5 Ways to Surprise Mom this Mother's Day

by The First Refresh

"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness."

-- Jessica Lange 

9 May 2021 - the day we celebrate and show our heartfelt appreciation for the strongest women in our lives. Sometimes we get so caught up in our busy lives, that we may forget our moms are truly our rock - whether it’s through taking care of the family, raising us to become the wonderful human beings that we are today, or just giving words of encouragement when we needed them the most. 

On her very special day, show mom the care and love that she deserves - and more. Go beyond the traditional card and flowers combo, and surprise mom with a Mother’s Day like no other. 

If you’re drawing a blank on how to spend the day with mom this year, we’ve put together 5 ways to surprise her with our Mother’s Day guide. Take your pick below! 


1. Breakfast in bed 

Treat mom to a lovingly prepared breakfast - right in the comfort of her own bed! Breakfasts in bed aren’t just a luxury to enjoy in hotels. Get up a little earlier than usual, hit the kitchen with some of your mom’s favorite sweet treats and breakfast must-haves, and whip up a hearty meal while she’s still sleeping. 

Start Mother’s Day off right by pampering her the moment she wakes up. Nothing really beats waking up to the smell of warm pancakes, sizzling bacon, hot coffee - or whatever it is that she craves - carried in on a tray. So get cracking and design the perfect breakfast-in-bed menu, and make mom feel like the queen she is!

2. Mother’s Day Getaway

Getaway ideas may be confined to the borders of our country right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan a lovely day away from home for your mom. Whether it’s a staycation deal, a day trip to a nearby island, or even a day of indulgent retail therapy, treat mom to a break from her day-to-day routine. Be sure to plan something that you know she’ll enjoy; so that means being attentive to what she likes or dislikes! Slip some possible ideas into your conversations to test her reactions, and start making the plans right away. 

3. A gift from the heart 

Maybe your mom has a beloved watch that became worn down through the years that you can get secretly repaired. Or perhaps you have a stash of your favourite photos of the two of you together that you make into a special album. Put your creativity to the test and put together a gift that expresses your love and gratitude for mom. A gift that comes straight from the heart is sure to tug at the heartstrings - both for you and your mom.

4. A fancy night out 

Paint the town red with mom by taking her out to dinner. Of all the gifts we could give in the world, the gift of time may be the one moms cherish the most. So spend it over a delicious meal - whether it’s a fancy alfresco restaurant, a luxurious hotel buffet, or even just a humble cafe that you and your mom love. If they take reservations, don’t forget to make one ahead of time to ensure a table at her favorite spot. And remember to dress your best for a night out with mom! 

5. Spa at home 

The ultimate gift of relaxation - made ten times better by having it at home. Tailor the gift to your mom’s liking and pick a beauty service that you know she’ll love, and surprise her with one of our beauty consultants at her doorstep! 

From manicures to facials, to blowout services for that fancy night out you have planned, there’s something to tickle every mom’s fancy at The First Refresh. All you need is her address, and we’ll send our beauty consultants to her, for a pampering refresh she deserves. 

This Mother's Day, we've also put together a Mom & Me bundle, in collaboration with our friends Frosted by Fang and @theinperfection. With a focus on quality time for two, a soothing reset coupled with delicious high-tea sets and a rustic flower bouquet - we got you covered.

While Mother’s Day may be the day to go all out and surprise mom, every day should be just as special to show her how much she means to you. It could just be a simple hug, or an offer to do the household chores for a day. A simple, yet meaningful gesture can really warm her heart and tell her that you love her. Moms are truly a special part of our lives, so let’s not forget to tell them that every once in a while.