Somethings never change, and never need to. Mother’s Day is just one of those things. Why fix something that ain’t broke? Mums have for the longest time been the happy recipients of breakfast in bed, flowers, chocolate and jewelry; essentially little pieces of ‘luxury’ items that they so often go without. And that’s just it isn’t it? I was always brought up believing that if you need something, that you will buy/get it for yourself. All the extra little things we may want, wait…they have to wait…..because let’s face it, there is something new and shiny every week that will take our fancy.
Mums will like anything from you, that much is certain. But mum loves when you listen and get her something she may have made a flippant comment about, or mentioned that she would love, in an oh-so-(UN)-subtle fashion. Not every mum is the same this much is true, but some gifts will always hit the mark based on traditions or even what they did for their own mums, and the nostalgia that comes with that.
Any mother in this world knows that the day that baby comes into your world, things change inexplicably, unimaginably. I have no problem buying things for my kids, and would like to give them the very best opportunities in life. But since becoming a mother, I am AMAZED at just how little I need to be content. If I had managed to have this realisation before I had kids, I think it’s fair to say I would be financially more comfortable. Who knew you never needed fancy clothes to go out in? Who knew you would barely manage to put on lip gloss let alone a face full of makeup? That’s another saving there.
Florist with Flowers appreciates Mothers, including the greatest mother of all, Mother Nature. So, this year, we have two great prizes to giveaway.
The Little Veggie Patch Co- How to Grow Food in Small Spaces, By Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember, is a great resource for creating your own edible garden, with a complete A-Z of edible plants. Yum! One lucky mum will receive a copy, PLUS you’ll also receive a box of cards with planting and harvesting tips for your favourite 28 vegetables. The total value of this prize pack is $65.
PLUS a second lucky mummy will also receive a copy of the book, valued at $45.
Mum probably doesn’t need a lot to make her happy, BUT the key to making her day great really just requires a bit of thought:
1.Think about the things you know she loves, but so often goes without.
Does she love fresh flowers for the house? We can certainly help with that! You can check out our range of Mother’s Day gift bouquets here. Maybe she likes trashy magazines? Who doesn’t love a bit of escapism? Why not get her a subscription for some of her favourites.
2. Think about what she loves to do when she has time to herself.
Does she love having a massage, or a pedicure, or a lazy brunch on Sunday mornings? Getting her a voucher for something she enjoys is the perfect way to show that you listen and notice what makes her happy.
3. Think about how you can help facilitate some time for her to have to herself.
Mums tend to put themselves last so they are looking after everyone else in the house first. Can you help with the chores so she can have a couple of hours of time out?
4. Schedule some time with her one- on- one
Mum loves spending one on one time with her favourite people, whether that includes husbands, children or grandchildren. Plan an outing that you can enjoy together as a surprise for her. She’ll love that you showed initiative.
5. Write down the ways she makes sure you know you are loved and cared for
A perfectly composed card message from Hallmark is nice enough but what mum will love reading is your unique way of telling her how appreciative you are for all that she does. No-one can do that quite the way you can, and that’s what makes it so special.
Our dedicated team have been busy this week visiting some of the farms and monitoring our stock for you. It’s all hands on deck with this family owned business, and our youngest team member Joshua is fast learning the ropes. It’s certainly not too late to make a special order, and if you have something unique in mind, do not hesitate in contacting our team on 02 9871 1666.