Published at: 6/21/2016 3:29:31 PM
Sunday 8 May will see Australians pay homage to mothers right around the country. You love your mum. She’ll love these gift suggestions. Check out frank’s gift ideas for all budgets – from the generous to the ever-so-modest.
Budget: $200 - $400
Forget about tea towels or toasters. This Mother’s Day give mum a high she’ll never forget. Send her on a Hot Air Balloon ride.
There’s nothing like watching the sun rise at 2,000 feet to forget about those daily tasks like an overflowing laundry basket. Prices vary across states but with Global Ballooning, mum can experience a midweek balloon ride across, say, Victoria’s Yarra Valley, for just $365.
For mothers who like to keep their feet firmly on the ground, it’s still possible to send mum’s heart soaring. Try a pair of ‘Return to TiffanyTM mini heart tag earrings in sterling silver from iconic jeweller Tiffany & Co and let mum go all Holly Golightly. Priced at $250.
There’s nothing like the soothing sounds of running water to send the cares of the day packing. Pick up a water feature from major hardware retailers, add it to the garden or balcony and let mum enjoy some H2O-inspired Zen.
Winter isn’t far off and Mum will be looking to keep her tootsies toasty. Try a pair of original Ugg slippers in a traditional design or the ever-so-chic Fluff Flip Flop. Warm feet, warm heart, right? Priced from $80-$120.
Turn Devonshire tea into high tea for mum. Bake some petite scones, slice a few berries, add a dash of whipped cream and serve on one of the uber feminine Miranda Kerr-inspired tea plates from Royal Albert. Prices start from $59.95.
Kids love to draw, and Mums love to admire their art work. Give each of your kids a blank sheet of paper, a set of crayons or textas and ask them to draw a portrait of mum. Frame each artwork using prefabricated frames from art suppliers or variety stores. Good quality frames cost from around $20 to $30.
For the chocoholic mum, how about some custom-wrapped designer chocolate? Design your own wrap for just $2.95 per bar. With a minimum order of 12 bars, mum will be reminded how much you love her every time she takes a sweet, sweet bite.
Budget: Under $20
Women share a universal sisterhood when it comes to raising families so why not use Mother’s Day to support mums in less developed countries?
International charity Oxfam offer a range of stylish jewellery handcrafted by women in some of the world’s poorest nations. Check out the intricate Zulu bead bangle from Africa ($19.95), the Chirilla Wristlet from Columbia ($14.95) or the multicolour bracelet made from recycled magazines by the women of Uganda ($12.95).
Bake a cake – but not just any cake. Make it a heart cake to say ‘We love you’. Pick up a heart-shaped spring form tin for under $20 from major retailers, and let the kids have a turn at mixing the batter and decorating the cake. Don’t be fussy about achieving the perfect design. Mum will love it, however it looks.
Free but priceless
Actions speak louder than words, and there are plenty of ways to show your love without spending a cent.
Make mum a yummy breakfast in bed. Even the tiniest tots can help mash avocado and crumb feta to make avocado and cheese on sour dough toast. Or dip some crusty bread in beaten egg, fry lightly and drizzle with syrup for delicious French toast.
Need more freebies? Spend an hour detailing mum’s car. She’ll love you for it. Or get everyone on board to give the family home a top to toe clean while mum puts her feet up. What a great way to show you value everything mum does.
Of course if you want to go all out (without going all out on unwanted card fees), check out frank – ME’s low rate credit card. frank offers a budget-friendly way to shop for Mother’s Day. Enjoy the same low rate on purchases and cash advances, and the money you save on annual fees (because there are none with frank) means more to spend on mum.
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