For those of us not living at home with mum, it's going to be fun and a challenge to get creative to honour the woman who gave birth to you and to show her your love and appreciation. What fun can be had in the challenge to think outside the box for mums who didn't expect to spend their special day in lockdown! Comment away below with your suggestions, as it's going to be fun to see what everyone comes up with.
Sunday 10 May 2020
That's the day to remember
The popular choice to go with a gift is always flowers. Mums are always worth a bunch of flowers and a small gift on their special day aren't they? There are many online florists ready to service your request with contactless delivery, but for those of us who have to watch our pennies, there's nothing wrong with picking up a few bouquets; an array of colours of fresh roses shall we say, from Aldi or any other supermarket, where they're around $6 a bunch. If your local florist is open, no doubt they'd welcome the business too; and you can leave it at mum's door, with a card.
How about a subscription to Netflix? You can decide the value of the gift you'd like to bequeath, and give mum a 1-12 month subscription or more; lifetime even because she's worth it, at under $10 a month fixed price with no extra costs or contracts. Unlimited movies can be screened on your phone, tablet, laptop and TV without paying more. When it comes to exhaustion of the amount you want to spend, simply cancel your account in two clicks with no cancellation fees.
To be honest, online buying has been the norm in our everyday lives for a while now, so it's not difficult to find mum a gift. In fact, it's not much of a challenge really is it? Still, mum would love the attention no doubt, and there's still time to be organised to order online and have it delivered on time, if you act now.
For those of you who welcome the challenge of creating and really going outside the box, there are many ideas for something made with your own two hands. They can be economical and some, not. There are crafty ideas galore whether you knit, crochet or sew mum something; and indeed there are a lot of sewing ideas. If you're a good seamstress, you could make mum something to wear, and there are some pretty cool ideas on YouTube. It's so easy to string a row of beads or gemstones to make a matching necklace or bracelet to go with it. The possibilities are endless for making mum something.
You could also personalise mugs, tees, create a photo album, calendar, recipe book for mum simply by uploading precious photographs via websites like Snapfish and Photobook. Why not create a funny JibJab card to go with it. In these difficult times of isolation, when it's not possible to hold that loved one close in a bear hug because you don't live in the same household, anything personal and from the heart will speak volumes and put a smile on their face to get them through their special day.