Mother’s day is right around the corner. Forget the last-minute flowers and chocolates, our mums deserve to be shown how much we appreciate them this year. Each year might seem more difficult for finding the perfect gift, but in reality, our mums are more appreciative of the thought we put into finding them a gift that means something.
There are so many different gifts out there right now that would be perfect for mums of all kinds. Whilst it is important to stick to a budget ( as our mums don’t want to bail us out of debt!) you do not have to spend a bomb to find her the perfect gift. Tacky gifts are not cute, so steer clear from any personalised mugs with your face on it. Im sure she has seen enough of you, instead treat her to something that allows her to be selfish, something that is for her and her only.
If you are looking for the most thoughtful gift ideas for the mother you love, check out our following suggestions:
Photo album or frame
Now we know what you are thinking. “ My mum has too many photos!”, but think about it, when was the last time she got her photos physically printed or presented? We now can store all our favourite family photos on our phones. Whilst this is handy, a physical photo frame or album of a special moment that can be shown to guests is much more meaningful. Gather some of your favourite family photos and create a customised photo album or frame that showcases your cherished memories together.
Spa or wellness package
Gifting your mother a spa package is a great gift idea for mums that work hard and do not give themselves time to relax. Our mothers are more likely to accept this gift than book it for themselves as they are always putting their children and family first. Treat your mum to a day of relaxation and pampering with a spa or wellness package that includes massages, facials, or other treatments. These spas also include health benefits such as hydrotherapy pools which are designed to help arthritis and other muscle strains. If you love a pamper day too, consider buying a twin package to give your mum company, or don’t if you are her biggest headache!
If your mum enjoys spending time in the kitchen, consider giving her a cooking or baking class that will teach her new skills and techniques. It is never too late to perfect the skills you have been developing your whole life. Cooking classes can open up doors to new cooking techniques which will allow her to experiment with new foods and habits to create new dishes. It is a win-win situation as your cooking-loving mother will be whipping up even better dishes for you to eat!
Our mums can never have too much jewellery, so getting her a new set of earrings is sure to win you the favourite child award. Consider what jewellery your mum loves most, such as a gold necklace, and consider buying her some earring charms to match the pieces she wears regularly. Jewellery does not have to be expensive; you can spend minimum amounts on great quality jewellery. You might also consider getting the piece personalised with her initials or perhaps her children’s initials included to show your appreciation for her.
You might consider signing your mum up for a monthly subscription box that caters to her interests, such as a beauty box, book club, or gourmet food box. These boxes are gifts that keep on giving, and tailoring the subscription to items that she loves or would only buy herself on special occasions means that she will appreciate the gift even more. If you are struggling with ideas, think about what she has mentioned such as following a healthier diet, and consider getting her a subscription box that gives her meals and ingredients to better her health.
Write a heartfelt letter or poem that expresses your love and gratitude for all that your mum has done for you. Sometimes it is hard to express with spoken words how grateful you are for your mum, therefore writing it down allows you to say things in the best way possible. If you struggle with writing poems, find her favourite one and tailor the literature and style to how the poem flows, and she will recognise your efforts.
Plan a weekend getaway for your mum to a destination she’s always wanted to visit, or to a nearby town or city where you can explore together. If you have a big budget this will be a memorable experience for her, but if you are looking to save you could simply book an Airbnb somewhere which is easy to get to by train, and spend the weekend there together. You might consider surprising her on the day when you are travelling, or if your mum is a control freak like most mums are, make sure you tell her in advance!
There is nothing mums are more proud of than their home, therefore you should find a stunning artwork or decor feature for her home. Find a unique piece of artwork or home decor that reflects your mom’s style and personality, such as a colourful painting or a vintage-inspired vase. Follow the style that she has already created for the home, but find a unique piece that she wouldn’t be able to find or buy herself.
Whatever you choose to give your mum on Mother’s Day, the most important thing is to show her how much she means to you and how grateful you are for everything she does. Getting her an experience for you both to remember is just as valuable as getting her a treat that she wouldn’t buy herself. Mums are amazing and a gift might not be enough to express our gratitude, but it is just a small favour that shows she is always in your thoughts, especially on her special day!