Mother’s Day is observed in different ways around the world. In the United States, Mother’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation to make Mother’s Day an official holiday on the second Sunday of May. Many people decry the over-commercialization of holidays. And Mother’s Day is no exception.
We’ve got lots of suggestions below for a meaningful Mother’s Day that won’t break the bank. Use our ideas to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift, dine out for brunch or dinner, or simply spend some time with her on a special outing. It’s a day to acknowledge your mom and honor the contributions and sacrifices she made for you.
Many families honor their mom with flowers, cards, gifts, and breakfast in bed. If your mom lives in a different city, no doubt you make a phone call to let her know how much she means to you. More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Note that typical Mother’s Day gift items tend to increase in price shortly before the holiday. These include mom-favorites such as jewelry, perfume, and flowers. If you can, purchase these items in advance to save a little money. Find out What to Buy each month
But you probably know your mom pretty well. Some of the places you can find unique and lovely gifts are museum stores, art galleries, and glass studios. Our list of local retailers includes a section on stores that offer online ordering, local delivery, and pickup. Check it out! At these stores, you can find an interesting selection of gift items at a range of prices. Best retailers for gift ideas, party supplies, holiday décor.
Mother’s Day DIY Crafts & Greeting Cards
- Mother’s Day card ideas from RosieRearch.com on Bainbridge Island
- Mother’s Day Projects that blend science and art from RosieRearch.com on Bainbridge Island
- Make a DIY Light up tea cozy for Mother’s Day from RosieRearch.com on Bainbridge Island
- 10 easy Mother’s Day crafts for kids to make from our “mother ship”, Living on the Cheap
- Card-making tips for Mother’s Day from our “mother ship”, Living on the Cheap
Mother’s Day Brunch or Dinner
If you plan to dine with mom, check our list of Mother’s Day brunch and dinner ideas.
Things to do for Mother’s Day 2023
Listed below are events and things to do to honor your mom over Mother’s Day Weekend. If you are looking for dining ideas, check out our Mother’s Day brunch and dinner ideas (dine-in, takeout, homemade).
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Sunday, May 14, 2023