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7 Amazing Mother's Day Surprises (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post  |  Posted: 05/11/2012 2:38 pm Updated: 05/11/2012 2:38 pm

Sure, candy and flowers are a safe bet for a Mother's Day present, but sometimes you need to break away from the old standards and get more creative with your plans. C'mon people, this is the woman who carried you for 9 months and then raised you.

In case you need some inspiration, these 7 people crafted some pretty epic surprises for Mother's Day. Some of the ideas involve travelling for an unexpected visit, hiding in a giant wrapped box and revealing the news of a grandchild on the way. So check out these awesome surprises (and the even better reactions), take notes and then devise a scheme worthy of a place on this slideshow for your own mom this Sunday.

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  • Airport Surprise

    Pure joy in the form of jumping up and down and freaking out. Awesome.

  • Moving Nearby

    The scream is priceless.

  • Good Hiding Spot

    Requires a big box, but it's definitely worth it for that reaction.

  • Unexpected Drop-In

    A good accomplice comes in handy when pulling this off.

  • New Baby Surprise

    Just wait for the news to sink in for a few seconds.

  • College Visit

    Masking the plan under the guise of final exams. Clever.

  • Restaurant Surprise

    Reaching a pitch otherwise thought human vocal chords were incapable of.

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