The countdown has begun. It is barely a week before Mother’s Day. Are you running out of gift ideas this Mother’s Day? To make matters worse, you are time poor and on a budget. Do not leave Mother’s Day planning till the end. Last minute gift shopping can be a recipe for disaster. You may end up picking up the wrong colour or a size too small, or something that does not suit your mother’s style.
Most mums do not look for expensive gifts or elaborate rituals. They look for thought and action that reflect how well you know them and care for them. How well do you know your mum? Is she a traveler or a crafter? Does she have green fingers? Is she a domestic goddess? Does she belong to the pearls and twin set club or is she the ’70s wild child?
There are several options. If your mum has roving feet, put current travel catalogues in one of Deidaa’s colourful canvas tote bags and place it next to her favourite armchair. A bone china tea service and some sachets of her favourite cuppa may add to the ambience. I will let you into a little secret – a little bird told me I am getting a box of Harrods Earl Grey tea this Mother’s Day!
A haute mum will appreciate a ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme with a concoction of Chantilly lace wool scarves, pearl strands, blue china and soy candle.
A mum who loves a bit of retail therapy will love an improptu shopping spree wrapped up with coffee and macaroons at her favourite cafe’.
Every mum will appreciate a handmade coupon book of household chores which she can encash for some ‘me time’
At the end of the day, most mums would like to spend quality time with those they have brought into this world and/or nurtured.
Don’t have your mum with you any more? Do not despair. Shower your love on a mother figure who has inspired you or made a difference to your life or even the friendly elderly neighbour who makes it point to stop and say hello every morning. My mother – Deidaa of Deidaafashiononline – succumbed to an incurable illness prematurely. She was generous to a fault and I try to live up to her giving spirit by spreading a little bit of cheer every Mother’s Day.
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