Forget the twee doilies, overpriced flowers and last-minute ornaments.
This year, you can make Mother’s Day something to remember. (And if ‘mum’ remembers it for all the right reasons, you’ll be on to a winner!)
Here are the Mothers Day gift ideas that you (and your children) can give mummy to show her you really care and that she is really loved!
Time by herself
We’re not saying mummy doesn’t really love daddy – of course she does. And she loves her children, too, more than anything in the world. It’s just that, sometimes, being a parent can make you forget that you have an actual identity yourself. Remind her just who she is, and how much she loves her family, by giving her a day away from tantrums (yours and the children’s) – how about a spa day or some pampering?
A family day out
You don’t have to splurge the cash to have a lovely day out as a family – but you will need some preparation time. If the weather’s lovely, get a picnic basket packed and ready to enjoy the spring sunshine. If it’s raining, book to go trampolining or swimming. It’s all those little details, like making sure you’ve packed everything and there’s nothing to arrange, that will make all the difference.
A handmade card
Shop-bought cards can be a lovely thought, especially if your children have chosen them for themselves, but a handmade card is something to treasure. Depending on the age of your children, you might want to get messy with PVA glue, glitter and a blank piece of brightly-coloured card, or attempt some delicate decoupage. Whatever you choose, the making of it will be half the fun.
4. Personalised Gifts
There is no doubt in my mind that personalised gifts are a guaranteed success. Especially with my wife! It’s for this reason that Photobox has fast become my ‘go to’ website when birthdays, Christmas and MOTHERS DAY come around. This year, I’ve decided, with a little ‘input’ from Ted to go for a photo magnet (he did actually choose a photo magnet) and some retro prints to put into a frame.
Trust me, if you’re in doubt as to what to go for, personalised ‘stuff’ is never going to let you down.
What’s more, Photobox are running a couple of cool offers on at the moment.
- They’ve teamed up with Nectar so you can start earning nectar points when you shop with Photobox. And if you link up before 22nd March 2017 you could win a million nectar points! A million! That’s loads!
- They’re also running a great giveaway called #MumInAMillion To enter, you just have to upload a snap of you and your mum (or your kids’ mum) and include the hashtag. There’s weekly prizes and a huge prize at the end!
5. There’s nothing like a good book
By buying mum a book, you’re telling her two things: firstly, you’ve thought about the present (who are her favourite authors? Is there a non-fiction title that really chimes in with her interests?) and secondly, you’re going to give her the time to read it. Taking your little ones around a bookshop to help you choose is something that should provide a worthwhile afternoon for them, too. (Just don’t expect them to leave empty-handed.)
6. Spoil her with a new outfit
A lot of men hate shopping for clothes, partly because some of us are still embarrassed to wander around a women’s clothes section but mainly because the stakes are so high – it can go terribly, terribly wrong. But with your trusty assistant or assistants at your side, you can’t really go wrong – they’ll be able to find something that will make mummy feel like a million dollars. Just make sure that you get the sizes right.