21 throwback ideas for Mother’s Day cards, gifts, recipes & fun

Vintage and throwback Mother's Day ideas

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Celebrate mom with some of these retro Mother’s Day ideas

Moms usually appreciate whatever little recognition they get for Mother’s Day — flowers, chocolate, perhaps brunch and/or a celebratory coffee mug.

Homemade coupons for redeemable little luxuries like not cleaning up after at least dinner. Sleeping in and breakfast in bed. Car detailing. Spa day. Weekend getaway (maybe even, dare we say it… alone).

1966 Mother and daughter playing

Generally, you can’t go wrong with any of these traditional Mother’s Day ideas.

But if you want to have a little more fun with the holiday, pick a decade and try for a  Mother’s Day celebration with vintage flair! We’ve rounded up a little inspo for your effort…

Mother's Day cards (1953)

The history of Mother's Day

Mother's Day greeting card inspiration

Mother's Day party planning

Gifts for Mother's Day with a nostalgia vibe

Mother's days... back in the day

COMING UP NEXT: A dozen adorable vintage Father’s Day cards

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