9 presents she’ll ACTUALLY want this year…
Before I had kids I never really appreciated everything my mum had done for me over the years.
But now that I do have kids, I try and make Mother’s Day truly special for my mum each year. I really want to show her how grateful I am, but it is hard to find unique and special ways to celebrate with her.
Flowers: Done it. A million times over.
Chocolate: I’ll probably just eat it myself, TBH.
Massage voucher: Sure, she’ll enjoy it, but it doesn’t really take much thought, does it?
Yep – we’ve all done the cliché Mother’s Day presents before, but sometimes it’s good to think outside of the box.
Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Officeworks. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in their own words.
So if you want to spend some quality time with your mum this Mother’s Day, why not try some of these different ideas we’ve come up with?
Have you got an adventurous mum? What more fun could you have than getting your siblings together and heading out for a day of paintball? Sure you’ll get bruises and bumps, but you’ll be making memories that will last a lifetime. As well as releasing any pent-up resentments…
2. Pub crawl.
Who says a pub crawl has to be reserved for rowdy uni students? Organise a taxi or a bus if you have a big family, and hit up a few of the local hot spots. There’s lots of love and laughs to be had. And beer. Also beer.
3. Play the tourist.
Depending on where you live, head into the city or up or down the coast and play the tourist for the day, checking out local attractions. If you and your mum are city dwellers, consider hitting up a nearby country town.
4. Horse riding.
Does your mum love animals? Organise a horse riding tour where you can spend the afternoon enjoying the country scenery and catching up on old times. Unless she’s scared or allergic. Then, not so enjoyable.