The one official day to celebrate all off our wonderful mothers in the world is right around the corner. For many, Mother’s Day is extra special because every day for a mother is a working day: moms don’t get to call in sick when their kids need to be at school every morning. Also, aside from basic household chores, moms typically keep the house together. So, this Mother’s Day, get your wife something unique to show her how much you really care… and how important she is to you. If you are stuck on ideas, here are three pointers from us to get you started.

Pull the Switcheroo
Moms don’t necessarily expect anything on Mother’s Day… any action is purely out of respect. One extremely common gift on Mother’s Day is a simple card. This Mother’s Day, give your wife a card, but take it above and beyond. Include in your card a few homemade coupons. Some ideas for coupons that are great are a shopping date and family photo session. Instead of picking out a gift for her, go with her and join in the experience. Women love shopping, so if you can sacrifice one afternoon to spoil her and go along, it can mean the world to her. If you include the photo session, you can use the time to pick outfits for the entire family. Find out what brands your wife usually likes to buy, and help her with searching for online deals. You can usually find amazing deals from brands like Lane Bryant,  Carhartt, or OshKosh B’gosh on Groupon!

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Plan A Romantic Sunset Picnic
Sometimes actions mean a million times more than any gift ever could. Get in touch with your inner romantic side and plan something she’ll never expect. Keep everything a surprise and pretend like you are taking her to a normal restaurant to celebrate over a regular meal. Try to get creative and pretend your truck ‘suddenly has a problem’ and you need to pull over to check it out. Tell your wife you’ll need to call for help and you can enjoy some time together in the meantime.  Coincidently, your truck broke down right next to an amazing park or great open space for you to wait until help arrives. Have your picnic dinner all packed and hidden in the back. When she least expects it, pull everything out and enjoy your completely unexpected Mother’s Day dinner.

Write Her a Letter from Your Heart
Actions like the picnic, shopping date, and photo session still require you to spend money, but take your gifts to another level. Something you can do for free that will still blow her away is a handwritten love letter. Reach back into your memory and tell her something that still makes you smile when you think of it. Don’t be afraid to be sentimental, she will love it. Write something true and from the heart and she won’t even care for anymore. When it comes to Mother’s Day, it is about appreciation and love. You can’t buy love, but you can do things to express it; an old-school love letter is perfect.