THERE’S STILL TIME TO FIND A NICE GIFT

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - BRITT RAM­SEY AND AMANDA ROBBEMOND

NOTH­ING says I love you quite like a last-minute gift of petrol sta­tion flow­ers and a nice card.

Erm, maybe not. Mother’s Day is to­mor­row – and if that news puts you in a panic, well – don’t.

Our moth­ers do so much for us, from bring­ing us into this world, to lov­ing and guid­ing us as we weave our way through it.

Be­cause of this, it’s nat­u­ral to feel pres­sure to find the per­fect gift to hon­our them on their spe­cial day.

But why, year af­ter year, do we find our­selves dash­ing out to pur­chase that last-minute present?

Fa­ther-of-three and hus­band Peter Cum­mins says he has been guilty (mul­ti­ple times) of the “last-minute dash”.

“It’s some­thing that’s of­ten the case,” he said.

“But moth­ers are won­der­ful (and de­serve) some­thing heart­felt rather than the ma­te­rial side of things, even if it’s small.”

Mr Cum­mins said one way to keep mum happy was plan in ad­vance and to lis­ten out for clues dur­ing the year.

“And don’t lob on to loved ones two days be­fore the event and ask them what they want,” he said.

But if you’ve been caught short, here are some sug­ges­tions that should help to (hope­fully) keep you out of the dog­house ...

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Head to your near­est servo or su­per­mar­ket and buy a bunch of flow­ers and card.

Find her­hair­dresser or beau­ti­cian and buy a voucher.

Head on­line and buy an evoucher. Get it emailed ASAP! Or print it out ASAP!

Book a night out at a fancy

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res­tau­rant (if you’re not too late to jag a ta­ble, that is).

Get her a bot­tle of some­thing spe­cial. Splurge a lit­tle and get some Moet – Pas­sion Pop won’t cut it.

If all else fails, put your culi­nary skills to good use ... and de­liver it to her in bed.

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Pic­ture: GLENN HAMPSON

Peter Cum­mins, from Nobby Beach, knows what it’s like to scram­ble to put to­gether a mean­ing­ful Mother’s Day of­fer­ing and says “heart­felt” is the key theme.

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