Spring is just around the corner and that means we’ll all be scrambling to get the perfect Mother’s Day gift. With only a few weeks left, it makes sense to plan ahead for anything you may need to order, but what can you get your mother this year to show her your appreciation for everything she’s done for you? If you’ve already covered the chocolates and flowers idea a hundred times over, but your mum is a little difficult to buy for, I hope the ideas in today’s post help you to figure out this question…
1. Spa days
Mum’s usually only care about making sure everyone else is healthy and happy, but she needs time to herself as well. Booking her a full pampering session at your local spa is the ideal way of making sure she takes time to rest and relax. If she has any back pains or similar problems, a relaxing massage could be just the thing to perk her up. Or, for the more glamourous lady, book her in for a manicure and pedicure.
2. Afternoon tea
If your mum would prefer a cream cake to a sauna, afternoon tea is the ultimate way of spoiling her. Do a search for luxury hotels in your area, or if your mum is a little quirkier, see what unusual experiences you can find across the country and turn it into a day trip. Whether it’s a savoury afternoon tea at a top Chinese restaurant, or the traditional tearoom experience with scones, clotted cream and lashings of jam, you’re bound to find something to suit her tastes.
3. Distillery tour
Swap the cup of tea for a glass of wine, and take your mum on a distillery tour instead. Find out what your mum’s favourite tipple is, and take her on a tour of their premises. Whether it’s Sipsmith’s gin in London, or a weekend away in Kent to explore the wine country, she’ll be thrilled, as well as tipsy, over the thought behind this gift.
4. Spring food hamper
If your mother is a total foodie, obsessed with cooking programmes and always looking to experiment with flavours, why not put together a seasonal hamper for Mother’s Day? Fill it with exotic cheeses and gourmet crackers, handmade truffles and pink champagne, or buy her a new cookbook, and provide all the ingredients for a couple of the recipes.
5. Classic jewellery
Who wouldn’t appreciate the gift of some new jewellery? These days, you don’t have to pay thousands to get a piece of handmade, high-quality jewellery, and you’ll be able to find something for every mother’s style. If she prefers a timeless look, a simple necklace and gemstone pendant is ideal, but for mums who want to remember their hippie youth, how about a piece of ChloBo boho jewellery instead?
Have you ever had any gift disasters? I’d love to know your stories.