Thursday, 12 March 2020

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2020

2020 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is very nearly upon us - Sunday March 22nd - so if you haven't already it's time to begin thinking about what you're going to give this year. Here are ten ideas to get you started...



Crafts

#1. Homemade

Nothing says Mother's Day like handicrafts! Check out my Mother's Day Pinterest Board for 50+ ideas. Marianna and I have been making soap, keyrings, and painted figurines.



Irregular Choice Gift Card

#2. ...Want

The Christmas wishlist mantra of something I want / need / wear / read works just as well for Mother's Day! Of course, the major difficulty is mums who habitually say they don't want anything. One way around it can be a gift card along with a small token present. Providing you can find out for which store a gift card would be most appreciated, of course! (Irregular Choice is always a winner with my own mum.)



Tesalate Towel

#3. ...Need

There are plenty of household bits we all have to have but, let's face it, most of us opt for budget basics rather than something that - in the words of Marie Kondo - is going to spark joy. Mother's Day can be a great occasion to help the mum in your life swap out the drab for the fabulous. There is a fine balance to be maintained though. Some fancy new beach towels from Tesalate for your mum's next holiday will probably be better received than a top of the range iron to go with the bag of laundry you've brought home from your own travels...



Amazing Necklaces

#4. ...Wear

You can now get kids' drawings turned into real jewellery! Prices start from £50 at AmazingNecklace.com or under £30 from Etsy sellers like MyKosmima. I love stuff like this because it's a keepsake you can use again and again, even long after the macaroni necklaces and poster-painted masterpieces have reached the end of their lifespan.



Book of Everyone

#5. ...Read

Good books are really kind of subjective - one person's favourite genre is another's nightmare, after all. One category that everyone can get behind is the personalised. There are lots of different companies offering this kind of thing, ranging from traditional children's stories with the name of your choice inserted right through to photobooks which you put together in an editor from scratch.

My personal favourite is The Book of Everyone (pictured above). Their interface is really easy to use and the end result always looks really professional. Plus if you use my referral link you'll get 20% off your purchase.



My Little Pony Repro

#6. Nostalgia

No man is an island, so they say, and no mum is completely immune to the power of nostalgia. I am particularly feeling the rainbow repro My Little Ponies at the moment, but even if the toy companies aren't currently recreating your mum's childhood toy of choice, eBay is always there to pick up the slack.



personalised heritage plaque
#7. Novelty

Who can resist - even when they should? :D I'm loving the personalised heritage plaque from Prezzy Box (£19.99).



Llantarnam Grange

#8. Experiences

Help your mum to make some new memories, be that in the form of a meal out, a trip to the cinema, or an all out experience day. If you live local, why not try out the formal afternoon tea or vintage brunch at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre Café.



Flowers

#9. The Old Faithful

AKA flowers and chocolates - a classic, but for good reason! For the gift that keeps on giving you can even get flower subscription services now from providers like Bloom & Wild.



Gift

#10. In The Name Of Love

Finally, what do you get the mum who insists they don't want anything? Why not make a donation in their name to a good cause and spread the giving around. For £15.90 you can get a Mother's Day card and feed a child for an entire school year with Mary's Meals, or provide clean water and sanitation with Water Aid from just £10. Unicef offers all kinds of life changing gifts starting at £7, while other charities sending out physical Mother's Day cards in return for donations this year include Médecins sans Frontières, Angel Tree, Macmillan Cancer Support, Oxfam, Christian Aid, Cafod, and Good Gifts.



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