Let’s be honest, there are infinite ways to show your mother you love her and a token of affection is always a great way to let her know that you appreciate everything she does for you and all that she means in your life—especially on Mother’s Day.

Anyone can go to a mall and select a gift that hundreds of other people are getting for their moms, but where’s the fun in that? So this Mother’s Day, why not create a one-of-a-kind gift for a one-of-a-kind mom?

Here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Cook for mom.

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Whether you’re an adult, teenager or a child who needs supervision from dad, get in the kitchen and prepare a nice, thought out meal for your mother. There’s no better way to show your mom that you appreciate her than by doing for her what she’s done for you.

Plan out a day for just you and mom.

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Think of your mom’s favorite hobbies and pastimes and plan a day around the things she loves. Go antiquing, out to the ballet or enjoy a nice picnic—whatever she fancies. There are no amounts of gifts that you can give that can take the place of quality time spent together.

Start a new tradition.

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Beginning this Mother’s Day, do something special for your mom – and then carry on that tradition year after year.

Make your own card


This is where you can channel your inner child. Your mother has always loved putting your art on the fridge. Now that you’re older, can color in the lines and form complete sentences, take your fridge art to the next level.

Write a poem or heartfelt letter.

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Nothing says “I love you, Mom” more than words from your heart detailing the ways you love your mom. She’ll laugh, she’ll cry and even better, she’ll keep it forever.

Make something.


Involving your creative and artistic side in the gift you give your mother is sure to make her heart melt. Needlework, a craft or putting together the bookcase she’s been asking for the last 12 years are a few ways to show your love.

Create a scrapbook.


Cutting and pasting photos in a book for your mother is something she will cherish forever. Write little notes beside pictures where that moment brings back a specific memory of your mother. Not so creatively-inclined? Online companies like Snapfish and Shutterfly have photo album templates. Just select your photos, add your captions and print. Either way you go, there won’t be a dry eye in the house.

There’s no one like mom. The love she has for you is unconditional and special and the gift you give should embody some of those qualities.