Last-Minute Mother’s Day IdeasPosted: 13th of March 2015 by
It is Mother’s Day this Sunday (15th March), which means you don’t have long left to sort out what you are going to do to make your mum feel special, appreciated, and loved. It may sound like a tall order, but you can manage this without spending a fortune. You don’t need to be like the Chinese Emperor Qianlong who dedicated the world’s largest imperial garden to his mother in the 1700s to show your appreciation this mother’s day. Instead, follow a few rules and you should be able to make Mother’s Day perfect this Sunday!
Of course, there is no way we can tell you exactly what to buy for your mum – she might like gardening, romantic comedies, baking, or heavy metal. The exact decisions are going to have to be down to you. But, if you’re really stuck, some things rarely fail to do the job – flowers, chocolates, and bathing products all tend to hit the mark for most. However, always think quality over quantity – buy the best products you can afford – even if they are in smaller packages.
When it comes to flowers, the petrol station forecourt just doesn’t cut it. Instead of cut flowers (in water) why not buy a flowering plant that she can keep? A trip to the garden centre to pick up a nice looking pot and plant will certainly save money compared to having flowers delivered!
However, regardless of if you are getting your mum a plant or a hard rock CD, there is one thing that always makes a mark, and that is time. Rather than focusing solely on a gift, why not ask your mother if she would like to go out to lunch with you?
Of course, you have to pay, but try to think of somewhere that she would like to go. A café can be a great place to sit and have a tea and a cake while you spend some time talking together, and – with the exception of tea at The Savoy in London - is likely to be less expensive than going to a restaurant!
Some places even offer special Mother’s Day deals – so have a check in your local area before booking a table - and make sure your mum is free to join you too! If you can’t afford to take your mum out, then perhaps you could take it to her instead? You could say you will make her lunch and make lunch for you both to have together.
Remember, it is not so much about making huge gestures as it is taking time to be together. Make sure to be attentive and listen. Showing that you are really paying attention and making the effort to be with her (rather than checking your phone) will certainly help make the time more special for your mum.
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