If you're struggling to find a thoughtful Mother's Day present for Mum, consider thinking outside the realm of material gifts. 

"Experiential gifts evoke more intense emotions than material gifts," says marketing expert Cindy Chan. Plus, when you plan something you can enjoy together, you'll create shared memories, which creates a greater sentiment for the gift, she says. 

But here's the big question: What type of activity should you plan? While it may seem obvious, it should be an experience you think your mum will enjoy—not something that you've been trying to convince her to try for years (like that drawing class). Several studies have found that people's favorite gifts are—no shock here—the ones that they actually want.

Here are a few gift ideas that you and your mum are sure to love. 

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