How to Honor the Mother Figure in Your Life on Mother's Day

A special Sunday in May is almost here: Mother's Day.

It's a day to celebrate any and all mother figures in our lives, whomever happens to fill that unique role. They don't have to meet the traditional definition of a mom; if you have a special mentor, family friend or mom of a close pal who's always there for you, Mother's Day is the perfect time to share your appreciation.

There's still time to plan something sweet, so keeping reading for how to honor the mother figure in your life on Mother's Day.

Give a Gift

Gifts are a great token of your appreciation, and they don't have to cost anything, either. If you ask us, DIY gifts can often be even more meaningful than store-bought ones. Just think about what would make your mother figure's day, and how you can give it to her.

Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns

(Mary Poppins Returns via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)


Give a Bouquet of Flowers

Flowers are a great way to show love and appreciation to your mother figure. They don't have to be expensive to be beautiful, either—in fact, you can even go out and pick your own for free. If you do decide to put together a bouquet yourself, though, make sure you have permission before picking!


Cook or Bake Something Delicious

We don't know about you, but there's definitely a path to our heart through our stomach. If your mother figure is someone who enjoys a good meal or baked treat, consider making one for her. It shows you care, and gives your mother figure something to savor.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Aunt Hilda

(Chilling Adventures of Sabrina via Netflix)


Share a Post on Social Media

They say a picture is worth thousand a words, but words are nice, too. Everyone likes to know they're treasured, so we bet your mother figure will be touched if you take the time to share your thanks publicly. Be sure to include what makes her so special to you!


Give a Card or Letter

If a public post isn't your thing, a card or a letter is another great option. Again, you can use it as a chance to share why you're grateful and what your mother figure means to you. As a bonus, it'll be a great memento for her to hang on her fridge or save to reread later.

Disney's Moana

(Moana via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)


Do a Favor

Your mother figure probably helps you without expecting anything in return, but that doesn't mean she wouldn't appreciate the occasional helping hand. Think about what favor you could do for her this Mother's Day. It doesn't have to be a huge gesture, just something that would make life even a little easier for her. Some ideas include babysitting or running some errands for her.


Take Her to Coffee or Out for a Meal

What better way to express gratitude for the leading lady in your life than by doing it in person? A simple coffee get-together or a light meal is a perfect way to meet up with your mother figure in person to tell her how much she means to you. Just the thought alone will be enough to make her heart melt.


It doesn't take money to make someone's day special. HERE are some ideas things you can do on Mother's Day for free!