I love my Mum to bits and she has shaped my life, my character and who I am today immensely. In fact, over the years I have come to realise that I am turning more and more into my Mum! Which I can see now is a good thing as she is an amazing, caring, loving and strong person which I admire.
So, it is nice to have this one day every year to honour her and remind her of how much I love her and how much she means to me.
However, it is really hard to find a great present that she likes and that is good enough for her. If you are like me and from time to time are running out of ideas, here are a few that hopefully will help you out or inspire you.
Why not take your Mum out for a treat? Afternoon Tea is always a great option to get out of the house and spend some good quality time together to chat and catch up on each other’s lives. If you want to make it even more fancy you can choose the Afternoon Tea option with champagne.
Alternatively, you can of course prepare your own Afternoon Tea at home and invite your Mum over. BBC Good Food has prepared a simple guide on “How to throw an afternoon tea party” with recipe ideas, the kit you need and how to set the scene.
Instead of taking your Mum out during the day, you can also opt for taking her out at night. You can have a lovely evening watching a theatre, musical, cabaret, comedy or performing arts show. Invite your Mum to a night out and combine this maybe with a nice dinner beforehand. Sites such as Last Minute sell reasonably priced tickets if your budget does not stretch too far.
FLOWERS AND CHOCOLATES
This option works well if you live far away or abroad and cannot just pop around to tell your Mum how much you love her. Flowers in my opinion brighten every day and at least where I come from are a gesture of care and love.
Is your Mum up on her feet all day long and always busy? Maybe it is time to treat her to some relaxation time. A wellness treatment or even better a wellness day, possibly together with you, is a great idea. This will not just improve her wellbeing, but if you both go together, she will also get some quality time with her loved one.
Last Minute, Spa Breaks or Treat Well have normally great deals that do not eat into your pocket too much. They offer simple spa days where you can use the facilities of a spa in a Hotel such as the Hilton, but they also offer more elaborated spa breaks in Manor Hotels. There is something for everyone.
Jewellery is always a good option in my opinion as most women wear it and appreciate it. I adore Pandora’s Gifts for Mum selection as they have a wide variety of charms that are themed around love and Mum’s.
I gave my Mum one of these charms for Christmas a few years ago and she was so touched that she cried.
Surprise your Mum with a small hamper that is filled with items that are meaningful and are coming from the heart. A hamper that shows that you have put some thought into the present.
You could prepare a hamper with homemade items such as small cakes, biscuits, tea, chutney or jam only to name a few. Or perhaps you have a crafty side and make your own presents? You can make homemade candles or flower arrangements and add them to the hamper.
A themed hamper around a specific topic, colour, animal, you name it that your Mum loves will surely surprise her. Maybe your Mum has a specific country or holiday destination which you can use as a base theme. For example, if she likes Spain you could fill the hamper with Sangria, Chorizo, a travel guide if you are planning to go there together for your next trip, you get the idea.
SOMETHING SIMPLE FROM THE HEART
I find that sometimes the simplest gifts make the most impression. Put together a little photo album of pictures of you and your Mum from when you were little to the present. You can extend this year by year so that your Mum always has a recent picture of you.
Alternatively, you can also just choose a really nice picture of you and your Mum together and frame it. Your Mum can then place it in her home and look at it whenever she wants to see you. To give it the last touch and make it perfect, think of a caption, sentence or phrase to add that describes shortly how you feel about her.
What do you do on Mother’s Day?