It seems like only yesterday we were buying Christmas gifts, doesn’t it? And yet, already it’s nearly Mother’s Day. Where has the time gone this year, it’s just flying by, isn’t it?
With Mother’s Day on the way, whether you’ve got a mum to buy for, an aunt, a stepmother, a grandmother, or another special lady, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gift idea for them.
Finding that perfect gift can often be a struggle, especially when you don’t want to get them something too similar to what you got them last year.
There’s only so many times a bunch of their favourite flowers, and a box of fancy chocolates will cut it, isn’t there?
As a mother myself, I know how important Mother’s Day is, not just for those of us who are mothers, but also for our children.
Being able to give your mum a card and a gift to thank her for everything that she does all year is important, as it allows you to ensure that your mum knows how loved she truly is.
The question is, of course, how can you go about finding the special woman in your life that perfect present? The key to gift buying success is getting a little creative and being willing to think outside the box.
With that in mind, below are a few cute, quirky gift ideas that should help to make picking a Mother’s Day gift that little bit easier for you.
For a present that’s wonderfully personal and unique, hand-painted ceramics are ideal. Head to your local ceramic painting centre or order a kit off of the internet and spend some time creating some beautiful ceramics for your mum.
If you’ve got little ones of your own, perhaps you could get them involved too? Whether you opt to paint her a selection of plates, a teapot, a set of two new mugs, or something else, it doesn’t matter; it’s just a case of finding something that she will love and get use out of.
A great way to make the ceramics that you make a keepsake is to decorate them with yours’ and your children’s handprints. Hand-painted pottery not only makes a great gift but is also a lot of fun to make, and is something that you and your kids can enjoy doing together.
Since Scrabble has become more and more popular over the past few years, there are now lots of people selling family Scrabble boards as wall art.
These are Scrabble boards with the names of each family member added to them and entwined, as words are in a normal game of Scrabble – how amazing is that?
The best thing about this gift, apart from the fact that it’s wonderfully personal, is that you can easily make it yourself, so it doesn’t have to be expensive. All you need is an old Scrabble board (or a print out of one), Scrabble tiles, glue, and a photo frame that is larger than the Scrabble board. Then it’s just a case of fitting everyone’s names together.
If your mum is into her beauty products and loves to pamper herself, why not put together a beauty box for her of little treats?
Think about all of her favourite beauty products, from the lipstick she loves to her favourite perfume, and pick out a few bits and bobs to go into her beauty box.
As well as picking beauty products that she already loves, try to find some products that you know she’ll like but has never tried before. Perhaps some lovely luxurious bath bombs, a rich face cream, and a hair mask could be ideal?
What do you get the woman that’s got everything? If your mum is one of those women who has everything that she needs, then perhaps planning a special day out could work out better than picking her a gift.
For a day out that she will love, think about the types of things that she likes to do.
If she’s a big foodie, why not take her out for a fancy lunch? Does she love being pampered? If so, a spa day could be ideal.
Is your mum someone who loves adventure and trying new things? Then how about booking her an experience day, trying something new, such as flying a hot air balloon.
Is your mum always saying how she wishes you had more family photos? Then how about booking a family photo shoot to celebrate Mother’s Day?
Perhaps you could get all of your siblings and their children together for a big family photo shoot?
If your mum is always asking for more family photos, then this could be a perfect way to make her dreams come true.
Best of all, a family photo shoot need not be expensive, as there are plenty of online deals that you can take advantage of – it’s just a case of taking the time to look around to find the best deal.
If your mum is a woman who loves wearing jewellery, then you can’t go wrong with a new pair of earrings or a new necklace. However, before you pick a piece of jewellery for her that’s similar to all of her other pieces, take the time to look at unique jewellery designs.
Etsy has some fantastically unique jewellery designs, many of which are handmade, so it’s worth taking the time to have a browse, to see if there’s anything that you think she would like.
Perhaps a piece of jewellery with your children’s handprints on would be nice? Don’t be afraid to pick a piece that’s unique, as often the unique pieces are the best pieces.
Picking that perfect gift for Mother’s Day isn’t always easy, but hopefully, the ideas and suggestions above have given you some ideas that are a little different to the normal things that you pick out.
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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