Mother’s Day is coming in about 10 days and I’ll be willing to bet that you’re still agonizing over the best way to celebrate it. Never fear, Success Resources is here to help you out! You don’t have to spend a fortune to make the day meaningful for her and you don’t have to fall back on the usual flowers and chocolates and perfume for Mother’s Day.

We’ve prepared a list of top 5 gifts you can get for you mother to appreciate her and show her how special she is that’s sure to leave a lasting impression on her.

1. Say it in your own words.
If you’re really pressed for time, the least you can do is get her a card. This is an essential part of Mother’s Day, something she can keep and also an opportunity to leave her a short message of appreciation. Even if you don’t have time to find her a present, getting her a card should be a priority. For a really personal touch, you can make the card yourself. Once you have your card, write a short message inside it telling her that you love and appreciate her and wishing her a happy Mother’s Day. If you can’t think of what to say, find a card that expresses your thoughts and underline the words and phrases that have special meaning for both of you to personalize it.

2. Say it with food.
This can be a great way to appreciate her with something you made yourself. Think of her favourite dishes and now, it’s easy to find recipes for anything online. Start experimenting and practicing something from now till mother’s day so you’ll have enough time to get it right! Make it a grand affair with classy decorations, music, and if you wish, serve her yourself or get your kids to chip in. Another great idea is to greet her with breakfast in bed. If you start her day this way, she’s almost guaranteed to love everything else you’ve planned for the rest of the day! You are showing appreciation for every meal she’s made for you and the family. On Mother’s Day, you are giving her a much-deserved break, high class service, and to be treated like a queen.

3. Say it with a thousand words.
A pictures speaks a thousand words and a portrait photography session is really a marvelous gift idea. Your mom will love this! Aside from capturing the memory of the family and the relationships you all share, it presents a perfect time for bonding.

Or, if you can’t make it to a studio, grab a favorite family photo and make it a huge blow up. Snapshots of everyday family activities and memorable moments are the best choices for this gift idea. Get it done in secret, and then hang it up somewhere in the house when she isn’t looking for a a brilliant surprise in the morning. She’ll have a keepsake that she can hang on the wall and share year after year after year. A huge photo of a beautiful moment shared by the family will be a great reminder to her of how precious her family is to her and how precious she is to her family. Even when she is living away from you, the reminder of your presence will surely make her happy throughout the year. This makes for the most perfect Mother’s Day gifts ever!

4. Say it with a more than a thousand words.
A good book is a perfect companion for Mom in her quiet “me” time. Not only will it keep her entertained, but it will also help her broaden her knowledge and wisdom. Reading a good book is also a healthy means of temporary relief from the stress and pressure of everyday life – something that every Mom needs from time to time and rightfully deserves. If she has a hobby, get her a book that will suit her interests and help her hone her craft. A book will send her the message that emphasizing the importance of her having some quiet “me” time. What better way to spend that quiet time than to read a good book, right?

5. Say it with music.
If you can afford to buy your Mom an iPod or an mp3 player, then load it up with a playlist of her favorite tunes from yesteryears. Select those you know will conjure happy memories. A cheaper alternative would be to burn the playlist onto a CD and perhaps customize a label, too. You may not be able to take her back to specific places and time in her past, but doing this for her would tell her that you love her so much that you wanted to try to make it possible for her to relive all her fondest, happiest memories even if it’s only through memorable music from the past.

If you’re one of those gifted in singing, sing it to her. You could do a recording and it doesn’t have to sound professional. Or maybe write her a song and sing it to her. Or better yet, perform it live! Your own song will forever live on and can even be passed on to the next generation to listen and sing to. What a great way to leave a family legacy!

And, here’s a bonus idea:

6. Say it with a priceless gift
We’ll be honoring all mothers at the National Achievers Congress this year so if you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late. Make her feel special by giving her the priceless gift of a learning experience that will last a lifetime and celebrate it together with all of us here at Success Resources when we surprise all the special women in our lives will receive an exclusive gift!


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