Even though we’re well into 2021, things just aren’t back to normal yet and the pandemic is still restricting us from doing everything we want to do. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day. Whether you choose to give her a great Mother’s Day gift, take her out for a fun activity (that doesn’t compromise safety), or cook her an amazing meal - there are plenty of ways to show mum just how much she means to you on this special day.
If you’re stuck for inspiration, check out these ideas to make your mum feel extra special this coming Mother’s Day.
Choose a meaningful gift
Of course, mum is probably expecting a gift (even if she doesn’t tell you that). But if you want to make her feel extra special on Mother’s Day, give her a meaningful gift that shows her how much you love her. Here are some examples:
These are classic gift ideas that don’t cost much other than your time - and that’s the most precious gift you can give to your mum.
Cook her something she loves
Whatever you mum loves to eat, she’s bound to love it even more if you’ve cooked it for her. From her favourite cake through to a full-on 6 course degustation menu, the sky’s the limit when it comes to cooking that special dish or meal for your special mum.
Take her on a picnic
Taking mum out for a Mother’s Day picnic is always a fun activity you can do together. Find a park, a lake, a beach, or anywhere where restrictions and the weather will allow it. You can even enjoy your picnic at home if the weather isn’t the best. Organise a delicious hamper containing all mum’s favourite snacks, and don’t forget a special little tipple if mum enjoys wine or bubbly. It’s a great way to catch up and it’s your chance to make her feel she is always a very special person in your life.
Turn her home into a fancy restaurant
Taking mum to a restaurant is always nice but it can be expensive, so why not turn her house into a fancy restaurant instead? There are heaps of online restaurants where you can order your mum’s favourite foods and have them delivered to her home. Make sure you arrive early so you can set up the table with nice china, flowers and candles. When the food arrives, plate it up the same way it would be served in her favourite restaurant.
Organise a wine and cheese night
Sometimes simple is best, and you can enjoy a fabulous Mother’s Day by sharing a few glasses of wine and some delicious cheese. Make your own cheese platter or cheese board with a good variety of cheeses, grapes, dried apricots, nuts and fancy crackers - then enjoy a night in while you watch mum's favourite movie.
Give her a special gift basket
If the budget’s a bit tight, you can save money by building your own DIY gift basket for mum this year. Have a search around home to see what you can use for the basket (hint: it doesn’t actually need to be a basket), then add the things mum loves. For a gardening mum, you could start with a terracotta pot and then pop in some gloves, seeds and a small trowel. Or for a mum who loves to cook, pop all of the ingredients and a recipe card into a mixing bowl. Another great idea is to gather together everything you need for a great Italian night (pasta, pasta sauce, olives, a bottle of wine and a baguette and wrap it all up in a red checkered tablecloth.
Whatever you do, give mum the gift of love
Your mum has loved you throughout your whole life, and now it’s time to show her how much you love her too. If you want to give her the best Mother’s Day ever but you’re a little short on cash, we’re here to help. Just take a look at our cash loans from $1,000 to find out how quick and easy it is to get your hands on some extra funds. Once a loan is approved, the cash is usually in your bank account within a few hours – so you can go ahead and make mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day.