Sending a family member on a trip for her birthday can be a great gift, and it makes an even better tradition. If Mom needs some alone time, plan to finance an annual weekend of rest and relaxation without the rest of the family. A stay at a spa, a rustic cabin or even a hotel room on the beach where she can take in beautiful views and pamper herself are all good choices.
If quiet time and solitude aren't your mom's speed, however, consider making a trip as an entire family a yearly institution. Gather your siblings or reach out to your extended kin to get everyone together once a year. You can meet up at different locations or stick with a single destination, but either way, these trips will be what your family remembers years from now when they think about the good times.