When gift-giving time rolls around – whether for a birthday…
Our mothers are really something damn special. For a lot of us they carried us in their womb for nine months, making them extremely uncomfortable and often in pain, unable to enjoy regular activities or food and drinks they normally adore- soft cheese anybody? Then after nine months of making their lives difficult our arrival into the world is hardly a pleasant experience for them. Yep. Sorry about that whole labour thing.
Our mothers have then probably spent the rest of their lives putting us before them. We’ve been the cause of such joy and most likely the cause of such pain to them. Whether they gave birth to us, adopted us or by other means became our mothers, they really are wonderful human beings for putting up with us all this time.
Mothers day is a month away now. I know a lot of people consider this another “hallmark” holiday, and maybe it is in some ways. But maybe it’s also a reminder of how much our mothers do for us. How much they’ve done for us. And how much they would do for us if needed.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make Mothers Day special for her this year. It’s all about putting the thought into let her know you are thinking of her. Here are some cool Mothers day gifts bound to be a hit and to make your mum feel really special this mother’s day.
Recreate A Childhood Photo
Do you have a childhood photo taken by yourself or with siblings that take pride of place in your family home? They’ve most likely even taken photos of that photo to upload to facebook or anywhere else they can share it because they love it that much. Why not recreate the photo for them? Get the siblings together, find matching outfits and get someone to take shots of you in the exact same position as the original photo. Then turn it into a beautiful canvas print to also take pride of place next to the original in their home. They will be super impressed by how much thought and effort you went to recreating the photo.
Bake Something From Your Childhood
There’s something remarkable about a family recipe that’s been passed through generations. It doesn’t even have to be complicated. Whether it be jam, banana bread, lasagne or whatever else, if there is a special recipe you grew up with that reminds you of your mum, why not bake it especially as a gift for her on Mothers day? This shows her that you remember and you appreciate what she taught you growing up and how special time was with her baking or whatever else.
DIY A Gift Like in Primary School
Want to give your mum some nostalgia to back when you were a sweet and innocent primary school aged kid, long before the days of causing them grey hair and early onset wrinkles in your teenage years? Make your own card from scratch as well as a fingerprint painting or paper flowers or even paint your own “best mum” mug like you used to when you were a child. You can source plenty of option on the internet or Pinterest and it’s bound to bring back memories of you when you were little. Don’t worry if she’s a little disappointed at the reminder of how cute you used to be and how annoying it is that you grew up.
Take Her To A High Tea
From Hire Society
Speaking of growing up, the good thing about being an adult now as well as your mother is you can do adulty type stuff together. So if you’d rather pull the sophisticated grown-up card instead and get all fancy pants with your mum why not take her to a high tea? A high tea is basically a way of coming together over posh finger foods, sandwiches scones and tea and coffee, or even champagne if you so desire. It’s a great way to do something a little different rather than just take her out for breakfast, lunch or dinner date.
Make Her Laugh
With everything that is happening in the world today the more chances we have to laugh and enjoy ourselves the better life is. Mothers day doesn’t have to be a serious occasion.
If you want to make your mum giggle, why not get her a funny mothers day gift instead? For instance, if you were constantly threatened with a wooden spoon as a child, get her a set of wooden spoons with a little note saying “I survived the wooden spoons”. Or a mean girls t-shirt that says “I’m not a regular mum, I’m a cool mum” and demand that she wears it everywhere she goes for the day. Or even a mug that declares “world’s okayest mum”. Or maybe a wine glass engraved with “sorry I was the cause of your drinking”. The possibilities are endless!
Something Old School
It’s no secret we are part of the digital era and everything we ever do or say is now posted online through our social media accounts as a necessary form of validation from both our real life friends and anonymous online friends alike. And even if our mums are all hip and happening with the online world, wouldn’t it be cool to do something different for them for Mother’s day? Something a bit old school? I know it was that long ago before the digital age that dinosaurs still probably existed, but before then when we needed to announce something to the world we would take an ad out in the local paper. So why not get your old school on, get an awesome black and white photo and make an announcement in the local paper just how awesome your mum is. Anybody can make a status on facebook, but not everybody would put the thought and effort into an announcement in the paper.