11 Mar Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
With the celebration of another amazing International Women’s Day, we then follow with Mother’s Day, traditionally celebrated all over the world (on different dates of the year, depending on the country). Mother’s Day, as we know, is to show our love and appreciation to our mums, guardians, aunts & carers that have helped shape us into who we are.
In the UK, Mothering Sunday usually falls in mid-March, this year being the 22nd March. Hopefully this will be a beautiful springtime day, with sunshine on our faces. Fingers crossed…
It’s always tricky to think of unique gifts that mums will use, enjoy or admire, so to help, I have collated some winning Mother’s Day gift ideas that are trialed and tested.
Gift ideas for Mum
- The classic (and something we can obviously help you with), the pampering package for mums. The Perfect Pamper offers selections of massage and beauty packages, delivered to your mum at her home. Manicures, pedicures, organic skincare facials and bespoke massage treatments; we bring the spa to her. Mum can enjoy the convenience of travelling to her couch to relax, rather than from the salon or treatment room.
- I love this gorgeous (and handmade) personalised family tree picture. Its made from Sea glass and Driftwood and is available from The Brightonview shop. We like to support small businesses and this one is owned by a mum of three. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/759638726/personalised-handmade-to-order-sea-glass
- Afternoon tea for two. Who doesn’t love a scone, jam and some oozy clotted cream. This is a great idea to get the kids involved and make it from scratch. Make your mum her favourite cake and serve her favourite tea. If all fails, head to M&S and pick up supplies.
- Memory photo book. One of my most treasured possessions, I made this book many years ago as a gift to my son and I. Since then I have recommended this to clients, family and friends. It’s incredibly easy to assemble, with many online companies offering lots of designs. You could even create a handmade one with the kids. The hardest thing you have to do is pick your favourite photo’s.
Make sure to start it soon as it will take you some time (and online orders can take a week or so to print and send out). Check out tech radar for their reviewed best companies.
Choose where you buy carefully
It is tempting to many of us buy gifts from gifting third party companies. There are lots of positives to this; a wider selection, convenient, all under one website, sometimes even a better price. From my own personal experience, I have faced several challenges in trying to redeem the gifts I received.
One example; I was given a weekend away for two for my birthday. My partner and I eventually managed to find some time that we were not working and child free (a miracle in itself), so decided to cash in my voucher. It soon became apparent that this would not be easy… all of the dates, in any of the nicer hotels were not available. This was months ahead. We even decided to pay to extend this voucher, to see if something else became available, but to no avail. On speaking to some of the hotels directly it became apparent that they only free up last minute rooms to fulfil the voucher terms.
My point is. If you are looking to buy an experience or a voucher this Mother’s Day, I would recommend going straight to the supplier, cut out the 3rd party middleman/women. You will receive a better customer experience, they will receive the full cost and you are more likely to be able to cash it in when you want to.
Whatever you do for the woman you look up to this Mother’s Day, just tell her how brilliant she is and make her feel special.
Written by Charlotte Every