With Mother’s Day just right around the corner on May 8th, I’ve been thinking of ways to show my appreciation for mine. Take a look at the ideas we’ve got to help you with your Mother’s Day planning. Check out our Pinterest board for more ideas!

Treat her to a meal

From the day you’re born, all your mom wants to do is show you off and brag about you to her friends. 

Have her invite her friends over for a Mother’s Day soiree – and we’ve got some home décor tips to help you out in that department. They’ll admire your considerateness, and your mom will beam with pride. Can’t cook? Not good with home décor? How about gathering the kids together and treating the moms to a meal?

You don't need to go all out for a Mother's Day brunch, but you can make the meal special with freshly cut flowers on the table. (via stylemepretty)

And you don't have to be a chef to make the meal special - these easy to make caprese skewers from Mel's Kitchen Cafe are perfect for a breezy brunch appetizer.

And don't forget the mimosas. This mimosa bar from Sweet Phi can add a bit of fancy to your Mother's Day brunch.

Homemade gifts

Even though a handmade coil pot made by an 8-year-old might be unacceptable Mother’s Day gift at this point in time, sometimes, it’s the effort that counts.

Make your mother one of these memorable homemade gifts, like this beautiful handmade photo album. (via Making Lemonade)

In lieu of flowers that will wilt in a week, make some of these graphic succulent planters with this tutorial from Be Purposed.

This might take a bit more effort, but this homemade and natural spa kit is not only beautiful, but fun to make. (via lia griffith)

Update her home

If your mother’s anything like mine, the same couch from thirty years ago might still be sitting in her living room, and her carpet and furnishings haven't been touched in decades. Give her practical home decor gifts to freshen up the family home.

How about a Herringbone Cotton Throw? It'll add a refreshing pop of color to any room.

(via Barn & Willow)

Your mom would love new dishware, especially since sets tend to start missing pieces after the years. Personally, we're lemming over this beautiful serving tray set from Heath Ceramics.

Now that most major cities are charging per bag, an eco-friendly shopping tote is good in anyone's arsenal! These monogrammable ones by Baggu are not only beautiful - they're also on sale! (via West Elm)

Do something with her

Nowadays, those coupon books for “one free back massage” might not cut it. You could treat your mom with a spa date for the two of you to knead out the stress. If you’re feeling extravagant, maybe even plane tickets for a mother-daughter getaway. If your mom’s picky like mine – how about a shopping spree? Take the day to go out and shop the sales.

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How about refreshing your mom's home with some draperies?