Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show our mum’s how much they mean to us, even if we still can’t be back out in the world with them just yet. We’ve put together some alternative Mother’s day ideas for 2021 that are innkeeping with restrictions and sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face. Read on to find out more.
Try afternoon tea with a twist – have it delivered! From handmade pastries to your mum’s favourite cakes, there are lots of lovely local bakeries and companies that deliver hampers and sweet treats straight to you (or your mum’s) door. Just because you can’t take mum out and spoil her this year, doesn’t mean she shouldn’t be able to indulge on her own!
Music can boost our mood, no matter where in the world we are. Try treating the lady in your life to their favourite music by buying some vinyl records you know they’ll love. Not only are they great to collect, but vinyl’s act as a blast from the past and can show you’ve really put thought into your gift. With CD’s becoming less common, another idea it to treat your mum to a music subscription from a streaming service like Spotify, Deezer or Apple music. If your mum isn’t very tech savvy, then set it all up for them on a device or tablet. This way they can find the artists they love, and you can even make them up their own personalized playlist for that special added touch.
Think outside the box
Sometimes a great Mother’s Day treat doesn’t have to be cliché – it can be practical. We’ve all spent more time than we could have imagined at home lately, so how about investing in something useful for that special woman in your life? Is there something life changing they’re saving up for that you could help with? Like decorating the house, or installing mobility aids like rails or a stairlift to make it easier for them to get around? It might not seem glamourous, but helping with the cost of something useful is a great alternative Mother’s Day idea that can show you really care while offering an elderly relative peace of mind. So instead of flowers this year, consider buying something that will last a lifetime.
They say a picture speaks a thousand words, and sometimes a photo is all we need to transport us back to a favourite place or happiest memory. It won’t be long until the whole family are able to be reunited, but in the meantime, photo albums and photo gifts are an effective and thoughtful way to let someone know you’re thinking of them. From personalized cushions, to photo mugs and even jigsaws – there are plenty of fun ways to bring old photographs to life. Just search for unique online photo gifts and see what you can find. Offering these as a presents can bring back treasured memories, too.
For someone dealing with restricted mobility, installing mobility aids like a stairlift can be the ideal solution for making the home accessible again. Halton Stairlifts can help you find a model that’s perfect for your loved one, their home, and their health needs, with minimal fuss.
To learn more about our full range of stairlifts call our friendly team on 0800 644 7766. You can also request a brochure or arrange a no obligation quote at any time.