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Fresh gift ideas for Mothers Day 2012

Danielle Adams

Mothers Day 2012 is coming up next month.

Do something unique for your mom this year

Mothers Day 2012 falls on Sunday, May 13. Rather than give her the same old card and flowers, why not do something truly special for your mom to let her know how much you care.

A traditional way to celebrate Mothers Day is to take your mom out to brunch. This year, consider making brunch yourself, rather than going out to a crowded restaurant. Taking the time to prepare a meal for the number one woman in your life shows that you really care. Make her favorite dishes – or try something new and fun. She’ll definitely appreciate the effort. Also, make sure she doesn’t do the dishes afterwards!

If your mom is a wine lover, spend the day with her at a local winery. If you prefer to celebrate at home, buy some wine ahead of time and prepare a wine tasting at your house. Serve the wine with some artisan cheese and crackers, grapes, salami and chocolate to create a true wine tasting experience.

Is your mom the outdoorsy type? Plan a hike with the entire family on Mothers Day. Pack a picnic lunch with your mom’s favorite snacks and spend the day relaxing in the great outdoors with your loved ones.

For the tea-loving mom, an afternoon tea party would be a fun way to celebrate Mothers Day. Begin with a few pots of your mom’s favorite teas, served with cold milk, sugar cubes, lemon slices and honey. Set out a variety of sweet and savory snacks, such as finger sandwiches, smoked salmon, fruit, scones and shortbread.

Whatever you choose to do this Mothers Day, make sure you tell your mom thanks for all she’s done for you, and make this one a Mothers Day she’ll remember for years to come.

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