Top 5 Presents for Mother’s Day
There’s lots of talk in the media at the moment about Mother’s Day and finding the perfect present. I’m thinking now of what to get my own mum and also wondering what my own children might get me 😉
Here are my top 5 tips on the perfect Mother’s Day gift:
This can mean two things. If you don’t get to see your mum very often then think about giving her the gift of your time. If you are too far away to spend some physical time with her then why not set aside a good 30-40 minutes and have a proper Skype session where you can chat about all the things that you don’t usually get a chance to talk about in those quick occasional telephone conversations. If you’re a mum with young children then why not ask your partner or friend for the gift of some time to yourself. Who wouldn’t love the opportunity to go for a walk on the beach or a couple of hours to go shopping (not the food kind!) or just time to snooze or read a book.
Anything handmade is always better than shop bought. Whatever you can make for your mum whether you are two or twenty two, it will always be more cherished than any shop bought item. Make a card, bake a cake, anything that shows that you made an effort.
Yes, everyone likes to receive flowers but they don’t last long whereas a nice family photo in a frame will last forever.
Get your mum a nice diary or journal for her to record her thoughts and dreams. You think you know your mum really well but there will always be things you didn’t think to ask. You could prompt her by writing questions at the top of pages, like : Who was your best friend at school? What was your favourite food growing up? What did you want to grow up to be? Get her to write all the answers down and gift the journal back to you when she’s done.
A day off chores
This is a good one for all the mums with young kids out there. Why not give mum the day off everything, I mean no cooking, no making beds, no ironing, no dishes. Make your mum sit and read a book while everyone runs around doing all the jobs that mum often ends up doing.
Remember, it’s not about an expensive material gift, there are other ways to make your mum feel special.
What would your perfect gift be?
Happy Mother’s Day x