5 Ways to Make Mom Cry
Ah, Mother’s Day. The one day each year on which we make it a priority to show our love and appreciation to the ones that mean the most to us: our moms. This year, forego the spa package for an emotional gift that forces you both out of your comfort zones and into each other’s arms.
If your mom is always looking for a reason to cry, these Mother’s Day gift ideas are sure to bring on all the tears.
Remember how much our moms loved those macaroni necklaces we used to make for her back in elementary school? This Mother’s Day, break out the glitter and crazy glue and have some fun. Everyone has some artistic inclination, whether it be baking, painting, ceramics, scrapbooking or even making macaroni art, so take the time to show off your talents.
Make mom something special; if it comes from the heart, whatever you create is sure to be a tearjerker.
Write it out
There are tons of fun ways to write out your love for mom, from filling a small journal with stories of your favorite memories together to stuffing a small mason jar full of notes on everything you love about her. Mom has watched your handwriting grow from wiggly block letters to confident cursive, so seeing your scrawl will always bring her joy.
While it might take a bit of time to do, having your love displayed so beautifully will remind her of you every time she sees it. Whenever she feels down or is missing you, your mom can turn a page or pull out a note and find a message you left for her to read, ensuring you’re always on her mind.
Get the gang back together
As we get older, it’s hard for the entire family’s schedules to align as they did back when we were kids. Aside from hallmarks like Christmas and Thanksgiving, spending quality family time together can be near impossible without the right circumstances.
Gather your siblings, in-laws and anyone else who sees your mom as a mother-figure and do something really special to pull on your mom’s heartstrings, like recreating old childhood photos, taking her on a trip, or simply letting her relax while you cook dinner and clean the house. Rearranging everyone’s schedules just to celebrate her will be enough to make it a memorable day.
Share a meaningful experience
The best gift isn’t something you can put on the mantle — it’s an experience shared between you and your mom.
Show mom how much you care by taking a day to bond while doing something you both enjoy, like attending a painting and wine night, checking out a new restaurant or seeing a play. For me, one of the traditions my mom and I had was watching the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice (6 hours long!) while eating caramel popcorn. Doing something you used to enjoy when you were younger can be a memorable experience and shows how you value your time together.
Surprise her with a last-minute flight
Want to really get your mom choked up? If you live far from home, hop on a last-minute flight to surprise your mother and show her just how much she means to you.
It might be rough on your wallet and your schedule, but when you see your mom’s face go from surprised to confused to overjoyed, it’ll definitely be worth it.
Of course, be sure to coordinate with someone there so you aren’t arriving completely out of the blue and potentially inconveniencing everyone there. Someone on the inside can also help arrange your surprise so it has the most impact.
Give her an original song
This Mother’s Day, give your mom a gift that will get her crying every time she hears it.
Songfinch creates one-of-a-kind songs personalized for you and your loved ones. Let us know your favorite times together, experiences and inside jokes with your mom, and after 7 days and for $200, you can have a custom song that showcases your love and appreciation for her and all she’s done. When you hear your memories come to life, we guarantee you’ll be shedding some tears as well.