Ask Angel – Mother’s Day

“Mother’s Day is coming up and I have no idea what to get my mum, she has everything and because of the lockdown I don’t want to leave it until the last minute. Please help me come up with ideas. – Nervous gift giver”

Hi, Nervous gift giver!

Mother’s Day is such a great holiday for gift-giving because, as we all know, a lot of our moms are overworked. This is why the stress about getting your mom something monetary should be lifted off your shoulders: your gift should be meaningful, rather than extravagant and quantitative.

DIY gifts may be one way to go. If you have a special talent or interest in something that your mom appreciates, like art, then you can make her some sort of art piece or presentation designed specifically for her. Even if you’re not an artist, putting the time into making a handmade card for your mom is better than a store-bought gift with no thought put into it. 

As mentioned before, our moms do a lot, so maybe your mom would appreciate you cooking her a special dinner, breakfast in bed, or even lunch on mother’s day. Besides, the weather should be warming up by then, so setting things up in your backyard or in a park for a picnic lunch is also another fun option.

You could relieve some of her stress and offer to do any tasks she had planned for the day, such as laundry. You can never go wrong with a fresh bouquet of flowers. There are countless small things you can do to make Mother’s Day special. One cute idea recently floating around the internet is placing sticky notes around the house in places that your loved ones go to with little messages on each one like “I ❤ you mom” or an inside joke, compliment, or other personalized message you can think of. That way, throughout the day and even a few days after, she’ll keep finding kind notes throughout the house that make her smile. Think outside the box! You got this. 

Signed,

Angel