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Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (that don’t require gift wrap!)

With Mother’s Day, just around the corner, ideas abound for that special gift that will melt mom’s heart. But sometimes that special gift isn’t an object at all, instead it is time. Spending time with family doing something memorable, that mom enjoys, can be a wonderful gift. This Mother’s Day consider giving mom a memorable experience that will last a lifetime.

Whether you are looking for something fun and memorable to do with your own family this Mother’s Day, or for a way to make the day more special for your own mom, consider giving your time. Spending the day creating a cherished experience your family will treasure for years to come, rather than searching for that perfect item to giftwrap, may just be the perfect gift!

Visit a Zoo or Aquarium
For the animal loving mom, head out to your local zoo or aquarium. Many zoos offer interactive behind the scenes experiences. These animal encounters provide once in a lifetime opportunities to get up close with wild animals and are sure to surprise and delight mom.

Check out 10 Unforgettable Animal Encounters

Walk a Botanical Garden
If your mom loves to garden, visiting a botanical garden or conservatory can provide a beautiful and memorable outing.

Plan a Hike or Camping Trip
To surprise the outdoorsy mom, plan a hike or camping trip to one of her favorite locations.

Go on a Bicycle Ride
To spend some time with your mom, enjoying the outdoors and good conversation, try going for a scenic bicycle ride.

Boat or Canoe Ride
Spending the day on the water can be quiet and relaxing when passing time paddling across the lake. Or if excitement and adventure are more enticing, a day out in the boat cruising around, swimming, tubing or waterskiing can be memorable too.

Plan a Picnic
Brunch is a popular activity on Mother’s Day but packing a basket filled with delicious delicacies, shared on a soft blanket in a scenic park can create a delightful memory sure to be reminisced for years.

Visit a Farm or Orchard
Visiting a farm or orchard to pick your own fruit or flowers can be a fun and unique way to spend the day.

Horseback Riding
Going for a family trail ride is an excellent way to create memories while sharing a new experience.

Go Golfing or Play Tennis
Life can get busy, and sometimes hobbies or interests fall by the wayside. If playing golf, going to the driving range, playing tennis or some other sport is of special interest to your mom then rekindle that hobby together.

Check out the Farmers Market or Local Festival
Check your local listings for events and festivals that may just make mom’s day.

Go to a Baseball Game
If mom is a baseball fan, pack up the family and head out to the ballpark to cheer on her favorite team.

Plan a Weekend Getaway
For a truly unforgettable Mother’s Day, plan a weekend getaway to a location mom has always wanted to visit or just her favorite home away from home.

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