Five tips for the perfect present

1. Breakfast in bed
While slightly antiquated, nothing beats the old standard breakfast in bed. Waking up to a fresh breakfast will warm mum’s stomach as well as her heart, so it’s well worth putting in the extra effort. 

2. Family portrait
Dig through the attic, basement or under-stair cupboard and find some old family photos. Take the old photograph or negative to a photo-processing centre. You will be amazed at how technology has advanced and your old photograph can be rejuvenated, revitalised and blown up to a wall-ready size. Throw in a fetching frame and you have a Mother’s Day memory that will last forever.

3. Flowers
Another Mother’s Day cliché, but why not put your own interesting spin on it to make it unique? Wake up extra early in the morning, take the kids or grandkids down to the local nursery and purchase some flowers for her garden. Clear out an unused patch and present her with an opportunity to create a beautiful flower patch and a gift that will continue to give each time the flowers come into season. 

4. A voucher
While mother’s most often excel in showing how much they love us by showering us with amazingly thoughtful gifts at times of celebration, unfortunately, the same cannot always be said when it is time to return the favour. Even though it is very much the thought that counts, and all of our wonderful mums will be the first to say so, why not by her a voucher to her favourite store so she can purchase something she wants and spoil herself for a change.

5. Time
For our mothers, I’m sure an afterthought materialistic gift that will mean nothing in a month’s time would pale into comparison to you devoting a whole day to catering to your wife or mother’s whim. Take her for a picnic, buy her tickets to see a movie or gather the whole family together at her favourite restaurant to have a lunch with her as the guest of honour. As long as she feels special, and you devote all your time to doing so, then it will be a Mother’s Day she never forgets.

Written by Debbie McTaggart