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1 May

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and if you haven’t thought about what to get your mum yet, time is fleeting fast! Mum’s sometimes feel like one of the hardest people to buy, right? Stress less, we’ve got some conventional gift ideas and some a little outside of the box to ensure your mum is spoiled this year! Also Dad’s, this one is on you if the kids are a little too young to get their Mummy a present, the pressure is on!

Spa Day:
There’s honestly no better way to make mum feel more relaxed than through a spa day. Whether it be a facial, massage, or a mani-pedi your mum will enjoy just kicking back and not having to worry about anyone else but herself. Sauna to the pool, then the steam room to the spa, the options are limitless on this one. You have the option to spend as little or as much as you like on this idea and if you wanted to make a day of it, it’s something that the two of you can do together. If you wanted to organise something extra special that will last a little longer than just the day, purchase a spa & body supplies for her to use at home all year round!

 


Take Her Out:
You’ll probably find your Mum would be excited just to get out of the house and spend some time with you. If you wanted to keep the plan simple, organise a nice picnic somewhere (wine and cheese are essential). If you wanted to put in a little more effort, the movies or a nice venue will always be welcome. If your mum is anything like mine, she’d be keen for a date bowling or heading to a games arcade. Planning on including the mother in law in on the day? Maybe consider a nice winery or wine tour, what else helps push past those awkward silences better than that!

 

Hair Pampering:
Has your mum been a little busy lately and neglecting her hair? Maybe a salon appointment is just what she needs! Organise for you both to go out and get your hair done. What better way to reconnect by sitting alongside one another in the salon chair chatting for a few hours. This is also a good way for mum to feel a little better about herself. If getting a full colour done breaks the bank, maybe just have her hair washed and styled to make her feel like a million dollars. If you wanted something that is going to last a little longer than the day, hair care products will be suitable to add a little luxe into mums everyday routine.

 


Chocolates & Perfume:

Spoil your mum with some chocolates and her favourite perfume. Chocolate releases endorphins and endorphins make us happy right? If you feel like the chocolate is still cutting it a little close to easter, just perfume will be enough. Find her favourite scent and buy it for her or introduce her to your favourite smell. You might feel like you buy this for her every year but think about when you buy perfume for yourself? I always just get mine at Christmas and it lasts me all year long.


Flowers:

I know flowers are a cliche idea but they honestly make you feel great. There’s nothing better than walking into a room with fresh smelling flowers and looking at the incredible decor. This idea will be a sure fire way to put a smile on mum’s face. If you feel like flowers die quickly and aren’t worth the money, I’d strongly recommend buying some native flowers. They may not look as pretty as roses but they will last long, especially since they are able to survive a long time without water.  Head to your local florist or have them delivered on the day.

Book/Magazine Subscription: 
Does your mum love to read trashy magazines? Why not buy them for her and have them delivered to her door every month with a magazine subscription? You select how frequently she gets them and the duration so it can fit within your budget. If your mum is a little more dignified and prefers delving into a book, maybe consider buying her a blind date with a book? This is pretty much where a random book is sent to you based off selecting a title with only a few sentences. You won’t know what is until you’ve unwrapped it! This can also be done on a subscription basis too.

 

Mani/Pedi Date:  
Why not take mum to get her nails done? It’s probably the only time you can get your own nails done too without having to plead with your significant other why you really need them fixed. It’s a great way to bond and it’s probably not something she does for herself often. You could also just get her a voucher for your local nail salon and she can have them done for her next special occasions she attends.  If you are talented enough, you can buy all the wholesale nail supplies and try and paint her nails yourself! No better way to bond!

Hair Electrical:
When was the last night your mum got a new straightener or hairdryer? Maybe she’s in the market for some hot styling tools but hasn’t been willing to fork out the money on herself. Get her the best of the best in hairdryers by getting her a Parlux. They are super long lasting and you won’t need one again for another 10 years. Silverbullet has some amazing straighteners and curling wands if you are after something high quality. You also can’t pass GHD or H2D for the perfect straightening tool. At least with this, she can style herself daily, feeling like the bell of the ball.

 

Makeup: 
Do you have a mum who puts lots of effort into her appearance and makeup is a must-have in her life? Why not help her elevate her makeup game with some new goodies to add into that makeup bag of hers! If she has a favourite brand, maybe give her a voucher to use towards them or a gift card to a store that sells a variety of brands. Even a light mirror might be something she would love!

Education Courses: 
This last suggestion is something you’ll love or hate. Would your mum be interested in a career change? Have you ever asked your mum what her dream job was?  Would she like to learn more? Our mums have put their entire life on hold for us and would have knocked back many career choices and dreams to watch us grow. Once we’ve flown the coup, are they still happy in that job? There are plenty of cheap courses out there that can allow her to move into a new industry! AMR offers short courses that can qualify her to be her own boss in a specialised industry! If she isn’t wanting such a big change but would like to up-skill for a promotion, there are plenty of other short courses that are affordable to help grow her career. We are all for the working class Mammas!

 

Rachael Waine

Rachael works here at AMR as our online digital marketer/content creator. She writes blogs about hair and beauty as well as assist with all social media platforms. In her spare time Rachael writes blogs, enjoys bushwalking and photography.

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