Tell her that she’s the best mom in the world, because she is. Your mother is a powerful influence on your social, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

When we were little, we didn’t realize all the day-to-day things, large and small, that our moms did for us. They fed us, comforted us, gave us advice, taught us endless lessons, and made sure that we were always taken care of. Growing up, we probably never said “thank you mom” enough.

As Mother’s Day, thanking our moms is top of mind. There are many ways to show gratitude — from getting her a thoughtful gift to sending a message to your mom. To give you some ideas about how you can show appreciation for your mom, we’ve created a list of ways to say “thank you mom.”

It includes nice things to say to your mom and ways you can spend quality time together, plus images to share with her to show her just how much she means to you.

  1. Be her chauffeur for a day for all those times she drove you
  2. Cook her favorite meal for all those meals she fed you
  3. Listen to her problems for all those times she listened to yours
  4. Show others respect to show her she raised you right
  5. Take care of her when she’s sick for all those times she took care of you
  6. Support her hobbies, even if you don’t enjoy them yourself
  7. Throw a get together for her and her friends for all the times she hosted yours
  8. Be patient with her for all those times she showed you patience
  9. Never give up to show her she taught you how to work hard
  10. Clean her house for all the times she cleaned up after you
  11. Go visit her to show you value her company
  12. Encourage her to follow her dreams for all the times she supported yours
  13. Treat her to a relaxing spa day for all those times you stressed her out
  14. Comfort her when she’s upset for all the times she comforted you
  15. Carry on her family traditions to show her how much they mean to you
  16. Send her flowers to let her know that you’re thinking about her
  17. Put others first to show her she taught you selflessness
  18. Write her a letter so she can constantly be reminded of how much you appreciate her
  19. Send her photos of you doing things she taught you to show her you listened
  20. Make her laugh for all those times she cheered you up
  21. Ask her questions and take her advice to show that you value her opinion
  22. Remind her you love her and acknowledge the unconditional love she’s shown you
  23. Send her inspirational messages for all the times she inspired you
  24. Bring your whole family together to show her you value family time
  25. Bake her her favorite dessert because she’s always so sweet
  26. Make her a recipe book with all of her favorite dishes in it for all of the delicious things she made for you
  27. Spend time doing what she wants for the endless hours she spent on you
  28. Be a good host when she visits for all the time you spent under her roof
  29. Make her a playlist of all the songs you like to sing along together
  30. Run her errands for her for all the times she ran yours
  31. Buy her a gift that she’s been talking about buying herself forever to show her how much she deserves it
  32. Give her your favorite picture of you two as a daily reminder of how much you love her
  33. Create a memory jar to remind her of all your favorite moments together
  34. Take her to her appointments for all the times she took you to yours
  35. Compliment instead of criticize for all the times she built your self esteem
  36. Take her on a mother-daughter trip for all the fun vacations she took you on
  37. Recreate your favorite childhood snapshots to show her you’re still her little girl/boy
  38. Give her a hug for all those times she embraced you
  39. Take her to a sporting event so you can cheer on her favorite team together
  40. Leave surprises around her house as spontaneous reminders of how much you care
  41. Go to the farmer’s market together to show her she taught you how to value quality food
  42. Let her know you always have her back because she always has yours
  43. Create a piece of art for her for all of the times she inspired you
  44. Take her somewhere she’s never been to introduce her to something new
  45. Tell her that she’s the best mom in the world, because she is