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Here in the UK, Mother’s Day is on the 31st of March. Not too many days left. It is very nice that people buy me presents for being a Mum, and I do not wish to be ungrateful. But it would be nice to have a say in what I really need or want. Just in case anyone is reading (hint hint) here are some unique gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Or what I’d really like.
Unique Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
If you are anything like me, you hate buying and receiving ‘stuff’ just for the sake of it. If you read my blog regularly, you’ll know that I am on a bit of a decluttering binge. I would much rather make some memories than have a new perfume (which I don’t need!), so I much prefer gifting experiences over things.
So what unique gift ideas for Mother’s Day would I rather receive?
A Trip to See Historic Places
I love history, and a great day out for me is visiting a castle, stately home or museum. A lovely gift for another Mum who feels the same would be a membership of English Heritage or the National Trust. Even on the worst of weather days a great time can be had. One of my favourite places to visit is York.
Maybe even a weekend away (with or without the children) would be a nice idea if the budget will allow?
A Day Experience
One of my favourite gifts to give or receive is the promise of a day doing something that I have never done before. Maybe a day learning a new skill or being creative? There are lots of experience days out there, and you could learn a new skill such as sewing, crochet, jewellery making or glass making. My gorgeous other half treated me to a morning session of pottery and ceramics last year, and we really enjoyed it.
A day being pampered is always welcome. I recently spent a day at My Little Farm Spa. and it was such a lovely relaxing and reenergising experience. Who doesn’t love a bit of self care?
I do realise that this could be a bit of an ask, and so some luxury spa products to do my own pampering is an option. My Little Farm Spa used Neom products like these from John Lewis.
Something Homemade / From a Small Business
Who doesn’t love a handmade gift?
We love supporting small businesses, as you know you are getting lovely quality items and supporting a family or small shop over the large corporates. One of my particular favourites is scented wax melts.
Maybe you can find something suitable on Etsy? Or see this post for some great ideas that you can make yourself!
Is there a mum who doesn’t need a list to remember all she has to do? I live my whole life by lists, and the older I get the more I realise that I need to write things down.
I love notebooks. As a writer and blogger I always carry one in my bag. My favourite ones are from Rifle Paper Company. They match my favourite fabrics. You can get a great selection at Waterstones.
Gift of Time
At the end of the day, we can all be on a bit of a tight budget. For those with very little budget, why not gift the best thing that you can – time? All Mums are time-short. There are never enough hours in the day for all we want to do. So why not pledge to do something to ease the burden for the next few days/weeks? Maybe you could
- wash up every night for a week
- do some other housework
- offer a shoulder massage
- take the children away for a few hours so that Mum can have some me-time.
Why not print out my template for your own personalised time gift voucher and place it inside your Mother’s Day card?
So, I hope that I have given you a few pointers towards unique gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Do let me know if there are any of these that you would love to try out yourself – and do get those hints dropped firmly into your love ones minds before the big day! Why not pin this post or share for later?