Wednesday, 6 March 2013


Mother's Day Prep

Ah, that time of year again where the universe gives us a mandate to be soppy little shits and show our lovely mumsies just how much we appreciate them. Personally, I love it; gift buying/creating for someone you know well and really care about is a thoroughly enjoyable task. Therefore this post will be my guide to giving your mum an awesome day regardless of budget or soppiness-hopefully there will be something for everyone!

low budget ideas:

  • family photo collage/album
If you're on a low budget this Mother's Day, a photo can be a great starting place for a gift. You can choose from lots of different types of frames which are sold everywhere (boots, urban outfitters, notonthehighstreet, John Lewis etc) and from lots of different photo styles to make it more fun. Or, take a bunch of photographs taken over the years and arrange them into a collage on a cork board or piece of cardboard. A cute gift that as the head of the family, your mum will definitely love and treasure for the rest of her life.

  • A poem
So if you're not one for soppiness I'd move on to the next suggestion right now. Although the idea is slightly cheesy, the poem doesn't have to be some hardcore sonnet. To make it really special, it's best to write your own, but selecting one and writing it out yourself is a great gift too. Accompanied by a flower picked from the garden and breakfast in bed and it can't go wrong.

  • A day off!
This is exactly what it says on the tin. Why not take over as many motherly duties as you can for the day? Think tidying, washing and cooking. There isn't a mother in the world who wouldn't appreciate being able to really relax for a day.

The best money can buy...

  • A delivered bouquet of flower ordered online

  • Crabtree&Evenlyn products

  • pretty crockery

  • A luxury face cream

  • A beauty therapy voucher

  • Cath Kidson Pyjamas


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