Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday May 9th, so it’s time to start thinking about what you can do to show your appreciation. Mums always deserve a bit of spoiling, as they often put others first, and this year (unlike the last, which occurred mid-pandemic) it looks like it will be entirely possible to pull out all the stops to make Mum’s Day extra day special. So, put aside the generic cards and get planning! Here are 9 of our favourite ideas.


  1. It’s the little things.

One of the best things about Mother’s Day is that you definitely don’t need to succumb to the commercial hype. Sure, most mums would love some diamond earrings, but you’ll find the little things are often most appreciated. One idea is to simply take over the daily chores – washing, dishes, you name it, you cover it. Giving your mum a day off from the mundane will mean she’s free to enjoy the day her way.


  1. Food, glorious food.

Whether it’s brunch, lunch or dinner, a break from food preparation and the chance to relax and be served is always a winner. Either head out and support your local eateries or bring the dining experience to your abode with some home-cooked goodness. Dishing up one of mum’s favourites is sure to impress.


Celebrating Mother's Day breakfast in bed


  1. Plan a pamper day.

Mums are notoriously lacking in ‘me time’, and nothing beats a day of relaxation and self-indulgence. Whether you simply book her in for a massage or make a day of it with a massage, blow wave, high tea combo, this is sure to leave her happy and relaxed.


  1. Make it a movie night (or day).

From gold class sessions to a curated movie session at home, this is an idea to suit every budget and every mum. Choose a flick with your mum in mind and accompany this with some special snacks. If staying in, you can go all out with homemade popcorn and sweet treats.


  1. Organise a day out.

Think about the things your mum is truly passionate about but can never find the time to indulge in. Does she love art, and is a day at a gallery her idea of heaven? Does she love to cook up a storm, and would an afternoon cooking class would make her day? Surprise your mum with a day out that is tailored to what she loves. Best of all, you can tag along and join in the fun.


Celebrating Mother's Day Painting


  1. Get creative with special memories.

There’s nothing like looking back on special times with your mum, and the thought that goes into creating something unique makes this idea extra special. Thanks to easy-to-use apps like Pixgram and Wondershare Filmora, it’s simple to create a slick photo slideshow or video of all the good times you’ve shared.


  1. Sleep-in + breakfast in bed = mum heaven.

While a lot of mums lose their ability to sleep in, the ability to linger a little longer in bed is so appreciated. Accompany this luxurious lie in with a delicious breakfast in bed and their day will be made before they even leave the bedroom. Go all out with breakfast trimmings – whether it’s specialty muesli, yoghurt, and fresh fruit, croissants or pastries, waffles or bacon and eggs – choose a brekky that your mum loves. Just add coffee or tea and you’ll have one happy mum!


  1. Kid-friendly craft.

There’s nothing cuter than getting little ones involved in Mother’s Day celebrations. Fortunately, kid-friendly crafts are very forgiving, and imperfections add to the cute-factor. From simply getting them to decorate a card and help write it (depending on their age), or going for something a little more involved like this adorable fingerprint butterfly mug, pinterest is awash with ideas!


Celebrating Mother's Day crafts with mum


  1. Book a local mini break.

With a bit of a drought on the getaway front for most of us, treat your mum to a weekend away. While overseas destinations are off limits (except for New Zealand), hit the road with your mum or travel interstate for a Mother’s Day staycation. Need some destination inspiration? Check out the best in our backyard with our staycation ideas here.


Mother’s Day ideas don’t need to mean a rushed trip to the mall or some generic chocolates. With a little bit of thought and effort, it’s easy to make your mums day special. Above all, spending some quality time with your mum is appreciated more than ever after a year of isolation.


If you’re not able to physically spend this Mother’s Day with your mum, check out these ideas for celebrating from a distance.


On behalf of First National Real Estate, we wish all Mum’s a Happy Mother’s Day.



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