On the second Sunday in May each year in Australia we celebrate 'Mother's Day.' This day of appreciating and thanking a special Mum for her valuable love, time, teaching and more, is a way to show respect for and acknowledge all that she is.
Looking for gifts this Mother's Day you might find the usual card, chocolates and flowers a little uninteresting. You've done it before and want to buy or make something different and exciting.
When my first son was born, I had 'the best' Mother's Day present any expectant Mum could ever have. He was born on that very day. Being a gift you cannot simply orchestrate for the day, following are the suggested 'Top 3 Gift Ideas.'
Buy a Gift Voucher Online
The technology of today gives us the opportunity to be more creative and have loads of ideas at our fingertips. Red Balloon is just one of the many websites that provide invigorating and distinctive gifts for everyone, including Mum.
courtesy of Red Balloon official website
So why not give Mum 'A Red Balloon Day' and organise a cruise, hot air balloon ride, trip to the day spa, massage at home, photo cushion or cooking class. There are numerous, assorted gifts and experiences to choose from.
Mother's Day Gifts - courtesy of Red Balloon official website
Surprise her with a reservation at her favourite café or restaurant. You could also search the 'yellow pages' in the phone book or look up websites such as 'eatingWA' and try a completely new dining experience.
If you decide to go to the effort yourself:
Make your own picnic basket or hamper by filling it with goodies that she would like for 'Brunch.' This gives Mum a chance to sleep in without cooking, children or chores.
Brunch - Making your own - courtesy of Wikipedia
Slip in any homemade cards or gifts from the kids, a small token of gratitude and any implements or extras to ensure eating out at a beautiful park or other landscape setting is easy and mess free.
What type of redemption voucher or coupon I hear you asking? The one you can make yourself, for Mum to use at any time of the year. You can also specify the activity if you wish, for e.g. 'An entire day of free lounging around.'
It works like credit you have borrowed for Mum, except it doesn't accrue any interest fees. The concept is totally free and all you need do is stick to the promise or reward granted.
Mum may want to use or cash in her unique voucher or coupon when she feels the desire to be rewarded, or at a time where her life is busy and stressful.
It's a nice way to treat Mum to a day or a few hours, at her own leisure, doing something she likes to enjoy. Your Mum may always put others first and not often get the time to relax. Now there is no excuse.
Open Microsoft Word and select the 'File' tab. Then select 'New' and a list of available templates will appear under 'Office.com Templates.' Choose 'Certificates' and next 'Coupons.' Voila!
All you have to do now is print off the one that best suits your project. If you have the time and feel a little more adventurous you can create your own using Microsoft Word or other suitable software.
Add in your own text such as, 'This voucher entitles the bearer to …' Make room for the title of the voucher, 'Mother's Day' and include other details you feel necessary to give it that authentic touch.
Mother's Day Coupons - courtesy of Microsoft Online official website
At 'Microsoft Online' or 'Avery.com' you can customise your own Mother's Day gift by clicking on one of the 'free designs' and following the instructions. Cards, certificates and other stationery can be crafted as well.
So, as you can see, gifts can cost you money or be relatively free, with only a little more than your time. Get creative this Mother's Day and make your Mum feel extra special.