I can remember when Mother’s Day meant taking your Mum breakfast in bed and / or giving her a bunch of daffodils. Nowadays it seems to mean buying perfume or some other expensive gift, at least if you listened to the advertisements or took notice of many magazine articles.
If you have lots of money, I am sure such a gift is wonderful – but if you are not sure you can meet your own household bills, it may be something you can not afford. But don’t let that worry you. And actually there are so many better ways to show your love than by spending money on a gift, that will mean so much more to her.
There are many low cost, and no cost, ways you can make your Mum feel special – just get your thinking hat on – and give her your time – a priceless gift
And this year it may be particularly difficult if you feel you can’t even go and see her because of the current social distancing
Low Cost Can Be Priceless
Of course you want to make your Mother feel special on Mother’s Day. But there are so many low cost and no cost ways to do it which your Mum will love far more than anything you could buy!
Don’t feel you need to spend loads of money as some sort of ‘pay back’ for all her love. All the money and all the perfume in the world couldn’t come close to doing that! No amount of money or gifts could measure up to the selfless love and care that has been lavished on you through the years. That is completely beyond any measurement of money – or any other kind of measurement – so don’t even begin.
And if your Mum is anything like most Mums, she certainly won’t want you to spend more than you can afford on a present and won’t want you to get into debt in order to try to please her. In fact that would just upset and worry her.
If you want to do something for your Mum on Mother’s Day – don’t do something that costs more than you can afford. After all a gift of your time, and love, is far more valuable.
Ideas For Mother’s Day
Here are some ideas:-
- Tell her you love her, face to face, by phone, in a card, by email or by text – or all ways you can!
- Write a long email, about what you have been doing, or about childhood memories
- Tell her something she did in your childhood that you have always held in your heart
- Invite her for tea and (homemade) scones at your home
- Cook her a meal with a fab dessert such as Baked Alaska
- Take her to a favourite place locally, together
- Feed the ducks together
- Bake her a cake
- Email some recent photos of you and other family members
Once you start thinking you will come up with some good ideas that are far more fun and valuable than a bottle of perfume! The list is endless once you start thinking. Do share your ideas in the comments box below
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!