Mother's Day is just around the corner! Unsure of what you can do to celebrate the occasion or what exactly will touch her heart? Here are some things you can do for her that are sure to move her!
1. Tell her how much she means to you
As cliche as it may sound, your mom went through a lot just to deliver you into this world. Growing up, you probably don’t know about all the sacrifices she made for you. To get you new toys from ToysRUS, she had to settle with eating caifan the next few weeks instead of dining at her favourite Japanese restaurant. Her weekends are spent taking you out to the park, the beach and even bringing you on your first rollercoaster ride. How much money and time does she actually keep for herself? Let that sink in and write a heartfelt letter of appreciation to her and thank her for all she has done. Tell her how she inspires you. You could even dig up old photos and give her a trip down the memory lane – it will definitely touch her heart to know that you remember how long she has been there for you!
2. Put on your chef’s hat and whip up something delicious for her
You don’t have to be Gordon Ramsay to cook something for your mom! If your mom has a sweet tooth, find easy cake or cookie recipes online or on YouTube. If you are up for a challenge, you can even try baking macarons or apple crumble. You can even cook traditional dishes such as Bak Kut Teh, Charsiew, Wanton Soup etc to whet her appetite. Don’t worry if you are unable to whip up a Food King Good meal though. Even if your food doesn’t taste good, it’s the thought that counts! Remember to thank her for all her years of cooking your favourite food after you have tasted the hard work of preparing a special meal for her too!
3. Help out with household chores
Have you ever wondered how your mom can complete all the household chores in a day? Is she just a SuperMom? This Mother’s Day, stop sleeping in and lazing in bed on a Sunday morning. Get up and help out before she wakes up – be it washing the dishes, mopping the floor, wiping the windows, cleaning the toilet or doing laundry.
Speaking of cleaning, Scrub.sg is running a Mother’s Day promotion for our Household Cleaning Bundle. At just $39.90, you will be blessed with cleaning supplies for your toilet, kitchen, floor, windows, clothes and even trash! Be sure not to miss out on this deal and get a bundle for your mom, or even better, get one for yourself to help with making the house squeaky clean. Relieve her stress and worries for a day as she gets an extra few hours to rest and relax while you put in the labour!
4. Set aside the day to spend quality time with her
Cancel your plans for the day and go somewhere your mom loves together with her. Perhaps, go to the movies and watch the upcoming Marvel movies, Shang-Chi And the Legend of Ten Rings and Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness with her. You can even take her shopping around Orchard and spice up her fashion sense. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can go hiking with her at The Green Corridor, a newly opened hiking trail, with the midpoint between Hillview and the Old Bukit Timah Railway Station. Mother’s Day is also the best chance to use your SingapoRediscover Vouchers before they expire in June! There is a long list of places you could go with your mom including Gardens By The Bay, Zoo & Night Safari, Universal Studios Singapore. You may also consider using your vouchers to book a staycation for your mom! With this surprise treat from you, your mom will undoubtedly feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
5. Gift her a bouquet of flowers
Everyone knows that Singaporeans love to complain, but Singaporean moms cannot be dethroned as complain queens. Even though they might nag at you for buying them flowers and deem them as “impractical”, deep down, they would still be touched. Popular Mother’s Day flowers include carnations, roses, tulips and hydrangeas. If you don’t mind spending a little more, you might want to opt for dried flowers’ since they can last for years! Make sure you find out the meanings of different flowers beforehand so you can flaunt your knowledge and move your mom with the reason you chose that flower for her. If you are feeling crafty, DIY flowers made out of paper also make a great gift because the effort comes from your heart. Learn how to fold different kinds of paper flowers on YouTube and create a bouquet. You can also wrap the bouquet on your own! Your mom’s heart is sure to be warmed by your thoughtful action.