Mother’s Day is fast approaching and if this is news to you, sit tight because this list of ideas might just save your bacon.

Whether you’re celebrating your mother or grandmother for everything they’ve done or helping your kids shower your partner with love– here are five great ideas to help show them how much you care!

1.    Spa Visit


Calm.

Quiet.

Relaxation.

These are three words not often associated with motherhood.

Simply setting aside me time is truly a gift if you’re a mom still in the middle of raising children but purchasing a spa package for mom is a great gift even for adult children. Find out if she has a preferred spa she likes to go to or better yet look at getting her a spa gift card that allows her to choose where to go.

2.    Breakfast in Bed


Though not very original, it’s a Mother’s Day classic and for a good reason.–

This may be a tough idea if you don’t live at home anymore, but should be a staple for partners looking to get their kids involved in celebrating mum. Eggs, bacon, french toast or fruit smoothie, be sure to tailor your menu to mum’s favourite breakfast items– Bon appétit!

To get you started, here is a fun mimosa recipe:

Simply Sprite Mum-osa

  • 1 part Simply Orange Juice
  • 1 part Simply Limeade
  • A splash of Sprite

Adult version (Classic Mimosa):

  • 1 part Simply Orange Juice
  • 1 part champagne or sparkling wine

3.    Picnic Lunch


Is there anything nicer than sharing some sun and stories with mom over a simple picnic lunch? Mother’s Day is a beautiful time of the year for a picnic too as temperatures rise (note: The Coca-Cola Company has no control over Canadian weather) and the sun starts making regular appearances.

For a relaxing and inexpensive way to spend Mother’s Day together, consider packing the picnic basket with some refreshing Gold Peak iced teas and a selection of mum’s favourite sandwiches, cheeses, fruits and baked goodies.

4.    Craft Gift


Maybe a spa day is a bit out of your price range or your kids really want to make something for mom. If macaroni pictures just won’t cut it (I’m talking to kids young and old here) then here is a fantastic DIY sugar scrub that will leave mom feeling pampered and is super easy to make too.

Java Sugar Scrub

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup fine white sugar
  • ¼ cup Turbinado sugar
  • ¼ cup coffee grounds (used or fresh)
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Combine the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. After that transfer the finished product into a container like a mason jar, add a ribbon and voila!

5.    Oasis Gift Basket


If the mom in your life doesn’t want any fuss or muss this Mother’s Day then we have a final gift idea that can still show some love without putting her in the spotlight.

This homemade gift basket includes a book from her favourite author – or a cd from a favourite band or singer if she’s more of a music-lover – a calming candle and a package of herbal tea to help create the perfect, relaxing home oasis.

Nobody gives of themselves more freely than a mom which makes me time even more important– after all you can’t look after anyone else if you aren’t looking after yourself!

Show us how you celebrate Mother’s Day here and Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Coca-Cola Canada.