We celebrate it every year (or I guess most of us do) to honor our mothers and show them our appreciation and love. However, when it comes to presents for our mom, most of us aren’t creative and opt for the classic flower bouquet (I’m not innocent myself…).
I recently read a study that suggested 91% of all moms would prefer an iPad over flowers. To be honest that information didn’t surprise me (I’d be one of them) but seriously, it’s not just a lack of creativity that haunts most of us, it’s also limited financial freedom.
When it comes to presents I’m a firm believer that the value of the gift doesn’t matter. What matters is the gesture and whether it comes from the heart. I have a hard time accepting presents that people give me because they felt obligated. You might argue how would I know but trust me, I can always tell.
A person who is happy to give you a present is more excited about you opening it than you yourself are. And usually these are impersonal presents anyways. I’m not saying that I don’t appreciate gift cards or presents in general, but when my good friend made the effort to bake gluten free cookies for me, I was touched. Such gestures are priceless.
But back to Mother’s Day. And I just figured you could use this as a suggestion: in case your mother enjoys cookies, bake for her! Most cookie recipes are simple and don’t require you to be a chef. If you’re not sure about baking, how about cooking dinner for your mother, or invite her for brunch? I’m sure she’d appreciate the gesture and the quality time she’d get to spend with her child/children.
And in case you really lack creativity, go and buy flowers but make sure you do it because it makes you happy to see your mother happy.
And remember to rather show her your gratitude whenever you can instead of buying her flowers once a year.
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom” ~Marcel Proust