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Whether you choose a gift from the heart or from the store, mom is sureto appreciate your gesture of love and gratitude. Here are nine giftsfrom the heart.

Whether you choose a gift from the heart or from the store, mom is sure to appreciate your gesture of love and gratitude. Here are nine gifts from the heart.

Afternoon tea
Sometimes nothing means more to mom than the gift of your time. This year, simply spend the afternoon with your mom, bonding and reconnecting over a cup of tea or coffee.

Finding the time in your busy schedule to catch Mom up on your life will mean a lot to her.

Get mom online
Depending on your mother's age, she may still be leery of online activities. Spend the afternoon with her setting up accounts on sites that’ll help you both stay connected.

A Facebook or Flickr profile can help you to share family photos more easily with her.

Or, she may just want help getting set up to bank online.

Write your mom a letter
Or a poem. No need to get fancy, but putting your sentiments down on paper will give her a lasting gift.

Handmade cards
Gather the kids for a day of crafting some handmade cards for mom. Armed with construction paper, scissors, crayons, pipe cleaners and sparkles, you never know what they'll come up with.

Flowers from the garden
Handpick a selection of favourites from your garden and surprise mom with a beautiful and bountiful bouquet.

Make mom dinner
Or order in. Whichever option you choose is fine as long as mom doesn’t have to lift a finger to prepare it — or clean up.

Do mom's errands
Find out what odd jobs mom needs done around the house, and scratch them off her to-do list … whether it’s doing some groceries or gardening, or changing a light bulb or an air filter.

Update mom’s music

Chances are she hasn’t updated her mp3 player with her new favourite songs and deleted those ones she's tired of hearing.

Clean out files mom no longer wants and bring her music library up to date. Add in a few songs that are especially from you to her.

Enjoy a spring picnic
Pack up a basket with sandwiches, drinks and a sweet treat for dessert and head out with mom for a Sunday afternoon in the park.

Whatever you decide, she’ll be happy you had her in mind.

– For more ways to celebrate with your Mom, visit canadianliving.com/mothersday

 
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