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Simple Mothers Day gifts
 

Mothers Day is all about showing Mum how much you love her and appreciate all that she does for you.

Ask any Mother and sheíll tell you itís not about getting expensive presents and big bunches of flowers. She just wants to be thanked, appreciated and pampered a little.

It is the love and thoughtfulness of her children that makes Mothers Day special to any Mother.

Here are some simple, inexpensive ways to show Mum you care about her.

Make her a card or the wrapping paper

Mums treasure what their children make, and if it is made specially for her it is even better. A home made card or paper takes time and effort which is what Mum gives you all year long.

Make or grow a gift

It may be some flowers you grew in the garden, a picture for the wall, a bookmark or something more substantial. Many Mums will have a tear in her eye at the sight of a gift made by her child.

Give her a day off

Donít let Mum cook, clean or do any other jobs on Mothers Day. Either take her out, do it yourself or pay someone to do it for her. Just be sure not to leave jobs for her to catch up on the following day.

Breakfast in bed

A traditional reward for Mum, but a well earned one. Give her the luxury of not having to rush and being able to spend some relaxed time with her family

Gift Vouchers

Make personalised vouchers yourself. You could even give her a series of vouchers for her to use whenever she wishes. Some examples for vouchers are washing dishes for a week; a massage by you; cooking a meal; giving her a hug; get on well with siblings for half a day; run her a bath; brush her hair; breakfast in bed; hang out the washing; watch a video together; go for a walk together; and using good manners for a day.

Give plants

Instead of a bunch of her favourite flowers, give her the plant so she can have more flowers for longer. Put it in a nice pot (or a plain one that you have painted or decorated for her) and present it for Mothers Day.

If you donít think you could grow the plant, or keep it alive once home fro the nursery, maybe you could give her a packet of seeds or bulbs for the flowers so she can grow her own. If you add a personal message, this gift will be remembered for years.

Photo Gifts

There are many ways to give Mum a photo for a gift. You can take a home shot and frame it (consider making or decorating the frame while youíre at it,) get a professional photo taken as a treat, make a collage of photos, make an album or scrapbook for her, get an old photo restored or get a photo professionally added to something (a mug, tea towel, key ring, etc.)

Protect her Treasures

Do something to look after something Mum treasures. Carefully cover her books, make a shelf for her collectibles, sort her photos into an album, make a scarecrow for her veggie garden or get her embroidery framed professionally.

Honour her name

Take your mothersí name and turn it into a poem or verse. Preferably, use words to make Mum feel special; personalise it so it is really about her. Present the poem on beautiful paper, maybe framed, and possibly have it with a special photo.

There are poem places on the internet if you canít think of your own. (Poems for Free is a free one, whilst abcteach helps you draft your own. Other sites will charge for the process.)

Wear her name

As long as she likes wearing beads, make her a necklace or bracelet from lettered beads. Use her name, Mum, Mother, Love or some other special words for her; choose beads in her favourite colours, too.


Tash Hughes is a Mum of two in Melbourne. She is also a writer and owner of Word Constructions. Tash is available to write articles and profiles for any business, as well as doing other business documentation projects. You can see her site and services at www.wordconstructions.com

 

 

 

 

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