THERE’S STILL TIME TO FIND A NICE GIFT
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 ...
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
2 3 4
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.
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.