Make Mother's Day Extra Special

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, many of us find ourselves thinking about how we can make this day extra special for the moms in our lives. Two weeks ago we posted about gift ideas for moms, but today’s theme is focused on different ways to make mom feel loved and appreciated. These women have provided constant unconditional love and support for their families, and this is a time to celebrate all that they do.  And don't forget grandmothers! They deserve love and gratitude on this special day, too. 

Here are our favorite simple yet effective ways to make any mom (or grandma!) feel extra special on Mother's Day. 

1. Fresh Flowers

It may seem a bit overdone or cliché, but with good reason -- everyone loves fresh flowers! They can brighten up any room in an instant, and they even make a perfect centerpiece for brunch (more on that later). If you don't know mom's favorite kind of flower, opt for a colorful springtime bouquet, or ask your local florist what he or she recommends! For a nice touch, put the flowers in an attractive vase, like our Happy Everything Pitcher.

2. A Handwritten Note

A handwritten note goes a long way these days. People appreciate the fact that you took the time to write down something heartfelt, rather than sending a generic e-card. Take this opportunity to write down what your mom means to you and how much you appreciate her. She'll definitely save this one in her keepsake box.

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3. Breakfast in Bed

Even if your mom wasn't big on home-cooked meals while you were growing up, it was thanks to her you had food on your plate every night at dinnertime. Return the favor and provide her a home-cooked breakfast before she even gets out of bed. Serve it on this special Happy Platter from Swoozie's, and don't to brew some fresh coffee. She will feel so pampered and loved!


4. A Sentimental Photo

If you want to get mom something she'll truly cherish, dig through your old photo albums to find a nice picture of you and her, or even the whole family. Make a copy and frame it so she can hang it up in the house or her office. We especially love this Family Door Hanger Frame - you don't have to mess around with nails or hammers, you can just conveniently hang it on the doorknob!

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We want to see how you celebrate Mother's Day! Share your special photos with us on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #SoSwoo for the chance to be featured on our social media accounts!