Don't be subtle, beat around the bush, or expect him to read your mind. I've tried it, it doesn't work. You just have to come out and tell him what you'd like for Mother's Day - Real Life. Real Style! You could ask for a wardrobe consult and/or an afternoon of shopping. I can't think of a better way to treat yourself, or your own mother, for that matter! If it's important to you that he put forth the effort and do the work, just give him my email or phone number and we'll take care of the rest! I've been an early Mother's Day present once already, and it was a blast!