9 Special Mother’s Day Surprises You Can Plan For Your Mum

Sarmistha Neogy
·5-min read

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and that means it is time to celebrate the woman who has been your strength, your friend, your confidant and much more. She wears many hats and is the one you come to for love and support. So naturally she deserves only the best!

Now, if you have been wracking your brains trying to come up with about Mother’s Day surprise ideas, worry not, we have you covered.

On the occasion of Mother’s Day this year, you can surprise your mums with these thoughtful ideas. We bet she’ll love them just as much as we do.

9 Mothers Day Surprise Ideas

1. Take charge of the kitchen

mothers day surprise ideas
mothers day surprise ideas

Take charge of the kitchen and make it special for her. Image courtesy: iStock

Kitchen is still very much a mummy’s domain in many households. So how about giving her some rest this Mother’s Day? Start by treating her to her favourite breakfast platter.

For the lunch and the dinner menu, you can either take your mum’s suggestion on what she would prefer to eat or you can make it a surprise. Don’t worry too much about whether your mum will love your cooking, she will love it! For her, it is all about the effort you put in to make her day.

Take full responsibility for the kitchen, which not only includes cooking, but also the dishes. Help her relax the whole day and keep her out of the kitchen!

2. Plan a surprise date

There is nothing sweeter than going on a date with your mum. You can begin the date with a handwritten note that reads: “Get ready by 6 pm, your date will be waiting for you downstairs.” Gift her the dress she’s always wanted to wear but pushed back from buying so she could contribute to the monthly household expenses, if possible.

Place the dress on the bed along with the note. Then take her down to her favourite restaurant.

As a family, you can also arrange for a special flower delivery for her at the table. And of course, order her favourite meal to make it a special one.

3. Staycation

Due to the pandemic we have all been stuck at our homes. It has been more difficult for mums. Managing household chores, looking after the kid and yes work.

So, instead of sitting at home, how about planning a staycation for her. Help her unwind and relax at a beautiful resort or someplace that may even be close to her heart.

4. Gift her unique edible flowers

mothers day surprise ideas
mothers day surprise ideas

Edible flowers are not only colourful but they are loaded with nutritional value. Image courtesy: Pixabay

Your mum loves flowers, but how about gifting her edible ones? These are not only attractive to look at, but are also packed with nutrients, potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that can support your mum’s health.

They also contain biologically active substances including vitamin A, C, riboflavin, niacin, minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, iron and potassium. The best part is, you can serve them raw, cook them with vegetables, fry them as a snack or sprinkle them on your desserts.

5. Set an online meet with her friends

Your mum may not have met her family and friends in a long time due to travel restrictions amid the pandemic. So how about planning an online meet on Mother’s Day with all of them?

You can keep this a surprise for your mum. At the scheduled time, ask your mum to dress up and then take her in front of the screen. COVID has distanced us from our near and dear ones, but thanks to technology, we can narrow this gap.

6. DIY cards

There is nothing sweeter and more adorable than a hand-made card. If you’re looking for some cool ideas, you can try a tie and dye card. For this style, fill a plastic bin with six inches of hot water, then stir in the dye. Let the solution settle down so there are no bubbles at the surface.

Holding your paper vertically and dip it into the dye solution. Keep the paper in the dye until it turns catches the colour. Let it dry and add your special message.

7. Finish her to-do list

Yes, we know mums are superheroes, but they are also humans! You can always give her the sweet reward of a helping hand this Mother’s Day by completing a few tasks on her to-do list.

This thoughtful gesture will allow her to enjoy some unexpected ‘Me’ time.

8. Frame hand-print photo

mothers day surprise ideas
mothers day surprise ideas

Handprints are one of the cutest gifts to surprise your mums this Mother’s Day. Image courtesy: iStock

This is one of the cutest memories to gift your mum. You can send cute little handprints from your childhood or that your own baby to your mum.

This is surely one of the sweetest mothers day surprise ideas that’ll certainly make her emotional!

9. Create a gift basket

Handpick each item in your special gift basket and ensure that they are all the things that your mum really loves. From placing her favourite chocolate, family photos, new accessories, to spa coupons, you can surprise her with a lot of options.

While a single day isn’t enough to thank mums for the sacrifices they make but, amid the hustle-bustle of our daily lives, having a dedicated day means we can make it special for them. Let us know how you plan to make your mum happy using these Mother’s Day surprise ideas.

Happy Mother’s Day!


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