The best book to give your mom, no matter what your age, is a 'Why I love My Mother book'. Many mums love reading and they might appreciate a romantic novel or even a biography, but there cannot be any mum who would not appreciate her very own, personalised book. This is something which you can create yourself. Even if you are only a child your father, granny or other relative can help you. In fact it could be a joint effort with your brothers and sisters.
The book can be as a simple as loose sheets of paper clipped together or something more substantial created in a journal or notebook.
Here are some ideas for creating such a book. Buy a pretty, large, plain papered book from the store. If Mom likes flowers buy or create a book with that sort of cover. Alternatively buy a plain covered book and turn it into a collage of relevant family photographs.
Begin by writing your name and age, and the date that you are giving this present to your mum. Your mother will have this to look back on in years to come perhaps when you have grown and left the nest.
Start writing from the heart with as much honesty as possible. You could begin this book one year, say just after Mother's Day, and by the time that day came around the next year you would have a year's worth of happy memories, and perhaps comical anecdotes, nicely collated.
Making it a project for the cold dark days of winter is also a good idea. And remember you could do the same for dad ready for when Fathers Day rolls around again.
It would probably be a good idea to jot things down as they happen into a rough book. This way the actual gift can be quite neat and you can organize it whichever way you want to.
You can intersperse your writing with family stories, memorabilia and happy memories plus a great selection of photographs. You will be surprised at how quickly you will fill such a book. The biggest cost in this gift is your time and this will be something which your mother will appreciate more than any expensive gift.
You may also be surprised at the fun you can have putting such a book together; the memories it stirs may be funny, poignant or a mixture of many emotion.
If this book is created with love it will be the best book your mum will ever receive, be re-read over and over again and really show her that you care. Don't forget as well that you will benefit from this gift by remembering lots of instances, which you may have otherwise forgotten, or would not have even noticed as they happened.
And above all you will realise more than anything just how precious your mom is.
Perfect for Mother's Day and Birthdays too!
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