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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is coming up soon (at least in the UK), and it can sometimes be hard to think of the perfect thing to get. It's even more difficult at the moment when there are restrictions about what you can and can't do, and where you can go. So today I thought I'd share some of my ideas for having a great Mother's Day in the house. There are so many fun things you can do to provide a gesture to a parental figure in your life to show them how grateful you are for them, so I hope you enjoy these ideas!

Games night at home

It's a basic idea, sure, but there are loads of ways to elevate a games night into something so much more. Why not really make it a games night? Get the family together (if safe to do so) and create a scoreboard to add a competition element to it. You could make lots of different rounds, like:

- Newlyweds Game

- Pub Quiz

- Pictionary

- Guess the Song

There are so many fun things to do! Why not act as the host for the evening to keep the conversation going and to make sure everyone is having a good time? For an extra special touch, add a prize in at the end; it could be something small, like a bar of chocolate! This is a super fun way to do something a bit different that doesn't cost much money, but gets everyone together.

Work on something together

This is more of a present suggestion. If you're looking for a gift this Mother's Day, I recommend something that you can then spend the day using together. I love to give things like Lego sets or jigsaws, so you can then spend the afternoon doing something fun. Lego sets do cost a lot, but you can find some fantastic jigsaw puzzles at a good price, and we always have so much fun!

Go out for something to eat

If possible where you live, treating your mother to dinner out can be a lovely thing to do. Whether you decide to take the whole family, or make it a one-to-one experience, it's a great way to do something big for them. It's a great idea to go for somewhere that they absolutely love, but I recommend choosing somewhere they've never been before. If you live near a city, look at restaurants that are rated highly that you've never visited, and give one of them a go. It makes for a new shared experience and it's a fun adventure!

Set up a picnic

This fits well here since Mother's Day is in the summer. It would be such a cool gift to set out some blankets in the garden and put together a summer-themed picnic. This can include sandwiches, pasta salads, and fruit. If you wanted to go the extra mile, you could put on a movie on your laptop as well. Or, go the whole hog and set up an outdoor movie theatre in your garden...but that might require quite a bit more set-up and money!

Put together a spa evening

Again, you can make this one as fancy or as simple as you would like. Get together some products to make a relaxing evening. This can include:

- Nail polish

- Face masks

- Moisturiser

- Hair masks

Then, put on a playlist of relaxing spa music and have a great time. You should definitely make it stereotypical and include the cucumber eye masks as well!

Make a nice lunch

This is a super simple one, but always effective! Write down a list of all the things your parental figure likes to eat and put together the ultimate lunchtime spread! Not only will this be a fun surprise, but it shows you know what their favourite foods are! A popular choice is a charcuterie board with fruit, cheese, bread, and spreads!

Put together an afternoon tea at home

Similar to the last one, but with a twist! Put together the ultimate afternoon tea in your own kitchen! This often ends up being cheaper than actually going out to a fancy cafe as well. Put together some sandwiches, small cakes, scones, and some tea, and you've got yourself an afternoon tea! Why not upscale it by including napkins and fancy plates? If you want to go the extra mile, you could dress up for the occasion too!

And that does it for my suggestions for Mother's Day gifts - I hope you found this helpful! If you do any of these ideas, let me know! I'd also love it if you shared your own ideas for gifts this year in the comments below, or on social media:

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Until next time,

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