I know that Mothers Day and Fathers Day can evoke a lot of different reactions from people, but in general I'm of the opinion that if you don't want to celebrate a holiday, don't. That doesn't mean others can't.
I like to use these days to say thanks to people other than my own Mother too - someone I appreciate for the inspiration they give me, or someone close to me who may not be a blood relation but deserves a little acknowledgment every now and then.
It's also nice if you're a parent to get your other half something small from the kids, or for older children to buy their Mum something small. If you're a Single Mother, I think you should go and treat yourself to something lovely as a big thank you to yourself for another year of being a Mum!
Dealz kindly sent me a selection of the gifts they have available for Mothers Day, so I thought I'd let you know what's in store at the moment. Along with the range at Dealz, I have a few ideas for those on a small budget.
If you have €2, go to Dealz
If you have €3 - €10, go to Penneys
Clockwise from top left: Striped Tote, €10 | Bracelet Stack, €4 | Sunglasses, €3 | Catrice Blush Artist Palette, €4.95 | Coral Scarf, €5 | Cotton Dressing Gown, €10 | Harry Potter Pyjamas, €10 | Pendant, €4 | Camel Slippers, €5.
If you have €10-€20, go to Tesco
Clockwise from top left: Deliciously Ella by Ella Woodward, Price TBC | Mrs Browns Boys DVD Boxset, €19.99 | Brooklyn DVD, Price TBC | Yankee Simply Home White Linen and Lace Candle, €13.50 | L'Oréal Elvive Extraordinary Hair Oil, €11.99 | Professional Granite Mortar & Pestle, €19 | Ferrero Collection, €10 | Joe Wicks 'Lean in 15' Cookbook Price TBC | Adele '25' - €13.99 | L'Oréal Age Perfect Cell Renew Night Cream 50ml, €19.15
I love practical presents, like kitchen gadgets or cookbooks, but I know people who would happily clock me over the head if I gave them a useful present. You know your recipient better than I do! Hopefully if you're stuck for inspiration, this might help.
If your Mother is hard to buy for, you could treat her to dinner or give her a pampering pack (face mask, hand cream, shower cream, foot cream). Flowers are always a great option too!
Here's my all time favourite present to give someone who lives far away - it's an idea I saw on Pinterest and I think it's just really sweet for a Grandmother who doesn't see her Grandchildren very often, or for a family member you want to cheer up. Just replace Valentine's Day with Birthday or in this case, Mothers Day.
Directions here at viewfromthefridge.com.