The countdown to Christmas has already begun. It’s time to start trawling the shops and the internet for the perfect gift for your Mum. It’s hard to not reach for the same thing you buy her every year. Gifts on the high-street that are tailored toward Mum’s, usually consist of smellies or scarves. There is absolutely nothing wrong with either of these options. But what if you are looking for a more meaningful and personal gift? What do Mum’s really want for Christmas?
Fill up a Jar
Some of the best gifts are the ones you put together yourselves. Filling a jar is a simple and personal way of treating your Mum this Christmas. You can buy the jar from a shop or recycle one you already have at home. They can come in many different shapes and sizes. There are no rules and you’ll have a lot of fun filling it. These also make great gifts for Dads.
Think of something your Mum really enjoys doing. It could be pampering herself or crafting. Or maybe choose something she likes eating, such as chocolate. Then go out and find relevant items, relating to your theme. They don’t have to be expensive. It’s the thought that counts. To help you choose a theme look at these examples here. Filling the jar can take time, but will be so worth the trouble. Your Mum will really appreciate the thought and extra time you’ve put into making such a special gift.
Your Mum will have so many memories of you growing up. A gift she is guaranteed to love is a memory keeper. This can come in many forms, such as hand-made quilts and scrapbooks.
The one I like the best is the Memory bear, as shown below. Find some of your old baby clothes or a blanket you used to love. You can even use old t’shirts and scarves for this too. You can either make it yourself or send it off to be made. They make a wonderful gift as they are filled with nostalgia. An added extra is that they can be displayed, rather than keeping them hidden away.
Buy a beautiful journal or a diary. Write a reason why your Mum is the best on every page. Or you can stick photos inside to remind her of fun days out you’ve had. Find out somewhere your Mum has always wanted to visit. On the day use the journal to give her clues about where you’re going. Almost like a treasure hunt. This is a really simple gift, but it is guaranteed to have your Mum grinning from ear to ear. If you need some more gift ideas on Christmas presents for her, follow this link.
These ideas are versatile and can be personalised to each Mum and what she likes. Every Mum is unique and will like different things. I’m sure whatever you decide to get for her she will love very much, because it’s from you!