Mother’s Day is an opportunity to show your appreciation for the matriarchs in your life. Grandma, Nana, Nan or whatever you call her deserves a little treat this 15th March. I’ve based this list on gifts that ladies of any age would appreciate with a few thrown in especially aimed at the older generations (you may even be buying for a Great Grandma). Have a browse at the list – hopefully you will get inspired.
Everyone loves to pamper themselves once in a while and an occasion like Mother’s Day is the perfect time to encourage a ‘home spa day’. Take a trip to Boots and put together the ultimate hamper of bath goodies, moisturisers and beauty treatments.
Paying a visit to a studio such as Venture Photography to capture the family makes a lovely gift for your Nan’s mantel piece. Alternatively, get all the extended family, including Nan, involved and make a day of it.
There are not many occasions at which flowers are not welcome. Do a bit of detective work in the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day to find out her favourite flora and get a delivery organised for the day.
This is a gift which is easy to make and can be tailored to Grandma’s tastes. All you need is a basic soap to melt and blend with your Nan’s favourite herbs, spices and oils to give her a wonderfully fragrant gift.
Lots of people enjoy seeing colourful birds in their gardens. Take a look at the RSPB website and find out which type of food encourages which species of the winged variety. Your Nan’s garden can become a veritable aviary!
Another gift which is welcomed by ladies of any age, pick out some nice modern jewellery which is in keeping with Nana’s style. A sure fire hit.
There are plenty of websites which allow you to personalise mugs with whatever image or phrase you wish to get printed. Choose a nice picture of the family or a heartfelt message rather than the predictable ‘World’s Best Nan’.
Like the toiletries variety, this is a great opportunity to put together all your Grandma’s favourite bits and pieces, this type of the edible variety. A trip to M&S Food Hall will provide you with lots of options for the best preserves, biscuits and cheeses to really spoil Nan.
If your Grandma is a voracious reader why not introduce her to this easy-to-use technology? You could load the device up with novels which you think she would enjoy to provide hours of entertainment.
This is a great way to make use of all those photographs of the family which are stranded on your phone or laptop hard drive. Get them printed off and display them in a lovely photo album for a nice gift which Nana can enjoy again and again and perhaps add to.