How to make Mothers Day special and some gift ideas
Mums are so busy all of the time, juggling life, work, housework, kids etc. And sometimes it can all get a bit much. (I can vouch for that!) However, us Mum’s don’t need much; just a day off this Mother’s day, and to be shown that we are cared about!
So here are some Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and how to make the day special. (hopefully my husband is reading this!!)
First of all, let her have a little lie in and then maybe breakfast in bed. Even if it’s just a slice of toast or a cup of coffee, you’ve started the day on a winner!
If you have little ones, handmade cards and gifts are always well recieved. There’s nothing I love more, than a sticky card covered in too much glitter, given with such pride, love and thought.
Why not bring a lovely bunch of flowers up to bed with breakfast? Because they are such an easy gift and are so bright and beautiful. Tulips and daffodils make a lovely spring bouquet, and are actually pretty inexpensive.
If you can, why not go out for lunch or at least do the cooking. It doesn’t have to be fancy, it just gives Mum the day off.
Also I try and spend the day with my Mother so it’s extra special, and we can all celebrate the family together. My Mum is my rock, I don’t know where I would be without her. Because of this, I want to make her day special, as well as having a day to celebrate myself. So therefore, this year we will have dinner as a big family and probably go for a walk (weather depending.)
Another nice idea to do with kids, is to make cakes. Cake is always a treat, and even though my mum and I always say we shouldn’t, we always do! Below is the recipe for the lovely banana chocolate cupcakes I made in the pictures. They are a winner and the whole family loves them.
If you want to buy a gift; try and make it thoughtful, because thats what counts. Not something with a plug on the end, that’s for sure! But find something that you know she loves, or won’t ever treat herself to. Jewellery or beauty products, or perhaps a great gift experience you can share together, because time together is so valuable. Here are some Mother’s Day gift ideas.
Jewellery always makes a really special gift. It lasts forever and always holds sentiment, and these feelings come back whenever its worn. My gorgeous new handmade lockets would make a great Mothers Day Gift. They are a unique twist on the traditional locket; a hidden sentimental message of your choice inside the necklace, as well as your choice of initial. They are available if you email me, as I haven’t loaded them on the site yet. Or you can by them from my store on Not on the High Street Click Here
For this Mothers Day, I will be giving my Mum one of my gold plated lockets, with her initial, and the message “Everything I am, you helped me to be.” This message really does try and say how much she means to me, without being sappy. I will also included a photo of my daughter and I inside.
There are also other phrases available, which make a great Mother’s Day Gift idea, and an especially relevant one for Mummies out there would be “You to me, are more precious than diamonds.”
They will be added to the website very shortly. They are available in sterling silver, and rose and yellow gold vermeil. The locket is 20mm in diameter. The curb chain length is all one, but there are two clasp links. So you have the option of wearing it at long or short, worn at two lengths, 18 inches and 24 inches. Therefore making it more versatile. A heart charm finishes the end of the chain. So when worn short there is a decorative look down the back, making it look beautiful at all angles.
These work well for Mothers Day, but in addition, they are a sentimental and versatile gift. And an ideal present for new mothers, sisters, close friends, daughters, wives and loved ones. There really isn’t an occasion where this isn’t suitable. These lockets therefore make a unique and special gift, and show someone you really care.
Why not enclose a picture of someone special or perhaps some written words?
I hope these few little tips and Mother’s Day Gift ideas help.
So finally, to make the day special – add little touches to make it memorable, get small children involved, run a bath at the end of the day, pour a glass of wine and light some candles. Ultimately make her feel loved and truly special as all mums are.
Here is my own lovely banana chocolate cupcake recipe (i love a bit of baking as you all know!)
Banana and Chocolate Cupakes
- 2 ripe bananas (about 400g)
- 150g softened butter
- 150g soft brown sugar
- 50g white chocolate chips
- 50g milk chocolate chips
- 300g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
- 100ml vegetable oil
For Chocolate Frosting
- 250g good quality dark chocolate, chopped
- 235ml double cream
- banana chips to decorate (optional)
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Prepare 9 -12 muffin cases.
Peel and mash the bananas. Put the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and cream together until light and fluffy. Stir in the bananas and sultanas. Sift together the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Add the flour mix and the beaten egg, each about a third at a time, to the banana mix, beating well between each addition. Finally, stir in the oil.
Divide mixture between cases until they are three quarters full and bake for 20-25 minutes until well-risen and golden brown and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave on to a wire rack to cool completely.
Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to the boil. When the cream has come to the boil, pour over the chopped chocolate, and whisk until smooth.
Allow the ganache to cool completely in refidgerator. Once chilled use an electric mixer whip the mixture until light and fluffy.
Pipe the chocolate frosting over cool muffins and decorate w