Buying gifts for our mums on Mother’s Day can be very hard, even if we think we know them well. We want to show that we love and appreciate them as our mother, but that we know she’s more than a mum. She might be your loving mother, but having children doesn’t strip you of your personality or turn you into some kind of Borg-like Mum Species. That’s where so many suggestions for Mother’s Day gifts fall down. We don’t all want to receive flowers, chocolates or a Josh Groban CD. And we certainly don’t want an egg timer or a new hoover attachment (well, maybe a nice new egg timer). So how can we buy a gift that’s just for her, and not a generic hamper of bath products?
For the Fashionista
Gone are the days when mums have to start dressing like their grandmother as soon as they hit 50. There are plenty of brands who make stylish clothes for older women, but she doesn’t even have to stick to them if she doesn’t want to. If your mother loves nothing more than a new outfit, there are lots of options for her present. Accessories are best since she won’t need to try anything on, so look at jewellery, bags and scarves to find something she’ll like. If you don’t already know her taste, keep a close eye on what she’s wearing the next time you see her.
For the Wine Lover
It’s not that being a mother turns you to drinking, but sometimes mums, just like anyone else, like a glass of wine at the end of the day. If your mum likes the finer things in life, there’s all sorts of wine-drinking paraphernalia on www.whositfor.co.uk. You could get her a new set of glasses, a crystal decanter, a personalised bottle stopper or even a bottle holder. And if she likes her wine not just tasty but expensive too, a wine with a good vintage surely won’t go amiss.
For the Bookworm
Most people like to read occasionally, at least, but some people seem never to have their nose out of a book. Buying books for gifts can be tricky because you never know if you’re getting something they already have. Your options are to ask outright, have a sneak around her shelves (or get someone to do it for them) or just take a guess and hope for the best. Alternatively, she might appreciate a voucher, or you could even get her an e-reader.
For the Gardener
Gardening is a favourite pastime for many people, and it’s an excellent place to start if you need gift ideas. This hobby provides endless inspiration for buying presents, from new plants and packets or seeds to gardening gadgets. Whether she grows vegetables or flowers, your mum is sure to love something new to grow or an item that will make the tough tasks a little easier.
Don’t worry if your mother doesn’t fit into any of these categories. Just think of something she loves and work from there.
Hope all Mothers out there have a lovely day!
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