Whether it’s mum, mam, mummy or ma, Mother’s Day is all about the most important female figure in our lives.
It’s easy to forget how much our mums do for us every day – including when we’ve left home! So when March 31 rolls around, make sure you’ve got some special presents and plans up your sleeve to celebrate your mum’s efforts. We’ve put together a few top tips on how you can treat your mum to something out of the ordinary this mothering Sunday.
21st century mum
We all love having the latest gadgets and tech – and your mum is no exception to this! Whether she’s a technophobe or a competent web surfer, getting your mum a piece of the latest smart technology is a great Mother’s Day gift as it’ll give her something she can use for the years ahead and can come in handy around the home.
You don’t need to go out and break the bank on the smart technology either. Smart speakers, such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home, are well priced and can provide your mum with the weather forecasts, allow her to set timers and alarms for when she’s cooking and play her favourite tunes when she wants to relax. Plus, she’ll be able to get the answers to any questions you might have – after all, mums always know best!
Host your own homemade afternoon tea
Rather than splashing out a fortune on taking your mum out for a Mother’s Day lunch, have a bit of creative fun and host your own afternoon tea. You can whisk up all your mum’s favourite sandwiches and bake up a few sweet treats too. For drinks, experiment with a few exotic-flavoured teas, or opt for prosecco or champers if you’re wanting to make it a boozy affair! Thoughtful and an experience everyone can enjoy – it’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
We love this guide from The Taste Kitchen on how to make your own afternoon tea:
Move away from the traditional flowers
A bouquet of flowers – the stalwart of Mother’s Day gifts. But rather than getting the classic bunch of carnations or tulips that’ll wilt away after a few days, get your mum a beautiful botanic that’ll stand the test of time and show a little more thought than just nipping to the local supermarket.
For an easy-to-maintain plant, the Chinese evergreen is perfect, whilst the patterned pothos can add a bold statement to your mum’s home. A peace lily is an elegant option with the pops of white petals contrasting the dark green leaves, and African blooms can bring brightness to any space. Or in the spirit of the day, buy your other half’s mum a snake plant – also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue!
Remember when you were growing up and your mum used to do some arts and crafts with you? Well now it’s time to play a bit of role reversal! A great way to spend some quality time together, taking your mum to an arts and craft class can be a throwback to your youth and bring a whole host of memories flooding back.
For a bit of fun, a pottery class is a must-do. Sitting behind the pottery wheel and attempting (being the operative word) to make a vase, plate or bowl is bound to end in tears of laughter, and afterwards you’ll have a new memento to celebrate your mother and son/daughter relationship. The rise in sewing and knitting could make a haberdashery class the perfect treat, or perhaps something more creative such as a macramé course would be great for the two of you.
From everyone at Avant, have a fabulous Mother’s Day!