In case you’ve been curled up in a garden shed for the past few weeks, you’ll be aware that Mother’s Day – aka Mothering Sunday – is coming thick and fast.
That means, if you’ve been sitting around twiddling your thumbs for some while now, it might be time to think about shopping for that perfect Mother’s Day gift for mum, mum-in-law, step mum or grandmummy.
Get a good gift and earn brownie points (also, avoid an ear bashing) – it’s that simple. Or at least it seems that simple.
Luckily, we’re here to help with our quick-fire Mother’s Day gift guide. There’s no time to waste – let’s go.
Flowers are a stone cold Mother’s Day classic.
On the whole, mums love getting bouquets of flowers – but if you want to avoid a stern glare, don’t source them at the petrol station on your way to the house.
If you want to add an extra element of meaning to your flowers, getting yours from Cancer Research UK is the way to go. 25% of the price of every bouquet goes straight to the charity: Mum gets some stunning flowers, and you can tell her, proud as a peacock, that you helped out a great cause in the process.
Tea for two
Get mum a voucher for afternoon tea and not only will you get a big old smooch on the cheek, but you’ve committed to spending time with her after Mother’s Day – this will get you extra Brownie points. Also, you’ll get to sit somewhere posh and scoff loads of yummy cakes, sandwiches and pastries – winner.
Body & bath
Most mums love a spot of pampering – they do work hard, after all.
That said, a good old-fashioned dose of luxury body & bath will make mum smile on the big day. For the best results, get something from Néroli & Orchidée set from L’Occitane or something lovely and natural from the Body Shop.
What, you can buy a human cook, you say? Well, maybe if you’re Richard Branson or something.
Anyhow, what we’re actually saying is grab some ingredients, lay out a lovely spread, buy some bubbly, invite the family over, write out a heartfelt message in a handpicked card, and cook mum the best meal you’ve ever made in your life – you probably owe her a few dinners anyway.
Not only is this thoughtful, there are loads of recipes out there and you’ll make a wonderful memory that you can brag about for years to come. Just don’t food poison anyone or you’ll be for the high jump.
We hope that our Mother’s Day gift guide has offered you the inspiration you need and if all that shopping stresses you out, read our guide to decluttering your mind and finding inner peace.