It’s an age-old question: what should you give the lady who gave you life? Mother’s Day is your chance to show your mum just how much you care, but sometimes choosing that perfect gift is harder than you think it should be. Let us give you some inspiration and help you say “I love you” this Mother’s Day.
Flowers are a traditional Mother’s Day gift. Classic, beautiful and thoughtful, a bunch of flowers is a wonderful present to give and receive. Studies have found that people who give flowers are perceived as happy, emotionally intelligent and appreciative of beauty, while receiving flowers makes people feel happy, loved and appreciated. What a perfect gift for Mother’s Day!
Bouquets of fresh flowers are readily available, and you can find beautiful bunches to suit all budgets. They can also be very personal. If your mum has a favourite colour, species of flower, or a particular love of one type of bouquet, you can choose a bunch you know she will love. Spring is a beautiful time of year for seasonal flowers with daffodils, tulips, lilacs and peonies all fresh at Mother’s Day.
Another classic Mother’s Day gift, chocolates are nearly always a winner. It is one of the most well recognised tokens of love and appreciation. Chocolate doesn’t just taste great – it also makes you feel good. The sugar and caffeine create a pleasant and very light buzz, while the opioids in chocolate have been found to create a feeling of wellbeing. Even better, dark chocolate contains antioxidants and chemicals that can lower the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Like flowers, chocolates are easy to find anywhere from high street stores for a more modest budget to extravagant and luxurious selections from artisanal producers. Always go for something that you know she likes – the more decadent, the better. Chocs away, chaps.
For something a little more grown-up, a bottle of wine is the perfect present for that special mum. If your mum is a wine lover with specific tastes, be sure to get something you will know that she likes. When you’ve spent ages debating between all the bottles in the shop, a dismissive “oh, thanks” is not the reaction you want. If your mum is more experimental, go to a local wine merchant and ask for their advice. They will be able to help you narrow your choices down to something on-budget that will be a hit whether you’re looking to spend less than a tenner or over £50.
It’s widely known that being a mum is hard work, so we think that mums deserve a bit of pampering every now and again. If you’re feeling a bit flash, treat your mum to a pampering day at a luxury spa with everything that she could possibly want to feel relaxed and recuperated. For a slightly more affordable option you, could go for a one-off spa treatment, such as a massage, sauna or facial to treat her like a queen.
For more than just a one-off treat, you could choose some home pampering goodies such as well-known beauty brands or her favourite luxury products. If your mum is up and about all day, consider some footcare products from Simply Feet to help her take care of her feet. Products such as the Courtin Spa Foot Mask will help to keep her feet feeling fresh and clean, cool and sweet – the perfect Mother’s Day gift for hard-working mums!
If your mum prefers keepsakes to consumables, personalised gifts are a lovely way to show how much you care. There are dozens of companies that can personalise clothes, accessories, artwork, ornaments, technology or jewellery, so you will be sure to find something for your mum. Consider personalising your chosen item with your mum’s initial or name, a special date or even the coordinates of a location that is close to her heart.
Photograph in a frame
Another popular personalised gift idea is giving a favourite photograph in a beautiful frame. Great photo ideas can be a picture of you and your mum together, your whole family, or your mum with her grandchildren. You could even honour the real spirit of Mother’s Day by gifting your mum a picture of her with her mum or several generations of mums and daughters within your family.
Whatever you choose to give your mum this Mother’s Day, the most important thing is to let her know how much you care.