20 THOUGHTFUL MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS AND IDEAS
Taking a day to celebrate your mum, or other caring figures in your life, has never been more important than it is this year. Mother’s Day falls on Sunday the 14th of March and it’s a perfect excuse to celebrate and thank the loving figures in our lives after a tough year. Whether you are at home or spending Mother’s day apart, there are still so many ways to show you care through gifts or spending time together. Here’s our list of 20 thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts and ideas.
1- Prepare breakfast in bed
What better way to start the day off by preparing breakfast in bed for your mum. It could be as simple as toast and a cup of tea or you could go the extra mile and make pancakes, eggs benedict or even a full English. For more delicious breakfast recipes, checkout this collection from BBC Good Food. For more breakfast goodies, try our Breakfast in bed hamper.
Getting flowers for your loved one can be an easy to way to brighten up a room and your mum’s day. Surprise them with a beautiful arrangement when they wake up or arrange to have them delivered if you cannot be there in person. Perhaps look into the meanings of different flowers to add a personal touch. If you want to discover more about flowers and their meaning try this article from Teleflora.
3- Prepare brunch for them
Although we can’t go out this year for a celebratory brunch, you can recreate a luxury brunch at home. Make a pile of pancakes and top with different fruits or set up a bagel bar with all their favourite spreads. Add our mini champers and scented candle hamper to complete this luxury stay-at-home feast. Check out this collection of brunch recipes for more ideas.
4- Karaoke night
This is a great night-in option that is easy to set up and fun for everyone. Pull up some karaoke videos, get all dressed up and pick your favourite song for a fun night-in. Need ideas for good karaoke songs? Try this TimeOut article for the best karaoke songs of all time.
5- Do some baking together
This can be a fun way to spend time together and get a delicious treat at the end of it. Try a cake, biscuits or a traybake with these baking recipes. If you need to stay distanced, try calling each other and baking at the same time. You can even listen to music at the same time with Spotify’s new group sessions feature.
6- Bake a surprise cake for them
If your mother, or caring figure, is not into the mess of baking on Mother’s Day it can be a lovely surprise to bake them a cake. Go all out and try some fancy decorations- even if it doesn’t turn out like the picture! Have a look through these Mother’s Day cake ideas for inspiration.
7- At home Spa day
Treat them to a lovely day of pampering whilst staying at home. Grab some nail polish, fresh towels and maybe run a hot bath for an easy pamper day. Sheet masks are inexpensive and fun to do. If you’re looking for a luxury feel, try our Spa Box complete with a body lotion, wash, scrub and bath oil. Add our mini candle duo box to get the full spa experience from the comfort of your own home.
8- Picnic in the park
Now that spring is on the way a picnic in the park could be a great option for Mother’s Day. Pack a bag full of your mum’s favourite foods and head to your nearest park. Try this Country Living article for tips to make your picnic perfect.
9- Go for a walk/hike
This is a great way to spend some time together and get out of the house for a walk around your local park or outdoor space. If the weather is good, perhaps pair with a picnic at the halfway point to keep your energy up.
10- Film night
Missing the cinema? Recreate the experience at home to celebrate Mother’s Day. There are lots of affordable at home projectors to give the night a cinematic feel. If the neighbours don’t mind you can even hang a screen/sheet in the garden and project the film onto there for a drive-in feel. Grab some popcorn and maybe even make ticket stubs to make the night extra fun.
11- Afternoon Tea
Indulge in an afternoon tea at home. Decorate the table with a tablecloth and flowers or sit outside if the weather is nice. Perhaps try your hand at making some scones or pick some up from the local supermarket or bakery. Our delicious Afternoon Tea hamper can easily provide everything for a luxurious afternoon complete with jams, chocolate, biscuits and tea.
12- Games Night
This is a great option if you have to stay socially distanced. Just join a call with family and friends and play some virtual games together (try this article for virtual game recommendations). If you are able to be together in person, bring out all the board game classics and set up a points system for a fun night in.
13- Run a lovely bath
This might seem very simple but setting up a hot bath for your mum is a thoughtful gesture that shows them you care. Add a luxurious touch with candles and bath salts or pair with our Nathalie Bond Box that comes with balms and scrubs for a proper pampering experience.
14- Put together a charcuterie board
Delicious and fairly easy to put together, a charcuterie board can work as a brunch, appetizer or dinner option that looks great in the centre of any table. Grab your biggest chopping board and pack it with fruit, cured meat, cheese, crackers and nuts for a tasty Mother’s Day treat. You could even try our Cheese Lover Gift Box to set you up with a range of delicious cheeses. Need more ideas? Try this article on how to make the perfect charcuterie board.
15- Make her a card
Get crafty and make a personal card for your mum, or caring figure, to say thanks for everything they do in a unique way. Homemade cards can be kept and treasured forever- perhaps incorporated into a scrapbook. If you’re looking for card inspiration try this GoodHousekeeping article.
16- Make pizzas
Roll up your sleeves and make pizzas together for a fun evening to celebrate Mother’s Day. Grab all your favourite toppings to complete your dough masterpiece. Try pairing your creations with our Vegan chocolate lover gift box for dessert.
17- Go on a cycle ride
Going for a spring cycle ride is a good option if you need to socially distance and is a lovely way to get some fresh air and spend time together. For tips on how to plan a cycle ride, try this article.
18- At home cocktail night
Go all out with a stay-at-home cocktail night. Set up a bar and try these cocktail recipes from BBC GoodFood. Not into alcohol? No problem, just try these delicious mocktail recipes for a fun night in.
19- Virtual escape room
This is an exciting socially distanced option as there are lots of online escape rooms you can take part in. Get on a call with your loved ones and try an online escape room like ‘Moriarty’s Game’ for a thrilling night in.
20- Paint pottery together
Grab a kit (like this ceramic heart plate one from Etsy) and have fun painting together in person or on a call for a fun Mother’s Day activity.
These are just a few ideas to celebrate Mother’s Day and show you care after a difficult year. Whether it’s in person or via a phone call, there are so many ways to show your love for your mum and loving figures in your life this Mother’s Day. Check our gifts at Hamper Lounge for more ways to spoil your loved ones.
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