May is finally here, which means that Mother's Day is right around the corner, and there's not much time left to find the right gifts. A day meant for everyone to show the most important woman in their lives how much she matters, this holiday is the perfect opportunity for dads to join their children in making mom feel special. If you're looking for a creative spin on the usual Mother's Day gifts, consider helping your little ones with some personalized gifts for mom. Here are some tips to get started.
Breakfast in Bed
There is arguably no meal better suited to Mother's Day than breakfast, and no better way to enjoy early morning pampering than eating breakfast in bed. Early in the morning, wake up with your kids (without disturbing mom) and convene in the kitchen to get cooking. Depending on your wife's favorite foods, you and the children can whip up a classic bacon and eggs combination, pancakes, waffles, a fruit bowl, freshly-squeezed orange juice, hot coffee or tea along with a small flower arrangement as a garnish. Make sure your kids take the lead on this project while you stand back and supervise. When it's complete, arrange it all on a tray and surprise mom with a delicious breakfast.
Breakfast in bed is a good start to Mother's Day, but a more permanent gift will give Mom a treasured item she can revisit time and again. With so many pictures posted on the internet these days, you might want to go down an old-fashioned route and help the kids create a unique family photo album. Dig up those old boxes of pictures and print out images saved online so that you and your little ones can select the most appropriate images for the album. In addition to the photos, have your children include personal artwork, messages and designs to decorate the pages.
Picking a regular bouquet of flowers from your garden is a classic Mother's Day gift, but your children can take this a step further by designing their own using arts and crafts materials. With some glue, felt, glitter, pipe cleaners, construction paper and markers, you and the children can create a beautiful arrangement that won't ever wither. Consider creating a variety of flowers such as roses, sunflowers, lilies, daisies and tulips so that the bouquet is filled with different colors and shapes.