How to Show Mum You Care this Mother’s Day, Without Breaking the Bank
With Mothering Sunday coming up on the 19th of March, many people are thinking about ways to show their mum, or mother figure, how much they mean. Of course, you can go all out with a fancy meal, expensive gift, or day out, but showing your mum you care, doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of ways to show your love and appreciation for your mum on a budget.
Here are some ways to pamper your mum this Mother’s Day without splashing too much cash.
Make a Homemade Card
You’re never too old for a homemade card. Making or receiving! Your mum will appreciate it, as it shows you’ve put in effort. Making homemade cards can also be adorable if you’re helping your kids come up with a Mother’s Day gift for your wife or partner, as there’s nothing more special than a homemade card from your little one. Don’t forget to add a personal, heartfelt message for extra brownie points! Why not have your kids create ‘ticket books’ of gifts for mum that she can use throughout the year? For example, 1 free car wash, 1 back rub, 1 hour of cleaning, etc. They don’t cost anything, and the kids will have a great time coming up with ideas!
If you’re looking for a lovely and inexpensive gift from your children to their mum, there’s nothing better than framing a piece of their DIY artwork. So let your kids get creative with paints, pens, pencils, or anything else you have at home and then frame the beautiful results.
Spend Time Outside
A day out doesn’t need to be expensive, so why not head out and enjoy the Great Outdoors with your mum this Mother’s Day? Go for a walk, cycle, potter around the garden, hike, or whatever else your mum will enjoy. You’ll get to spend precious time together, enjoy the fresh air and keep healthy whilst you’re at it. You could give your mum a tree as a gift and use this time outdoors to find a great place to plant it. Good for the environment and a fun and unusual gift too!
Another inexpensive option is to cook your mum a nice meal to mark Mother’s Day. It can be as simple as a breakfast of toast and eggs or as lavish as a multi-course dinner, but either way, your mum is bound to appreciate the time and effort you’ve spent. If you want to go all out on the eco-theme, you could even look up recipes for a great vegan meal! The bonus is that you can spend time together eating and enjoying the meal.
Choose Eco-Friendly Packaging
If you’re giving the gift of a beautiful bouquet this Valentine’s Day, ensure you purchase organic flowers, as these have less impact on the environment. Organic flower farming helps build soil fertility using composting techniques and crop rotation. This method reduces the use of artificial fertilisers, which can negatively affect the environment.
If you’re given lovely flowers this Valentine’s Day, why not try flower pressing to preserve them and enjoy them for longer? You could press the flowers and then frame the most beautiful ones.
Choose Sustainable Packaging
If you buy your mum a gift this Mother’s Day, no matter the cost, ensure you opt for eco-friendly packaging. If you have any gift bags around the house, you can reuse these and save on buying new ones. Use any rolls of wrapping paper you have at home, and only purchase new (recyclable) gift packaging when you need to, as this is the kindest choice for the environment.
We have a range of eco-friendly, sustainable packaging options if you need to buy new gift packaging. In addition, we have a range of packaging from Forest Stewardship Certified Forests, so you can celebrate Mother’s Day while caring for the planet. Shop our FSC Certified packaging by clicking here.