Mother’s day is only a few days away! We wanted to share some tips and stories to give you some ideas to treat your loved ones.
Mothering Sunday is a wonderful day. It is a chance to show your Mum how much you appreciate everything she does for you (which can be lots!) It’s more than the material things, it’s the endless unconditional love and care, the being there for you always and doing everything she does because it is the best for you, which never stops, no matter what age you are.
We wanted to share some experiences and ideas that have been given from Team Ziggle and friends to inspire how you can thank your Mum for everything she does for you! Remember, it doesn’t always have to be a huge gesture, as long as it’s from the heart it will always mean the world to her.
Breakfast in Bed
Breakfast in bed is a lovely gesture for your Mum on Mother’s Day. If you live with or nearby your mum to get in her kitchen early, it’s a chance to let your mum have a lie in and be treated to her favourite breakfast. Not only will it show her that you know her as well as she knows you, but it allows her to have a well-deserved rest! When asking Ziggle friends about Mother’s Day experiences they have had, breakfast in bed was definitely the most popular.
“One morning my husband brought heart shaped crumpets in bed. That was cute. When I lived at home I would always cook my mum breakfast in bed and snuggle up in bed with her. Loved it” -@kayceesworld
“My favourite thing is breakfast in bed! So every year Charlie does my breakfast in bed which consists of coffee, pastry and strawberries. I love listening to him help his dad and get super excited to bring it to me. I’m not going to lie he eats most of it but it’s the little things it’s the love and effort my small human took to help his daddy give mummy a lovely treat” – @loniepayne
“When I was child, me and my sister and my dad we used to make mum breakfast and bring it to her in bed, no posh flowers or a card. Just a good strong coffee and some good grub” – @lasmakapture
A Spa Day
There is nothing more relaxing than a spa day and they don’t have to break the bank! Spas often put on deals for Mother’s Day or you can get deals on websites that bring the price down. Spas create a nice relaxing atmosphere for you and your Mum to spend quality time together and get pampered at the same time!
Team Ziggle member, Vanessa shared her experience with us: “I took my Mum for a spa day in Manchester. We got massages and had afternoon tea, it was a really nice day for the two of us to spend together and she loved it”. Massages and cake!? Say no more.
I know, you see jewellery and think ‘expensive’ but it doesn’t always have to be! If you know the present is going to be of a higher cost you can split it between your siblings or other family members. We know Mum’s who have a charm bracelet and a good idea is adding a charm to their bracelet or starting one for them. Or have you noticed your Mum talking about or looking at a particular piece of jewellery – why not surprise her with it!? It is something that she can keep forever and she will think of her lovely family every time she wears it.
Friend of Ziggle, Tom says, “My Mum has a Pandora bracelet, so for Mother’s Day I got her a charm that said ‘Forever Together’ as we always used to say that when we were younger. She was so happy with it and wears it every day.”
Cook Her a Meal
Letting your Mum put her feet up in the afternoon with a glass of wine while you’re cooking her favourite meal? Priceless!
Our Digital Marketer Chloe reminisced “When I was about 6 me and my two older sisters decided to cook my mum and dad a nice meal. We drew them place cards, lit a candle and mum opened her card at the table. We all cooked cheese on toast for starter, pasta for main and strawberry Angel Delight for pudding… looking back now it’s definitely not a fancy meal but they loved it at the time and it’s a happy memory.”
Cooking is such a lovely gesture, however if you don’t fancy yourself a cook…her favourite takeaway and a nice bottle of wine will definitely do the trick!
Take Her Out For The Day
What a lovely way to repay the hundreds of day trips your mum has taken you on throughout the years! A nice day trip is a cheap and cheerful way to spend Mother’s Day and make her feel loved! The UK has plenty of hidden gems, set yourself a budget that you can afford or split with family members and have a great day! It could be a place special to you both or completely new, either way it’s memories made!
“I took my mum to Leeds for the day. We had a walk around all the arcades and shops and went for a nice meal, it was such a nice day out and something different to do” – Ziggle Team Member, Hannah.
Pamper Her With a Beauty Treatment
Beauty treatments are a great way to say thank you on Mother’s Day. It’s a purse friendly afternoon out, especially if it is split between multiple people. There is nothing better than a good natter in the salon while you get your nails done!
“My mum loves getting pampered so I took her to get a treatment of her choice. It was so lovely to have a little gossip and giggle while we got treated! After we went for cocktails and some food, it was a lovely afternoon just the two of us” – Ziggle Team Member, Lou.
Her Favourite Picture in a Frame
Pictures are such a great and easy gift. You could put your Mum’s favourite family picture in a frame for her to have. She can display her new frame and picture proudly around her house and it will warm her heart every time she looks at it. Why not capture a Mother’s Day moment and give it to her to cherish forever!
Our friend @sarbearandthecubs says; “Every year since my oldest who is now 12 was born we start every Mother’s Day with cuddles in bed finishing off with a Mother’s Day Morning Selfie. It’s a brilliant way to remember each one and see the children grow and change.”
“One of my happiest Mother’s Day memories is when I surprised my Mom last year with a framed print with the date she became a Mom with me and then underneath the date she would become a Nanny to my twins! It takes pride of place in her house and I’ll forever remover how proud she looked when she opened it” – @momma_of_twincesses
Book on a Craft Class
This is a lovely way to spend mother’s day! Craft classes are great, it is a chance to spend time with your mother and make friends with others! There are hundreds to choose from, from flower crown making to pot painting, you are bound to find one she will love.
Friend of Ziggle Stephanie, said “I took my mum to a wreath making class! We made gorgeous spring wreaths to hang on our front doors! It was such a fun afternoon; we got prosecco and had a nice chat with all the other families there!” -@bridalrelovedshrewsbury
Make a Handmade Card
This is a beautiful gift that would beat any card from the shops! No matter your age, taking the time to make your mother a handmade card would mean the world to her.
“I’m completely one for being soppy and love all the handmade cards and the silly Teddy that Charlie said I needed.”- @loniepayne
“There’s nothing better than a handmade card” -@kayceesworld
“My best mothers days was probably the first one with Sofia around the husband had both kids make me a card using their footprints to make a flower ” -@rach_mummy2_hugo_sofia
It’s All About the Simple Things
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how much money you spend as the most valuable thing to your mum will be spending time with her family. Cards, chocs and flowers are lovely but it could be making your mum a brew and having a good natter that really matters to her.
“Just let Mama have five minutes peace and quiet: no yelling of “muuummmmm” up the staircase, no interruptions whilst Mama is in the bath and maybe a hot cup of tea. That would be a winner for me!” – @_babysienna
We are sure however you spend your Mothering Sunday, you will have the best day!
A big thank you to Team Ziggle and friends for their contributions to this post.
Happy Mother’s Day from Team Ziggle x