Mums all around the world deserve a day of lavish gifts and expensive treats but that's not something the majority of their children can afford. I however am a great believer that not all thoughtful gifts have to break the bank so here are my favourite ideas for this March 11th.
Everyone knows how stressful life can be so why not treat your mum to a spa day? The perfect way for her to relax alone or for you to relax together. Captiva Spa in Caerphilly offers a range of treatments and packages which are truly amazing and great value for money!
Mothers Day Spa Package
Mum's cooking is something you either run home for or run to your Nan's to get away from! Either way give her the chance to pick up some amazing new culinary skills that will give your local take away a run for its money in the form of an Indian cooking class. Curry on the Curve in Newport is a family run business which offers just that and their curry is to die for! (Well I think its the best anyway!)
£50 per person.
If your mum is anything like mine she will like to get her groove on on the dance floor , well in my case a muddy field as Glastonbury but whats the difference? Why not hop online and get her favourite song made into a lovely piece of art?
Personalised song sound wave print.
Dancing around the house, pub, field or wherever else and having a glass of wine or two go hand in hand for every mum I know. They all pretend the be classy but after one too many are dancing on the table with your surrogate aunties singing hits of the 90's. How about letting them 'pretend' they're classy for a little while longer with a wine holder and pourer?
Soiree Wine Bottle Holder And Pourer
Who doesn't love a cupcake and a cup of tea? (Also how British was that sentence!)
Get your mum the perfect surprise to go with her 11am tea break, a cupcake delivery. Not all mums will have Mother's Day at home, everyone works at different times, so have her favourite sweet treat delivered to her wherever she may be. You can order some delicious cakes online or pop into your local bakery and ask if they can help.
Let your mum lock the door and shut out life for a little while in a nice relaxing bath or even better help her do so with a bath tray. A bath tray is basically a shelf that sits across the bath meaning she has somewhere to rest her wine, light a candle and lean her book (or tablet if she's brave enough.)
A bath shelf/tray is the perfect gift that keeps on giving, at her disposal to relax whenever she gets a chance. Usually for those with little ones, when shes shipped them to Nana's for being a pain in the bum.
Blankets, blankets, blankets. The one thing that always seem to go missing in my house (because my brother seems to steal them all) leaving mum constantly asking for them back, its not cold enough to put the heating on but we don't exactly live in a tropical climate either! Get her a blanket that is unmistakably hers, so much so that even moving it makes you think 'that smells like mum'.
Chunky knit blanket.
Finally, no woman can resist a bit of bling, I think its actually, scientifically impossible, especially when it comes from the heart. You can get so much online these days for a range of prices but my personal favourite is a personalised necklace from Not On The Highstreet. You can personalise the necklace in pretty much any way you like (within reason obviously), adding something that isnt just pretty but full of sentimental value to her jewellery box.