A Mother’s Day Guide

Whether you’re the ultimate gift-giver or a last-minute shopper, we’ve got what you need to make this Mother’s Day a memorable one for you, and more especially, your mom.

First, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14. Mark your calendar, and more importantly, check out this Mother’s Day Guide for a complete list of Mother’s Day essentials!

Now, to the details. Whether your mom deserves jewelry, art, a day at the spa or just a break, this list includes anything and everything she could want:

  1. Flowers – The Classic. They are beautiful and smell amazing! They add a vivacious burst of color to the home.
  2. Oil Paintings – The perfect gift for mom, get her the oil painting she always wanted. It is a really great gift that will remind her of you every time she looks at it. This year, why not give mom a handmade Monet or Renoir… and the bragging rights that go with them. Checkout the Mother’s Day Gallery
  3. Brunch – On Mother’s Day, the kitchen should be “off-limits” for all mothers. Make sure that your mom stays away from the stove by treating her to a pleasant Sunday brunch. If anything, she will be sure to appreciate the lack of dirty dishes.
  4. Give her a Break – She is running low on energy. Mothers are humans and they also need a break! Offer to baby-sit the little one for a night so Mom and Dad can have a night on the town or take the kids for a stroll all afternoon so Mommy can have some rejuvenating “alone time.” Any break from the day to day and she will be forever grateful.
  5. Spend a day together – When is the last time you and Mom took some time to spend an afternoon together? Forget the daily chores for a day, and plan an afternoon to go shopping or go see an art exhibit. Quality time spent will leave a huge grin on her face.
  6. Photographs – Magnificently framed photos can make the most moving gifts, particularly when they are well thought out. You can also treat her to a more timeless work of art – take a photo of her with you or the grandkids and turn it into a handmade oil painting! It is sure to bring many admirers…

So remember, Mother’s Day is Sunday May 14th. Most mothers will be delighted just by you remembering that. Give her a big kiss on the cheek and thank her for being the best mommy in the whole world! That usually works for me…

About the Author

Amitai Sasson of is an art world traveler on a mission to seek out the beauty and passion of the art world. As an avid enthusiast of art and oil paintings, he contributes to as Chief editor and writer.