Moms do so much for us. They spend their days with our happiness in mind. This year give mom a special treat that she will enjoy and remember! Some gift ideas from the team at The Happy Chocolatier:
An elegant gift box of our chocolate truffle Cubze. With happiness inspiration wrapped into each piece, it is like two gifts in one!
A solid chocolate jewel box filled with milk and dark chocolate sea salt caramels.
A full-size chocolate high heel filled with assorted truffles.
A solid chocolate candy dish accompanied by an assortment of fine truffles.
A pound of assorted chocolates pick by you and packaged in an elegant silver box with a bow by us.
You rack your brain trying to figure out what to get your mom for Mother’s Day– you do this in between running errands, picking up the kids, making dinner, running to a school event meeting, dropping off other kids, and doing the work at night that you didn’t finish at work. Now it’s Friday, May 8th and you’re still stuck…what to do?
As a busy mom myself, I’ve been thinking about this. What would I love from my kids and what should I get my mom? A really great idea is the gift of time. Spend some time with your mom, no distractions, no games, grocery shopping or other craziness; just time together, one-on-one or as a family. Certainly, a gift to say thanks for always being there, helping out, and loving us unconditionally is a thoughtful idea, too.
As you read this, you might be thinking, “But they own a chocolate shop, where’s she going with this?”
If I got a little extra time for myself at the start of the day and then spent some of Mother’s Day with my family and mother, I’d be happy. A gift of chocolate – or maybe some flowers – would top off a fantastic day.
We spend so much time and energy doing everything and enjoying so little, in comparison, because we’re always in a rush. Take a breather, hang out with your kids, your mom, your grandmother. Maybe have a meal together, talk and enjoy each other. Finish out the day with great dessert. Savor the day and the time together like a smooth piece of milk or dark chocolate melting in your mouth. Slow down and enjoy it.
As we approach Mother’s Day, I muse about the happiness moms bring to us throughout our lives. But I am also curious as to what makes moms happy about being mothers.
Some of my thoughts on how moms make us happy:
- Kisses and bedtime stories
- Band-Aids and TLC for banged up body parts
- Cupcakes, brownies and other special homemade treats made for birthdays or “just because”
- Encouragement after losing the “big game” or not getting that “A”
- Understanding and a willingness to listen and guide
- Seemingly limitless patience
- And, most importantly, boundless and never-ending love….
Now, I’d like to hear from the Moms: share what makes you happy by posting your thoughts below or sending your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll post all the comments on our Web page on Friday, May 11.
Happy Mother’s Day!