As many of us approach the second Mother’s Day separated from our Mums and maternal figures, we’re still perfecting the art of staying connected – despite the fact most of us are sadly miles apart.
That’s why we’re getting creative for our Mother’s Day gifting this year. Whilst a fresh bunch of flowers will always bring a smile, there’s also the opportunity to get creative, building the momentum and experience of the day. In need of a little guidance? Here’s how we’re getting the creative juices going.
Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifting
Craft a care package
If there’s one thing that every Mum adores, it’s a touch of sentimentality. For the woman who simply has everything, a carefully curated box of treats are sure to bring her a smile. Include chocolates, tea or coffee, something bubbly, her chosen pamper essentials and a soothing candle. Decorate the inside of the box with plenty of tissue paper, confetti – and of course, don’t forget a card.
Host a virtual spa day
Time with loved ones is something we’ve all lost over the past twelve months, but in the spirit of positivity, you can still make Mother’s Day special – albeit through a screen. Why not plan a ‘spa day’ or morning together, which even includes an organised schedule?
The day could start with breakfast, then you could both apply a face mask, treat yourselves to a manicure, and have a relaxation hour where you listen to some calming music and light a candle or set up a diffuser. A considered schedule will truly show how much you care.
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Splash out on a forever piece
We all have that investment piece we’re desperate for, but are in need of some persuasion to take the plunge and eventually purchase. Got an idea of what your Mothers is? Buying it may well just make her year. Be it a designer handbag, a decadent mirror or some stylish boots, it’s something she’ll look back on with fond memories for years to come.
Commission an independent artist
If you’re looking for something exceptionally personal, why not commission a small business or independent artist to make a print or portrait of a favourite picture of the two of you? There’s plenty of options on Etsy, or many artists showcase their work on Instagram.
Get her a floral subscription
Flowers shouldn’t just be reserved for special occasions. Brighten up all the months of her year with a flower subscription, it’ll be the monthly surprise she didn’t know she needed.
Become pen pals
Old-fashioned hobbies have thrived during the pandemic. Jigsaw puzzles, knitting, board games – we’ve all taken part. At some point in life many of us have had a pen pal, so why not revisit the art and exchange letters with your Mother figure instead? It’ll break up the monotony of daily phone calls, and invite you to explore your creative side, enhancing your bond with a whole new perspective.
Send her some edible treats
After the summer of banana bread, another craft most of us have improved on is home baking. Put it into practice and bake some delicious treats from the comfort of your own home. Things like brownies and flapjacks are notoriously simple to transport, just be sure to package it up tightly to avoid a mess.
Send her something that connects you both
It may evoke tears on the big day, but perhaps the most thoughtful gift of all could be something that connects you both. A beautiful photo frame with an image of you and her, a blanket just like the one you had when you were little, or even a plush pillow that each of you could hold to feel closer.