Rather than being showered with traditional gifts on Mother’s Day, a recent survey has revealed that almost three quarters of moms would simply appreciate some time to themselves and a break from the daily routine. Spending quality time as a family is also highly valued, and to combine a relaxing shared experience with giving Mom a break from cooking and cleaning up afterwards, restaurants in Charleston are offering a range of takeout Mother’s Day meals and treats, ranging from a traditional brunch to a luxury picnic hamper. If you won’t be able to spend time together, treat your mom to a well-deserved indulgent experience gift that she can enjoy on her own, or simply let her know you’re thinking of her with a heartfelt card or letter.
Choosing Popular Experience Gifts
Last year, the most requested gift for Mother’s Day was a gift card for an experience to be used once everything opens up again. Favored by 40% of moms, according to the most recent Mother’s Day survey, one of the most popular experience gifts is an indulgent self-care day, which might include having your nails done, visiting a spa, or being pampered with a relaxing massage. Even if your mom doesn’t live nearby, you can send her an instant gift certificate for a treatment, taking advantage of Mother’s Day massage specials. Whether you pick a pampering pedicure or an indulgent deluxe spa package, moms can enjoy some of that much-deserved ‘me time’ that they’ve been craving.
Spending Quality Time Together
A preference for special experiences also includes spending more time with loved ones. In fact, moms are 10 times more likely to request quality time with their family over receiving a stack of traditional Mother’s Day gifts. There are plenty of shared experiences to choose from in Charleston that can help you mark the occasion while enjoying each other’s company. Whether you take a sumptuous picnic to Folly Beach, indulge in a Mother’s Day brunch while cruising around Charleston Harbor, or spend a tranquil afternoon wandering through the beautiful gardens at Magnolia Plantation, sharing quality time together with your mom will make it extra special.
Sharing The Gift Of Words
If you can’t be with your mom on Mother’s Day, you can still let her know you’re thinking about her by sending a personal, hand-written card or letter. Show her how much she’s loved and appreciated, tell her why she’s an inspiration, and thank her for all her hard work. To publicly announce what your mom means to you, you could share your letter or cherished photo with a local online community site so others can see how much you care.
Celebrating Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be all about giving your mom expensive gifts. Simply sharing quality time together as a family, as well as allowing her some time alone to relax, will give your mom a much-needed break from the daily routine, as well as showing her how much she is appreciated.
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