After bringing us into the world and setting us up for life, the least our mums deserve is a day that’s all about them. The fourth Sunday of every Lent is Mothering Sunday and it’s a full twenty-four hours that are devoted to giving something back to mum. Whether it’s a handmade card or a day at the spa, a gesture of a gift is always a good way to say thank you for all her hard work.
Start off the day with some breakfast in bed and a bunch of flowers. If you’re not visiting on the day, make sure you’ve sent a card that will arrive on time – don’t forget it’s on a Sunday so you’ll need to post it early! Take her out for lunch or go for a walk in the local park, set aside time to do something that you’ve always said ‘we’ll do that together one day’. Why not break the mould and do something completely different like go karting or indoor skiing!
If you’re stuck for ideas and want to make Mother’s Day really special this year, try to combine all of the things she loves. Gift Hampers are a great way to make a present really personal and to give the mum who has everything, something a little different. They’re not just stuffed with loads of great presents, they look fantastic too. Wicker baskets and lots of ribbon make a change to the usual shiny wrapping paper and generic bottle bags. Hampers are a brilliant way to show that, this year, you’ve really put in the effort. Get your siblings to join in and you can make it bigger and better.
Foodie mums will love a basket filled with their favourite treats. Source some local preserves and snacks and some special chocolates to make a gift that is just for her, no other family members allowed. If your mum is always on the go, try putting together a basket that is for a night of pure relaxation. Fill it with fragrant soaps for the bath, a bottle of bubbly and a pile of magazines so that she can soak away all her stresses and forget about everything else for an evening. Have you got an arty mum that loves to make things? Fabrics, nice paper and posh pens would make a great combination. If your mum loves to cook, consider a creating a box or basket packed with baking equipment and tasty ingredients.
Mother’s Day is an opportunity to give the most important woman in your life a little extra love. It’s not all about lavishing her with gifts but arranging something personal will really make her smile. Ignore her requests that she ‘doesn’t want anything this year’, she doesn’t mean it!
Louise Jenkins writes on behalf of gourmet hamper company Virginia Hayward. for more information click visit http://www.virginiahayward.com
Photo Credit: Candie_N (CC BY 2.0)
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