If you haven’t got it in your diary, move quickly because next Sunday is Mother’s Day in the UK!
As with everything in the past year, this special day to show your appreciation to all of the motherly figures in your life is going to be a little different. We can’t book a spa day, a nice meal out or even nip to the mall to buy a heartfelt gift – so we have to be extra creative.
If you’re lacking in inspiration as to how to show any caring woman in your life how much you love her next Sunday, you’ve come to the right place – I’ve come up with 5 ideas that will bring out that wonderful creative inside you. So, whether you’re able to see that special person for Mother’s Day or not, there’s something for everyone.
Breakfast in Bed
Something that all hard-working mums deserve on Mother’s Day. If you live with yours then it’s the perfect opportunity to brush up those cooking skills and whip up a fry, some pancakes or whatever your mum’s favourite breakfast is while gets an extra few winks and relaxes in bed.
If you don’t live with your lady, it’s time to get resourceful! Head over to Deliveroo, Uber Eats or another home delivery site and buy a breakfast to be delivered directly to her house (and you don’t have to leave yours).
Organise a meal
Another food related idea, again involving polishing your chef’s hat, but this time on both ends: whether you live at home or not…
There is so much versatility and so much meaning that can be created through food – that’s something I really admire about other cultures such as in Spain where mealtimes are like events during the day and a chance to spend quality time with loved ones, whereas in the UK we’re so engrossed in the busyness of life that we take on more of a ‘grab and go’ attitude.
Cook your mum a meal, bake something for her (which is what I’ll be doing), get something specially delivered or even organise an online cooking class or challenge that you can complete together. I really challenge you to use food as a way to demonstrate love and bond with your lovely lady this Mother’s Day, and you can’t go wrong with it.
A (not-so) classic card
Now this might seem pretty basic at first glance, but you can put so much creativity into a simple card. Something that I like to do each year for my mum is make a funny homemade card because it just requires that little bit more effort than simply buying one last minute from Tesco – and even a heartfelt message inside can be so special.
And if you don’t have time for that, I recommend MoonPig! If you haven’t heard of this website, it basically lets you design a card with photos. You can take this in many directions, whether you want it to be nostalgic or funny, really make it your own! You just pay for it online and add a message inside and you can get it delivered to your mum’s house!
A heartfelt home movie
I think that it would be an incredibly sweet idea to film a short home movie for Mother’s Day. You could film yourself expressing all the reasons why you love your mum and even maybe include various family members or close friends. Even digging through the old disks for photos and videos from years past and creating a sort of montage would add a special touch.
I always want to be one of those people who films meaningful moments with a camera, especially when I have my own family, so why not practice some editing methods this way? You don’t need any fancy software, just a camera-phone and the iMovie app!/
An at-home hamper
Lastly, this idea is perfect for giving a helping hand to aid lockdown survival and comfort. Think pampering items, slippers, tea, chocolates – anything that really is a necessity of pushing through this (hopefully) final stretch of being stuck at home.
Arrange it in a basket, tie it with a bow and you have a stunning and useful gift!
I’m going to use this as an opportunity to encourage you to support small businesses. Right now many of them are struggling to make it in this difficult climate, so purchasing from them will really make their day and they will benefit so much more form your purchase than companies like Amazon would. Sustainability is something I’ve really taken an interest in recently, so I’m going to link a couple of businesses selling hand-made hampers below.
I hope these ideas provided you with some inspiration if you were stuck for ideas. As I said before, if you can, please try and support small businesses – they’re not only so much more sustainable, but you really benefit because the owners are always really lovely and add such a personal touch to each of teir orders.
No matter what you decide to do for this Mother’s Day; if you’re with your mum or not, make sure to let her know how much she means to you, and also remember those who may not have that person in their lives. This can be a difficult day for many, but it’s also a day to celebrate women – mums, aunties, grannies, friends – tell them you love them!
Until next week.