Mothering Sunday is on the 30th of March this year, the perfect day to show your love and appreciation for your mum or the mother of your children! If you've got a child under five then they probably haven't got a present or card (after age five they might have made them at school, but check!) so that falls to you partners. You might also be thinking of getting a gift or card for your friend or relative who has a new baby but be stuck for ideas. Every mum is different and the best gift is always the most thoughtful, not the most expensive, so here are some ideas to get you started for every budget.
Budget £0 - £5
- Framed 'number of days you have been my mum' card
- Vintage vase
These pretty vintage milk bottle vases are from Made With Love Designs, and cost £3.95, but you could also pick up vintage milk bottles or vases in charity shops. Just add a single bloom like the photo = perfect present!
- Mother's Day Tokens
Why not make some Mother's Day tokens for your Mum or with your children for your partner...you could personalise them to be all her favourite things, e.g. 1 cuddle, 1 cup of tea, 1 trip to her favourite place, 1 home-cooked meal plus the washing up done etc.!
Best of all you can be as creative as you like and they are free!
- Card and cake!
I think this Belle & Boo card, £2.50, from Etsy would be really sweet along with a homemade cake!
- Something Homemade
If you have young children why not make something together? Homemade gifts are the best and most special. There are tonnes of ideas on Pinterest!
Budget £5 - £10
- Recycled Notebook
- Framed tea towel or fabric
I absolutely adore this, but given framed as a lovely piece of artwork not as a tea towel! Please don't give her a tea towel or anything reminiscent of domestic chores and drudgery (unless you're also promising to wash up!) This beaut is from Lilac Coast and costs £8.95.
- Picture book
If you're buying a present as the partner of a mother of young children, how about a book for them to read together? One of our favourites is Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney (this edition costs £6.99 from Waterstones), which has a lovely message for Mother's Day.
- Handmade Jewellery
Budget £10 - £20
- Collection of charity shop books.
- Fancy gardening bits
- Filled photo album
- Book Journal
- Box of yummy things
Budget £20 - £30
- Bunch of flowers
- Something from Lush!
- Screen printed sweatshirt
The T shirts and sweatshirts from Lost Shapes are the best presents for any occasion at all! They're hand screen-printed on 100% organic, environmentally-friendly, fairly-traded cotton, so are a guilt-free buy. They feel so soft and I love the designs. I have this 'Another Nice Day' sweatshirt, which was £26 and I love it.
- A Framed Papercut
How lovely is this handmade, framed papercut, (£40 from Etsy)?! It is just perfect. No more words!
- Spa day with a massage (including babysitting!)
One thing everyone needs but mothers don't always have the time for is relaxation, so a spa day is a really lovely present. If you're a daughter buying a present for your own mother maybe you could go together for a bonding day? Or if you're a partner buying a present for a new mummy, make sure you arrange babysitting and bear in mind that if she's breastfeeding she might not be able to leave the baby for more than a few hours, so plan around this! If you're in the south west of England I'd highly recommend the Relaxation Centre in Clifton, it is a really peaceful little oasis in the middle of the city. There are two hot tubs, two saunas, a steam room, a plunge pool and a relaxation room where you can have a cup of tea and a teacake! I'd also really recommend the Lush Spas. There are 6 around the UK, and they are English-themed, so feel really cosy and homely, and the treatments are completely amazing.
- Fingerprint Jewellery
I hope this gives you some ideas! Do you have any other recommendations? Let me know in the comments...