Thursday, 31 March 2011

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

The date of Mother’s Day differs around the world--for example, whilst in the US and Japan it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, here in the UK, Mother’s Day – or Mothering Sunday - falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent.

Mothers come in all shapes and sizes, with all kinds of interests and hobbies. They may be birth mothers, surrogate mothers or adoptive mothers. Whatever kind of mother you may have, Mother’s Day is the time to show appreciation for the perfect Mum!

Here are a few Mother’s Day gift ideas, since after all, Mums can be very hard to buy for!

1. Personalised book. Either make one from scratch or order one--a few years ago I used Bob Books to create a photo book for my Mother, from my sisters and I. We filled it with pictures of family and pets, and suffice to say it went down a storm!  There are plenty of other companies online that offer similar services, too.

2. Customised glass. Decorate a glass (be it a wineglass, tumbler or shot glass!) with some glass paints and present it to her with her favourite tipple. (This works well as a Father’s Day gift, too)

3. Homemade cake. Find a recipe for your Mum’s favourite type of cake, and put a message on the top.

4. Mum Vouchers. Make a book of vouchers, each one good for a certain service from yourself. e.g. ‘Breakfast in Bed’, ‘Lunch Out’, ‘A Cup of Tea’ or ‘A Home Pedicure’. This is a great gift to show your appreciation to your Mum, even if you don’t have much money. See my Mother's Day Vouchers printable.

5. Handmade jewellery. Check out my tutorials for Beads & Bow Necklace, Pearly Necklace and Charming Bracelet, or Google for a plethora of other ideas!

6. Sewing kit. Make a personalised pincushion and put together in a nice box with some reels of cotton, tape measure, and a pack of needles.

7. Customised jewellery box. Get a plain jewellery box or findings box and decorate according to your Mum’s tastes. Suggestions: decoupage, paint, shells, sequins, fabric, trim--if you can stick it on, it’s worth considering!

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