If it feels like April has come about quickly - remember that Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 10.
After a lifetime of presents, it’s not surprising that finding a heartfelt gift for the most important woman in your life gets a bit tough.
To make things easier, here are just three ideas you might not have thought of that are guaranteed to win you an ear-to-ear smile – and perhaps a tear or two as well!
Recent years have seen an emerging trend in photo gift giving, and we can’t get enough of it.
Simply dig out the old family photos and find one of particular cuteness, hilarity or significance. Whether it’s one of you and your siblings, one of you covered in chocolate after getting into the cookie jar, or simply a special memory with mum, you can recreate the scene as a unique and personal gift.
Take a look at this Pinterest board for ideas to see how it’s done. Aim to wear the same colours and style of clothes, copy the poses and settings, and give both gifts to mum as framed portraits or even printed canvases.
A shopping trip
Give the gift of your time and something special by taking her on a shopping trip.
Whether she’s into books, clothes, perfumes, handbags or something else, let her know that come Mother’s Day, she needs to leave some time free for you to take her to her favourite store. She will love being able to spend a little time with you and at the end of the day and will go home with a souvenir from the excursion that you know she’ll love.
Bonus points for buying lunch while you’re out as well!
Jewellery is a perennial favourite for mums, and it means all the more when it comes from her children. When Baby Center asked mums what their favourite all-time Mother’s Day gifts were, several of them said it was jewellery!
If you don’t know what she likes, take a look at what she currently wears. She may prefer silver-toned or gold-toned metals, and will may have a preference of big, chunky jewellery or fine and delicate pieces. Perhaps she has a favourite emerald necklace that you can find a matching set of earrings for? Perhaps she loves anything and everything pearls, or could do with a new charm for her charm bracelet?
Another way to shop is by budget. Look through the options for under $100 to keep the price down, or browse in other categories, potentially teaming up with siblings so you have even more options to choose from.
Lastly, don’t forget to tell mum your love her on the day and give her a big hug – no matter what you give her, this will be the icing on the cake!