Even though (at times) we may have tested their patience – mums have earnt their reputation as some of the most patient, loving, kind and valuable advice-giving people on the planet!
There’s a reason why Mother’s Day exists, and we believe it’s important to sprinkle a little extra special love and appreciation on Sunday May 8th.
Below you’ll find some of the best ways to do exactly this – whatever mum’s love language!
1. WORDS OF AFFIRMATION
A little compliment can go a long way – especially to mum on Mother’s Day! If this is the kind of pressie the mother figure in your life would love, here are some ways to nail this gift!
Write down your all-time top 10 favourite memories that feature your mum and why they are so special. After each memory, add a compliment or reason why your mum is so special – for example “I love this memory, because it reminds me of how fun-loving and cheeky you can be (and I know I got that from you)”, or “This moment always makes me think of how selfless and kind you are to the people in your life”
Presentation: we suggest using small, different coloured papers for each one, rolling them into scrolls and wrapping in the middle with a tied ribbon. Then place inside a keepsake glass bottle for mum! Want to keep it a bit more lowkey (or short on time)? Write them all in a letter and seal
How Hawi Gifts can help: every bespoke gift box comes with a handwritten card with your choice of message. That way mum gets the best of both worlds – a gorgeous gift and a heartful message she’ll love
2. ACTS OF SERVICE & 3. QUALITY TIME
This is a great idea if you have the kind of mum who tends to put everyone else first and deserves to be treated and spoilt on Mother’s Day (and throughout the rest of the year too)!
It’s an oldie, but a goodie – you can’t go past Breakfast in Bed. If this isn’t possible because you don’t live in close proximity to your mum, you can take her out for a lovely brunch or invite her over for lunch on Mother’s Day
We suggest Mimosas and a classic English Breakfast, or perhaps something a little more Parisian, like fresh pastries (croissants and pain au chocolat – yum, yum)
For an afternoon soirée, perhaps a high tea style (scones with jam and clotted cream, finger sandwiches with crusts cut off and little cakes). It really depends on mum’s preferences (for example, if she loves Thai food – you know what to do)!
How Hawi Gifts can help: our Warm and Cosy gift box is a wonderful pressie option you can bring over so mum has something that lasts after the day to enjoy in her own time.
4. PHYSICAL TOUCH
You’ll know if this is your mum’s love language – she’ll always be asking you for a cuddle or touching your arm when you’re nearby talking to each other!
If a cuddle isn’t possible due to distance, here’s an idea: gift her beautiful plush soft animals (or similar) and tell her that every time she gives it a squeeze, it’s like giving you a hug
Well, this is definitely our love language – no surprises there. Mother’s Day is as much about meaningful gestures as it is physical gifts…why not combine both so mum knows how appreciated she is!
You can also create your own perfectly picked gift box, full of only the items you’d like (so it’s 100% things mum will love) – click here to learn more!
Want to achieve genuine surprise, and maybe even some happy tears from mum? Hawi is here to help. Shop our gorgeous range of thoughtful hampers online 24/7 at www.hawi.com.au, or visit us in store if you’re in Adelaide.
Wishing you a wonderful Mother’s Day, however you spend it!