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5 last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas

Got caught napping and now somewhat panicking? We’re here to save your hide.
Spending time together may be the best Mother’s Day gift.

With Mother’s Day just round the corner – it’s on Sunday, May 14 – you may feel that you have no time left to buy your mum something she’ll truly love. We’re here to prove otherwise.

Something decorative: They say that home is where the heart is, and getting her something to decorate her environment will remind her of the bond you share every time she lays eyes on the said object. There are plenty of local artisans that produce unique, decorative items that suit every budget, including objet d’arts fashioned out of glass, clay, and silver filigree, among others. And no, when we mention the ‘home’, we don’t mean get her a vacuum cleaner.

Jewellery & accessories: This may seem somewhat clichéd, but there are many stylish mums out there who would love a beautiful piece of jewellery, a scarf, or a handbag. There is now a plethora of Maltese names that create jewellery, silk accessories, handbags, and clothes. Of course, depending on your budget, you could also go for something pricier from a jeweller’s or, if you know her style well, a vintage, designer shawl or handbag.

Concert/theatre tickets: This is one of our favourite ideas as experiences are something you can both treasure for years to come. So, find out what kind of music or theatrical productions she’s into, and get two tickets – one for her and one for you. While there, make a night out of it with pre-event drinks and a post-event dinner.

Flowers: They’re an obvious choice, but it doesn’t make them any less special. In fact, a bouquet is something that any mother will appreciate. When purchasing flowers, make them extra special by keeping the Language of Flowers in mind: carnations signify purity, charity, and love; daisies stand for innocence and beauty; tulips denote happiness; and roses’ meaning changes depending on the colour, with pink symbolising gratitude and yellow, a caring nature. You may also want to consider buying your mum a plant, which lasts longer.

A day off: How this works will depend on your mum, how she likes to chill out, and your budget. For some, that could mean a day at the spa, where you can spend the day talking, relaxing, and enjoying each other’s company; for others, it may be a picnic in the countryside (make it extra nice with bubbly and a charcuterie board); others still may prefer a daytrip to Sicily. Either way, the point here is that your mum is taken care of for the day, and that you get to spend it together. The best part is that it can be done in the future, so you don’t need to get anything straight away… Just be sure to keep your promise!

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