1. Give Her a Spa Day
Whether you arrange a day at the local spa, or set up some home beauty DIYs for Mom to do herself, make sure you have a pamper plan to give her a day of bliss.
2. Rent Her Favorite DVD
Plan a movie night complete with popcorn and a cozy blanket for plenty of cuddling. Come prepared with her favorite film and she’ll know you planned ahead.
3. Hire a Babysitter
Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion for Date Night! Hire a babysitter and reconnect with your partner sans kids—you’ll be glad you did!
4. Let Her Sleep In
Turn off the alarm and let Mom snooze—you can take care things around the house this morning! Those extra zzzs will go a long way toward giving her a relaxing day.
5. Bring Her Coffee in Bed
What’s better than waking up to an aromatic, steaming cup of joe? If you want extra brownie points, serve that coffee with a delicious Mother’s Day brunch.
6. Be Her Secretary
Mom doesn’t need to answer the phone today! Screen her calls and take messages so she can totally unplug. She’ll get back to it tomorrow!
7. Get Her Flowers
A simple way to make a woman smile? Bring her a gorgeous bouquet of her favorite seasonal blooms. Or, if she doesn’t like flowers, get her an edible cupcake bouquet.
8. Do the Dishes
Mom is off Kitchen Patrol today! Take charge by scrubbing the kitchen clean so she knows you’re taking care of the house, and she can totally zone out.
9. Make Her Dinner
Whip up Mom’s favorite meal to give her a special treat. Not so skilled in the kitchen? Try one of these recipes you can make in five steps or less.
10. Draw Her a Bath
The perfect end to a lavish day of languishing about: draw a warm bath with scented bubbles, candles, and body oils. Prepare a glass of wine or Mom’s favorite book and be sure to keep the kids away!