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Mother’s Day in the US is coming up soon — on Sunday, May 14. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for the mother(s) in your life, read on. We turned to Mother Nature herself for inspiration in compiling our 2023 Mother’s Day gift guide, with a combination of experiences and material gifts.
And an important note: We know that Mother’s Day can be a challenging occasion for many people. Give yourself permission to celebrate the day in any way that feels natural to you — or opt-opt entirely. The day could be a chance to honor your inner child, connect with Mother Nature or treat it like any other Sunday.
There’s something about getting outside and taking a walk that inspires conversation and connection. The fresh air and the movement are a magical combination — and maybe you’ll even spot a few mushrooms.
Plant a tree, start some seedlings or build an insect hotel. Helping Mom with her garden or tending some plants on a windowsill is such a fun and rewarding way to pass the time. For extra points with Mother Nature, plant native species or take some time to pull out invasive ones.
Whether it’s an old family favorite or a new recipe, cooking together is a wonderful way to share your food-based values with your mom. Here are 13 inspiring ways to eat more mushrooms, including a few delicious ones from the Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook.
For the mom who has everything, pay it forward by sharing your time and talents with those in need. An afternoon at an animal shelter, helping an older neighbor clean up their yard after winter or delivering meals to those in need. Sharing an experience together is a science-backed way to bolster your relationship.
No, that’s not a typo. Plogging is a combination of jogging and picking up trash, a combination of “jogga in Swedish, with picking up litter, plocka up.” Prefer to walk instead? Make “plalking” a thing you share with mom.
Turn that stack of outdated magazines into homemade greeting cards, vision boards and other collage-inspired artwork. Pick a theme — like love, motherhood or family — or let your personal muse guide you. Don’t forget to recycle the leftover magazines.
We have two suggestions: Fantastic Fungi and Gratitude Revealed. Already watched them both? Check out the new Louie Channel for more inspiring, feel-good and awe-inspiring content.