Don't forget to treat your mother (or mother figures) to something special this Mother's Day.
Don't forget to treat your mother (or mother figures) to something special this Mother's Day. Wavebreakmedia Ltd

Mother’s Day gift ideas

IN CASE you haven’t heard, it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday – that’s right, this Sunday as in this weekend.

If you have been pressed for time or money and are yet to organise a special gift for Mum, have no fear.

Most mothers really are easy to please, so we’ve put together six simple ideas that won’t break the budget but are likely to make her feel special:

A new cup or box of chocolates accompanied by a signed "contract" from the kids promising to do the dishes/washing/vacuuming or mowing for the next week/month or year.

Serve her breakfast in bed or at the table (but make it bit special – not even the most loving mum enjoys burnt toast) accompanied by a bunch of flowers and a promise that all siblings will take a no-fighting vow for the day.

Take Mum out for lunch – but let her choose the venue and don’t forget to invite Grandma. Or make up a picnic lunch and head for the closest park. Most mums really are happy to be surrounded by family, especially if everyone is having fun.

If you don’t live close enough to visit your Mum make sure you call. But don’t leave it until 9pm or she will know you forgot and actually speak to her - a text is not enough for the woman who has done so much for you.

If you are splashing out on a store-bought gift do not buy an appliance unless she has "begged" for that particular item and if you do buy an appliance go for the top of the line option.

Buy Mum a tree for her garden and plant it together – go for something hardy and it will become a lovely reminder that last long into the future.


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