Mother’s day ideas that aren’t flowers
Ok, so I know that the majority of my readers are women and so the purpose of this post if for you to SHARE IT with your other half to give them a bit of a subtle hint that you’d like more than a bunch of flowers this Mother’s Day. Yeah yeah, they’re nice but come on, a little bit of thought is nice too! And if it’s an experience, it’s even better because experiences = memories. Flowers, well, they just DIE!
So partners, here are some ideas for you:
If your partner is a wine connoisseur or they like a glass of white from time to time (particularly once the kids are in bed), a wine tasting trip is an ideal gift idea. Choose from half or full days out and customise your trip with an al fresco lunch or a vineyard tour. If you’re partial to a drop or two, why not go along and spend some quality time together?
Amateur chefs will love Mother’s Day gift ideas which offer the opportunity to hone their skills in the kitchen without worrying if the family they’re cooking for are going to like it and eat it! A cooking class enables your partner to try out some new dishes under the watchful eye of a trained professional. After she’s mastered a new recipe, you can reap the rewards at home with a tasting session.
OK, this one has to be my favourite. For mums on the run, a spa session is a heavenly present which gives them time to relax and enjoy some well-earned pampering. Book some treatments or purchase a voucher, which enables your partner to choose her own. Sometimes, it’s better value to book an overnight stay or include a meal at hotels that offer this service.
This is a fun one for the kids to do with their mum. If your partner has always harboured ambitions to be a rock star or a soul diva, why not arrange a recording session? It’s a fun day out which will enable them to show off their vocal talents and record their own track.
For the ultimate laid-back adventure, why not organise a sailing trip on the high seas? Take the family, crack open some cool drinks and soak up the sunshine. If a yacht isn’t within your budget, try a houseboat or even a BBQ boat and cruise along a river for a few hours while enjoying lunch.
If your partner is a keen baker, but they don’t get the time to pursue their passion very often, why not organise a cake decorating class? They can fine-tune their skills and use them to create dazzling displays at parties and gatherings in the future.
OK, maybe this is my favourite one, I’m known to have a bit of a lead foot and driving days are not just for boys! Treat your mum or partner to an action-packed day at the track so she can put her foot on it and feel the wind in her hair. This is a great option for car fanatics and followers of motorsport (or people like me who just have a need for speed).
A day at the races
The races are a fantastic day out and you don’t need to know much about horses, jockeys or trainers to have a fabulous time. Take a group of friends, get the family together and get dressed up. Do a bit of research before you place your bets or go with your gut. Pop open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate and enjoy!
A day off
I think the ultimate would be if my husband were to say, “Babe, I’m giving you a day off. I’ll look after the kids, I’ll clean the house and arrange dinner while you do whatever you want.” Wouldn’t that be awesome!
Life is for living, and what better way to treat your partner than with a day out she’ll never forget!
What would you love to receive for Mother’s Day?
HINT: Mother’s Day in Australia is on Sunday 8th May 2016