Create a Mother’s Day to Remember and Get Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

1. Don’t burn it: If this is the first time you have stepped into a kitchen since baking cookies last December, perhaps you should consider taking your mom to her favorite restaurant on Mother’s Day. It’s never a good idea to cook under pressure if you’re not well versed in the food-prep world. Plus, going out means no dishes.

Pile of Dirty Dishes

2. Don’t break the diet: Let’s face it, bathing suit season is here and many of our lovely mothers may be dieting. If you know this is the case, consider preparing something light at home that doesn’t conflict with her diet. You don’t want to put mom into a situation she regrets on Monday.

Man at Farmer's Market Shopping for Mother's Day

3. Don’t try anything for the first time: If you do choose to cook for your mother, opt for a recipe you have had time to perfect. Also, if you are going over to her home to cook, be sure you have all the ingredients and supplies to complete the recipe without having to burden her with many requests.

Soufflé on white plate

4. Don’t over plan: Mothers are incredibly busy throughout the year. They work, cook, clean, run errands, stay up late, wake early, and are always on the go. Make sure your mom has plenty of time to relax throughout the day. She will certainly appreciate it.

Calendar with Many Appointments

5. Don’t forget the gift: It’s no secret that mothers love having mementos from their children. Whether it be big or small, store bought or homemade, be sure to have a little something for your mom this Mother’s Day. If you’re looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas, check out our Mother’s Day Wish List on Pinterest.

Mother's Day Gift and Flowers

Chelsea B. Sanz
Chelsea B. Sanz

Chelsea Sanz has lived in East Tennessee since her family moved here from South Florida just before she started high school. While she initially begrudged her new home state, she eventually realized she had come to not only love it, but to “bleed orange” as University of Tennessee Volunteers fans here like to say. She and her boyfriend Hunter, a trail worker for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, enjoy exploring the nation’s most visited national park and coming up with their own farm-to-table recipes.

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