Are you ready for Mother's Day? If you are still scrambling for a gift, don't worry. The gifts below are just what Mom needs.
A Highlighted General Conference Issue
Grab your May Ensign (the General Conference issue) or buy a new one and start reading. As you do so, highlight the passages that stand out to you or make you think of your Mom. Write your notes in the margins and mark it all up. At the end write your testimony and include a note of gratitude to your Mom. Not only have you given your Mom the joy of knowing that you treasure the gospel like her, but you now have even more things to talk about together.
Express your testimony of forever families with a new temple bag for Mom. This mustard temple bag from LDS Bookstore is so cute, Mom is sure to love (sorry, the mustard is no longer available but you can get in a beautiful raspberry red). Plan a date to attend the temple together after you give it to her. Spend time searching for family names then go together to get them done. If you have a Family Search account, I recommend using the Hope Chest extension to easily find names to do.
What Moms really want is time with their children (peaceful, happy time). Write her a note, record a message to her, give her an hour of complete attention (put those devices away). One of my favorite ways to give the gift of time together? Heading to Women's Conference or Education Week together. It's time away together while being spiritually uplifted. Buy tickets to the conference for your Mom, Sister, Aunts, and other important women in your life.
Study the scriptures together whether you are miles apart or in the same house. Find a time each day or week where you can discuss some of the things you have studied. Study Journals give you specific daily assignments and questions to get your conversation started. Try our Motherhood Study Journal for free or check out The Red Headed Hostess Scripture Study Journals, they are always great.
I also recommend gifting a Deseret Bookshelf PLUS subscription- there are a ton of audio and ebooks for your Mom to enjoy all year long so you don't have to worry about picking just one. It's one of my favorite LDS products- my Mom and I recommend things to each other all year long.
Show your love through a service project. Organize the whole event then tell Mom so you can go together. The memories and feelings created together during the service project will be enough. Need some ideas? JustServe.org makes it easy to find a project. OR get the family together to do an act of service for Mom. What is something that Mom really needs? Is there a spot in the kitchen that is always cluttered? Can you clean it up and organized it for her? Are there never enough shelves in her closet? Build her some. Is she always cleaning? Wake up early and do her daily chores for her this weekend then treat her like a queen with this breakfast in bed kit. Whatever service you do, it'll speak volumes to Mom.
Help Mom remember all the good times you have shared, the laughs, the smiles, and so much more with a Mother's Day keepsake journal! Start it this year with memories, love notes, art work, and whatever else you want then add to it every year after! It's a great gift that will get continual use and sure to be cherished. The best part? The Dating Divas has made it super simple to start your own with their kit that includes covers, embellishments, even writing prompts.