When you have a mother in senior living, you know that space is typically a premium. After a life time of gathering belongings, senior’s who have transitioned to a senior’s living, lodge or nursing home have already faced the hurdle of down sizing. Gifts that involve your time, gifts that are useful, and gifts that don’t take up space are thoughtful ways to show your mom how much you care on Mother’s Day. Depending on the circumstances; your mom might not be able or willing to get out as much for the old traditional brunches or mother’s day activities so here are some ideas that work with changing needs.
#1 Make a batch of your favorite cookies your mom used to make for you. Let her know that you’re carrying on a great tradition
#2 If your mom has a pet – how about buying her furry friend a new bow to brighten up her day
#3 Lilacs are always a wonderful way to fill a room with a beautiful scent
#5 Lavender sachets are a great way to bring summer scents indoors.
#6 A new sun hat is always a hit and useful on those sunny days
#7 A fresh fruit basket makes a great gift but keep it simple and consider available space.
#8 New slippers in mom’s favorite spring colors
#9 A summer scarf is a great accessory that mom can wear inside or out and it doesn’t take up much space
#10 Bring her that favorite dessert she always enjoys most and share some sweet memories together
Remember, what really matters to your mom on Mother’s Day is that you reach out and let her know how much you care. She will appreciate that you thoughtfully considered her limited living space so give her what she really wants most – your time and a gift that she can enjoy or use without worrying where to put it!