Mothers Day Ideas For May 9, 2010

May 7, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Mother's Day 2010: Celebrating mothers across the US and beyond.  (Photos.com)
Mother's Day 2010: Celebrating mothers across the US and beyond. (Photos.com)
Stepping out of your comfort zone is difficult when trying to come up with amazing Mother’s Day gifts, but it doesn’t mean you have to go out of your way to find the most expensive or extraordinary gift. Sometimes the simplest of ideas can spark the most appreciation from mom, and it doesn’t have to be the usual flowers and chocolates. After all, they always say: it’s the thought that counts.

Moms Love Creativity

One really creative way to make your mother happy, is to make her some custom Mother's Day coupons or vouchers. This little booklet can include vouchers for tasks like taking out the trash or baking a tray of cookies. It may sound corny and a little immature, but it’s bound to put a smile on your mother's face, no matter your age. Moms cherish every bit of attention they can get from their sons and daughters. You can even print these coupons from various websites!

How about making a lava lamp for mom? It doesn’t take much effort, resources or time. All you need is a glass jar, some food coloring, salt and vegetable oil. They make for great decorations and show your mom that you really put in that much more effort into making a gift. First you will need to fill a glass jar with water, add some food coloring to get the right color you want, then pour in a 1/4 cup of oil, add some salt and you’re done. A video of the process is best viewed in the video on the familyfun.go.com website.

Most moms spend a good fraction of their days in the kitchen, and if your mom likes to cook, why not brighten her days with a colorful apron and a matching oven mitt. It’s will bring up her mood and can directly affect the quality of the food she makes, if she’s happy, she’ll want to make everyone else happy with high quality cooking. Paper Source sells some great cupcake decorated aprons and cooking gloves.

If your mother is the gardening type, why not get her a plant-your-own-tree-kit. This is a great way to supply your mom with everything she needs to grow a tree from scratch within the comforts of her own home. We all know that house plants increase the oxygen level thus improving the quality of air, but this neat gift will cheer up any space in the house. A variety of trees is offered on treeinabox.com.

Many mothers might also like to keep up with the technology-driven world we live in. Why not get her a cool cell phone case to show off her mobile phone. She will feel really flattered that you are considerate of her needs. Maybe she likes to go for a jog in the morning, so why not invest in a really funky MP3 player that will make her feel modern, fashionable and loved. Let her know you really know her taste and throw in some music on the MP3, maybe a tune you that you share with her as a memory.

No matter what you decide to get your mom, remember that an "it's the thought that counts" gift is better than no gift at all. If you have only 10 minutes before you see your mom this Sunday and are in a really desperate situation, a balloon or a flower bouquet will suffice. If you’re really close to your mother you might know what she wants without much thinking – but if you’re stuck, it has never been against any rules to ask her exactly what gift will make her happy this Mothers Day.

Enjoy planning for this May ninth!