A Step-By-Step Guide to Giving Your Mom the Royal Treatment This Mother’s Day
Between working, meal prepping, carpooling, and managing everything that makes our worlds go round, the modern mom has more on her plate than ever before. And, unlike the rest of us, moms rarely (if ever) take a day off to rest, relax, and recharge. So, this year, give the moms in your life a gift they’d never ask for, but will appreciate more than any gift you could buy from the store — a day fit for a queen. That means, eliminating all her responsibilities (by taking them on yourself) and replacing them with unparalleled pampering and relaxation. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with this step-by-step guide to giving your mom the royal treatment. Let’s get started!
Clean the House: Now, even if your mom isn’t as obsessed with cleaning as Monica Geller, cleaning the house is one of the most meaningful (and affordable) ways you can show your appreciation. Not only does it take a time-consuming task off her to-do list, but it shows her that you notice all that she does behind the scenes. Make sure your mom will be out of the house for a few hours and channel your inner high-end hotel housekeeper. What do we mean by that? Well, anyone can tidy and vacuum the main living spaces and give the kitchen and bathrooms a good scrub — but we want to really WOW her, it’s Mother’s Day after all!
So, let’s pay special attention to her bedroom and bathroom. Once you’ve washed the sheets and towels, cleaned her bathroom, and tidied the bedroom, sprinkle in some room service magic. Look up a fun towel folding tutorial on YouTube, elegantly fold the toilet paper, and diffuse some essential oils. Bonus points for leaving a cute little chocolate on her pillow for a sweet bedtime treat!
Pamper Her: With her bathroom freshly cleaned, it’s the perfect time for an at-home spa day. Either pull out all her favourite things like bubble baths, face masks, and nail polish or take a quick trip to the drug store to pick up something new. Then, put on a relaxing playlist, light a candle, and set up her current book next to the tub. Once everything is set up, grab your mom, and prepare yourself for the hardest part, leaving her alone long enough to enjoy herself. Pro tip: the longer you can go without asking a question or disturbing her peace, the more relaxed she will be when she reappears — and that’s the ultimate goal here!
Order Her Favourite Meal: Now this next step is important too. After a long relaxing bath, the last thing your mom will want to do is cook (and she shouldn’t have to on her big day). But, since her kitchen was recently cleaned, she probably won’t want you in there messing it up either. So, do everyone a favour, order her favourite takeout, and take care of all the clean-up. You have no idea how relieved she will be to not be in charge of dinner for one night!
Treat Her to a Special Gift: Okay, now is the time when gifts come into play, but don’t worry they can be small. Something as simple as a book, a new robe, or fuzzy slippers will make her feel special. It might not sound like much, but no mom wants her kids to overextend themselves to buy them something they can’t afford. So, give from the heart — when it comes to moms, it really is the thought that counts!
Voice Your Appreciation: Before you pat yourself on the back for a job well done, this last step is crucial — tell your mom how grateful you are for all that she does. Write her a little speech, jot down a poem, or hunker down in the greeting card aisle until you find a card that feels just right. Pick what feels most natural and go for that. But remember, your mom probably waits to hear this all year, so make it count!
Whether your mom is still chasing down toddlers or adjusting to the unfamiliar calm of a recently empty nest, we’re willing to wager she is more than worthy of the royal treatment. So, instead of combing the mall for a cliché Mother’s Day gift, treat her to a day fit for a queen — she’ll appreciate it more than you could ever know.