Your mum is officially the best in the world. We all know it and so Mother’s Day is the best time to recognise that and let her know exactly what she means to you. And if you’re stuck for ideas, here’s seven tips for making Mother’s Day perfect, and which won’t break the bank.
- Cooking dinner
Sunday dinner is a great family time and one of the country’s most popular weekly rituals, but it can be hard work. Slaving over a roast and chopping veg all morning is not what mum had in mind for her special day. So take the load, sort dinner yourself and present it with love. Let mum put her feet up for the day, because you’ve got the roast all covered. Oh, and the washing up………..
- Spa treatment
Mum’s need some indulgence every now and again, and a nice detox and de-stress at a fancy spa can be just the ticket. Most places offer a range of treatments and really know how to look after their guests. So this is your opportunity to have your mum treated like a Queen, and it would be rude to send her on her own, so you might as well indulge yourself or another loved one whilst you’re at it!
- Get a class together
As the kids grow older mums can feel a bit detached, and empty nest syndrome can be hard to deal with. The perfect Mother’s day gift in that kind of scenario is to bring you back closer and to find a course or a class together. This could be painting, pottery, flower-arranging, or it could be cooking or baking. Scour your local area and see what is on offer. This can give mum something to look forward to, add a string to both your bows and provide a mutual interest that re-energises your relationship.
- Photo album
It is really easy to capture memories these days and technology allows us to share that in so many ways. The perfect gift for mum might just be to relive some of those memories. Not many people develop photos anymore, or make an effort to put photos together and present them. So make an old fashioned photo album and give mum the pleasure of reliving some precious memories. If you can’t resist the digital urge, then photo viewers can do slide shows of all your digi photos, and you can also digitise old photos to really bring the past back to life.
- Family outing
In our busy lives we often forget to spend time together, and in simple terms, that might be all that mum wants on her special day. So don’t over-complicate things, and after the dinner you’ve just cooked, why not suggest a family walk, or a bike ride or to visit somewhere mum can enjoy her passions? It might be photography, the arts or a museum? Let mum decide, but the important thing is you do it together.
- Let her sleep in
All this needs is a little planning and some careful communication. But you can intercept the kids first thing in the morning and creep downstairs without waking her. And hopefully the first thing she will wake up to on her special day, is you bringing her breakfast in bed.
- A special personalised gift
Of course there needs to be presents, and what better way to truly make it personal than gift-wrap a mother’s day present in Mother's Day personalised wrapping paper? You can choose the photo, the message or the design, as well as the gift itself, and that should really make this year’s Mother’s Day a unique and perfect occasion.