To celebrate Mother’s Day, Co-op wants to find out what would make your mother’s day this coming Sunday. Maybe she’s a Mum with simple tastes, and a card or bunch of flowers will suffice to make her really happy? Or perhaps you’re going all out this year, inviting her around for a meal and a day spent with the family. If you’re taking a more creative approach, perhaps you’ll be making her gifts by yourself, or just planning a day together for some one-on-one time with you - maybe brunch and the cinema? As a mum, tell us what would make your day extra special?
Here’s what Co-op has to say: “This Mother’s Day we want everyone to think about their mum and how to make it really personal and special to her. To not only buy the usual expected mother’s day gifts, but to really think about what makes your mum happy. Because only when you really know your mum can you really make it her day.”
Whatever it is that you’re going to do to make your mother’s day really special, Co-op wants to know. Please share your thoughts below - everyone who posts will be entered into a prize draw and one MNer will win a £300 Co-op vouchers.
For Mother's Day I am hoping for a lie in, some rest and excited children! Anything else is a bonus. We'll be going out for lunch and then my mum will be coming over for tea and cake in the afternoon. I will be getting her a nice house plant and something else (undecided). Back in the day she always had breakfast in bed and I know my dad has carried this tradition on, even though all of the children have now left home. He makes sure that she still has a special day and is spoilt. For me, it's nice to have a restful day where I can switch my brain off and get off the hamster wheel....could I have more please and some Lindt chocolates?
For me it would be a stress free fun day out with my family and everyone to be happy. For my Mum it would be everyone around her to be happy so much the same really. Material things aren't of importance to me and I know he won't do it but if my dh had to make me a card with the kids that be be ultra special.
My mum is sadly no longer alive but I do have two gorgeous little girls so it is a bittersweet day. I just love to spend the day with my husband and girls and they always bake me a special Mother's Day cake which is so special to me.
I've been given a homemade candle by DD and a homemade cupcake art piece by DS. They both have daffodils to give me this afternoon after school and they are preparing a roast chicken dinner for Sunday evening. That's all I need.
My mother and I are NC so I couldn't care less how she is spending it. As long as it's not near me.
My mum is a perpetual plate spinner. She has her own business in tech (giving me an excellent role model) she works away, she looks after her granddaughter (my daughter), and her mother (who has leukaemia). So I have to think-what would I get her to help her.... so I got her some time out. A manicure and a pedicure. And a cuppa in a cafe.
My mum always does things for others without asking for anything in return. I won vouchers one year so treat my mum to a weekend in Geneva. Not so lucky this year though but I'm sure she will love her new wax warmer and flowers 🌺
I want the weather to be good, like today really bright and sunny I'm hoping we'll go to the big park near us and the boys can have a run around, we might feed the ducks too Have a cake and a coffee in the cafe Walk home nap!
This mother's day is also my sister's birthday - she would love for my sister's house sale to go through so she will see all three of her daughters happy in their new homes within a year of each other!
For my Mother's Day I'm hoping for a little break from my usual routine. I just separated from my husband and i have no help at all. My daughter is my life we are best friends. She made a card and we got a potted plant from the school which we are watering together and it's the highlight of our week. I've made some great friends since moving here a year ago and one of them is taking my daughter for a night in Saturday and I'm hitting the town for the first time in over a year. My mom is far away and all I can do is call her and tell her I love her. She's an inspiration as she raised six children by herself and is now raising my late sisters children. I know she's tired all the time as she's also the director of a preschool. So I'm all I want all the mothers out there to just realize the great contribution they make to society. To not worry to much to put their feet up drink some wine and be themselves
My beautiful mum is no longer with us, but here's what I'd do if I had one more chance to spend Mothers day with her.
First I would have already sent her a surprise parcel in the post, something we used to do for eachother all the time. The parcel would have chocs, silly newspaper cuttings, a cheesy poem, a book, fancy tea bags, a CD with her favourite music and a little letter from me.
Then I'd go round with a big bunch of flowers. We'd have tea and a chat together and play with my DC (who she sadly never met) then go out for a fancy lunch (without children!).
In the afternoon we would do anything my mum chose. She was often adventurous and loved visiting new places and she also loved shopping, but these things were harder once she couldn't drive anymore. So something like that. Money would be no object for one day. Then I'd drive her home.
Saying goodbye at the end of the day would be hard because one day isn't enough, is it?
But thank you for the chance to take a trip down memory lane
My own mum is no longer around but i knew she always loved some simple fresh flowers like a bunch of daffodils. For me, I love to be given some time AWAY from my kids to get a bit of peace. Nothing fancy or pampering - just literally a quiet walk by myself or time to read. Those are the things I don't find time to with 3 kids around the rest of the time.
Nice sunny weather, a lie in, a cooked breakfast.... cuddles In bed from my children and a little bit of me time (relaxing bath for example or manicure/pedicure) and maybe a nice glass of wine. Heaven!