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Why Not Cerebrate Mom All Month Long During May Instead of Just One Day? Make Mother’s "May" Special With Some Tips Below
The best Mother’s Day gifts don’t always start with a bow or breakfast in bed. Indeed, many moms appreciate effort and attentiveness more than anything else, and you can exhibit both by complete some simple do-it-yourself renovations or repairs that will make for a truly unique Mother’s May gift. And one of the many advantages of an effort-driven gift is that sometimes your biggest investment is a little time.
For instance, if the mom in your world loves nothing more than curling up outdoors with a cup of tea and a good book on a sunny afternoon, why not clear a patio space that offers her a relaxing retreat in good weather? Add an inviting chair with a small table nearby to hold steamy mugs and accessorize with comfortable pillows covered in pretty, fade-resistant fabrics.
Clear and mulch garden beds, rake up any leaves, and remove dead plants so the mom in your life won’t be distracted by neglected yard chores, according to advice from the brokerage firm Redfin. Finally, wrap up a book she has on her reading list so she’ll have a reason to take advantage of her new nook right away.
Space to Stretch
Or, if she’d love to practice yoga without having to drive to a studio, consider creating a practice space by clearing out an underused room and introducing simple decor that creates calm. Start a home yoga room by donating or discarding unused items and finding permanent places for everything else so organizing will be easier going forward. Getting rid of unnecessary items will help you create a space dedicated to yoga, meditation and other healthy hobbies.
Once you’ve cleared clutter, you shouldn’t overwhelm the space with accessories, according to advice from Yoga Journal. But consider introducing a plant or two, investing in an oil diffuser or another aromatherapy tool, and otherwise identifying the space as a mom-centric relaxation zone. To cap off your effort, think about buying a yoga mat that coordinates with Mom’s new yoga nook.
Or, if the mom in your life craves crafting space, consider creating an area that fosters her creativity. For instance, all it might take to transform a scruffy storage space or part of an office or extra bedroom into a crafting corner is a dedicated desk or other work table and an inexpensive bulletin board to outline ambitious plans.
Be sure to mount the board securely by drilling holes for anchors to keep the mounting screws in place. Cap off mounting screws with finishing washers to give the board a professional look. Add inspirational illustrations to get your loved one’s creative juices flowing. Then, you can present her with a collection of colored pens and pencils, perhaps packed as a traditional Mother’s Day gift as a store-bought signal of the DIY surprise.
If the mom in your life isn’t a bookworm, yogi, or crafter, the best part of gifts like these is that they are easy to personalize. If the lady you love is a consummate cook, why not set up a shelf in the kitchen with her most-used supplies on hand? Then invest in a cookbook from one of her favorite chefs so the whole family can enjoy the fruits of her hobby. Really, the possibilities for room revamps are only limited by your imagination and should be tailored to fit your favorite mom’s tastes.
And, of course, it never hurts to start your project with a house cleaning where Mom doesn’t have to lift a finger. So, get going and implement some of these ideas to give Mom a self-care space that will keep giving.
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