Are you planning a gift for your mum from your children? Are you looking for inspiration to treat your wife this Mother’s Day? If so, look no further. Here are ten ideas to get your thoughts flowing and ensure that special somebody enjoys a memorable day.
Cards are a staple for Mother’s Day, and a handmade card is a thoughtful way of showing gratitude and love. Let your child get messy and create a masterpiece on a piece of card. Once dry, encourage them to write a message or draw a picture inside if they’re only little.
2. A framed painting
Mothers love their children’s artwork and a framed print is a classy way of showing off your little treasure’s talents. Choose a frame, which suits the décor of your home and ask your child to provide some details about what the picture is and what it means to them. As it’s Mother’s Day, it may be a nice idea to encourage them to draw a picture of their mummy.
3. A night off
Looking after children is tiring work and treating your partner or your mum to a night off will be greatly appreciated. Offer to babysit for the evening, run a bath with candles and a glass of rose and let them relax in complete tranquility. If you’re buying for your wife and your mother-in-law, you could book them a table at a local restaurant for dinner.
Mums adore flicking through photos of their little ones, so why not frame a few old photos or make an album. You could also arrange for some professional photographs to be taken and then buy some of the prints and frame them as a gift.
5. An indulgent facial
Sleepless nights and stressful days can take their toll on your skin, and a facial is an ideal treat for tired mums. Book a session at a beauty salon or buy a voucher so that they can choose which kind of facial they would prefer. Not only will their skin feel revived and rejuvenated, but they will enjoy a lovely relaxing hour of peace and quiet.
6. Hand-picked flowers
Venture out into the garden and allow your child to pick some flowers. Place them in a vase together and let them hand them over to mum or grandma. Wildflowers have a rustic charm, and your child will be proud as punch that they have been involved in making the gift. Flowers are among the most popular Mother’s Day presents, but they never go out of fashion. A homemade arrangement is that little bit more spectacular.
7. Breakfast in bed
Nothing paves the way for a great day like breakfast in bed. Help your little one arrange a tray and carry it up for them, ready to present. Easy meals for kids to prepare include pancakes and fresh strawberries and croissants with butter and jam.
8. Bespoke pots
Visit a pottery studio and let your child create plates and pots imprinted with their handprints and footprints. Write your own message for a personalised present, which will hopefully stand the test of time. With the help of the professionals, you can make all kind of gifts, such as flower pots, egg cups and breakfast bowls.
9. Family day out
If you’ve been short on time recently and you’ve not had chance to spend much time together, a family day out is a fantastic idea. Hit the beach if the weather is nice or go wildlife spotting at the zoo. If it’s raining, head to the bowling alley or visit the aquarium. Enjoy lunch or dinner out so you don’t have to worry about wasting time washing up, and round the day off snuggled up on the couch with a movie and some popcorn.
10. Shopping vouchers
Mums tend to spend a lot of time shopping for others and vouchers give them an excuse to treat themselves. Choose their favourite shops and arrange childcare for them so that they can enjoy an afternoon of retail therapy with their friends. You could also indulge them with a meal and a cocktail if you’re feeling generous!
If you’re searching for inspiration for the ideal Mother’s Day gift this year, why not take these ideas into consideration? Have a browse around and listen out for hints. Think about your partner or mum’s interests and ambitions and use them as a starting point. Make the most of your child’s creativity and add a personal touch to make presents unique.