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    Mother’s Day Special: 7 Things Your Mum Really Wants (More Than Gifts)

    Mothers rarely have any demands and the ones that they do have are for your achchhai. They are selfless like no other, apart from fathers. Yet you seldom make an effort to put a smile on their faces. Gifts are not what they live for since it is all the small gestures from you that matter the most to them. 

    This Mother’s Day, let’s make an effort to #BeALittleMore mindful of the immense role that she plays in your life. Here are 7 things that are likely to appeal to her more than the usual Mother’s Day gifts. 

    1. Some Me-Time

    Give her the option to do whatever she wants to indulge herself – pursue her hobbies that she has long forgotten, plan a day out with friends or all by herself, or simply do nothing. 

    Mothers run from pillar to post to make everything happen for the family (with a little bit of support from the papa, of course!) They are the soul of the family. From drying out the wet towels that you conveniently leave on the bed and searching for the possessions that were right there in front of you to being steadfast support whenever you need her – she is always there through it all. For her, it’s all about you, even if it is at the cost of her taking care of her needs. The concept of self-love and self-care does not exist for her because the well-being of the family is far more precious. 

    What You Should Do?

    This Mother’s Day, seize the opportunity to give her exactly that – time solely for herself. Give her the option to do whatever she wants to indulge herself – pursue her hobbies that she has long forgotten, plan a day out with friends or all by herself, or simply do nothing. 

    Read 10 Mother’s Day Gifts Beyond Flowers To Make Your Mom Feel Extra Special

    2. Someone To Take Over The Household Chores

    Convince her that she has to prioritise herself over her family, at least for a day.

    This will probably be quite a challenge for you – to get your mommy out of the kitchen for one whole day! Even though they wish aloud that they look forward to some time out of all their household responsibilities, actually being able to do so is quite an impossible task. Because unlogon ke ragon mein hai. After all, they have been holding the reins of the household for ages and, all said and done, it is difficult to let go of it suddenly. 

    What You Should Do?

    Convince her that she has to prioritise herself over her family, at least for a day. Take over the household chores from her along with the other members of the family. Everyone chipping in a little bit wouldn’t make the household chores as mammoth as it may sound to you now. 

    3. A Memory Box

    Moms love old memories, like all of you do. And any photograph that has you in it is her absolute favourite.

    What You Should Do?

    Take her down memory lane with a collection of photographs of the most valuable memories – from your childhood, travel trips, etc. No brownie points for guessing that the photographs from your childhood and growing up years are those that she holds the closest to her heart. These photos will definitely be a conversation starter, making all of you sit together and revisit all the purani yaadein in great detail. You may also get to know some stories that your mom might have missed telling you all these years. What a wonderful way to spend your day, isn’t it? So, make your family’s favorite cuppa and then give your mom the memory box because it’ll take hours for you all to get to the last photograph.

    4. A Spa Day

    …what better way to brush away all her physical and mental stress, decompress her body, detangle all the muscle knots, and offer a deep tissue massage than a spa day?

    A day at the spa is one of the ultimate forms of relaxation. And what better way to brush away all her physical and mental stress, decompress her body, detangle all the muscle knots, and offer a deep tissue massage than a spa day?

    What You Should Do?

    Book her a full-body therapy session at a reliable spa to treat her to a refreshing experience for the body and the mind. Along with aromatherapy to invigorate her senses and relax her mind, a spa day will give your mommy a self-pampering session that she totally deserves. In case she prefers not to be left alone on her visit to the spa, the entire family can tag along with her to give her your valuable company on her special day. 

    Read 10 Ways For Moms To Improve Their Lives

    5. A Solo Sojourn

    Select a place that has been on her list for quite a while and plan a trip just for her.

    Is your mom a sea person, a mountain person, or a jungle person? Or, does she not have a particular preference and appreciates nature in its complete glory and in all its forms? Select a place that has been on her list for quite a while and plans a trip just for her.

    What You Should Do?

    In case you are not sure about the place, ask her for her opinions without revealing your plan. It’s supposed to be a surprise, remember? Get the travel ticket, book the hotel room and hand them over to her to see the undiluted joy on her face! Capture the moment on your camera or in your memory because such moments are meant to be cherished forever.

    6. Something Thoughtful 

    Encourage her to pick up on her favourite hobby that she hasn’t pursued for many years now or introduce her to a new hobby – anything that holds her interest.

    Your mom gives a thought to everything that she does for you. Right from planning your meals as per your food preferences to doing everything for your health and wellbeing, everything is well-planned and immaculately executed. But how many times can you say that you too do the same for her? Waking up late on weekend mornings because you feel like it, leaving your dried clothes on one side of the bed, not keeping the teacup back in the kitchen – you leave it all for her.

    What You Should Do?

    Here’s your opportunity to show that you care for her too. Encourage her to pick up on her favourite hobby that she hasn’t pursued for many years now or introduce her to a new hobby – anything that holds her interest. Or, make a playlist of her favourite songs that she can listen to and hum to throughout the day. Or, further still, make her a collage of family photographs that are close to her heart.

    7. A Long, Tight Hug

    Words often fall short of expressing your deepest thoughts. Like a wise man once said, “Actions speak louder than words”, there is hardly a better way to show the indispensable role that your mom plays in your life than by giving her a long, heartfelt embrace. Gifts come at a price but hugs are priceless.

    What You Should Do?

    Duh! Isn’t that evident? A hug from you has the power to make all her worries and stress vanish into thin air within a split second. Yes, a hug is literally all she needs to keep her going, and that too, with even greater energy and enthusiasm. It means the world to her to know that you value and respect her presence in your life. Not just for Mother’s Day, make giving a simple, effortless hug an everyday practice to cheer her up and make her day. 

    Can you think of any other meaningful ways to make Mother’s Day special? Share it here in the comment section below. 

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