Mothers Day gifts
is all about showing Mum how much you love her and appreciate all that she does
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
It is the
love and thoughtfulness of her children that makes Mothers Day special to any
some simple, inexpensive ways to show Mum you care about her.
her a card or the wrapping paper
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.
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.
her a day off
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.)
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.
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in Melbourne. She is also a
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