Mother’s Day is only a few weeks away but don’t worry, we sympathise as it’s not the easiest occasion to plan for when we all have such busy lives.
But Mum is Mum, and she deserves a day to be spoiled, so if you’re stuck for ideas, scraping the bottom of the piggy bank or just low on time, here are out top five ideas to treat your special lady.
A little effort made means much more than money spent, so why not get creative and make a personal present of your own.
Make a Mother’s Day card, bake a cake, or fix the squeaky door that’s been driving her mad. If you have little ones of your own, get them involved and give your mum a gift from the whole family.
Fix up hobby hole
Mums don’t get a lot of free time to themselves and families can permeate every part of the home that might once have been their space. A great idea, especially if you still live with your mum or spend lots of time at home together, is to designate a room or part of a room specifically for her and her favourite hobby.
If your mum is into baking, set up a cupboard or drawer in the kitchen just for her tins, tools and mixing bowls. A bookworm would always appreciate a cosy chair, a bookshelf and a warm lamp tucked up in a corner. Or if your mum is into her gardening, sticking a potted plant by a large window is a great way to feed her green thumb, no matter the weather.
Get on your helping hat
There are a lot of mums out there who don’t really celebrate Mother’s Day, either because they don’t support spending extra money on commercialised holidays, or they simply don’t have time to put their feet up. If you mum is practical and always on the go, think about what you can do to lessen the load and give her a helping hand.
Like that squeaky door, is there anything else around mum’s home that could do with a little TLC? You could weed the garden for her if the sun’s out, or help clear out the clutter and take it to the charity shop. Not only will mum get to keep to her busy schedule, but she’ll get some quality time with you too – and maybe even an hour to chill!
Take her out
Mother’s Day doesn’t have to break the bank, even if you do decide to spend a day out together. Think carefully about your local area. There are bound to be secret little places tucked away in your town that you’ve never been too, but have heard great things about. Chances are these places will have Mother’s Day deals on of their own too.
If money is a concern, or if tea and cakes aren’t your mum’s thing, why not pack a picnic of your own and head to your local park or sea front? It’s getting to that point in the year when the weather is finally starting to look up, so keep an eye on the forecast and if it’s looking like a sunny Sunday, head out for some fresh air.
… or stay in!
When kids become adults and lives get busier, it’s not always easy to get down and spend a proper day with your mum; but at the end of the day, all mum wants to do on Mother’s Day is spend time with her kids. So why not stay inside, put your pyjamas on and watch the telly all day with your favourite nibbles? That’s what living rooms are for after all!
Have a think about the days you spent together as a young family. Did you have a favourite board game or a special film you enjoyed together? Does mum have a secret talent for charades? It doesn’t take much time or effort to make this Mother’s Day extra special – only a bit of forward planning.
We hope we’ve given you some inspiration to spoil your special lady this Mother’s Day. Do you have any ideas of your own? Feel free to tweet them to us at @ventureprop.