There is nothing better than putting in time and effort into choosing a perfect for your mom for Mother’s Day and seeing the smile on her face when she finally opens it. Or, planning an entire day with her for Mother’s Day and seeing how happy she is by getting to spend quality time together. Mother’s Day is a special day and an opportunity to show just how thankful we are for all that our moms have done (and continue to do) for us. And with the craziness and stress of the past year, this Mother’s Day should be extra special. Whether that means treating your mom to an especially nice gift or just planning a fun day for her, here are 8 ways to treat your mom for Mother’s Day this year.

1Make Her A Gift

The most meaningful gifts are those that we make with our own two hands. Sure, you can just buy your mom something nice and fancy, but making something yourself will definitely be more special. Putting in the time to make her a gift—whether it is homemade pottery or a home cooked meal—will show your mom how much you love her.

2Book A Well-Deserved Spa Day

Book a spa day for you and your mom that will be a treat for the both of you! With the stressful year we have all had, we all deserve some much-needed pampering. Make a whole day out of it, with massages, manicures, and facials—the whole spa package!

3Treat Her To Some Sweets

When is a better day to buy your mom all of her favorite sweets than Mother’s Day? If you can’t be home to deliver them to her yourself, plan ahead and send a Mother’s Day delivery with all her favorite baked goodies, from chocolate covered strawberries to decadent cookies.

4Make Her Breakfast In Bed

Your mom should be pampered all day on Mother’s day,and that starts with breakfast in bed. Wake up a little bit earlier and surprise her with her favorite homemade breakfast and start the day out on the right foot.

5Get Her A Personalized Gift

Mother’s Day is the day when you show your mom just how thankful you are for all that she has done for you, and what is a better way to do that than with a personalized gift? This can be a necklace with her name on it, a painting of you both, or a pillow with her favorite phrase—whatever it is that you know will make her smile.

6Clean Her House

Sometimes, the best gifts we can give are acts of service, and sometimes that means cleaning your mom’s house for her. If you know she has been putting off cleaning or reorganizing her house for months, slip on your gloves, grab your supplies, and do it for her. She’ll love that you took the responsibility off her plate, cleaning someone’s entire house for them is a big gesture of love.

7Plan A Trip

Treat your mom to an especially nice Mother’s Day this year with a trip you planned just for the two of you. A weekend away will be just the right amount of relaxation that I am sure you both were in very much need of. Just make sure you plan ahead and choose a nice place to stay and restaurants to eat at.

8Write Her Letters

There is really nothing like a handwritten letter that will show your mom just how much you love her. Break out your best stationary, take a seat, and spend some time writing all the things you love and appreciate about your mom. Trust me, there will be tears when you hand her a handwritten letter on Mother’s Day.

We should tell our moms how much we love them every day, but especially on Mother’s Day. Take the time to plan an extra special Mother’s Day this year that you know will leave your mother smiling.