5 Experience Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
posted on May 3, 2017 | by Chelsea Becker
There’s something about Mother’s Day that always stresses me out, anyone else? I’m so incredibly appreciative of my mama that I feel like no matter what I get her, it won’t represent what she means to me. But what I’ve learned is, most moms just want to spend time with their kids to celebrate their holiday.
So instead of feeling the pressure to pick out the perfect gift, think about treating your mom to an experience instead of something tangible this year. I think she’d love it! Check out these five ideas below (and yes, that’s Amanda with her mama and sissy above!).
If you and your mom can swing taking a day off work, take a long weekend trip, just the two of you. Giving yourselves that valuable 1:1 time together is something you’d never regret and making that kind of effort is something she’ll treasure forever. If you live cross-country, meet somewhere in the middle so no one has to spend a full day traveling.
Girl’s night in
Perfect for girls on a budget! Grab your favorite cult classic (cough cough, Dirty Dancing), a bottle of vino and head over to mom’s house for a night of laughing and memory-making. Order a pizza so no one has to do any work and just chill out. Sleep over if you can so that you can extend your time together into the next morning.
Hire a chef
Pull funds together with your siblings or dad and hire mom a chef for the night. Especially if she’s usually responsible for planning and cooking dinners, a night off with her family is well-deserved and will be much appreciated. This could be a cute idea to do with cousins if they live close too – pitch in to treat all the moms in the family to a yummy dinner.
If mom is a wine drinker (you can do the same thing at a brewery too!), hit up her favorite local vineyard and indulge in all the reds and whites a girl can handle. Grabbing a table outside with a view or getting a tour around the vineyard would be the perfect topper for a relaxing mom/daughter day. This would be a fun idea for the whole family too!
Who says a couple’s massage is only for significant others? You and your mama can absolutely enjoy some much-needed downtime with massages! If you’re worried about price, check out a massage therapy school in your area; they offer these treatments for a much lower price compared to spas. If you don’t live in the same city as your mama, you could always send her for some solo spa time!
Any other ideas on how to spend Mother’s Day?
I love these ideas! I agree that it’s hard to know what to get your mom, but these ideas/spending quality time with her are great.
My daughter and I are huge SF Giants fan (gotta rep The Bay!). For the last 4-5 years, she’s come home from Milwaukee (where she went to school and now works) and we spend Mother’s Day at a game. We have our rituals…a stop for coffee, then head to CalTrain for a leisurely ride to the most beautiful baseball park in the country, from the South Bay. Lunch at Lucky Strike’s, drinks from one of the Club Levels bars, and an afternoon spent rooting for our boys! Once we get home, we’ll stop at Whole Foods and create a yummy dinner of brie, crackers and one of their delicious salads…and a bottle of vino!
I love spending quality time with my mom. Not only because she’s a geat company to go out with, but also because she spends most of her time alone since me and dad work all day – such a hard thing for a people person like her. For mother’s day or birthday I like to take her out for a ‘mom & daughter’ afternoon, from shopping to manicure and her favorite takeout meal (grilled shrimp and salad, btw). She also loves going to my sister’s and have a big lunch with our whole family together. I know she likes when I buy her gifts, but what she appreciates the most is being surrounded by her loved ones.
Lindsay @ Hot Mess, Cool Day Says
Great ideas! I love experience gifts so much more than material ones!
These are great! I actually decided to get my mom and me a yoga class voucher!