We all need a helping hand from time to time, and the greetings cards specialist Hallmark is taking the opportunity to thank those caring and considerate people who are there when we need them the most.
That includes professional caregivers, who are dedicated to making other people’s lives better, but we want to show appreciation for the unsung heroes too. Whether it’s your generous parents that are always happy to babysit your little ones, a friend that offers to run your errands, or one of your own thoughtful children who makes your life more comfortable, we want to say ‘thank you’ for your compassion – because you really are wonderful!
No two mums are ever completely the same, which although is a thing to celebrate, it can make buying Mother’s Day gifts a little tricky! That’s why we’d like to share with you our gift ideas for some of the different types of mums that will make them feel extra special, without blowing your Mother’s Day gift budget.
The Green-Fingered Mum
If your mum’s biggest passion is her garden, just head to your nearest garden centre to pick out some colourful plants to add to her flower patch. It’s the Mother’s Day present that she can enjoy year after year! To really make the plants pop, present them to her in a beautiful pot or hanging basket, or splash out and give her some snazzy new gardening tools too.
The Craft-Loving Mum
Is your mum an avid artist, or could she never get enough of crafting? This Mother’s Day, fuel her hobby habit with a selection of supplies that will help her to improve on her favourite crafts, or learn something new. Even better, why not check around her local area for classes in an activity like screen printing or bookbinding – you might just introduce her to her new favourite pastime, and she’ll enjoy it even more if you go along with her for a Mother’s Day gift you can both enjoy.
The Healthy Mum
Perhaps you have a mum that’s in love with all things organic, or can’t get enough of her workout classes. If this is the case, she might love a great new pair of yoga pants, a hamper of healthy treats like fruit teas or natural beauty products, or even an exciting cooking experience gift such as a sushi making workshop as a unique Mother’s Day treat.
The Homebody Mum
Some mums just love to make their house look perfect, and they’re sure to love a wonderful new trinket for their home like the simple yet stylish Transomnia Hanging Slate Heart, available to buy online from the greetings card specialist Hallmark. In fact, they have a fantastic range of mothers day gifts to buy online that includes Yankee Candles to make your mum’s home smell delicious, and photo frames and even coasters she can customise with her favourite photos. What’s more you can order them all online, and when you spend £8 you’ll receive 20% off, meaning it couldn’t be easier to make your mum’s day one to remember!
I’ve tried to make something a little different this week with Whitworths sugars – I’ve baked a heart inside a cupcake.
I used a favourite recipe to make a chocolate cake batter which I cooked in a square tin. When it had baked and cooled I cut out small hearts using a cookie cutter.
I then placed each heart in a cupcake case and added a generous dollop of vanilla cake mixture around each one. When they were baked and cooled I iced each one with yummy vanilla buttercream.
A delicious surprise in each one and perfect for your Valentine! What do you think?
Whitworths are running some brilliant competitions during February. To enter you must be following @WhitworthsSugar on Twitter. Each week @WhitworthsSugar will ask their Twitter fans a different baking related question, all you have to do to enter is tweet your answer with the well-themed hash tag:
Week 1 (2nd – 8th February)
What baked good do you love to eat? Tweet out your favourite bakes with the hash tag #LoveThatBake’
Week 2 (9th – 15th February)
It’s the week of love! Tweet what you’ll be baking on Valentine’s Day using the hash tag #ValentinesDayBaking
Week 3 (16th – 22nd February)
We all love home baked goods, but what’s your favourite? Tweet using #LoveHomeBaking’
Week 4 (23rd – 28th February)
Imagine being stranded on a dessert island, you’ve got your luxury items, perhaps a bed, a good playlist and a note pad, but what baked treat would you take with you if you could take only one? Tweet using the hash tag #DessertIslandBake
That’s not all! Each Friday one lucky person will be chosen at random to win a Whitworths goody bag (3 in total), this winner will be chosen from the previous week’s entries, the requirements are that they are following @WhitworthsSugar and have used the correct hash tag for that week (see above).