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Favorite Mother's Day Gifts, Quotes, and Acts of Kindness

Author: Inspire Kindness Team

Favorite Mother's Day Gifts, Quotes, and Acts of Kindness

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With Mother's Day around the corner, it's time to think of ways to show your mom - or another woman who has positively impacted your life - your love and appreciation. Easier said than done, right? Mother's Day is one of those holidays that tends to add stress. Understandably so, because we all want to show mom how important she is to the family and tell her thank you for all she does. It's overwhelming to think of special things to do for someone who's done so much. We're here to help! Here are seven easy ways to show mom a little love and kindness this Mother's Day. 

Say Thank You

A simple word of gratitude may seem obvious, but it's surprising how often this little phrase is forgotten or overlooked. Take the time to say thank you to your mom. Not only will this brighten her day and maybe even surprise her, but it'll make you feel good too! Sometimes these simple words can mean the most, especially if you haven't said them in a while. 

Personalize A Card

It's easy to buy a cute card and sign your name and even easier to send a card via email, but we encourage you to take card-giving up a notch. Considering making your own! You can go as simple as folding a piece of paper in half and writing a sweet note, or you can go all out and turn it into a personalized art project. If creativity isn't your greatest strength, spend some time picking out a store-bought card that reminds you of her and include a meaningful, handwritten note. Either way, make mom feel like the card is just for her. Whether you live near or far, consider mailing the card. Receiving a surprise in the mail is a rare thing these days! 

Create a Rock Garden for Mom

This creative gift is easy for kids of all ages. A personalized rock garden will make Mom feel special and will add even more color to her yard. Here are five steps: 

1. Find smooth, flat rocks, or make your own.

2. Write a list of words that describe your mom. 

3. Paint your rocks and add your words that describe mom. Don't forget to have fun!

4. On Mother's Day, place the rocks in a place just for mom!

Write Down Reasons You Love Her

What are your favorite memories of mom? What life lessons has she taught you? How does she make you laugh? Think about the advice she gave that made a difference in your life. What funny phrases does she often say? Writing down all the reasons you love mom is another excellent and simple way to show kindness this Mother's Day. So, sit down and create a list of all your favorite things about her. You can even get creative and frame it for her as a gift! Kind words are priceless. 

Spend The Day With Her

Time is one of the greatest gifts of all, so be intentional and spend Mother's Day with your mama bear. Most moms just want to spend time with their children, recalling memories, and making new ones. We know life can get hectic, and so does she, so going the extra mile and spending the day with your mom is a meaningful way to show you care.   

Cook For Her

Chances are your mom has made you many meals over the years. Return the favor and cook her favorite meal this Mother's Day! It doesn't matter if it is breakfast in bed, a picnic lunch, or a candlelit dinner, being her personal chef will let her relax and enjoy the day. If you're not the best cook, you can still help out by doing chores around the house, so she has no (well... fewer) worries. 

Gift her a Clean House and a Peaceful Day

Spend the day cleaning the house for mom. Allow her to sit outside to read and relax – just put her feet up for a change. Make sure to stop any arguing that may start between family members. Mom needs peace! Purchase some flowers (consider the Kindness Rose) to add some color and fragrance to the home. 


8 Favorite Mother's Day Quotes on Kindness, Love, and Understanding

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"A mother understands what a child does not say." —Jewish proverb

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." —Unknown

"A mother is clothed with strength and dignity, laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness." —Proverbs 31

"A mother's hug lasts long after she lets go." —Unknown

"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's." —Princess Diana

"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." – Robert Browning

"He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark…to have been loved so deeply…will give us some protection forever." - J.K. Rowling 

"Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you." - Louisa May Alcott


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15 Easy Acts of Kindness on Mother's Day


  • Say thank you.
  • Wash the car.
  • Draw a picture for her.
  • Send a kind text. 
  • Cook for her.
  • Tape a sweet note to her mirror. 
  • Paint her a rock.
  • Clean the house.
  • Write a poem or story about mom.
  • Plant a tree.
  • Do the laundry. 
  • Give her a pedicure.
  • Give her a flower.
  • Give her some peace and quiet.
  • Say I love you.


All of these ideas are simple and cost-effective ways to gift mom love this Mother's Day. Kindness costs nothing but means the world to those who receive it. We hope these ideas inspire your next act of kindness for Mother's Day! 

By the way, make sure to reach out to your friends that recently lost their moms. This first Mother's Day without their mom will be hard to face, and your kind words will mean a lot.