The title of this blog post needs to be elaborated on. When I set my goals for 2016, one of them was to spend less money on things and focus more on experiences, rather than material possessions. Because of this, for Mother’s Day this year I’ll be forfeiting the traditional Mother’s Day gift giving session for more of an experiential gift; in other words, a Champagne lunch chez moi. I’m sure most of you are already organised for Mother’s Day, but in case you’re still looking for inspiration, here are five experiential things you could do with your mum this weekend.
1. Go for a long walk somewhere scenic – Over and above everything else, I find mums just want to spend time with their children. Going for a long walk is a great way to catch up, spend time together and take in the beauty of the landscape all at the same time.
2. Give her an at home manicure – treat her to her very own Champagne manicure without creating a huge dent in your bank balance. Get your nail polishes out, open some bubbles and get filing. I guarantee she’ll love that much more than any manicure you could buy her.
3. Cook a nice lunch – On Sunday, I’m having my mum and gran and Rob’s mum over to our house for lunch. We know from previous years that they much prefer this over any gift we give them.
4. Go for a picnic – Depending on what part of the world you live in, you’ll think I’m mad for suggesting this. But even if you do live in Scotland where it’s pretty cold at the moment, there’s nothing to say you can’t host a picnic indoors. In fact, it almost has an added novelty factor.
5. Host your own afternoon tea – A few years ago, I hosted an afternoon tea at my house for Mother’s Day. I made crustless sandwiches, mini quiches and got some delicious cupcakes from Cuckoo’s Bakery. And there was Champagne, of course. It was great fun and something I’d definitely repeat in the future.
What are you all doing for Mother’s Day? Do you prefer to give gifts or do something a little more experiential?1 like