The disappointed look or the guilt trip, it’s hard to say which hits you harder if you’ve missed Mother’s Day. Certainly, it was not your intention to miss her big day, but life gets busy and somehow you forgot to set a digital reminder. Don’t worry though, Mom just may forgive you (or at least will say she does) if you make her belated gift thoughtful, original and uniquely one of a kind. Kids who remembered Mother’s Day may get away with Sunday brunch and a bouquet of carnations. You, however, must dish up a whole new level of thoughtful to get back into Mom’s good graces. Fortunately, we have a few awesome ideas that will have your best girl weeping with joy and maternal pride in no time.
Dig a Little Deeper – Plant a Garden
Not roses, not tulips but a garden based on the birth months of family members makes a unique and heartfelt gift. For example, if you were born in January, your sister in August and your family dog in July, you could make a potted garden of carnations, gladiolus, and larkspur. Your mom will adore the sentiment and you will get high marks for creativity. You may have to do some research to determine which plants can be potted together in terms of sunlight and water requirements, but Mom will definitely be touched by this incredibly thoughtful if somewhat belated Mother’s Day present.
Make it Personal – With “Just for Her Jewelry”
Rings and family jewelry are a great way to say you care. What mother wouldn’t be thrilled with birthstone reminders in gold or silver? You can get modern or traditional styles in rings, pendants or even bracelets that can be customized to suit Mom. You could also consider upping the cool factor and give her a gift her book club will be oohing and aahing over for weeks. Moonglow jewelry allows you to use a moon phase calculator to look up moon phases of important dates and then create custom jewelry pieces celebrating these events. Imagine the tears of joy and forgiveness as you present her with a lunar twin charm necklace with the moon phases of your birth and hers.
Life is Art – Have a Family Photo Re-imagined
Mom’s house is no doubt full of photographic memories of past birthdays and family holidays so why not turn a fave photo into a work of art? There is an abundance of programs available online that can turn a tired old photo into a watercolor, oil painting or even an impressionist masterpiece. But don’t stop there, have the photo professionally printed, matted and framed so Mom can put it in a place of honor and think of your thoughtfulness every time she sees it. After a while, she will only remember your extreme thoughtfulness and completely forget it was a week late.
You know, and she knows, that all will be forgiven with a warm hug and a heartfelt apology but it’s nice to go the extra mile and give your mom a gift she will treasure. She has given you a lifetime of wonderful memories, it seems only fitting and fair that you choose an item worthy of her love.