My mum is my best friend. She knows all of my secrets, insecurities and weaknesses. Over the years, we have travelled to many beautiful places together, just the two of us and a map. We love being together, though our neighbours might say that we argue a bit too much sometimes. Well, agree to disagree, right? She has a beautiful heart and I love her so much. Even when she tells me that I look absolutely terrible in certain outfits, and even more when she tells all her friends that I used to be part of the 'Fat Girls Club'.
I don't know about your mum but my mum loves cards with heartfelt words. Gifts are not necessary, but the cards? Extremely important. She has kept every card she has received so that she can read them again when she is old and grey. If your mama is like my mama, don't forget the card! It means a lot to them!
With Mother's Day around the corner, many retailers and restaurants have already started dishing out promotions and packages for Mummy Dearest. There are many options out there and it is so easy to get overwhelmed. But, fret not! Here are some fun and interesting gift ideas for the first woman in your life!
1 // For the quirky and larger than life mum:
Kate Spade Caution to the Wind Polar Bear on Ice Clutch - Hands up, if you share bags, shoes and accessories with your mum. This clutch certainly adds a lot of fun to any outfit, regardless of age! I'm pretty sure your quirky mum will be excited to have this in her collection.
2 // For the mum who loves a good scone and tea:
Le Creuset Butter Keeper - If your mum loves butter with her toast, but hates cold knobs of butter or hates waiting for butter to soften, this butter keeper is perfect for her. Soft, creamy butter every single time.
3 // For the mum with green fingers:
IKEA Plant Pot with Holder - A space efficient gift for a mum who loves simple gardening. She can grow up to 6 different types of herbs in this 2 tier plant pot. Because of its compact size, you can bring it indoors and outdoors!
4 // For the mum who likes to have fun:
Homemade Gin Kit - This homemade gin kit is perfect for the experimental mum who likes to have fun! Imagine creating her own gin with just vodka and spices. She will be concocting her very own cocktails for the whole family in no time.
5 // For the retired mum with a wanderlust heart:
Uniqlo Floppy Sun Hat - Some mums love to explore. Sun protection is very important for the explorer mum. This hat is a summer classic and its wide brim helps to shade your mum's face from the sun. Best part of this hat? It comes with UV Cut technology. Yay for good skin!
6 // For the mum who never stops learning:
Watercolour Workshop by Leach - Leach's watercolour workshops are amazing! If your mum loves to try new things, you may want to consider taking a class or two with your mum. Picking up a new skill is always fun.
7 // For the mum who loves heartfelt gifts:
Joy Blooms Art Print - This art print is available in 3 sizes, A5, A4 and A3 and you can easily frame them up for mummy. You can also express your heartfelt words to her at the back of the art print and it will make her smile every time she sees it. The message will be like a little secret between you and mummy.
8 // For the elegant and radiant mum:
Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings - These earrings are a lovely showcase of a pair of sparkling cubic zirconias in gold-tone bezels that will keep her looking beautiful at any time of the day.
And... here is what we have personally planned for our mummy dearest for Mother's Day.
9 // Steak and Frites + Girly time at L'Entrecôte
Min: Steak is, hands down, my mum's greatest food indulgence. I know she regularly sneaks out for steak lunches all by herself. The both of us love a good steak and I really can't wait for some girly time over steak and frites (did someone say unlimited fries?!), wine and profiteroles. We love beef! <3
10// Family time in Jeju Island, South Korea
Jia: Jeju Island in South Korea has been on the top of my mom's travel list for ages. It is going to be a belated gift but my siblings and I are already stocking up on her necessities for the trip and whisking her to Jeju! We can't wait for a grand old time of family bonding with gorgeous scenery to boot (:
Did you find anything suitable for mum? Otherwise, the best gift for mum is your love and your undivided time with her.
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