Mum’s the best, and while we shouldn’t wait till Mother’s Day to show her how much we love and appreciate her, it’s nice to celebrate her for all she is on this day that rolls by once a year. Whether it’s your own mummy or grandma dearest or the beautiful and loving mum to your kids, Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate all mums.

There is no one best way to show her that you love her because everyone’s love language is different; some mums appreciate gifts while others really love it when you spend quality time with them.

Whatever mum’s preferences are, we’ve got you covered. Here are 7 thoughtful ways to show her just how much she means to you.

1. Home-cooked goodness

If mum is a kitchen goddess, you might feel a bit daunted at the prospect of cooking for her. You may think: “Anything I can cook, she can cook better!” While it may be true, it is also true that anything you cook for mum will taste extra yummy because it’s prepared with love. Start small with easy recipes that cannot go wrong, or learn one of her specials to really impress her. And if you’re really worried, you can always test your culinary attempts out before the actual celebration!

2. Pampering girls’ day out

Most ladies would not say no to a pampering session at the spa, and we daresay mum will enjoy this plenty. Book a massage, facial, or mani-pedi session for yourself and mum and make it a girls’ day out! If you’ve got sisters, make it a mother-daughters’ affair so that mum will feel all the love. Top it off with a high tea treat for the ultimate feel-good factor for mum!

3. Whole-family affair

If you’ve got children in the family, why not make Mother’s Day a whole family affair? Mums from both generations will appreciate the family time together, while the children will love spending the day with their beloved mum and grandmother! Hit family-friendly spots like the zoo, Gardens by the Bay, the beach or parks, and make it a picnic complete with finger food and desserts for all.

4. Wine and dine

If mum enjoys the finer things in life, show her just how much you appreciate her with a gourmet meal experience complete with wine, at one of Singapore's many fine-dining establishments! Here's a tip: make that booking way in advance to secure that coveted spot.

5. Weekend off with a staycation

Treat your queen to a weekend staycation, which will definitely be much appreciated! Singapore's hotels are top-notch and widely praised for their service and standards, so mum will surely enjoy all the perks that come with a hotel stay: room service, facilities, the proximity to her favourite shops and best of all, a weekend off from mum’s tireless and never-ending duties!

6. Get moving with mummy

Some mums just cannot sit still, so make it a Mother's Day celebration she cannot forget by getting sweaty with her! You could consider booking a month's worth of fitness classes together to learn a new skill like ballroom dancing, zumba, or aerial; or dedicate a full day out exploring a new hiking trail or park together.

7. Make a card and more

Hand-made gifts and cards always hit the sweet spot, especially for the super sentimental mums in your lives. Design and make a card and pen your heartfelt message of thanks, create your own bouquet or craft a charm that she can take along with her wherever she goes. Extra points if these are made by the kids!