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31 Unexpected Ways To Show Your Mom You Love Her

Use these ideas for Mother's Day, or really for any day when you feel like celebrating the best person on the planet. BRB, calling my mom right now.

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1. Flower bouquets are great, and balloon bouquets are the greatest.

Print out the letters here.
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Print out the letters here.

2. Your tattoos may be temporary, but your love for her is eternal.

Buy them (in tattoo or decal form) here.
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Buy them (in tattoo or decal form) here.

3. She's wonderful for so many reasons, she deserves a corresponding number of cookies.

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Find out how to make these here.
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Find out how to make these here.

4. Remind her she's a looker.

Available here.
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Available here.

5. Show her that no matter how old you get, you're still her kid.

6. And you owe it all to her.

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Available here.

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7. Make her a memento of the incredible times you've spent together.

Directions here.

8. Paint her a picture of the only creature she loves more than you.

9. Sign her up for a wine of the month club.

Available here.
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Available here.

10. Or for moms who prefer hops to tannins, a beer of the month club.

Available here.
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Available here.

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11. Or a pizza of the month club!

This is, somewhat oddly, the most expensive option of the three.
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This is, somewhat oddly, the most expensive option of the three.

12. Help her plant a garden.

13. (No matter how small.)

Directions here.

14. And it'll be like you gave her a year's supply of flowers/herbs/whatever else belongs in a garden.

Directions for these Mason jar planters here.
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Directions for these Mason jar planters here.

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15. Get her an Etsy gift card.

So she can pick out all the knick-knacks she wants. Available here.
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So she can pick out all the knick-knacks she wants. Available here.

16. Trick out her kitchen with weird gadgets.

This spiral cutter turns basically any vegetable into spaghetti.
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This spiral cutter turns basically any vegetable into spaghetti.

17. Get her a bird feeder.

So she'll be serenaded every morning by little feathered friends (until they start to drive her absolutely bonkers). Available here.
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So she'll be serenaded every morning by little feathered friends (until they start to drive her absolutely bonkers). Available here.

18. Or make one yourself.

Directions here.
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Directions here.

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19. Surprise her with a non-messy breakfast in bed.

Pancake pops are super easy to make.
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Pancake pops are super easy to make.

20. Say it with toast.

21. Give her the gift of a good night's sleep.

Here's how to make the mask yourself.
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Here's how to make the mask yourself.

22. Or the gift of relaxation.

This organic spa basket will satisfy even the hippiest of moms.
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This organic spa basket will satisfy even the hippiest of moms.

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23. Or the gift of time.

Design Sponge did a roundup of wonderful new clocks for spring.
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Design Sponge did a roundup of wonderful new clocks for spring.

24. Remind her how much you care every single morning.

And afternoon, and mid-afternoon, and evening. Buy it here.
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And afternoon, and mid-afternoon, and evening. Buy it here.

25.

Find out how to make heart-shaped teabags here.
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Find out how to make heart-shaped teabags here.

26. Not this way.

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27. Nor this one.

28. No, like, seriously.

29. YOU INGRATE.

From the description: "The Thanks for Nothing Mother’s Day Card is very versatile. It can be a serious card that you would give to a deadbeat mother. Or, the card can be humorous and given to a well-loved mother that has given their child the world and much more." Um, LOL?
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From the description: "The Thanks for Nothing Mother’s Day Card is very versatile. It can be a serious card that you would give to a deadbeat mother. Or, the card can be humorous and given to a well-loved mother that has given their child the world and much more." Um, LOL?

30. Oh dear.

31. Just keep it simple, and give her the greatest gift of all:

Buy it here.
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Buy it here.