Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you may be debating what last minute gift to get your beloved mum. Flowers, chocolates, or cards are all great ways to show your mom you appreciate her, but if you’re doing the same thing year after year it might be time to freshen things up! Booking a trip for you mother to a fun destination is a great alternative (and unique) Mother’s Day gift and here’s 5 reasons why:
1. Kill two birds with one stone
Mother’s Day is in May and Father’s Day falls in June, so you can give your parents a joint gift that they can enjoy together! Book them a romantic weekend away to a brand new location they’ve never been. It’ll be the gift that keeps on giving and takes the pressure off of you when birthdays and other holidays roll around. Trust me, you’ll be the coolest kid ever!
2. Create new memories with your mum
If you can’t or don’t want to include your dad in on the gift, a better option might be for you to tag along instead! Traveling with your mom can be a different experience, but the memories you make during your journey will last a lifetime. You’ll look back one day and be glad you took the time to bond with your mum while enjoying new experiences together.
3. You discover new things
Being of a different generation can mean your approaches to travel may be quite different. You may think that the activities your mom enjoys might not be right up your alley, but a joint trip to celebrate her awesome being-a-mum abilities could be just the thing to prove you wrong! Since this trip is all about her, the activities you choose to do will be her choice-and you may discover that touring old castles or attending a bouquet-making class can be a lot more fun than you previously thought (especially since you’re in the great company of your super cool mom).
4. It gives her a chance to relax
Maybe you’re thinking more along the lines of a solo vacation for your mom, and this is an absolutely stellar option as well. Mothers are the unsung heroes of our homes and it takes a ton of work to be good mom! You can’t go wrong pooling with your siblings (bring Dad into it too!) to buy your mom a three-day holiday full of sun, fun, and plenty of spa time. She’ll definitely love you all the more for it and come back feeling refreshed and truly appreciated for her role as your one-and-only mum.
5. It can become a new tradition
If all goes well (and here’s to hoping it does), your mom will have a blast on her trip and want to take the step towards making it a tradition. It could become your chance, once a year, to bond with mum while exploring new parts of the world (or just lying on a beach somewhere) at the same time! Just be careful not to let it turn into a tradition where your mom starts footing the bill and tons of people get to tag along. Remember: it’s all about Mum and treating our mothers to a special trip is the least we can do to let them know we appreciate them and all they do!
Do you have any suggestions for trips that would make great Mother’s Day gifts? Share them in the comments section!