Mother’s Day is a special occasion that allows you to celebrate your precious relationship with your mother and grandmother. If you are looking for a meaningful, memorable way to pamper your mum, or are looking for a few hints to give your own kids, here is some creative inspiration that will help to make Mother’s Day a real treat.
1) Create a scrapbook
Spend time putting together a handmade album that contains trinkets that will trigger memories of special moments. You can include photos of you and your siblings, family days out and special occasions, noting down key dates, days out and experiences that you have shared together. You can also include recipes you both enjoy, or that your mother has taught you over the years. If you have kept any trinkets such as cinema ticket stubs, postcards and letters over the years, you can also put these in your mother & daughter scrapbook. Another great idea is to include handprints of all their children and grandchildren, adding further decoration and another personal touch to the album.
2) Breakfast in bed
This is a classic Mother’s Day treat. Make your mum her favourite breakfast, while remembering to clean up after yourself! If you are feeling particularly generous, you can even treat her to luxury bedding as new down duvets, feather pillows or comforting toppers are often a welcome present as they give mums a real excuse to relax. If you don’t live with your mum, you can also book to eat breakfast at her favourite cafe, or even enjoy an afternoon tea together.
3) A day off
Mums are usually on-the-go all the time, so giving them a chance to have some much-needed peace and quiet will be greatly appreciated. Do all of your mother’s chores for the day, whether that is vacuuming, ironing or walking the dog. You can also organise a special day out together, whether including shopping, visiting local attractions or going on a mother and daughter spa day.
4) Homemade trinkets
There is nothing better than making a gift with your own fair hands, as you can create something totally personal. Whether you are a dab hand at making jewellery or pottery, or are known for your baking skills, use your expertise to produce something that your mum can treasure. Some more creative ideas include putting together a bunch of flowers containing your mother’s favourite blooms, compiling a CD of all of her most listened tracks, or creating a DVD that has clips from old family videos.
5) Organise a family portrait
This can be done either before or after Mother’s Day. If you want to surprise your mum with a photo of all her children and grandchildren, organise a photography day well in advance so that you can give the gift to your mother on her special day. Alternatively, if you want your mum to appear in the picture, present her with a handmade coupon on Mother’s Day that contains details of when the family portrait will take place. By using just one or a few of these creative Mother’s Day ideas, you will be able to surprise your mum with a truly memorable day that celebrates how special she is to you and your family.