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Posted on Mar 21, 2013

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.

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

marthastewart.com

Print out the letters here.

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

etsy.com

Buy them (in tattoo or decal form) here.

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

iambaker.net

Find out how to make these here.

4. Remind her she's a looker.

etsy.com

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.

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

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.

greatclubs.com

Available here.

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

greatclubs.com

Available here.

11. Or a pizza of the month club!

greatclubs.com

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

12. Help her plant a garden.

13. (No matter how small.)

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

notjustahousewife.net

Directions for these Mason jar planters here.

15. Get her an Etsy gift card.

etsy.com

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

16. Trick out her kitchen with weird gadgets.

amazon.com

This spiral cutter turns basically any vegetable into spaghetti.

17. Get her a bird feeder.

anthropologie.com

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.

craftfoxes.com

Directions here.

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

number-2-pencil.com

Pancake pops are super easy to make.

20. Say it with toast.

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

wildolive.blogspot.com

Here's how to make the mask yourself.

22. Or the gift of relaxation.

ecochicgiftbaskets.com

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

23. Or the gift of time.

designsponge.com

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

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

etsy.com

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

25.

home-shoppe.squarespace.com

Find out how to make heart-shaped teabags here.

26. Not this way.

27. Nor this one.

28. No, like, seriously.

29. YOU INGRATE.

etsy.com

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:

etsy.com

Buy it here.

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