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Mother’s Day is fast approaching and it is time to show our mothers just how much we appreciate them and all they do and have done for us. Our ten gift ideas for Mother’s Day include some old favourites, a few guaranteed to surprise, as well as quick and easy homemade gifts sure to please Mum.

Gift Ideas for Dad

#1 A Night on the Town
Take some time to prepare for a full night of fun. Find a sitter for the little ones or have them spend the night with a close family friend or grandparent. Start with a yummy dinner at her favourite spot or be adventuresome and try a new place with great reviews. Then whisk her away to the latest romantic comedy. Forego the popcorn and finish the evening with a rich dessert in the café of the nearest excellent inn. Then surprise her with an overnight stay. Be lazy, sleep late, take a meandering ride home and relax awhile before the kids return around noon.

#2 Special Jewellery
Don’t just grab the first piece of jewellery that catches your eye, but take some time to find a perfect jewellery gift for Mum. Consider the following:
• Choose one very special piece – diamond studs for her ears or a ring made from her birthstone.
• Have the stones from a worn ring reset in another ring or a pendant.
• Have an heirloom piece cleaned and resized.
• Get a charm bracelet with names of children and/or grandchildren engraved on the charms.

#3 A Spa Visit
Give Mum a gift card for an afternoon spa visit. If you are not sure what local spas she would like, ask one of her friends for suggestions. Make sure the card covers the works including a mani pedi and massage. Ask about any special extras they provide.

Gifts from the Family

#4 Favourite Sweet
Forget the box of chocolates and instead give Mum her favourite sweet treat. Bake cookies or a cake, or visit the best bakery in town for a box of her favourite pastries. Even a tub of her favourite ice cream is a great idea. Make sure your choice is as special and unique as your Mum is.

#5 Movie Madness
Create a basket or box with a selection of great movies. Choose a few of your Mum’s favourites and some new ones she hasn’t seen yet. Tuck in a package or two of microwave popcorn, some small packs of sweets and a card letting her know she’s loved.

#6 Take a Break, Mum!
Begin the day giving Mum breakfast in bed. If you aren’t great at cooking, consider a frozen breakfast sandwich, waffles, pancakes, or a toaster pastry. Spend the day taking on the tasks usually performed by mother. Have lunch out, making this the big meal for the day. Watch movies or play family games in the afternoon, or let Mum veg out with a favourite book. Make simple sandwiches or have cereal for supper to make sure Mum is out of the kitchen the entire day.

#7 Favourite Sweet
Forget the box of chocolates and instead give Mum her favourite sweet treat. Bake cookies or a cake, or visit the best bakery in town for a box of her favourite donuts or cream pie. Even a quart of her favourite ice cream is a great idea.

#8 Movie Madness
Create a basket or box with a selection of great movies. Choose a few of your Mum’s favourites and some new ones she hasn’t seen yet. Tuck in a package or two of microwave popcorn, some small packs of candy and a card letting her know she’s loved.

Gifts from the Kids

#9 A Handmade Card
Mother’s never tire of things made by their kids. Get out the construction paper, colours, and glue and make a special card telling Mum how much you love her. Include a few coupons for completion of chores around the house.

#10 A Letter to Mum
Write your mother a letter telling her all the reasons you are happy she is your Mum. Be specific and make sure you include a date. Mum is sure to cherish this reminder of why and how much you love her.

Whether you want something surprising, simple, or fun for the whole family, our list of ten Mother’s Day gifts is sure to provide a way to tell Mum how much you care.

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