Mothers Day rolls around but once a year in mid May. Maybe Mother's day should be a weekly or monthly event.
I remember when I was in grade school, my brother and I would make our parents breakfast in bead about once month.However Mother's day was special. Our mother was a great cook and would make elaborate breakfast on weekends for our family. She made everything from scratch. I was her assistant , so I studies under her training as her sous chief. We would make custom omelettes, hash browns, home fries, French toast, blueberry pancakes, bran muffins, fresh squeezed orange juice, old style percolated coffee.
My Brother and I started the tradition on Mothers day when I was 7 years old my brother was 10. Sure, we made a mess of the kitchen while creating the delectable delights we served with with all good intentions. However the kitchen needed serous clean up.
Then we placed the homemade, child made breakfast items on a trays, one for mom with fresh cut tulips flowers from our garden. We carefully balanced the trays with treats treats up the steps and knock on the bedroom door saying "Surprise. Happy Mother's Day"
The delight on my my mother's face I still can see in my mind when I think abut my mother and Mother's day.
As i got grew up and went away to college. Then began working on my career I did not get home too often but Mother's Day was one day I would come to my home town if at all possible. The Mother's Day protocols that were initiated in my youth created an indelible desire to honor my mother if not in person then with flower delivered, when called away / deployed while in the U S Military. Little did I know my mother did not like the cut flowers because as she put it" they died" So I began sending potted plant that where blooming so she got the best if both and she could then plant it in her garden, keeping it alive.
As I became available to visit my mom on Mother's Day, I do believe that my gift to her was my physical presents not the flowers or plant, or the gifts nor the breakfast in bed. Just my being there was what she really enjoyed most.
So I do think that if you want to give you Mom a gift for mother's day give the gift of your love in the form of 'being there" is the best gift The memories last forever and sharing time with her is most valuable.