This is your final warning that Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. So, if you haven’t sorted your present for mum yet, well, you’re running out of time. We’ve been draining their resources for years, so it’s about time we paid up and gave back to the person who just, you know, gave us life.
Below, we’ve pulled together a list that’ll not only keep you in her good books for one more year but also won’t cost you a bomb. You’re welcome.
1. Breakfast In Bed
Breakfast in bed is a Mother’s Day classic for a reason: it’s thoughtful, delicious, and next-level luxury. The trick to really nailing breakfast in bed is to not think about what you would want someone to bring you, but what mum would want you to bring. The other key is to go all out: coffee or tea, a pretty breakfast, and a couple of fresh flowers in a vase/jar/cup/whatever you have handy.
2. Book Her A Spa Appointment
Think of the one treatment you know your mum would love but never has the time (or budget) to book in for — and get her that. You really can’t go wrong with a facial, manicure and pedicure, or massage but the real key is to fit it into her schedule. Personally, my mum would want to book it in herself, so I’d get her a voucher, but if you know your mum is terrible at prioritising her me-time, tell her to keep a specific afternoon free, book her in and then take her to the appointment as a surprise.
Also, unless you two haven’t spent any quality time together, don’t go in with her. You could do a tandem appointment, but honesty, she probably wants some peace and quiet so leave her to it.
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3. DIY At-Home Beauty Treats
If you want to help mum treat herself at home, then making a little DIY beauty treat is a cute surprise. Either fill a glass jar with some essential oil- and flower-infused bath salts or fill an eco-friendly tea bag with dried flowers like lavender or chamomile to create a bath tea bag. Bonus points if you set it all up in her bathroom (complete with a chic bath caddy) to give the full at-home spa vibe.
4. A Handmade Card
If you’re really low on cash, have a bit of extra time, and want to make mum feel like you’ve really thought about your gift — make her a card. You can decorate it with photos of you both, special words, and cute memories. Sliding in a gift voucher or Instant Scratch-Its is a cute extra that mum will definitely appreciate, too.
5. Custom Photo Album
Making mum a custom photo album can either be a quick and cute job or a total slog — it’s up to you to choose how far you take it. Either way, print out a bunch of photos from over the years and either make what is essentially a card filled with photos or bust out the glitter pens and make an entire scrapbook dedicated to your mum.
6. Give Your Presence As A Present
If you live in a different city or town to your mum and have some extra cash (or time to drive) laying around, then it’s time to surprise her in person. We’ll hazard a guess that you’ve been separated for much of the past year if you’re living far from home, so turning up on her doorstep for Mother’s Day is probably the best gift you could give.
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