M o r g a n & K a t h l y n
Mother's Day is one of two days a year that should be all about your Mum (the other is her birthday of course!). It's one day a year that you can put aside all your own stresses and petty worries to thank the woman who gave you life! For me it's getting harder and harder each year when Mother's Day rolls around, because I'm so far away from my Mum. *Sad face*
I'm an only child who grew up with a Mum that was more like a friend, definitely a confidant, and most importantly my biggest supporter in all the dreams I wanted to chase. So moving to the other side of the country is a hard choice to live with at this time of the year...
In the past I've sent artwork gifts to her, organised massages, made video messages and secretly had old photos scanned into Photo Books, all posted and delivered in time. But I will admit that this year, the whole thing has really snuck up on me! Even my boyfriend managed to organise and post a gift to his Mum in time (but that's OK because it's never happened so I'll give him this one)
Anyways, it got to thinking of all the other Mum's and daughters who will be spending this special day apart from each other and the dream-chasing daughters who need some quick and instant ideas to spoil their Mother's rotten - from the other side of the country....
So here's my list of Top 5 Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts all with no waiting or delivery times!
1. MOET Pamper Hamper
Flowers are nice and all that, but they just sit there and then they wilt away. So if you go for chocolates and Champagne she can get all sauced up while you guys chat on the phone and eat all the sugary goodness.
2. "Gift This Album" on iTunes
Did you know that you can choose albums by artists your Mum loves and "Gift" them on iTunes? You can add a personal message and they'll email your Mum on your behalf - then all she does is download and enjoy!
3. Magazine Subscription
What better way to give a little reminder of your love than having your Mum's favourite magazine land on her doorstep all year round. More excuses to veg out on the weekends and try new recipes!
4. Gold Class Cinema Tickets
Since you may not be able to enjoy the actual movie with her you may as well make it an incredible movie experience. Get your Mum two tickets from Everything But Flowers so she can take your Dad or a friend (or a date!) to enjoy all the laid back luxury that Gold Class has to offer.
I love, love, love the printed photo albums at Snapfish! And I think the best part about photo albums is actually putting them together - you spend all your time thinking about the stories behind the photographs, laughing and reminiscing. So if you get Mum a voucher (and send her all those digital pictures from your last trip that are just sitting in iPhoto) then she'll get to have a laugh whilst making it herself! And if you're really tech-savvy, you could do a Skype call and screen-share while she makes it!
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful women out there who gave us life!