Just because Mother’s Day is coming up in a few months, doesn’t mean you have to wait until then to show mum you care. Pampering mum throughout the year is essential – after all, she spent the best years of your life looking after you!
Everyday is the perfect day to remind your mum how much you love her and you don’t need to spend a fortune on it either. The key is to find something meaningful she will appreciate; get outdoors, give her a day off or create lasting memories you know she’ll look back on and enjoy. Here are a few ideas to get you started (both on Mother’s Day and every other day too!)
1. Bubbles and Brunch
There’s something spectacular about bubbles and brunch or bubbles and breakfast that soothes the soul. It’s relaxing, promotes a little ‘time out’ from our hectic lives and corresponds perfectly with those lazy Sundays. There are a few ways you can go about this activity; take your mum to her favourite café or restaurant that serves all day breakfast and of course, a good bottle (or two) of bubbles to indulge in.
If you’re on a tight budget, you can treat your mum to a home cooked breakfast or brunch and bring a bottle of bubbles over. If you really want to spoil her – breakfast in bed is the way to go. Breakfast in bed is a time-honoured tradition that never gets old. Not only does it give your mum a well-deserved break, but there’s definitely something special about waking up to a feast in the comfort of bed.
2. A Day Off From Being ‘Mum’
Every mum deserves a break. Whether it’s a night off cooking, a day to herself without the typical ‘mum commitments’ or for you to take over the cleaning, giving mum a chance to put her feet up is important. One of the biggest requests on Mother’s Day is for the house to be cleaned, washing to be done and any running around finalized. Give your mum a day off and offer to attend to her list of things to do.
Pick a day (if you want to pamper your mum before Mother’s Day on May 8th) and book yourself in to be ‘mum’ for the day. Offer your mum a sleep in and let her know you’ll be taking over all her bits and pieces for the day. The responsibilities of a mum are always constant, so giving her some much needed time on her by freeing up her routine will certainly be appreciated – and it doesn’t have to cost you much either!
3. Outdoor Lunching
Connecting with nature and getting outdoors with mum is a great way to simply relax. A change of atmosphere is always good; so get together a picnic, a bottle of wine and experience the outback at its finest. Find a new spot, a nice park somewhere or a stunning garden you and mum can relax in. Pack everything prior so your mum doesn’t have to lift a finger or you can purchase a Mother’s Day Hamper to get all the goodies in one go for you both to enjoy.
Being pampered with an outdoor lunch is great for some downtime. Just getting outdoors in the sunshine and being in touch with nature can really bring out a new person in mum and help to destress. Most mums love getting outdoors – especially in beautiful gardens so the experience will be ideal for her.
4. Day Spa Beauty Pick Me Up
Every female loves to be pampered but most mums rarely have the time to do something nice for themselves. Booking your mum in for a day spa pick me up is the best way to encourage her to have some time out for herself. You can opt for a voucher purchase to her local day spa or create a DIY spa day if you’re feeling creative and on a budget.
There are heaps of different easy recipes online for beauty sugar scrubs and masks. Homemade facials using everyday kitchen ingredients that are healthy is the best place to start for a DIY spa day. Think sweet and salty scrubs too, homemade bath bombs and a glass of wine in the tub whilst mum relaxes. You can get some great DIY pamper ideas here or purchase a few special beauty pick me ups to set up a day spa at home.
5. Make the Perfect Homemade Gift
Remember when you were little and you would make your mum something at school for Mother’s Day? The smile that would spread across her face was priceless – and the fact you’ve got to the effort of making something special is always more appreciated than purchasing a gift. Sure your mum would love any gift, but if getting a little creative is your thing then why not think outside the box this year?
Get your baking on with homemade treats like chocolate covered pretzels or strawberries, deliciously tasty cupcakes or a three-course meal (perfect when food is the way to someone’s heart!) Create a photo collage of all the kids and family, concrete planters or a DIY terrarium to spruce up her home or search Pinterest for some great homemade gifts for mum to experiment with.
This article is written by Jayde Ferguson, who recommends Just in Time Gourmet for the ultimate Mother’s Day hamper gift this year. With a diverse range of gift hampers and gourmet food products, there is something to quench every appetite. You can catch her on Google+.