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10 gifts for your mom this Mother's Day

Last updated on: May 11, 2013 19:36 IST

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From making flowers to creating scrapbooks to shooting a movie about your mom. Here are some rather innovative gifting ideas on Mother's Day.

Living in different cities, my mom wants to spend the day with me for Mother's Day while I want my toddler to eat her food without fussing to celebrate the day for me. Mother's Day -- different wishes for each mother.

But the one thing that remains constant is the unselfish love that she feels for her child. So for this Mother's Day here are a few touching gifts that all you young ones out there can make for your mother to show her how special she is.

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1. Make her flowers

Don't go buy a bunch. Everyone will. Instead go and buy craft paper of different colours and cut out flowers from them. Stick them onto straws or sticks and paint them green. Stick paper leaves. Make many such flowers to form a bunch. Tie it with a ribbon and gift it to your mom. She is sure to love it and it stays forever.

2. Pop balloons

Put glitter or tiny pieces of coloured paper inside balloons and then ask an adult to blow them up. Very gently with a brush and paints write messages on them.

For example: I fuss with food, I watch too much television etc. Now hang them up. Ask your mom to stand below them. Poke each one at a time.

As they burst, signifying that you won't do them any more and the glitter falls on your mom, she is sure to enjoy the moment.

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Image: Make her some flowers rather than buying them
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3. Make her a cushion

Go ahead and make one at home. Your mother would surely love to rest her back on it after a hard day's work or even when she finds that moment when she wants to sit back and relax for a while with her favourite book. Use your old plain cotton t-shirt or dupatta for it if you wish to.

Cut out two equal squares and sew it on all sides. Ask an adult for help. Now on the one end that's still open fill it with cotton, feathers or even foam and sew it up. To decorate the cushion, use fabric paint and draw on it or even do simple embroidery on the cushion if you have learnt it at school.

4. Create a scrapbook

With the help of adults in the family, find out more about your mother. Her likes, anecdotes about her as a child and even pictures of when she was younger. 

Go ahead and locate who her best friends at school and college were and get pictures of them too. Now stick them all and write out the stories and present her with the scrap book. 

She will love it as she leafs through the pages and once again travels back in time.

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5. Pamper her with a massage

No, don't send her off to the best spa in town. Instead make arrangements at home.

Give her a massage with oil and packs made of eggs and conditioner made of tea bags or even an invigorating foot massage. Add a few strands of saffron to almond oil to create a sweet fragrance.

Now decorate the room with aromatic floating candles and vases filled with orchids. Switch on the air-conditioner and dim the lights. Then finally take your mother into the room to give her the best pampering time of her life.

6. Make her a picture frame

Choose a picture of your mother from when she was younger, or one with the entire family or even make an entire collage of pictures. Now make your own picture frame and put the picture inside that. It's easy to make. All you will need is some cardboard and some paint.

Cut out a cardboard in the shape of a rectangle and decorate it any way you wish to. Paint it, add glitter, stick shells or stickers or even use dry flowers for decoration. Now stick the picture that you have chosen in the centre and your picture frame is ready.

If you want to create a hanging one then make two holes on the top and pass a ribbon through it or if it is going to be a desk frame the mound a cardboard piece on the back to support the frame.

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7. Shoot a movie for her

Make a movie where you interview your family and friends and add snippets of her favourite movies to it. Add background music and your voice telling jokes and stories and create a special Mother's Day movie for your mom.

8. Make her candles

Don't buy her a candle, make her one. Use leftover candles or even go buy plain white ones. Now melt them and add aromatic oil and colour to it; pour the melted wax into tin cans and use cotton wool to create wicks.

Once the wax has solidified you will have a candle with lovely fragrance and a wonderful colour. Paint the tin cans from outside and gift it to your mother. Let her blow it out and make a wish for Mother's Day.

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Image: With the rest of your family, shoot a video with messages for her
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9. Help her with the housework

So does your mother slog at home all day with the housework? Make it different for her on Mother's Day. Help her. OK so you might not be able to do the tough things but help where you can.

Water the plants, put away your toys and clean your room, finish your homework on time etc. It will not be a materialistic gift but it will surely make her happy and make it a day that she will remember for a long time.

10. Plan her a party

Does your mother work so much that she has no time to socialise? Make Mother's Day memorable for her. Locate her address book and find out who her closest friends are who she has lost touch with.

Invite the ones who live in the city and plan a surprise party for her. And no -- don't hire a party planner for the decorations and the food, but with the help of adults in the family, do it yourself.

I hope you liked these ideas. Tell us how your Mother's day went and do share your ideas with us as well.

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Image: Go for little things if you can't do the big ones. Like cleaning up the house and ensuring its in order
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