This post is in collaboration with Card Factory.
At the end of March it’s Mother’s Day (31st). It seems like a good few weeks away but you know just as well as I do how quickly those weeks are going to fly by.
As I’m typing this I’ve realised it will also be my very first Mother’s Day as my little one is due early March. That’s both very exciting and a little scary but I’m so ready for this next chapter of life.
This week I’ve collaborated with the folk at Card Factory to share my thoughts on some simple gift ideas for Mother’s Day. I love to support local brands here on Prettygreentea so I was delighted to find out that the first Card Factory store opened in Wakefield back in 1997. Since then it has grown rapidly and they now have over 900 stores.
When it comes to Mother’s Day I love nothing more than spending the day with my mum. However, I’m not always able to do this because we currently live in different cities. So, it’s nice to be able to send a thoughtful card and gift in the post. Then we can celebrate together when we finally get to meet up.
4 Simple Gifts For Mother’s Day
Personalised cards and gifts are always fun idea. I like that you can add a personal in-joke or silly photo to really give it that extra special touch.
Personalised options are a little more thoughtful than just grabbing a last minute card off the shelf. It’s also nice to know that you won’t be handing over a card that your mum has already spotted in the shops. Over the years my mum has picked the same card for her mum that I’ve picked for her. It’s happened on several occasions.
In our family we try really hard to avoid giving gifts which will clutter up the house. There are exceptions of course, but as a general rule I like to go for something edible or an experience.
When it comes to picking out consumable treats don’t just go for something sweet. Give it some real thought. What does your mum like? There’s bound to be something she loves but saves to buy on special occasions. Think cheese, alcohol, cupcakes, a takeaway or even a restaurant voucher. The options are endless and truly subjective depending on your mum.
Phil often gets his mum a bottle of whisky for Mother’s Day and I like to go for my mum’s favourite gin or a fancy bag of coffee.
It might seem like a cliché but a fresh bunch of flowers is the perfect way to brighten up the home. You don’t have to do anything too extravagant, unless you want to of course. There are so many independent florists with special deals on for Mother’s Day. Alternatively you could keep things really simple and go with a couple of bunches of daffodils – my personal favourite. They’re cheap, cheerful, colourful and such an easy way of splashing some spring life into the home.
A Day Out
This one might be cheating a little but it’s another gift which isn’t going to clutter up the house. Pick out a thoughtful or personalised Mother’s Day card, fill it with a lovely message and arrange a date to treat your mum to lunch or coffee.
Spending quality time together is so important especially as we all live very busy lives. Making plans in advance to ensure a coffee date happens is always a good idea and it gives everyone something to look forward to.