The celebration of mothers can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. The holiday was started in the United States by Anna Jarvis in 1908. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the holiday, according to history.com. Mother’s Day is held annually on the second Sunday of May in the United States. This year, it falls on May 13.
The day is for celebrating motherhood and appreciating mothers and mother figures. Observation of the day typically involves giving mothers flowers, cards, and other presents, as well as a day off from cooking and chores.
Although not a federal holiday, Mother’s Day has been increasingly important for businesses in recent years, particularly for restaurants and businesses manufacturing and selling cards and gift items.
Still haven’t figured out the right gift for your mother? We’ve got you covered!
Perhaps you enjoy gift-giving – but this year, you’re looking to give your mom an experience for her special day. Ideas include:
– Treating mom to breakfast in bed
– Making her dessert
– Taking a workout or art class together
– Helping her relax with an at-home spa
– Exploring a new park, museum, or bike trail together
– Making a gift basket containing some of her favorite items (lotion, candles, makeup, etc.)
Maybe you want to get your mother a tangible gift this year. Here are a few unique ideas:
– Indoor herb garden
– Cutting board in the shape of the state she lives in
– DNA test kit to trace family history
– Beauty gift set
– Bathrobe and/or slippers
There are lots of gift ideas to help make your mom feel extra special this Mother’s Day. Find one that’s as unique as she is!