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How to Surprise Mom on Mother’s Day: 12 Unique Ideas

Mother's Day gift box of gourmet chocolate

Spring is in full bloom which means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. It’s time to celebrate that extra-special lady in your life — whether it’s your mom, grandma, step-mom, mother-in-law, or the mother of your children. These are the incredible women that have brought you (or a loved one) into this world, taught you some of your most valuable life lessons, and are always there when you need them.

We know how difficult it can be to find just the right gift for someone this spectacular. Year after year, you struggle to find something unique and even better than the year before. Our gifting experts are here to help — with this list of fun and creative ideas for Mother’s Day! After all, a woman this special deserves something truly extraordinary.

12 Unique Ideas for Mother’s Day

1. Treat Mom to Breakfast in Bed

Get Mother’s Day started right with chocolate for breakfast. Add chunks of her favorite chocolate bar to make these double-chocolate pancakes as sweet as she is.

2. Finish Her To-do List

Mom may be a superhero, but she can’t always do everything. Give her the sweet reward of a helping hand this Mother’s Day by completing a few tasks on her to-do list. This thoughtful gesture will allow her to have some unexpected time to herself.

3. Recreate Her Favorite Meal

Is Mom’s favorite restaurant already booked for Mother’s Day? Don’t fret, who wants to contend with an over-crowded venue anyway. Instead, grab her favorite bottle of craft cider and cook her favorite meal at home.

4. Mother’s Day Dessert

If the thought of cooking a full Mother’s Day dinner seems a little too daunting, try something a bit simpler, like a wonderful home-cooked dessert. These molten chocolate cakes can be made ahead of time and only take 10 minutes to cook. Top with fresh berries and whipped cream to give Mom a truly decadent treat.

5. Send Mom Fresh Flowers She Can Eat!

Can’t be with Mom on Mother’s Day, but still want to show your love and appreciation? Send her a bouquet of gourmet vegan chocolate flowers. These extraordinary chocolates are one gift she won’t want to share!

6. Take a Class Together

How do you make a painting class more fun? Just add wine! Make it a Mother’s Day to remember by taking her to a local Paint & Sip class. In the end your beautiful work of art will be a reminder of all the fun you had painting and sipping the afternoon away.

7. Help Her Relax with an At-Home Spa

Is Mom in need of some rest and relaxation? Turn the master bathroom into an oasis of tranquility with some candles, essential oils, and a little ambiance music. A full hour of peace and quiet will have Mom feeling renewed and refreshed.

8. A Gift from the Heart

The best gifts are ones from the heart. This Mother’s Day take the time to make Mom something special. These colorful bath bombs can be personalized to your mom’s favorite color and scent, and are the perfect accompaniment to the aforementioned at-home spa day.

9. Go Exploring

Surprise Mom with a fun-filled day out and about. This is the day to finally explore that place that Mom has been meaning to check out. So, go ahead and take her on an outing to that local farmer’s market, new shop, or vineyard she’s been wanting to see.

10. Make a Gift Basket of Her Favorites

Looking for a gift as unique as Mom? Gather a handful of smaller gifts and create your own gift basket. This simple tutorial will teach you how to assemble your gifts into a stunning gift basket that Mom is sure to love. Running out of time? Check out these pre-made gift baskets for Mother’s Day.

11. The Gift that Keeps on Giving

A bouquet of fresh flowers is beautiful, but they only last so long. This Mother’s Day plant Mom an indoor garden. Mini herb gardens are fun and easy to create, yet compact enough to live on the kitchen windowsill. Mom will love being able to use fresh herbs in all her cooking!

12. Go on an Adventure

Get outside, get moving and enjoy Mother Nature. Take Mom for a great hike or bike ride along her favorite trails. Looking for a new adventure? Check out your local mountain club or bike association for area trail maps.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, but it’s not too late to try one of these unique Mother’s Day ideas. Have a great idea for how to celebrate Mother’s Day? Share it with us @LCChocolates #LCCMom. Happy Mother’s Day!