This present will live with her forever
Mother’s Day is a special occasion that comes around every year to honour the most important women in our lives – our mothers.
While the traditional way of celebrating Mother’s Day is by gifting flowers, chocolates, and cards, there are several other unique ways to make this day extra special for your mum.
From creating a custom gift basket to hosting a themed high tea, there are many thoughtful ways to show your love and appreciation.
We’ll explore some unconventional ways to celebrate the occasion and provide tips to make traditional activities that extra bit special.
Whether your mum loves adventure, relaxation, or something in between, we have something for everyone. So, make this Mother’s Day a day to remember!
Create A Custom Gift Hamper
Whilst this isn’t an activity, it’s still quite a unique present to give and one that you can personalise to fit your own mother’s taste.
Nothing says “love you” than having a basket filled with delicious snacks, luxurious toiletries and pampering products.
Places like Etsy, Regency Hampers and The Gift Studio do amazing gift hampers that contain your mother’s favourite items.
However, there’s nothing to say that the hamper can’t be filled with different activities to do as well.
Organise some small excursions and hide them in and around the hamper so your mum can get surprised even more.
She can dive into the little gifts throughout the day and even throughout the rest of the year.
A Surprise Getaway
Although a lot of people will plan a getaway for Mother’s Day, make it more unique by choosing a place on your mum’s bucket list.
This could be a hot and beachy holiday in Asia or a city break in America.
You could even exceed her expectations by booking a holiday to her honeymoon spot so she can make some new memories with her partner/husband.
Or, make the getaway extra special by looking into cruises, lodges or countryside cottages.
Coolstays and Quirky Accommodation are great places to start looking.
Make Your Mother’s Life Into a Book
This is more of an activity for yourself but is easily one of the best gifts you can give.
Everyone has a story worth telling and mothers are no different.
With the number of experiences and memories they have created over the years, if your mother’s life was a book, it would definitely be one worth reading.
So, why not make that into a reality?
Combine arts, crafts, and a little research and create your mother’s story into words.
Use old family photos, recollections from cousins and personal interactions to make a sort of life storybook.
She’ll love getting to re-tell some of her favorite memories and you’ll get to know her even more!
Plan A Surprise Picnic at Her Favourite Location
If your mum loves the outdoors and has a favourite naturistic spot, a surprise picnic could make her day.
Grab a basket and fill it with her most-loved snacks and drinks and tell her you’re off somewhere that she’ll love.
You could even go a step further and have the picnic set up and tell her to meet you there. Make the scene even prettier with battery-powered fair lights, blanket and a few flowers.
She’ll be stunned at the thought and it’ll give you some tranquil space to catch up and create new memories.
Even if your mum is more of a city person, see if there’s a nice quaint park in the middle of the city where you can have the best of both worlds.
A Hot Air Balloon Ride
Perhaps one of the most spectacular activities you can gift your motherly figures is a hot air balloon ride.
The unique present will not only make the day memorable but it’ll provide amazing scenic views.
It’s a chance for your mother to take in the sights of the country and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
IntoTheBlue and Balloons Over Britain can provide the perfect packages to make this Mother’s Day one to remember.
Mother’s Day Happy Hour
A great activity if your mum loves nice drinks is a happy hour-themed day around her.
Make cocktails or mocktails based on her favourite drinks and name them all after her.
Invite her best friends and close family members where you can party the day away.
You can even do a Mother’s Day happy hour dedicated to all the motherly figures in your life like grandmothers, sisters and aunties.
Why not celebrate all together under one roof and you can make the house into a proper bar?
Have a savvy dress theme, special menu and even little homemade appetisers to please the special ladies.
Mother’s Day High Tea
Similarly to the happy hour activity, a custom high tea day is also another unique idea for your mother to enjoy.
If she loves hot drinks and fresh scones, why not host a lovely high tea extravaganza?
Invite the whole family or let your mum invite her closest friends to have a fancy experience with sweet treats.
Prepare some delicious selections and research proper tea brewing techniques to make the menu extra special.
You can make green tea, matcha tea, chai tea, oolong tea or the traditional early grey.
Pair the beverages with small sandwiches and pastries or you could take a shortcut by getting them at a local bakery (but we recommend putting in the extra effort).
A Virtual Experience
Virtual experiences became popular during Covid-19 but they’re still tempting to a lot of people.
The best thing about a virtual experience is that you can do pretty much anything. Think of what your mother loves and research any experiences based on that.
You can book a series of yoga sessions with an expert or find somewhere that offers fitness classes.
If your mum is artsier, get some virtual paint classes or even language classes for her to develop a new skill.
Even virtual mystery games with the family can be a unique way of celebrating the day and will give her more freedom to do whatever else she wants in the day.
Make A Mini Documentary Using Home Videos
One of the most sentimental gifts that you can do this Mother’s Day is to make a small documentary about your mother.
Video family members and friends and tell them to explain their favourite memories and stories that involve your mum.
These stories can be funny, embarrassing, cheeky and fun and include some old footage of your mum as a baby and growing throughout the years.
It’ll show her how far she has come in life but also be great for the whole family to watch.
The great thing about this is that you can rewatch this each year and you can share it with other family members so they can celebrate your mum too.
Get the popcorn out and see the best movie of the year!
Write A Thank You Letter
A Mother’s Day card is a must but use your writing skills this year and make it more emotional.
A well-thought-out letter of appreciation and reflection can make your mum feel so loved and warm her heart.
Whilst she’ll appreciate physical gifts and being wine and dined, as a mother, this present will live with her forever.
Explain your feelings towards her, how she’s made you feel, your favourite memories with her and why she is so special to you.
Go ahead and get creative this year with these fantastic and unique gift ideas.
The mix of presents and activities means you can make this Mother’s Day one to remember.
Of course, you can do the traditional breakfast in bed and flowers, but mothers give so much to you and the world so try and show your appreciation as much as possible with the rarest of experiences.