By Patricia May P. Catan
Photos: Associated Press
MOTHERS deserve the best of everything for they have given us their all since the very beginning of our existence. While nothing can really express our heartfelt gratitude, it still pays to give them something they truly deserve. The best kind of gifts are always those that we make out of love and effort, and there’s no better day to make some do-it-yourself presents for mom than on Mother’s Day. If you’re looking for last-minute gift ideas for mom, SunStar Weekend shares five amazing D.I.Y. gifts that you can easily prepare at home.
A Jar of Letters
This simple yet meaningful gift is sure to capture your mom’s heart on her special day because who doesn’t enjoy reading love letters? You can grab a mason jar lying around your home and decorate it according to mom’s taste. But of course, let’s not forget about the letters. Use different colors of special paper when writing your letters to give the jar a more festive look. You can even make this as a family project and have everyone write their thoughts about mom. Now wouldn’t this jar of heartfelt letters be the perfect read after a long day?
Breakfast In Bed
Breakfast in bed might already be a cliche every Mother’s Day but the thought of greeting your mom with her breakfast favorites when she awakes and seeing her face light up will always be priceless. On this day, it’s your turn to wake up extra early and whip up something that fits breakfast for a queen. Nothing is more satisfying than witnessing how your mom genuinely appreciates small actions like this, so make sure to sprinkle a lot of love into your cooking.
Mani-Pedi Session At Home
Spend a day of pampering with your mom right in the comforts of your home. You can arrange a mani-pedi session and set up your improvised salon, may it be in your living room or bedroom. Think of this as a quality girl bonding time too because you and your mom get to do each other’s mani and pedi. This D.I.Y man-pedi session at home is also a good time to have a fun chat with your mom and just mainly catch up about life.
Channel your inner baker for the day and make magic in the kitchen by baking some homemade goodies for your mom. Instead of buying your mom sweets from the bakery, why not bake them yourself? Gather all the family members and have lots of fun in the kitchen making cookies or a cake for Mother’s Day. You can also design the cookies or cake as how you want them which makes it even better! We’re pretty positive your mom will consume everything in a matter of minutes.
You can buy fres
h flowers early in the morning at your local flower market and arrange them yourself when you get home. You can either make use of a vase, which you can creatively design or wrap the blooms into a bouquet using newspaper and some special paper. A bouquet of flowers can be really expensive during this time of year and this alternative comes cheaper. Plus, you get to personalize it for your mom too.