1. Your Time
If you live within driving distance of your mum there is almost no excuse for not spending Mothers Day with her. At least part of it. I am not going to wax lyrical about why, that should be self evident. Even if you have nothing else to give her but a hug and a flower picked from the side of the road, giving her your time will be appreciated. I promise.
2. Cook her a meal
This is another act of time giving, but it is also one that can offer you the opportunity to return just a little of the nurturing she has no doubt showered on you over the years. Cook breakfast, lunch, pack a picnic or make her dinner. Even just toast and tea in bed can be a wonderful gift. If you cook it with love and care I promise she will remember it.
3. Take her somewhere
Making memories with your mum, no matter what your respective ages, is so important. Be it the botanical gardens, theatre, a drive in the countryside or to the beach, take this Mothers Day to celebrate your relationship and actually build and grow that relationship.
4. Locally grown flowers
Ideally a bunch from your own garden, but if that isn’t possible track down a local florist who specialises in growing their own organic blooms and foliage . If you live in Adelaide I highly recommend The Rose and Radish from Piccadilly in the Adelaide Hills.
5. If buying a ‘thing’ is a requirement
Choose handmade, by local artisans, and when and where possible, locals who use locally sourced materials. We have amazing makers here in South Australia and I am sure you do where you live too. Instagram is a wonderful tool to track them down if you search using tags or visit a local market. If you are after something super last minute in Adelaide, The Market Shed on Holland is open on Mothers Day.
So with that in mind I wish you a beautiful weekend and a mindful, gentle, nurturing Mothers Day.