This one's to help the dads and kids honor Mom on Mother's Day… the way she wants! If you're a mom, send this to your family right away!
Cozi surveyed over 700 moms and here is how they described the ideal Mother's Day:
Homemade gifts for Mother's Day beat expensive gifts, by a landslide
A homemade gift from the kids stands strong at the top of the list, while a big expensive gift is clearly the least favorite. We learned that the greatest gift is finding out that the kids spent time creating a simple gift for mom while thinking of her. But moms can get stressed out when a lot of money is spent on a gift. After all, it's coming out of the family budget!
For gift ideas, check out our list of homemade cards and gifts for Mother's Day.
If you're looking for store-bought gift ideas, here's how moms ranked the choices:
- Best Bets (ranked #1 most often): Gift card, Day at the spa, Flowers
- Find Out First (ranked often in the top three, and often in the bottom three): Day at the spa, Tech gift like an iPad
- Ho-hum (Not ranked at the top, nor the bottom): Clothes or shoes
- Use Caution! (often ranked at the bottom, but 25% still ranked in the top 3): Kitchen tools, Perfume
- Safe! (least often ranked last): Jewelry
Mix up the schedule for Mother's Day
Of everything that could happen on Mother's Day, the most ideal thing to moms is that they spend time with their kids. No brainer! But 78% of moms also said that "some time to spend by myself" is ideal or nice to have. Be sure to leave her some alone time to read, plant some flowers, or just sit and enjoy the silence.
Make dinner, and clean it up
A dinner or brunch out is nice, but a meal at home scores big, too. The real gift is that mom doesn't have to clean up after the family or do the dishes. So prepare the kids beforehand: no complaining about the meal, no asking for a different meal, and start cleaning up before someone has to ask you!
To help, here are three Mother’s Day Recipes Easy Enough for the Kids to Make.
Clinch the Ideal Mother's Day: pampering and freedom from chores
Besides a homemade gift, a nice meal at home, and relaxed schedule for the day, moms would LOVE a break from their usual parenting duties. And that doesn't mean that the dishes, laundry and house cleaning get left for Monday morning. Here's a list of things that the rest of the family can take on this Mother's Day, because lots of moms expect to be doing the chores themselves:
Now, your turn to share. We’d love to hear about your most memorable Mother’s Day. Whether it’s sentimental or super funny, tell us about it in the comments!
P.S. If you you’d like to join us in making sure all moms get celebrated on Mother’s Day, read the inspiring story behind Make Another Mother’s Day.