Per­sonal gift ideas for mum

Im­press on Mother’s Day with some cre­ative gifts

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FOR mums with a lit­tle one on the way, dads and big sib­lings can put to­gether a gift on be­half of the baby.

Cute presents on be­half of the lit­tle one on the way can in­clude one­sies, baby books or soft toys.

For some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent, there are many other gifts avail­able.

A fork stamped with “eat­ing for two” is a hu­mor­ous gift for mum-to-be, and she’ll surely ap­pre­ci­ate a pil­low la­belled “I’d rather be sleep­ing.”

For those hav­ing a rough time be­ing preg­nant or to­wards the end stages, re­lax­ation and pam­per­ing gifts are a great idea.

To really treat her, a trip to the spa or a gift card for a mas­sage can help ease those baby belly bur­dens.

Be sure to in­clude a card from the bun-in-the-oven say­ing “sorry I’m mak­ing you tired” or an­other cute sen­ti­ment.

Any card will do, but to get really cre­ative, you can put to­gether a home­made one us­ing ba­sic ma­te­ri­als, like some coloured print­ing pa­per or card, glue, scis­sors and scis­sors.

How you make the card is up to you; the im­por­tant thing is to let your imag­i­na­tion run wild (and of course, safety con­sid­er­a­tions when us­ing scis­sors).

There are also spe­cial re­lax­ing teas and “bump balms” avail­able on the mar­ket now that can soothe a weary mummy. Gifts for a mum-to-be don’t have to just be from baby, how­ever.

Whether the lady in ques­tion is your part­ner, friend or fam­ily mem­ber, she will still very much ap­pre­ci­ate the gift.

After all, she is prob­a­bly feel­ing rather ex­cited to think the next Mother’s Day will be cel­e­brated with a bub of her own.

Per­sonal gifts that are well thought out are al­ways charm­ing, such as a jour­nal or al­bum with words of wis­dom for mummy-to-be.

For any mum, per­son­alised gifts are a great de­ci­sion.

We men­tioned home-made cards, but what about hand­i­crafts and per­son­alised items?

If the child is young and you’re think­ing of or­gan­is­ing them to do some­thing per­son­alised for their mum for mother’s day, look into them mak­ing some great hand­i­crafts.

Th­ese can in­clude art­works from school, home­made can­dles, beaded jew­ellery and a con­tainer with a list of things you love about mum.

There are a great num­ber of ideas for per­son­alised presents you can ac­cess for younger chil­dren – it’s of­ten mem­o­ra­bilia that par­ents will hang onto for a long time.

If your chil­dren are older or you’re wish­ing to spend a lit­tle more money, there are other per­son­alised op­tions that mum will cer­tainly love. Here are some great ideas for per­son­alised presents.

Other per­son­alised gifts in­clude per­son­alised sta­tionery, phone cases, make-up cases and the like.

There are a wide va­ri­ety of places that you can find th­ese presents, so look around your lo­cal shops.

A per­son­alised gift shows that you’ve put heart­felt thought into your present, and that means more than any­thing else.

Make sure you’re or­gan­ised with a beau­ti­ful present for Mother’s Day on May 14.

PHOTO: LUKA KAUZLARIC

LOVE AND HARD WORK: Get cre­ative this Mother’s Day with home­made cards and po­ems.

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