Mother’s day is just around the corner. In my opinion mother’s every day of the year. But because we live in a consumerist world, this day has been claimed to be mothers day by the commerce industry. With advertisings everywhere about mothers day, it is hard not to think of it and give nothing. If you want to make this Mother’s day a green one, try to give an experience instead of a physical thing. The research proves it, experiences makes you happier than things. I have gathered some ideas for you. Here they are:
Invite your mom, or mom friends to spend a couple of hours with you while eating the tastiest cakes, scones, and cookies.
If the person you are giving the gift is not a sweets lover, going for brunch is a better option than high-tea. This gift is a great option to catch up and spend time together. My favorite brunch place in the city I live in is Het Lokaal.
Museum tickets for two
Get cultural and go with your mom to a museum.
Movie tickets for two
Is there a new movie coming out? Go watch it with your mom or mom friends. At the cinemas, you can grab some candy, popcorn and invite the drinks.
Yoga/Dance/Sport passes for a month
Depending on the interests of your mama, you can give a monthly pass to their favorite activity. It can be yoga, Zumba, CrossFit, hip hop, etc.
Spa day for two
Spend the day with mom relaxing in the sauna. Or chilling in the swimming pool.
A great gift to pamper someone you love. My favorite beauty salon is Frank and Olive.
Take a class with your mom and learn how to cook a different type of cuisine.
Music try-out lessons
Has your mom always mention how much she would like to learn how to play the violin? or the piano? Surprise her with a month of classes. Book the best piano teacher in Amersfoort here.
Give your mom pictures she would like to hang in the living rooms. Starting at €70 you can book this talented photographer.
A food subscription box for a week
Give your mom well-deserved time off from going grocery shopping by giving her a meal box. Try for example the vegan box.
Learn with your mother how to make your own makeup. O maybe you prefer to learn to mix your own perfum? Check the difeerent DIY workshops you can go to in Amsterdam here.
Let her sleep in
This one is for the partners. Especially for those with little kids. The best mother’s day gift? SLEEP IN. Every mom it’s been desperately craving a few hours of uninterrupted sleep. Grab her a lavender eye pillow to make it extra relaxing.