Huma enjoys sharing tips and ideas for making everyday life more fun and meaningful.
When Should You Give Your Mum a Gift?
Our mums do a lot for us, so it is only fair that we show them some appreciation. You don't need a special occasion to give your mum a gift—treat your mum once in a while by surprising her with a cute gesture when she least expects it.
Giving your mum a gift on Mother's day and making her feel special is amazing, but giving her a thoughtful and meaningful gift out of the blue shows her that you think about her even when nothing exciting is coming up.
I know that receiving a gift I wasn't expecting makes me feel special. Giving gifts to your mum doesn't have to be expensive—small gestures can show her that you are thinking of her and that you love and appreciate her all year round.
Let's get on with the list of cute ideas for thoughtful and meaningful presents you can give to your mum:
1. Give Her a Card
When I wrote my mum a heartfelt card for her birthday she felt more loved by what I had written than the gifts I had given. We don't realise but words show and convey more than things- they touch the heart of the reader because those words have a meaning for both the giver and receiver.
So, go and out and have a look around for a card that you know will mean something to your mum and write in it whatever you want to tell your mum- what do you think of when you think of your mum, what is something she has recently done for you, what are you grateful of. Write what you want to say to her and it will touch her heart more than any physical gift.
2. Give Her Flowers
Plants and flowers are things that most mums and women love, so give your mum a lovely bouquet the next time you see her. Flowers are relatively inexpensive so giving them occasionally is something that will make your mum feel special and something that won't cost you a lot to do.
If you know your mum's favourite flowers, get them for her! And if she doesn't have a favourite, then just get her some colourful ones that will brighten up the room and whenever she sees them it'll make her smile. You can also attach a note to the flowers.
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To make it even more special you can get flowers delivered to her with the note and that'll show her even more that you are thinking of her even when you're away.
3. Tell Her the Reasons Why You Love Her
Similar to writing a card but instead you can create a jar that compiles all the reasons why you love your mum on different pieces of paper placed in the jar.
She can pick one out for every day of the year, this will make her feel positive and loved, you can expect that she'll smile and maybe even cry at a few but the idea of filling up jars with notes is so heartwarming because like I said above words just have such a surreal effect that tangible items just don't come close to.
You don't have to give her a jar of notes instead you can text her a sweet thoughtful message each day or hand her a note from you every day or whenever you see her instead of giving her a jar and letting her pick one out.
4. Help Her With Chores
This one isn't a physical gift you can give but our mums are constantly running around the house trying to get everything done- washing up, putting the clothes out, hovering, mopping and the chores just never end. So, pick one day when you are free and help your mum around the house, hover the whole house for her, put the washing on for her and take it out.
One of the best gifts that we can give our mums is to give her a day where she can relax and not stress about getting 20 things done at the same time. She'll appreciate this gift more than you know, just like all humans our mums need a day to relax from working and housework happens every day so finding time to help take some burden off of your mum will be something she'll highly appreciate.
5. Make Her a Meal
This one is both inexpensive (depending on what you decide to make for your mum) and thoughtful. Choose one thing that your mum loves it can be something simple or a dish that takes a while to make but make something for her that she loves and she'll love it even more because you made it.
You can make it more special by having the table set up all nicely with the nicest cutlery in your home and make it a breakfast/lunch/dinner for just the two of you to enjoy or you can make it a family meal time so that you can all enjoy it together and your mum will probably be happier to spend time with everyone.
6. Take Her out to Eat
This one is similar to the one above. If you are not at all a person who can cook or you don't know much cooking then treat your mum to a nice breakfast/lunch/dinner out- eating out is a special treat for those that don't do it often so if your mum doesn't go out to eat a lot then treat her to a nice meal that she'll enjoy. If your mum does go out to eat then treat her to something new and fancier.
Eating out is made more special by a nice environment so pick a place that you know will have an atmosphere that your mum enjoys being in and can have a beautiful experience in.