Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What to get for Mum this Mothers Day

 "The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new."

Even the cluckiest woman alive doesn't truly know what it feels like to be a mother until that little miracle is placed in her arms, and her journey of giving begins! Years of wiping noses, tears and bottoms and dishing out cuddles, meals and pocket money is all in day's work for Mum, with little thought of herself.

So don't you think Mum deserves a little something in return? 
Even when she says 'Don't go to any fuss!' she's really thinking 'Wouldn't it be nice if they did?' So the main thing to remember is that it's Mum's extra special day, so do something for her that she will love (even if it sounds a bit tame for you!).

Here's some suggestions: 

Treat Mum to a family meal. In a recent study of Mother's Day spending, this was at the top of the list. It doesn't matter where you go or what you eat - just make sure Mum doesn't have to cook! Gather the whole clan and head for a beautiful park or café for a long, lazy brunch, lunch or dinner.

A lot of Mums like a bit of physical pampering. A trip to a day spa, massage, or beauty treatment, will often go down well. What about letting her have a sleep in and then bringing her breakfast in bed? An oldie but a goody.

Does Mum like a wrapped gift? How do you know what to get? Take note of her taste. What colours dominate her house? Does she have a hobby? Does she entertain guests? Is she an indoor person or a gardener? Does she like to wear a bit of bling?! These are good questions to ask yourself before gift shopping for Mum. 

Now what about those Mums who don't live nearby? A bunch of flowers ordered over the internet will surely bring a smile to her face. Small gifts like jewellery are easy to post. Or what about sending some updated photos of yourself and/or the kids? Maybe in a frame or an album?

Most popular Mother's Day gifts at Bliss
  • Unique handmade jewellery
  • Designer doormats
  • Dainty plants in ceramic pots (a living bouquet)
  • Pretty heat pillows
  • Iron wall decor
  • Unique kitchenware
  • Beautiful handbags
  • Gift vouchers
Gift vouchers can seem a bit impersonal, but if your Mum likes to browse and choose her own luxuries then it's as easy as choosing the right store for Mum to indulge herself in. Make it an outing for the both of you!

Treat your Mum this Mother's Day and make her day special.