I’ve already been send a ridiculous amount of press releases for Mother’s Day gift ideas however I decided that instead of copy and pasting these (not my style) I would share with you some of the gift ideas that I’ve come across myself which may be of use for those of you looking for inspiration.
Inspired Gifts from Unicef
Last year I did some work with Unicef and it certainly opened my eyes to the suffering that is out there and the huge amount that UNICEF do to help. Some of you may remember this post where I explained how my Mother’s Day gift from the boys last year was 100 injections (to be sent to those who needed them, not for me!). This year I will be getting a similar gift from the Inspired Gift range and can’t wait to get my card which tells me what it is.
If you are stumped for an original idea or want to do something more meaningful this year, here it is.
Gifts from Diva Debs
I know Diva Debs well. She is a first class nutter (and well known for it) however what not everyone has realised is how talented she is in the kitchen. I received a “just because” present from Debs recently that just happened to arrive at the end of a crappy week which really did make me smile.
Luckily for all of you who don’t know Diva Debs, you can order these fabulous gifts to be sent anywhere around the UK to give to your Mum or Grandma for Mother’s Day.
To find out more about Debs and her wonderful tasty treats (these are just an example of what the lovely lady makes!) visit her Facebook page and her website.
Handmade Gifts and Treats from Precious Parcels
My lovely friend Natalie has just released her Mother’s Day range and as a big fan of all things Precious Parcels-like I thought that I would share a few with you.
This lovely hanging set of mauve blocks is a bit different and may be personalised to suit the person who is receiving the gift. Three letters (the end heart blocks are included) cost just £12. To be honest, having seen these in “real life” I don’t think the picture does them justice as they truly are gorgeous.
What is the best gift for a Mum on Mother’s Day? I usually get treated to a lie in and a day of not lifting a finger with homemade cards and flowers. A lovely family day! Some people enjoy being wined and dined, a show or even jewellery and I don’t begrudge any of them, us Mothers work damn hard you know!
Some information I was sent make me rethink about what a Mother really wants for Mothers day and in many areas of the world it is to see her child have a meal, some clean and safe water, a life saving vaccination or a blanket to stave off the cold. This puts a whole new slant on Mother’s Day for me.
UNICEF run an amazing scheme called Inspired Gifts. You might have heard me mention something this before as I tried to help raise awareness of it at Christmas. Basically you can choose to buy a gift for your loved ones that helps someone else keep theirs. A nutritional UNICEF Inspired gift really can make that difference.
It is unbelievable to me that in this day and age Mums are having to bury their children because they are dying from malnutrition or illness that ordinarily wouldn’t kill a healthy child but which can’t be fought off by a baby or young child who is basically starving.
You can buy a gift such as some magic milk which is just £12 (the price of a decent bunch of flowers at a supermarket). This life saving milk is used in the treatment of children with severe malnutrition in refuge camps, hospitals and emergency feeding centres.
Buying an emergency gift which costs £18 (a bottle of wine and some flowers) will provide UNICEF with the funds to provide clean water, supplies including medications and other essential kit to areas who are in a dire emergency situation.
For those who really do feel they need to give something they can wrap up, why not choose a gift from the UNICEF shop? There are some gorgeous and useful items there which would make a fantastic Mothers Day gift and the funds raised still go towards helping those who need help the most.
I have asked Roy to help the boys choose me something from the Inspired Gift range (I have my eye on the nutritional biscuits). On Mothers Day I will be able to cuddle up in bed with my boys knowing that another Mum across the world can still hold her children.
Please visit the UNICEF website and choose a truly Inspired Gift this Mother’s Day.