*A collaborative post in partnership with Tesco
In case you had forgotten, it’s Mothers Day this coming Sunday and it’s the one day of the year when Mums really should come first. A special day to say thank you, to show our appreciation and to just let our Mums know just how much we care about them.
I have a really close relationship with my Mom (I’m from the West Midlands, so I’ve always called her Mom not Mum) she’s always there at the end of the phone to talk to, whether its on the way home from work in the afternoon or at 2am in the morning (she’s a night owl like me!) She listens to me, is always hugely supportive of my work and gives great (and often brutal) but honest advice.
Over the years for Mothers Day, I have always given my Mom a little treat to say thank you. I’d usually buy my Mom a lovely bunch of flowers and a card with a heartfelt sentiment inside. Sometimes, I’d buy little trinkets for her bedside table or mugs for her morning coffee with a slogan saying ‘Best Mum’ or similar. When I was a little girl, me and my little sister would make handmade cards adorned with flowers and butterflies. We would always ask my Dad for some pocket money so we could go up to the local paper shop to buy her a bar of her favourite chocolate. It didn’t cost much but to my Mom it was a gift from her girls that meant so much.
These days, as a Mummy myself and knowing all the trauma and heartache that our children can put us through, I try to be a little bit more thoughtful when it comes to giving Mothers Day gifts. What would my Mom really like, what would she appreciate, what does she need? I’m never short of ideas however, this year I’ve had a little helping hand from Tesco.
Tesco Inspiration Stations
From Saturday 25th March, in 300 of Tesco’s larger stores, Inspiration Stations with ideas a plenty will be popping up in store to help you with some ideas of what to get Mum for Mothers Day. According to research from Tesco, more than half a million of us will buy our Mother’s Day gift on the day itself, rushing out to stores to pick up a last minute card and gift. I’ll be popping down to my local Tesco store in West Bromwich on Saturday to take a look and give my husband a helpful nudge!
As well as the usual gifts of beautiful bunches of flowers and boxes of luxury chocolates, Tesco will be encouraging shoppers to think about experiences that they could share with their Mums. Did you know Tesco offer experience days? I didn’t until recently and I’ve been amazed to find out what’s on offer. From afternoon teas to spa days and hotel stays, there really is something for every Mum.
Tesco’s experiences team asked me to fill out a short questionnaire about my Mom and on analysis of my answers, they’ve recommended a day out at Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford Upon Avon followed by a quintessentially British Afternoon Tea. I’m sure my Mom is going to be thrilled with her gift experience and I can’t wait to spend some quality time with her. She absolutely loves British history so this is an ideal gift for her and will be an experience that will last much longer than a bunch of flowers.
Don’t forget your Clubcard
If you’re a Tesco Clubcard holder, you can use your accumulated Clubcard points to exchange your existing points for gift experience vouchers. If you’ve not signed up for a Clubcard yet, it’s quick and easy to do and you get points for shopping with Tesco. It’s a great way to get something back for buying your weekly shop and you can often boost your points by cashing them in during boost periods, sometimes getting four times the value of the vouchers!
However you are spending Mothers Day, whether you’re spoiling your Mum or hoping to be spoilt by your own children, I hope you all have a wonderful day.