Mother’s day is just round the corner (Like it’s this sunday!) and I have only just started thinking about what to get my mum as a little token to say “Thanks”. After all, that’s all Mother’s day is about, just to be thankful to your mum (or mum figure) for being there for you and raising you to be who you are today.
The problem is, when you are on a tight budget you want to make sure that you are getting something which is both personal and affordable, and something that your mum would actually like.
For me, as a mum I would be happy with a paid massage, or a trip to the hair salon, or even a pair of Pyjamas. After all we have been stuck in lock-down for so long I think a day at the spa is just what is needed to release all the stress and anxiety which has accumulated over the past months.
But what do you get your mum?
I have compiled a list of 7 items which I am considering getting my mum (I have to be careful as I know she reads this blog and I don’t want to give away what she’s actually getting).
1. A Photo Tile or Framed Photo
Sending a photo that you love of you and your mum, or a photo she really likes, is a really nice way to show your love to your mum. There are some really good sites that you can create a photo tile on, such as Free Tiles- from the company Free Prints.
This is a really good app which I have used for all the pictures in my house. You choose a photo from your phone, add it to the app, and just pay postage and packaging. Within just a week you will have a new tile to add to your collection.
2. A Personalised Item- with photos
Like the first idea, a personalised item such as a phone case, or a cushion, or literally anything you like. These mean a lot to mums, as they can be a photo of something that means a lot to them, or a photo of the little faces which light up their world. (For my mum a photo of me and Isabelle is always a winner).
With apps like Photo Box you can literally choose anything you like to personalise and send to your mum. I do recommend one thing however STAY AWAY FROM MUGS. Mugs have been given for years and years as a gift to literally everyone. They have now become a kind of present you give when you don’t know what to give, and I really don’t recommend that. You are much better off getting something you know will be used by your mum as then you know that the product was worth it.
I don’t think I know any woman who doesn’t like chocolate. It is one of the easiest gifts to buy, BUT don’t just get a standard bar off the shelf. Make sure you get something that is a little more special. Such as a small gift box, or some “fancy” chocolate like “Green and Blacks”
4. Homemade gifts.
Anything homemade means a lot to a mother. It shows that time and care has been taken to give them something unique and meaningful. There are so many things that you can make as a gift for anyone, and you don’t need to have special skills at all.
- A Knitted or Crocheted item of clothing (jumpers, hats, scarfs etc.)
- A Knitted or Crocheted toy or keep sake (a favourite animal ornament or door stop is a good idea and fairly simple to make)
- Try your hand at macrame – this is a new trend that is becoming increasingly fashionable, and you can make some super cute things with this.
- Rope Coasters – A glue gun and some rope is all you need, simply coil the rope and stick together with hot glue.
- A painting or drawing – if you are rather arty this is a really nice way to make a present
- Sew something. – I like to cross stitch, my cousin likes to make things with softer material and a sewing machine.
- Make some biscuits or cakes – If your mum has a sweet tooth then why not make some biscuits? If you have children get them to decorate them. Trust me it will mean a lot to your mum.
There are so many things that you can make as presents for any occasion and a homemade present will always mean more to the recipient than a shop brought one.
I know, I know. This is a cliche type of present, but honestly flowers are a really nice way to say “I love you”. You don’t have to just go for cut flowers (aka a bouquet) you could try buying a potted plant instead. They last longer meaning she will constantly be reminded of you every time she sees it.
6. Wine or Gin
If your mum likes a good little tipple (and who doesn’t at the moment with the lockdown) then why not get her a bespoke wine, or a flavoured Gin for her to try.
We tend to like a sparkling rose in my house, or a flavoured gin like Blossom Hill Gin Fizz in Rhubarb flavour.
7. Bath Stuff
Luxury Bath Gift Sets are a great gift to send your mum, be sure to label it as a pamper kit, or care hamper though! This little tip will save you having funny looks or any questions. The answer is just “so you can have a little pamper session, bring the spa to you” She will love it!
I personally like the Soap and Glory Pinkly Gift Set, it has everything you need, and their products are really good and great value for your money!
I hope this list helps you out as you realise you may have forgotten to get something for your mum.
Don’t worry we still have time.
Much love xx
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