Commitment, guidance and a generous amount of love. That’s what your parents needed and it’s also what you’ll need to nail this mothers day and put a big smile on mums face.
How about this stat? Sons are more likely to give mum what she really wants. In a recent survey, the most popular gift selected by mums was to be taken out for a meal—preferred by 34% of mothers, compared to 10% who’d like jewelry. While 26% of sons say they’re likely to take mum out for brunch, dinner, or another meal on Mother’s Day, just 20% of daughters will do so.
With the guidance of the GOOD44 mums we’ve created a list of 10 tips. Follow these or at least some of them and you’ll be guaranteed to make mum smile.
Tip #1: If you can, pick mum up; don’t have her meet you somewhere.
Tip #2: Show mum something she’s never seen before. It’s the perfect day to be a tourist in your own city.
Tip #3: If you live in the same vicinity you have to either cook or take mum out for one of the three main meals…a coffee date won’t cut it but if going out is a bit spendy a picnic is an inexpensive luxury we recommend.
Tip #4: We’ve heard of one son paying off mum’s phone bill. Not sure about that…if it’s anything to do with a phone, it’s got to be you calling mum and we recommend doing it first thing in the morning.
Tip #5: Tell mum you love her. Always guaranteed to get a smile.
Tip #6: Celebrate the day properly. Get a bottle of bubbles or start the occasion with a cocktail.
Tip #7: Get mum something different this year and buy her something she wouldn’t necessarily buy herself. Apparently we’re predictable so let’s change it up.
Tip #8: Do something you know suits your mum. We think you probably know her pretty well.
Tip #9: Let mum outsource it and make it Mothers Week. What do we mean? You’re going to take on one of mums to do’s.
Tip #10: An oldie but a goodie. Take a photo of you and your mom together, print it, and frame it. She’ll think of you and that moment every time she looks at it.