3 Simple But Thoughtful Ideas For Mother's Day

27 March 2014


Friendly reminder ladies; it's Mother's Day this Sunday. You hadn't forgotten had you, because you love your mum. However, there's a good chance you haven't quite got around to sorting something out yet, these special days have a funny way of coming around really fast! You could nip to the shop and grab the standard scented candle, bath set or bouquet of flowers but if you'd like to do something that's a little more heartfelt but simple enough to organise in time, here are a few ideas:


Home Cooked Lunch
Of course, you could easily book into one of the many restaurants offering Mother's day lunch, but if you'd like to do something personal that shows you really made the effort, invite her over for a lovingly prepared lunch. All it takes is a little Pinterest search and a quick trip to the shops, then you can whip up a meal that's as scrumptious looking as it is delicious. Putting in the time to cook something you know she'll love shows her you really care. To make it feel extra-special be sure to create a gorgeous table setting, complete it with a pot of her favourite flowers which she can take home after. There's a beauitful article on Urbanara which shows you exactly how-to create a gorgeous Spring table setting for Mother's Day.





Edible Goodies
It doesn't take a culinary wizard to whip up gift-worthy treats, actually, a lot of it is in the presentation. So, as long as you can follow a recipe, why not make your mum a delectable edible present this Mother's day? You could try putting together a box of lovingly crafted truffles or chocolate dipped strawberries. Homemade lemon curd in mason jars, a delicious red-onion chutney or a seasonal berry preserve are all easy to make, and will last long after Sunday. If time is on your side, make a trio and nestle them in a gift box with shredded tissue paper. No mason jars...don't worry, use old jam jars sealed with neatly cut squares of baking paper tied with twine. Remember, much of it's in the presentation, so a beautifully handwritten label, fastened with a ribbon, will go a long way to making it really feel (and look) like a thoughtful gift. Check out my Pinterest board for more homemade treat ideas.



Love In A Frame
There's a wealth of lovely prints to choose from on Etsy, many of which are printable at home. Just search for 'Printable' plus words like 'Mother's Day/Love Quote/Flower Print' and you'll have a choice of downloadable images to choose from for just a small price tag. It takes a little more searching, but you can also find some beautiful free printables (like the one above) on blogs. Select a print that is meaningful to the two of you and your relationship, then print it out onto high-quality card stock. Choose a simple white photo-frame, or something more ornate if that suits your mum's taste, and place the image or quote inside. Wrap the frame in some gorgeous gift paper and finished with a ribbon then present it to her on Mother's day. A sentimental gift ready to hang. Happy mummy.


Non-British friends reading this, don't panic! Mother's day isn't until May for you (if you're in the U.S, Australia or Europe). That means you have a head start, so bookmark this page ready to refer back to the links in a few weeks time.



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6 comments:

  1. The love in a frame idea is great as you can personalise it!
    Hugs xoxo
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    1. Thanks Adele. So simple to do too.

      Have a great weekend :) xxx

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  2. Yes, that frame idea is genius especially for those of us who are far away from home!

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    1. Yep, very easy but a really nice thing to keep for a lot of years.
      Have a lovely weekend x

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  3. Lovely post, it has got me thinking about extra little treats I can prepare for Sunday!

    Home cooked lunch is a wonderful idea! I'm taking my mum out for the day, but when we come home I'll be preparing an afternoon tea as I'm not too great at cooking hot food! :)

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    x

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    1. Aw, afternoon tea is my favourite, bet that will be fun! Hope you both have a lovely day together!

      x

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