling you for years, let her know you’ve appreciated her wisdom along the way. This will make mom beam with pride and let her know that you don’t take her expertise for granted.
Make Mom a Playlist
Surprise your mom with a curated playlist of her favorite songs. Or switch it up and create a little mix to introduce her to new artists.
Bring Her a Meal
Treat mom to a spontaneous meal at work or at home! Name a better surprise than dinner on you… we will wait.
Pay for a Subscription
Apple TV, Hulu, Spotify, Netflix, Disney +, Panera Bread Unlimited Coffee…. the list goes on! This will serve as a little reminder that you appreciate her everytime she picks up coffee or turns on a movie.
Take Care of Her Chores
If you have a key to her home, surprise her by cleaning. If there’s a nagging chore she avoids, do it for her.
Plant a Garden
Something you can do for her or together… the perfect gift for the woman with a green thumb!
Watch a TV Show Together
Whether you actually sit down and watch it on the same couch, or watch from the comfort of your own home, asking your mom to work through a show together will mean the world. It’ll bring her back to the days when you were under the same roof and TV time together was a nightly thing.
When the series (or season!) finale rolls around, you can do something extra special with her.
Send Her to Get Pampered
If there’s one thing about moms, it’s that they often neglect self-care in order to take care of everyone else. Treat your mother to a spa service – whether it be a mani/pedi, a massage, or a facial. It doesn’t have to be for a special occasion… it can simply be a Tuesday.
Preserve Her Recipes
Make a cookbook full of your mom’s signature dishes.
Take a Weekend Trip
Whether you do a staycation or go somewhere nearby, mom will LOVE spending uninterrupted 1:1 time with you. Clearing your calendar is the ultimate gift to a mother.
Send Hand-Written Notes
Make it a point to send your mom a hand-written note. We promise she will treasure the sweet gesture and hang onto your words forever (both literally and metaphorically!).
Not sure where to begin for Mother’s Day? Check out our 100 Gift Options, a list made with every kind of mom in mind.