Must read … helpful tips for Mother’s Day


With Mother’s Day coming up quickly (this year it’s on Sunday 14th May) it’s time to get sorted with your Mother’s Day plans.  Need some help and inspiration? Read on.

It’s likely many readers of this post will be mothers themselves so this is a Public Service Announcement for all the partners and kids out there  - time to get organised!  Mums, please feel free to forward this on to them if any of the below resonates with you and is what you would like to happen on Mother’s Day, but don’t want to have to organise it yourself (sadly this does happen!).

First – the morning.  Full marks for breakfast in bed. Burnt toast and tea slopped over the side of the cup into the saucer is cute if your children are toddlers, not so much if it’s made by your fully-grown partner.  Go a bit special – flowers in a bud vase on the tray (even if they’re weeds handpicked from the garden) – a fancy tea cup and lovely fresh artisan bread, toasted and topped with good butter and Tassie jam, or if you can manage, pancakes or pikelets with Tasmanian berries are not beyond the cooking abilities of most.

Next – the gift.  Err on the side of personal. Electrical goods and cleaning equipment are NOT gifts. Think about what your mum enjoys doing – is she a gym goer? (new cool leggings), a gardener? (think cute new gloves, stylish new hand tools, a new pot plant or vase) or an avid cook? (a gift voucher to a cooking class, a beautiful handmade platter or bowl she would not normally buy for herself, or a hamper of gourmet ingredients to cook with). If she needs a relaxing treat by herself, go with a beauty or massage voucher.  For a cute and low cost alternative, the kids could make and give her vouchers for home treatments, and personally administer them (this could be hilarious).  Or what about a bushwalk with a lovingly prepared picnic of delicious things from the deli? Homemade gifts are always lovely and kids are never too small to do a special drawing, pick some flowers or rehearse and sing a song or make a video. You catch our drift – something that is really personal, and just for her, will be the most appreciated gift.  And of course, come and see us at Hill Street Home where flowers, cards, hampers, homewares and chocolates will always be the right choice.

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