9 Ways to Really Surprise Mom on Mother's Day

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9 Ways to Really Surprise Mom on Mother's Day

Skip the boxed chocolates, and try one of these nine unexpectedly delicious ways to really surprise mom on Mother's Day!

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1. Serve Breakfast in Bed

Who doesn’t love breakfast in bed? Surprise mom with a tray of her favorite breakfast goodies, from simple eggs and toast to restaurant-worthy eggs benedict. Don’t forget thoughtful touches like fresh flowers and pretty napkins!

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2. Make Chocolates

Skip pre-boxed chocolates for a batch of homemade treats! It’s surprisingly easy to make chocolate truffles or fruit and nut chocolate bark at home, and you can package them in pretty boxes and ribbon.

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3. Do Spa Night

Simple pantry items can make soothing skin treatments! Try whipping up hydrating facial masks with honey, avocado or yogurt, or try an exfoliating skin treatment with brown sugar.

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4. Organize Her Recipes

Collect mom’s recipes and organize them into a beautiful recipe book or box! Some ideas include penning recipe cards for a recipe box, fashioning a scrapbook-like recipe binder or using a printing business to compile recipes into a gorgeous bound book!

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5. Subscribe Her to a Food of the Month Club

Membership to a food of the month club is the gift that keeps on giving. Wine, cheese, chocolate or even bacon – there’s a club for everyone, and it’s a gift both cooks and eaters can enjoy!

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6. Update Her Kitchen

Good old-fashioned home cooking doesn’t mean outdated tools! Give mom a time-saving appliance or refresh her kitchen linens. Just make sure to listen for clues on what she wants so your gift doesn’t end up collecting dust.

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7. Take Her Out!

Make reservations at her favorite restaurant or a place she’s been wanting to try. Remember to book early!

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8. Create a Special Recipe

Whether it’s a cocktail crafted from her favorite spirit or a dish cooked with her favorite ingredients, recipes made in honor of someone you love are always a wonderful and tasty idea.

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9. Do Foodie Movie Night

Pop in her favorite film about food, set up some themed snacks and make it a fun night in! Take inspiration from iconic food scenes to help you decide what to serve, whether it be the eponymous dish from Ratatouille or a wine-paired affair with Sideways.

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Not to knock flowers and chocolates, but we think you can do a little better to show mom your appreciation. This Mother's Day, try one of these unexpected and delicious ways to surprise mom.

Check out the slideshow above to discover nine delicious ways to surprise mom for Mother's Day.

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