ACTS OF SERVICE
For these women, actions speak louder than words. Chances are she's been of more service to others than she has been to herself—and would delight in someone offering her a helping hand (or a day off).
- Give your mom the gift of doing by checking something off her list that she's wanted done for ages but never gets around to: fix that squeaky hinge, organize all the digital photos of the grandkids, or offer to purge the basement (which is probably filled with your high school castoffs anyway!).
- Help her prioritize self-care by treating her to a DIY relaxation kit: include a de-stressing adult coloring book or a similar alternative, a good book, essential oils, an artisanal botanical candle by Wax Apothecary, or a DIY terrarium kit.
- Breakfast in bed is thoughtful, sweet, and oh-so-affordable. Emily Brett, Verily's graphic designer, shares, "For Mother's Day every year, my brother, dad and I wake up early and make my mom a full breakfast, then serve it to her. It's a little treat that she really appreciates and looks forward to each year!"