Mother’s Day is fast approaching (...here in NZ it’s Sunday 8th May, in-case you're wondering…..go on, you better write it down so you don’t forget), some believe it to be just another over-commercialised ‘made-up’ holiday like Valentine's Day or Father’s Day and shun materialistic gifts, and some like to go to great lengths (or expense) to show or demonstrate their love and appreciation. Regardless of whether you do one or the other, there are many great ways to show Mum this Mother’s Day how you love, value and appreciate her.
1. Make her Breakfast or Brunch.
Why not flex those culinary skills and whip up a healthy and delish breakfast or brunch for ya Mum. If you want to get a little bit fancy, go for it. Decorate the table with a vase of flowers and a nice table cloth. Remember, it’s the little things that will make it special.
2. Make her a Scrapbook or Photo Book
3. Sign her up to a wine of the month club…
Wine is to women as duct tape is to men... it fixes everything. Or for mums who prefer hops to tannins, a beer of the month club perhaps. If Mum is not into her alcoholic beverages, then a subscription to her favourite magazine to get her inspired, be it gardening, cuisine, fashion or DIY!
4. Help her plant a garden….no matter how small
From kitting out a greenhouse to setting up a kitchen herb garden together, it’ll be like you gave her a year’s supply of flowers/herbs/whatever else belongs in a garden...it's the gift that keeps on giving. (I know….it sounds cheesy but it's true!)
5. You can’t go past some good ol’ R&R….(that’s Rest and Relaxation)
Give your Mum the gift of a good night's sleep with a comforting eye mask, or the gift of relaxation or time (see our previous blog post on “How to treat yourself at home”). Being a Mum is a 24/7 career, think maybe she would like to take a break for herself?
Shopping is every girl's favorite word! I'm sure mums falls in that category too! Try on clothes together, give each other opinions on what to wear and what not to wear. And if you don't want to spend money then you can just indulge in some window shopping. Try things out for the heck of it. It's fun and you get to keep your money!
7. Talk and listen to her (One to one girl talk)
Word to your Mum!